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Northern Italy River Exploration

A tranquil voyage through Italy's enchanting waterways, unveiling the splendor of Venice, the rich wildlife of Po Delta, and the grandeur of Mantua.
7 days / 6 nights
Venice - Mantua
From: 750€/person
Suitable for most people, including children/elderly, with a minimal amount of walking

Revel in the architectural marvels of Venice, where history flows as gracefully as the canals

Let the vibrant market life of Chioggia invigorate your senses, a kaleidoscope of colors and local charm

Embrace the tranquility of Po Delta’s rich ecosystem, a haven for wildlife and nature lovers

Step back in time in Adria, where ancient Roman history permeates through the streets

Immerse in the intellectual legacy of Ferrara, a city that shaped modern urban planning

Conclude in Mantua, a Renaissance masterpiece cradled by lakes, offering a feast for both eyes and palate

Courtyard of Palazzo Te in Mantua, Italy

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Witness Murano's exquisite glassblowing artistry

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Unveil the nocturnal magic of Venice

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Immerse in the serene allure of Venice's canals


Chioggia glimpse from the arcades.

regional park delta del po river marshes and nature reserves

Discover the rich avian life of Po Delta

lagoon of Comacchio, Ferrara, Italy

landscape of the Po Delta Park in Rosolina,  Veneto, Italy

Lago di Garda - a lake in northern Italy.

Included in price

7 overnights


Self-made packed lunch

6 dinners

Welcome drink

Coffee and tea and other hot drinks on board

Sheets and towels

Courtesy kit

Mid-week cabin cleaning service and towel change

Bike helmet (to book in advance)

App including maps, roadbook, points of interest and GPS tracks

Digital tour information

English speaking tour leader within an international group

Second tour leader with a minimum of 22 people (only aboard Ave Maria)

Guided visit in Mantua

Visit of a cheese factory with tasting of typical Grana Padano

Visit of Amusement rides and Popular Entertainment Museum

Visit of a historic glass factory on Murano island

Some short walking tours

Harbour charges

Bus transfer Ferrara-Zelo / Ferrara-Adria

1 dinner

Beverages on board

Museums, fees and extras in general

Ticket for public transportation in Venice and lagoon (we suggest the ACTV 48hticket,

35 €)

Venice Municipality Access Fee: it is expected to enter into force in summer 2023

(approx. 18-30 € to be paid on site)


Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”


Important for the tour

Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for everyone.

Discover the allure of Northern Italy on a journey that combines the serenity of river travel with the excitement of exploring by bike.

The tour sets off from the iconic canals of Venice, a city that needs no introduction, with its labyrinth of waterways and rich tapestry of history. As the journey unfolds, guests will be treated to the vibrant scenes of Chioggia, a bustling and colorful fishing town that mirrors the charm of Venice on a smaller scale.

Nature enthusiasts will revel in the biodiversity of the Po Delta, a sanctuary for birdlife and a serene escape from the bustle of urban life. The historical significance of the tour is highlighted in Adria, an ancient port city that once served as a bustling nexus of Roman trade.

Renaissance splendor comes to life in Ferrara, a city that resonates with the legacy of the Este dynasty, showcasing an array of historical landmarks. Mantua, the concluding highlight, stands as a cultural beacon with its medieval and Renaissance architecture, surrounded by tranquil lakes that enhance its ethereal beauty.

Each day’s ride is punctuated by the pleasures of regional cuisine, served back on board, where the flavors of the local fare are as much a part of the journey as the sights themselves.

This tour is a voyage through the soul of Northern Italy, promising memories that will linger long after the journey concludes.


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Ave Maria

The Ave Maria barge is a floating retreat that marries comfort with elegance. Above deck, superior cabins offer expansive windows that bring in the serene views and fresh air, while cozy below-deck cabins promise restful nights. Each space is thoughtfully appointed with air conditioning and modern comforts nestled within. The living area, a spacious haven, is split into a restaurant and lounge where guests can indulge in the pleasures of Italian coffee and connectivity. Dual sundecks beckon for leisurely afternoons, and the barge’s amenities ensure every need is met, from secure bike storage to the little luxuries of a courtesy kit.

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Vita Pugna

The Vita Pugna barge exudes a quaint charm, offering a tranquil escape with its air-conditioned, twin-bed cabins adorned with traditional portholes that frame river views. The lounge, a cozy hub for socializing, serves up warmth with free Italian coffee, while the sundeck invites quiet relaxation under the open sky. Modern amenities like Wi-Fi and a large lounge screen blend seamlessly with the barge’s intimate atmosphere, ensuring a comfortable, connected journey on the water.

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Things to know

Join a Group

If you are a solo cyclist who wants to spend a fun holiday cycling in and around Slovenia, look no further. We’re going to find you a group of up to 8 like-minded biking enthusiasts and take care of all the other tour details. The cycling tour will be led by our guide, who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly, so you’re able to enjoy as much cycling as possible.


Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided cycling holiday in Slovenia. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations; You enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.


Convenient and comfortable tour organization — we handle all the logistics and route-planning while you are having the time of your life.


Our local team with vast experience has cherry picked the best cycling routes along the European waterways for all sorts of cycling enthusiasts.


Our friendly crew and professional cycling guides know the local waters and terrain and are trained to make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity both safe and enjoyable.


We are a financially protected company, fully bonded and insured, keeping your money safe and allowing you to travel with confidence.


Our 24/7 customer support is where we show our passion, bringing you a better experience by making your well-being our number one priority.

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