Passing Mantua (Mantova)
Tranquil, peaceful and theraputic
The Vita Pugna arrives in Venice
It’s hard to pinpoint one thing alone that most represents Italy’s fabulous culture. It could be the coffee, wine, food or the lifestyle – but that’s a list built before even considering its magical landscape and monumental history. If we chose its history as a logical starting point, a bike and boat holiday in Italy will almost certainly lead you to one, if not many, of its UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES (well, they do have more than any other country in the world – a staggering 47 in total!). Whether it’s the Gothic and Romanesque churches of Bolzano on the Bolzano to Venice tour, or the architectural masterpiece that is Venice; our Italian bike and boat tours have been carefully crafted to offer as many historical stop offs as possible. It’s not all about history now though is it; add to that the countless varieties of inspiring sceneries, world-famous cycle routes and the birth places of delicacies enjoyed all over the world (pizza, pasta, gelato!), and you’ll soon realise just why we (and so many others) are madly in love with this beautiful country.
Bike and boat holidays in Italy are a wonderful alternative to the traditional vacation of the past. Not only is the opportunity to experience more of the country afforded, but also, cycling (as most of you will know) is hugely rewarding and boating thoroughly relaxing. Skirt along coastlines, through vineyards and towns, pedal up mountains or down gentle hillside descents; we offer an array of exciting routes, designed for various levels of experience and catered to your many contrasting requirements. One thing about cycling holidays is they’re completely non-discriminate; some people like cycling alone, some with friends, some as a family and some with strangers. Whichever option you choose, all bike and boat Italian tours include superb on board catering, a skipper, maps and accommodation bookings, as well as transportation of luggage in between stays, or accommodation on the boat.
In the words of composer Giuseppe Verdi, ‘You may have the universe if I may have Italy’. Ciao!