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18 May 2023

Bonnie Campbell

The whole crew of the Ava Maria set the tone for the trip. They worked well as a team while enjoying the trip as much as we were. Always willing to help us in anyway possible. The boat was immaculate and the meals amazing. Couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 19 May 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! Good to hear that you really liked the trip and the crew from the Ava Maria. I am very happy to hear that you got help from the crew whenever you want. It is also very nice that the food was very tasty Thank you for choosing this tour, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another fantastic adventure in the future! Warm Regards, Romy

16 Jun 2022

Lisa Pearson

beautiful weather, cycling and boat accomodations in Italy

Reply from Boat Bike Tours 21 Jul 2022

Thank you very much for your review. How nice to hear that you had a nice time on board. Hopefully we'll see you soon, Team Boat Bike Tours

1 Nov 2021

Margaret Conde

Italy Tour – Mantua to Venice Guide and Crew were so friendly and made everyone feel very at ease. They were some of the most genuinely happy people. There was no stress planning or getting anything figured out once on the boat. Everything was in order and My husband and I could just enjoy the day. The food was some of the best food I had in Italy, and I ate quite a bit off the boat during my stay in other areas of the country. I was afraid we would not be able to eat out at restaurants easily but after eating the chef’s food, I didn’t want to. Still if you did want to, it was easy enough to do. As far as difficulty level on the bikes, we chose easy so that we could share the trip with older family member. The biking was as easy as advertised, we did level 1, we rode about 145 miles and it wasn’t hard. To help give you an idea… We don’t bike at home, we do basic fitness stuff (run about 1-2 miles a week) and would probably be considered healthy but not super in shape or obsessed with fitness. I had my Mom in her 60’s with me on an E bike and she did the whole thing with me just fine, and she never exercises. It was a good combo for us both. She got to relax on the E bike, and I got a light exercise. I think it was one of the most fun vacations we’ve ever been on together.

1 Oct 2021

Kristina Leslie

This was my 4th BoatBike tour. Mantova to Venice, Aigues Mortes to Avignon, Paris to Bruges Nd Aigues to Avignon again. They have all been fantastic with great leaders and staff. This year it was special because we were only 9 people so it was very personalized. Sara’s gourmet meals were super. Delicious without being too rich. Our leader Hein was very knowledgeable and on top of that, funny with some great stories to tell because of his rich life experiences. And beautiful countryside of course and we had great luck with the weather.

27 Sep 2021

Deb Edgecombe

The Mantua to Venice tour was amazing! I can’t say enough about how wonderful this experience was. Italy is amazing always, but in this case, it was the staff and tour leaders that made this vacation so memorable. The tour guides took such great care of us – really trying to make our riding enjoyable. The boat staff (including the guides) were obviously happy to be there, worked very well together as a team and made it their mission to make us happy. The food was great, the boat was clean, the staff friendly. I would highly recommend this tour!

23 Sep 2021

Katherine Siobhan Murphy Groga

I enjoyed every aspect of the trip: cabin, bikes, guides, staff, food, itinerary.

24 Sep 2019

Mary McMahon

My Boat Bike Tour in August was fantastic and I commend everyone involved on the boat from kitchen staff, captain, engineer and most of all Michaela our guide was amazing. My only criticism was the difficulty we endured whilst booking from Australia- it was not an easy process and our Australian Travel Agent was unable to book for us.

21 Sep 2019

Simonne and Guy Ferguson

We have been on several boat bike tours. This one was one of the best–excellent–great food, comfortable boat, very nice staff. We met some wonderful people who are now friends we’ll see in the future.

19 Sep 2019


I loved the trip from venice to mantova. The food was exceptional and the staff were ALL wonderful. Mikayla was an amazing guide-very confident and in control. I felt extremely safe with her. Can’t fault the journey. Would definitely reccomend.

28 Aug 2019

Elmare Van den Heever

This boat and bike holiday was by far the best vacation I ever had Everything, from the tour leader, bikes, the meals, the crew and the cabin, as well as the route and places visited, exceeded my highest expectations! I can honestly recommend this tour to anybody I am looking forward to my next boat and bike tour

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