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7 nights | 26 miles/day
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4.6/5 (7)

7 nights | 26 miles/day
Guided from EUR € 960
Self guided from EUR € 960

Rider Level: Leisure Electric bike tours Client favorites Bike and boat tours

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  • Venice to Mantua

    7 night guided or self guided bike and boat tour in Italy on Ave Maria or Vita Pugna

    This leisurely bike and barge tour along the waterways of the River Po offers more than just a taste of Northern Italy. You will experience the perfect blend of nature, culture and fine cuisine. Explore celebrated cities of art, one of Europe's prime Nature Reserves and a wealth of tucked-away rural hamlets along the route, wrapping up your days with a regional dish back on board. From the glory of Venice, the lagoon leads you to colorful Chioggia. Next, you'll see the natural wonders of the Po Delta, famed for its bird life, the Adria, once a key Roman port, and onto Ferrara and Mantua- once major city states crowned by the Italian Renaissance.

    You have the option to ride with or without the guide, who will also be on board to advise on each day's riding. When you book, please specify your preference.

    Highlights

    • Venice: the city of "calle" and canals
    • Chioggia: the little unknown Venice
    • Ferrara: the "town of bicycles" with its wonderful historical city centre
    • Glass factory with glass blowing demonstration
    • Mantova: the city of the Gonzaga family

    Learn More

    Not sure whether to book a guided or self-guided tour? Learn about the differences between guided and self-guided tours or see more bike tours in Italy.

  • Traveler photos

    • Sailing into Venice. (photo by mountain broad)
    • To Venice! (photo by mountain broad)
  • Daily program

    Please note that this tour operates in two directions, from Venice to Mantua or from Mantua to Venice, depending on departure date. You'll find both itineraries detailed below.

    Venice – Mantua

    Day 1: Venice
    We welcome you aboard your new home-from-home from 6:00 pm. onwards, and then regroup for the introductory briefing – at 6:30pm – with your tour leader, skipper, and crew, along with a first refreshing aperitif. After dinner, we can savor Venice at night, now free of the crowds and at her most romantic: Benvenuti a Venezia!

    Day 2: Venice
    After breakfast – following a wander off the beaten track with your tour leader, you have the day free to enjoy the city at your own pace. Christened La Serenissima ("The Most Serene"), the Venetian Republic held sway over much of the Mediterranean (and beyond) for centuries - both as a military power and a beacon of culture.

    Day 3: Venice – Pellestrina Island (16 miles/25 km)
    Leaving Venice behind after a gentle cruise in front of St. Mark's square, our first stop will be on Murano Island, where we will visit a historic glass factory, with a glassblowing demonstration by a master artisan. Then our cycling adventure starts on the Lido, the first of two islands we traverse today. Fashionable in high society ever since the Belle Époque, the Lido di Venezia is now home to the International Venice Film Festival and its galaxy of stars. A short island-hop by ferry takes us into another world: Pellestrina, where we ride past the pictureque cottages and boats of this humble fishing backwater. We rejoin our barge just in front of Chioggia - a bustling and colorful fishing hub known as "Little Venice."

    Day 4: Pellestrina Island – Po Delta Nature Reserve – Adria (25 miles/40 km)
    We open the day with a stroll through Chioggia, followed perhaps by a visit up the millennial clock tower – the oldest in the world – for some breathtaking views. Weather permitting, we can also bask in the sun at a fine-sand beach nearby: a dip in the Adriatic, a hot savory piadina – and you are well and truly local!

    Then onwards into the delta of the life-giving Po. This unique wetland is the prime reserve in Europe for herons and home to a colony of flamingos. We moor for the night in Adria, a key Roman port, once washed by the waters of the sea which bears its name. Adria is also renowned for its Etruscan and Greek heritage. An after-dinner passeggiata into town for a well-earned grappa or gelato is in order.

    Day 5: Adria – Ferrara – Zelo (22 miles/35 km by bike + 22 miles/35 km by bus)
    After a short cruise we saddle our bikes and, following the Po through farmland and hamlets, we reach Ferrara. Under its ruling family, the Este, this city state attracted architects, artists, and scholars for centuries, pioneering town planning principles that have been emulated worldwide ever since. To this day, Ferrara University ranks among the best, and the town is dubbed the ''Cycling Capital of Italy." A private bus and trailer take us back to our floating hotel in Zelo, a sleepy village on the Canal Bianco, the waterway which runs parallel to the Po.

