About our Bike & Boat holiday accommodation in Italy
Our boat and bike tours in Italy around Mantua and Venice feature the barge Vita Pugna. Our accommodation on the 21 passenger capacity barge is based on a standard outside-facing 2 bed cabin with private facilities. We are pleased to discuss details on request.
The other vessel operating on our Italy around Mantua and Venice bike and boat holidays is 40 passenger capacity boat Ave Maria.
Size and nature of vessel
Dutch barge Vita Pugna has been sailing the River Po area since 2008. Under the warm Italian sun, she’s a little way from her original Amsterdam home, but definitely not a ship out of water here!
Vita Pugna technical details: Length 36m, width 5.4m, draught 1.6m, 21 passengers.
Your on board accommodation
This is in a standard, outside-facing two berth cabin. All standard cabins are situated on the lower deck.
Vita Pugna has just 10 cabins. All are standard 2-bed cabins (approx. 7-8 m2) and are equipped with two single beds next to each other. An overhead drop-down bunkbed is available in one of these cabins to accommodate a third person.
Cabin facilities include: shower and WC and a porthole which can be opened for ventilation. The corridor in the cabins area has air-conditioning.
I would highly recommend Cycle Breaks – their preholiday customer service is excellent – they listened to what we wanted and planned us a great 4-day break. The holiday itself was brilliantly planned – from ease of navigation to the places it took us through and the places we stayed at. We’ll certainly be back for a different route. Thank you.
Absolutely fabulous holiday from the terrific organisation to the perfect accommodation. We have been on cycling holidays previously in the UK and Europe with a number of different companies but Cycle Breaks are the best. The customer service and support really is second to none. We’ll be back.
On Board Facilities
The 36 metre long barge has a sundeck with a sitting areas plus a dedicated storage area for bikes. There is a spacious, air-conditioned lounge / restaurant with a large screen TV for video / internet.
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.
The shipping company reserves the right to make changes of routing and programme. 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 unannounced – repair work on bridges or in case of undeserved breakdown of engine or power unit.