Journey through the historic Veneto region and beyond to the regions of Lombardia and Emilia-Romagna. Beginning in the magical city of Venice, cycle through seaside towns and along rivers and canals to the Renaissance town of Mantova. Along the way, take in the artistic, cultural and historical legacies entwined in the region and explore the unique landscapes of the Venetian lagoon and the Po Delta area, where bird life is prolific. Wander through classic towns such as Ferrara famous for bicycles and the ancient Greek port of Adria. There will be opportunities to taste wine and cheese as you wind your way to Mantova, rich in artistic masterpieces. In the evening experience the camaraderie of your fellow cyclists, whilst moored at picturesque locations.
DAY 1 Arrive in Venice DAY 2 Guided visit of Venice then free day to explore DAY 3 Cruise and cycle at Lido and Pellestrina, then sail to Chioggia (30km) DAY 4 Cycle along the Po-Brondolo canal to the nature reserve of the Po delta, continue to Adria (40km) DAY 5 Cycle to the walled town of Ferrara, bus transfer to Zelo (35km by bike + 35km by bus) DAY 6 Cruise then bike to Bergantino, continue to Mantova (50km) DAY 7 A round tour of Mantova and its surrounds(40km) DAY 8 Trip concludes
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1 Trip starts in Venice
2 Trip starts in Mantova
3 On alternate departures a premium boat operates and a supplement applies. High season is from 29 Aug to 3 Oct. Mid Season is from 2 May to 22 Aug and 10 Oct to 17 Oct. A supplement applies to high and mid season departures. 2016 mid and high season are as indicated. Price subject to change in 2016.Note: 40% non refundable deposit is required to secure bookings on this trip.
*7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners *7 nights accommodation in a 2 bed cabin with ensuite facilities on board the standard boat below deck *tea and coffee on board *tour leader *bike rental, 27speed with gel saddles, puncture resistant tyres, pannier and helmet (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) *sheets and towels *information pack including route notes & maps *bus transfer Ferrara to Zelo / Ferrara to Adria *harbour charges *mid week cabin cleaning service and towel change *entrances and visits as described in the program *guided visits at Venice and Mantova *cheese factory visit