    Day 6: Zelo – Mantua (31 miles/50 km)
    This morning we head for the village of Bergantino, home of the distinctive Museum of Fairground Rides and its collection of street organs, all expertly restored (and thunderous!). But first things first: we are in the heartland of Grana Padano – the arch-rival of Parmesan – and after visiting the local cheese factory, we enjoy a degustazione of sharp and seasoned Grana, washed down with a glass of Valpolicella.

    After our customary picnic lunch, we leave Bergantino and follow the river to Ostiglia, famed for its medieval fortress and the fierce fighting that took place here in 1945, as the Allies and partisans drove Hitler's forces back. We ride on and rejoin our barge at Governolo Lock, where Mantua's River Mincio flows into the Po. Veering north, we cruise through the lush wetlands that finally emerge into the glorious "lakes" of Mantua. Free dinner in Mantua.

    Day 7: Mantua round tour (22 miles/35 km)
    Ruled by the House of Gonzaga for four centuries, the city state of Mantua attracted a dizzying roll call of names across the arts – from Rubens and Mantegna to Monteverdi and Mozart – and to this day the town is renowned for its international book festival.

    A day dedicated to the discovery of this cultural gem, its three picturesque "lakes" formed by the river Mincio and the surrounding countryside. This afternoon we meet our Mantuan guide for a walking tour across the historic center: starting from Piazza Sordello with its magnificent cathedral and Palazzo Ducale, we will walk through the city center up to Piazza delle Erbe. Here we will admire the Clock Tower, the Rotonda di S. Lorenzo (the oldest church in town) and the Cathedral of St. Ander, a jewel of Renaissance art and architecture. We will learn why Mantua, once a City State ruled by the Gonzaga family, is now considered by many as Italy's "Sleeping Beauty." (This program may be subject to changes.)

    Day 8: Mantua
    Departure after breakfast. Possibility to book extra nights.


    Mantua – Venice

    Day 1: Mantua
    We welcome you aboard your new home-from-home from 6:00pm onwards, and then regroup for the introductory briefing – at 6:30 – with your tour leader, skipper and crew, along with a first refreshing aperitif. After dinner, we can stroll into town and savor the historic center at its most evocative: Benvenuti a Mantua!

    Day 2: Mantua round tour (22 miles/35 km)

    This afternoon we meet our Mantuan guide for a walking tour across the historic center: starting from Piazza Sordello with its magnificent cathedral and Palazzo Ducale, we will walk through the city center up to Piazza delle Erbe. Here we will admire the Clock Tower, the Rotonda di S, Lorenzo (the oldest church in town) and the Cathedral of St. Andrew, a jewel of Renaissance art and architecture. We will learn why Mantua, once a City State ruled by the Gonzaga family, is now considered by many as Italy's "Sleeping Beauty." (The program may be subject to changes.)

    Day 3: Mantua – Zelo (31 miles/50 km by bike)
    After breakfast, we set sail from the "lakes" of Mantua and cruise through the lush wetlands that lead to Governolo Lock, where Mantua's River Mincio flows into the Po.

    Here, we saddle up and follow the broad sweeps of the levee towards Ostiglia, renowned for its medieval fortress and fierce fighting in 1945, as the Allies drove Hitler's forces back.

    Next: Bergantino, home of the distinctive Museum of Fairground Rides and its collection of street organs, all expertly restored (and thunderous!). This village is also in the heartland of Grana Padano – the arch-rival of Parmesan – and a visit to the local cheese factory, sampling some well seasoned Grana, is de rigueur. We catch up with our Ave Maria in Zelo, a sleepy village on the Canal Bianco, the waterway which runs parallel to the Po.

    Day 4: Zelo – Ferrara – Adria (31 miles/50 km by bike + 37 miles/60 km by bus)
    This morning we cross the Po and ride southwards through a patchwork of farmland, orchards and hamlets, as far as Ferrara. Under its ruling family, the Este, this city state attracted architects, artists and scholars for centuries, pioneering town planning principles that have been emulated worldwide ever since. To this day, Ferrara University ranks among the best, and the town is dubbed the ''Cycling Capital of Italy."

    A private bus and trailer then take us back to our floating hotel in Adria, an ancient Roman port once washed by the sea that bears its name. Adria is also renowned for its Etruscan and Greek heritage. An after-dinner passeggiata into town for a well-earned grappa or gelato is in order.

    Day 5: Adria – Po Delta Nature Reserve – Chioggia/Pellestrina (25 miles/40 km)
    After a short cruise, we cycle into the delta of the life-giving Po. This unique wetland is the prime reserve in Europe for herons and home to a sizeable colony of flamingos. Weather permitting, as we continue towards Chioggia, we can also enjoy a break at a fine-sand beach nearby for a dip in the Adriatic – not forgetting a hot savory piadina! Chioggia is also known as "Little Venice", a colorful fishing hub. The overnight takes place on the Island Pellestrina, just in front of Chioggia.

