Bolzano – Mantova – Venice

Bike and Hotel Bolzano Mantova Venice

Make your bike and barge holiday from Mantova to Venice a ten night experience by adding on the Bolzano to Mantova bike and hotel option. This is a self-guided tour with three and four star hotels.

From Bolzano to Mantova you will ride on well-planned cycle lanes, part of which run along the Adige banks. Towards Lake Garda there is a bit more challenging climb to face. From Mantova to Venice you will pedal along rivers and canals on tarmac cycle paths or roads with low traffic.

Departures from Bolzano: Every Wednesday from April 19 to September 27, 2017

2017 Pricing: $655 USD double occupancy plus the Mantova to Venice Bike and Barge cost based on barge and cabin choice. Local Hotel taxes not included, payable at the hotel.

*High Season Supplement (July & August) $30.00 USD per person.

**Single Supplement $135.00 USD.

***Upgrade E-bike available for additional $135.00 USD per person


Ask Nancy about discounts that may apply when payment in full is made at time of booking. Discounts may vary depending upon the tour date as well the current exchange rate. Single prices are available upon request.

Day by Day Itinerary

 Arrival in Bolzano   –  Day 1

Bolzano – Trento (65/70 km, elevation up to 370 m)  – Day 2
You cycle along the Adige beside apple orchards, vineyards and through the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno.  Upon arriving in Trento be sure to  take your time to have a look behind the splendid walls of its painted buildings. It is possible to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way.

Trento-Peschiera/Desenzano (50 kim by bike + ferry, elevation up 200 m) –  Day 3
You reach Rovereto and Mori. From here you continue up on a genthly rising slope in the direction of Lake Garda. On the ferry boat you travel as far as Peschiera/Desenzano which is situated along the southern shore.

 Peschiera/Desenzano-Mantova (35/60 km, elevation up 150/330 m) – Day 4
Today you will cycle following one of the most famous Italian cycle paths, which runs parallel to the river Mincio. The stage ends in Mantova. Your hotel for the night is aboard our barges Ave Maria or Vita Pugna, depending on which is in Mantova that week.

Day 5 through 11 is as described in the Mantova to Venice itinerary.

Included in tour:

  • Self Guided Tour
  • 3 nights accommodations (Bolzano, Trento, Peschiera/Desenzano)
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Luggage transportation
  • Detailed Route description
  • If purchased, everything included in the price of the Bike and Barge Tour Mantova to Venice

Not included in tour:

  • Beverages
  • Local hotel taxes (to be paid upon arrival at the hotel)
  • Museums and extras in general
  • Everything which is not included in the section “included in tour”
  • Travel Insurance