from MANTUA to VENICE

From the Gonzaga Dukes' Lands to the Doge's Lagoon (3 days)

DAY 1

MANTOVA-GOVERNOLO-ZELO-FRATTA POLESINE

  • Starting from Mantua Lower Lake
  • Crossing the natural oasis of the “Vallazza”
  • Navigation of Mincio River to Governolo (San Leone Basin)
  • Disembarkation of passengers and ride to Zelo (RO) with recommended route and visit of the “Museum of the Carousel” of Bergantino
  • Boarding of passengers from Zelo (RO) and navigation towards the B&B Guesthouse “Mulino Al Pizzon” (Fratta Polesine RO)
  • Dinner and overnight

DAILY KM BY BIKE: ABOUT 50

DAY 2

FRATTA POLESINE-ADRIA-CHIOGGIA

  • Bike ride from Mulino Al Pizzon toward Pincara and visit of the Mantovani's Distilleries, famous for grappas and wine distillate
  • Ride to Adria and boarding on the boat
  • Navigation towards Chioggia and disembarkation of passengers to S. Domenico Point or Sottomarina (Union Bridge)
  • End of journey (Dinner and overnight reservation by request)

DAILY KM BY BIKE: ABOUT 60

DAY 3

CHIOGGIA-VENEZIA

  • Free Morning to spend on the beach or visiting the famous Fish Market
  • Boarding in Chioggia (around Midday)
  • Snack on board with typical food
  • Navigation towards Venice with transit in front of Piazza San Marco for a toast and pictures

Chance of disembarkation at Venice shore and final greetings


DAILY KM BY BIKE: ABOUT 10


Price: price quotation on request based on the type of structure for overnight stay, meals, booking means of transport for the return. Contact us on +39 351 85900009 or at info@bikeandboat.it

Note: the journey can be faced the other way round. The variations of the Rivers or the waterways levels or any other technical/logistic impediments (plumbing works, Basin and bridges maintenance) may vary the lenght and the duration of the navigation routes. The decision is at unique and only discretion of the Captain. For every type of there is the chance to rent pedal assisted or muscolar bikes. For longer journeys it is requested a minimum knowledge of mechanics to face small maintenance along the route (for example, puncture repair, air chamber replacement)


THE TRUFFLE AND MANTUAN MELON LANDS

Experience to discover the flavors and products of the Mantuan Po (2 days duration)

Day 1 (part 1)

MANTOVA-GOVERNOLO-OSTIGLIA REVERE-BORGOFRANCO SUL PO-CARBONARA PO 

The charm of two rivers, the Mincio and the Po: a real open-air museum made up of colors, flavors and atoms of the Po Valley. Art and fine cuisine have never been so close.

PROGRAM

  • In navigation, visit of Renaissance Mantua from the middle and lower lake
  • Crossing the natural oasis of the “Vallazza”
  • Navigation of Mincio River to Governolo (San Leone Basin)
  • Crossing of the Navigation Basin of Governolo
  • Navigation to the Mincio River mouth entering the Po River to reach Sacchetta di Sustinente (typical Mantuan snack on board)

Day 1 (part 2)

  • Bike ride to Ostiglia and visit to the COMUNA BELLIS Sanctuary and then to DUCAL PALACE of REVERE
  •  Continue pedaling until BORGOFRANCO SUL PO, kingdom of he Mantuan Truffle

Route: about 38 km, easy level on roads and dirt embankments, in some parts intersections and paths on asphalt roads with promiscuous passage with non intense local traffic

Bike: city bike, mountain bike, e-bike

Day 2

CARBONARA PO- SERMIDE-QUINGENTOLE-SAN BENEDETTO PO-MANTOVA

PROGRAM

  • In the morning, bike ride to Serried, land of the Mantuan Melon with visit to the Dewatering plant "THE GONZAGHESE" (upon reservation)
  • Continuing to Quingentole and boarding; navigation in ascent on Po river until San Benedetto Po docking and visit to the Monastic complex of the Polirone
  • Return to Mantua by bike

Route: about 40 Km, easy level on roads, dirt embankments and asphalt roads with promiscuous passage but with low vehicular traffic

Bike: city bike, mountain bike, e-bike

Price: price quotation on request based on the type of structure for overnight stay, meals, booking means of transport for the return. Contact us on +39 351 85900009 or at info@bikeandboat.it


SAFARI ADVENTURE ON PO RIVER

Adventure from 1 to 3 days on Po River discovering the beaches and natural corners not reachable by land

Mantua-PO river

The Po River, with its wild landscapes, its desert beaches and its slow slide towards the sea. An experience for those who love adventure, for those who want to forget the clock and enjoy only the time marked by the Great River. A "safari" lived with a spirit of adaptation and adventure that will remain in your heart.


A total immersion in the Po River landscape experienced while sailing, exploring its immense beaches, experiencing a Robinson Crusoe-like adventure, in total safety and relax. You will light the fire, cook and eat on the beach listening to the stories and the anecdotes of the river.


For those who want it, you can sleep in the boat or in a tent on the beach, admiring the shooting stars. Do not forget at home the camera: the Great River always has something to tell and to keep in the memories.


Possibility of combining bicycle routes "designed" on individual preferences and programming experiences of several days.


Route: Navigation of Po river departing from Mantua or Governolo (Mn) until you reach beaches suitable for landing; chance to optional boarding of bicycles and paths on easy dirt roads and asphalt cycle paths; in some parts, intersections and paths on asphalt roads with promiscuous passage.
Bike:
city bike, mountain bike, e-bike

Note: the journey can be faced the other way round. The variations of the Rivers or the waterways levels or any other technical/logistic impediments (plumbing works, Basin and bridges maintenance) may vary the lenght and the duration of the navigation routes. The decision is at unique and only discretion of the Captain. For every type of there is the chance to rent pedal assisted or muscular bikes. For longer journeys it is requested a minimum knowledge of mechanics to face small maintenance along the route (for example, puncture repair, air chamber replacement)



Our services for your satisfaction

Luggage Service

During the experiences we will take care of your luggages arranging them with care on the boat. You will directly find them at the property you chose for your stay. The service is free of charge.

Battery Charger

During the navigation it is possible to recharge for free the battery of your e-bike in order to be always ready for new routes and itineraries.

Small breakdown
Service

If a puncture, chain of brake prevents you from fully enjoying your experience, we will help you to solve the problem and you will find onboard a small workshop equipped with the most common repair tools.

Types of Routes

Easy Level Ride

Route suitable for families, singles or small groups on sections that do not prove altitude difficulties. The ride takes exclusively place on bike lanes on asphalt, beaten or dirt roads with few or rare street intersections. The journeys do not exceed 25 km of length.

Medium Level Ride

Route suitable for families, singles or small groups on sections that may present some altitude variations of modest entity or on flat paths of more than 25 km length. It is recommended a basic training level. The ride takes place on bike lanes on asphalt, beaten or dirt roads with few possibilities of street intersections or mixed lines.

Advanced Level Ride

Route suitable for singles or small groups on routes that may present some altitude variations that need a discreet physical training or with flat paths of more than 50 km. The ride takes place on bike lanes on asphalt, beaten or dirt roads with possibilities of street intersections or mixed lines.