    Day 6: Pellestrina/Chioggia – Venice (19 miles/30 km)
    Venice beckons, but first another world altogether: Pellestrina, the first of two islands we traverse today – a humble and tranquil fishing backwater, picturesque as ever with its cottages, boats, and nets. A short island-hop by ferry lands us on the Lido. Fashionable in high society ever since the Belle Époque, the Lido di Venezia is now home to the International Venice Film Festival and its galaxy of stars. We will also visit a historic glass factory on Murano Island, with a glassblowing demonstration by a master artisan. After rejoining our barge, an unrushed cruise takes us to our final destination. After dinner, we can savor Venice at night, now free of the crowds and at her most romantic: Benvenuti a Venezia!

    Day 7: Venice
    After breakfast – following a wander off the beaten track with your tour leader, you have the day fee to enjoy the city at your own pace. Christened La Serenissima ("The Most Serene"), the Venetian Republic held sway over much of the Mediterranean (and beyond) for centuries - both as a military power and a beacon of culture.

    Day 8: Venice
    After breakfast end of services. Possibility to book extra nights.

    NOTE: Ths program has been planned to feature navigation along the Fissero/Biano canal, which runs parallel to the Po river and connects to Mantua to the Adriatic Sea. Due to organizational reasons, weather conditions, or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Issues with high and low water, as well as logistic obstacles such as officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges can modify some of the daily stretches or overnight stays and may even request a transfer by bus. These decisions are only made by the barge's captain.

    Surface and terrain

    This cycling tour is largely along the flats of the Po plains, and mostly on tarmac cycle paths along rivers and canals, or quiet country roads. The daily stages vary from 16- 34 miles (25- 55 km), and the tour will be relaxed cycling with only a few rolling hills.

    Total length: 185/200 km
    Total vertical up: 20 m
    Terrain: 95% tarmac, 5% unpaved

    The boat is moored at night and typically sets sail after breakfast, meeting up with the bikers in the afternoon.

    Some parts of the itinerary are undertaken by boat, to allow easier access onto cycling paths, or simply to enjoy the cruise.


    Boats

    Ave Maria

    Full boat details and photos >

    Vita Pugna

    Full boat details and photos >

    We remind you that the boat is not like a hotel, so during the journey, you will always hear some sort of underground noise.


    How to get there

    Tour start and end
    Nearest airports: Venice (VCE), Italy

    Nearest train stations: Venice Mestre and Mantua (Mantova), Italy

    Locating the boat:

    You will receive details on the boat's mooring place in your pre-tour documents, approximately 3-4 weeks before your tour start.

    Please note:
    On your arrival day, the cabins are available starting at 6:00 pm.

    Tips on getting to and from your tour

  • Dates

    • Venice – Mantua

      Ave Maria: Sep 3, 17; Oct 1, 15, 2022.
      Vita Pugna: Sep 10, 24; Oct 8, 22, 2022.

      Mantua – Venice

      Ave Maria: Sep 10, 24; Oct 8, 22, 2022.
      Vita Pugna: Sep 3, 17; Oct 1, 15, 2022.

      Off-season: Mar 26, 2022 - Apr 08, 2022, Oct 22, 2022 - Oct 28, 2022

      Low season: Apr 09, 2022 - May 06, 2022, Jul 02, 2022 - Aug 26, 2022

      Shoulder season: May 07, 2022 - Jul 01, 2022

      High season: Aug 27, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022

    • Venice – Mantua

      Ave Maria: Apr 1, 15, 29; May 13, 27; Jun 10, 24; Jul 8, 22; Aug 5, 19; Sep 2, 16, 30; Oct 14, 2023
      Vita Pugna: Apr 8, 22; May 6, 20; Jun 3, 17; Jul 1, 15, 29; Aug 12, 26; Sep 9, 23; Oct 7, 21, 2023

      Mantua – Venice

      Ave Maria: Mar 25; Apr 8, 22; May 6, 20; Jun 3, 17; Jul 1, 15, 29; Aug 12, 26; Sep 9, 23; Oct 7, 21, 2023
      Vita Pugna: Apr 1, 15, 29; May 13, 27; Jun 10, 24; Jul 8, 22; Aug 5, 19; Sep 2, 16, 30; Oct 14, 2023

