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Italy Bike & Boat – Ave Maria

About our Bike & Boat holiday accommodation in Italy  

Our boat and bike tours in Italy around Mantua and Venice feature the barge Ave Maria. Our accommodation on the 40 passenger capacity barge is based on a standard outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities and air-conditioning. We are pleased to discuss details on request. 

The other vessel operating on our Italy around Mantua and Venice bike and boat holidays is the 21 passenger capacity barge Vita Pugna.

The barge AVE MARIA

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Technical details: Length 41 m, width 7.5 m, draught 1.05 m, 40 passengers.

Launched in 2011, Ave Maria is an Italian vessel through and through, designed by a well-known team of Italian boat technicians and architects.  

Accommodation: This is in a standard, outside-facing two berth cabin. All standard cabins are situated on the lower deck.

Ave Maria has 17 cabins. There are 10 standard 2-bed cabins (approx. 11 m2) and are equipped with two single beds next to each other. An overhead drop-down bunkbed is available in 3 of these cabins to accommodate a third person. Cabin facilities include: shower and WC and air-conditioning. Hairdryers are available on request.

In addition on the lower deck, there are 3 smaller (approx. 7.5 m2) bunkbed cabins also suitable for single occupancy. 

Cabins are also available on the upper deck: there are 4 superior 2-bed cabins (supplement payable). Two of these cabins can accommodate up to 4 people by 2 overhead drop-down bunkbeds. Cabin facilities include: shower and WC, air-conditioning and a window which can be opened. Hairdryers are available on request.

On board facilities: The 41 metre long barge has two sundecks with sitting areas plus a dedicated storage area for bikes. There is a comfortable, air-conditioned salon divided into a lounge with a large screen TV for video / internet and restaurant area. Free wi-fi is available on board and there is also a hot drinks machine for free refreshments including Italian ground coffee.

Currency on board: Euro. Mastercard and Visa credit cards accepted.

Important remarks regarding routing/programme: The shipping company reserves the right to make changes of routing and program. In case of flood or low tide, it reserves the right to bridge parts of passages by buses and in extreme situations, reserves the right to cancel the journey on short notice. No legal right shall be constituted of both situations. (Water level is force majeure). The same applies for officially ordered – previously not announced – repair work on bridges or in case of undeserved breakdown of engine or power unit.


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