      Season 1: Mar 25, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023

      Season 2: Apr 22, 2023 - Apr 29, 2023; Jul 1, 2023 - Aug 19, 2023

      Season 3: May 6, 2023 - Jun 24, 2023; Oct 21, 2023

      Season 4: Aug 26, 2023 - Oct 14, 2023

    Prices

    • Ave Maria

      Per person, double occupancy € 1060
      Low season surcharge € 480
      Shoulder season surcharge € 580
      High season surcharge € 690
      Single cabin surcharge (1 person/1 cabin) € 300
      Gluten free or vegan meals € 50
      Superior cabin upgrade € 140

      Discounts

      Child, ages 0-2 sharing a cabin with 2 full paying adults (on base package price) 100%
      Child, ages 3-6 sharing a cabin with 2 full paying adults (on base package price) 50%
      Child, ages 7-10 sharing a cabin with 2 full paying adults (on base package price) 30%
      Third person, ages 11 and older sharing a cabin with 2 full paying adults (on base package price) € -300

      Vita Pugna

      Per person, double occupancy € 960
      Low season surcharge € 300
      Shoulder season surcharge € 350
      High season surcharge € 410
      Single cabin surcharge (1 person/1 cabin) € 350
      Gluten free or vegan meals € 50

      Discounts

      Third person, ages 11 and older sharing a cabin with 2 full paying adults (on base package price) € -300

      Bike Rentals

      Hybrid bike, 27-speed € 85
      Electrically assisted bike € 220

      Extra Nights, Mantua

      Per person, double occupancy € 85
      Single room (1 person/1 room) € 125

      Extra Nights, Mestre

      Per person, double occupancy € 65
      Single room (1 person/1 room) € 90

      Extra Nights, Venice, prices starting at:

      Per person, double occupancy € 90
      Single room (1 person/1 room) € 150

    • Ave Maria

      Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
      Per person, double occupancy €1130 €1640 €1760 €1880
      Per person, double occupancy - bunk bed €930 €1440 €1560 €1680
      Single cabin €1480 €1990 €2110 €2230
      Single in double use cabin (1 person/1 cabin) €2090 €2600 €2720 €2840
      Third person in standard cabin (limited availability) €830 €1340 €1460 €1580

      Vita Pugna

      Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
      Per person, double occupancy €1030 €1350 €1400 €1470
      Single in double use cabin (1 person/1 cabin) €1900 €2220 €2270 €2340
      Third person in standard cabin (limited availability) €730 €1050 €1100 €1170

      Bike Rentals

      Hybrid bike, 27-speed € 100
      Electrically assisted bike € 250


      Extra evenings in Mantua, Mestre, or Venice available on request.

    Included services

    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Breakfast, self-made packed lunches, and 6 dinners
    • Welcome beverage
    • Sheets and towels
    • Mid-week cabin cleaning service and towel change
    • Application including maps, roadbook, points of interest and GPS tracks
    • Digital tour information
    • English speaking tour leader
    • Bus transfer Ferrara–Adria/Ferrara–Zelo
    • Harbor charges
    • Coffee, tea and other hot drinks on board
    • Guided visit in Mantua
    • Visit to a historic glass factory on Murano Island
    • Visit to a cheese factory with tasting of typical Grana Padano
    • Visit to Carousel and Street Entertainment Museum
    • Harbor charges

    This tour is available as both guided, and self-guided (same prices). You will have very detailed route descriptions and maps included if you choose the self-guided option. You can also choose to cycle with the whole group, and follow the tour leader for a guided tour (route descriptions not included). Special diets (such as gluten free, lactose free or vegan) are available for a €50 supplement.


    Bike rentals

    Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:

    • Touring bike, 27-speed, unisex frames
    • Electrically assisted bikes*
    • Child seats, trailers, follow me tandems, and child bikes are also available upon request

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following:

    • One Ortlieb saddlebag
    • Cycle computer
    • Combination bike lock
    • Helmet
    • Repair kit (replacement tube, glue, patch, pump, tools), 1 per cabin, self-guided only*

    *Please note that for the handlebar bag/map holder and repair kit are only included for the self-guided version of this tour. 

    Additional specifications about the Hybrid touring bikes:

    • Orange aluminum frame
    • Mudguards
    • Saddlebag rear rack
    • Comfortable gel saddle
    • Puncture-resistant Schwalbe Marathon tires

    Pedals:
    The bikes will have flat pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals. Toe cages are not available to rent.

    Helmets:
    Helmets are available on this tour. They must be reserved at the time of booking.  We recommend, for safety and hygiene reasons, that you bring your own helmet.


    Tour Company

  • Route Map

    Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

    • Emil Barbosa and Debbie Gundersen 1 month ago

      Absolutely Lovely

      Our boat was super comfortable! The food was outstanding. Our guides Elena and Alex we’re professional and fun. Easy riding with many unique stops along the way. We highly recommend this bike and boat tour!!

      What was the date of your tour?
      July 2022
      How many tours have you completed?
      10
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Biking Santa September 5, 2018

      Exploring Italy

      Having two guides was helpful and both were knowledgeable and very personable.
      the boat was wonderful as well as the crew and food. Sites chosen were enough without making it too much to soak in. A highly recommended tour.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Aug 4-11, 2018
      How many tours have you completed?
      5+
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Sparky September 21, 2017

      Boring trip

      Although the barge itself was nice and the food delicious, the trip itself is very boring once you leave Venice. Hours and hours of passing soybean fields. Lots of riding in hot weather on unshaded roads....some quite busy. Very few days were on actual bike paths. When we did get to a town, most things were closed as it was between 1 - 4....siesta time in Italy. The cheese tour was nice. That's about it!

      What was the date of your tour?
      August 26, 2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      0
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      No
      • 3/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 1/5 Scenery
      • 2/5 Ease of navigation
      • 2/5 Tour documents
      • 2/5 Local tour company services
      • 1/5 Route selection
      • 3/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Tim and Kelly August 28, 2017

      Bike & Boat is the Way to Go!

      We had a great time on the Mantua to Venice tour. Having to only unpack once was so convenient- no wasted time packing/repacking and checking into/out of hotels. The staff was top notch, from our guides Sylvia & Fabio, to boat crew. Friendly, accessible and fun to talk with. The food was delicious and plentiful- we even bought the cookbook that was written by one of our guides and the chef on the cruise. Biking was easy and very scenic, with just the right amount of time on the bike and time to explore. We're already planning our next tour with this company!

      What was the date of your tour?
      8/19-8/26/17
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      Much easier
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 4/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 3/5 Hotels or boat
      • 4/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Jennifer August 27, 2017

      Perfect in every way!

      We enjoyed this tour immensely and would recommend it to anyone wanting a small, personable, tailored tour of some of the most amazingly old and historical parts of Nothern Italy. The bike riding was the best way to see some "out of the crowd" hidden gems, covering much more than able to on foot. The bikes were fantastic, well maintained and easy to ride and adjust if needed. The cabins were comfortable, well setout with ensuite and air conditioning. Ample supplies of food and breakfasts, and deliciously cooked dinners at night made the evenings very relaxing. Drinks aboard were very reasonably priced and tea and coffee never ending. Tour Leaders and all boat crew were totaly amazing! A thoroughly enjoyable holiday!

      What was the date of your tour?
      19/08/2017
      How many tours have you completed?
      1
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 4/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • Catlover October 17, 2016

      Absolutely fabulous

      The barge was small and intimate,comfortable and well maintained,the meals were to die for ,thank you Sylvie and Irene. The whole trip was wonderful,bikes were fine,so much to see,our guide was so much fun,he worked tirelessly to make the trip memorable,and made us a video at the end.Thank you Hugo.

      What was the date of your tour?
      Sept 17 to Sept 25 2016
      How many tours have you completed?
      5
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 5/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
    • mountain broad December 9, 2015

      Perfect Pleasure Times Two

      This was such a wonderful trip when my husband and I experienced it the first time for our thirtieth wedding anniversary, we took it again, in the opposite direction, two years later!
      The small towns we traveled through were charming and welcoming. We saw places that were unique and off-the-beaten path of the general tourist. Chioggia, Ferrara, Zelo: they each kept beckoning us back.
      Then, too, the Vita Pugna was any thing but "hard life". The staff treated us like treasured family members. The fed us local cuisine that was fresh, creative, and oh, so satisfying. They were enthusiastic and welcoming every day of the journey. Our bicycling guides, on each trip, revealed history, culture, and sites, that only the well-informed local would usually enjoy.

      My husband and I have traveled on five bike trips with biketours.com, and we have plans of cycling again to an, as yet, undiscovered destination. The company makes our travel dreams affordable, successful, and worth repeating.

      These memories are golden!

      How many tours have you completed?
      six
      Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
      As expected
      Who is this tour suitable for?
      Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
      Do you recommend this tour?
      Yes
      • Sailing into Venice. (photo by mountain broad)
      • To Venice! (photo by mountain broad)
      • 5/5 Value
      • 5/5 Included meals
      • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
      • 4/5 Hotels or boat
      • 5/5 Scenery
      • 5/5 Ease of navigation
      • 5/5 Tour documents
      • 5/5 Local tour company services
      • 5/5 Route selection
      • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)