20 passenger Vita Pugna
Vita Pugna, meaning "Life is a battle", is the name of the 36 metres long, 5.4 metres wide, two-decker Dutch boat. There are 9 double cabins and a triple one, accommodating up to 21 guests. Each double cabin with pretty portholes is approx 7/8 sqm big and has two low beds with en-suite facilities. All the common spaces are air-conditioned and the cabins exploit the air conditioning of the corridor along which they are located.
› 1 sundeck
› 1 internet point with a computer available
› free wi-fi
› large 37” flat screen TV
The boat offers a spacious air conditioned restaurant, where the guests can enjoy their meals and relax, tasting the wide range of beverages available on board, in a familiar atmosphere.
After an italian-style dinner the clients can take advantage of a short briefing about the next day stage and find an amazing opportunity sitting on the spacious outside deck, during the frequent warm evenings. Every morning the clients can enjoy the continental breakfast buffet and at the end of each stage are welcomed on board by a well deserved snack. There is always the possibility to spend the whole day on board if clients don't want to cycle for one or more days.
The program has been planned to feature navigation along the Fissero/Bianco canal, which runs parallel to the Po and connects Mantova to the Adriatic Sea. A few weeks in the year, when the waters of the Po are propitious, the barge will be allowed to navigate along the Po river. This means that the some of the overnight stays will be modified.
High and low water issues can modify some of the daily stretches or embarkation points. These decisions are taken by the boat captain.
The tour is entirely on level ground and the daily cycling stages vary from 30 km to 55 km. Much of the pedaling is along rivers and canals on tarmac cycle paths or roads with a low volume of car traffic. It is envisaged that the boat will sail some of the way during breakfast or evening meal to make getting out of the towns easier or to shorten the stages.
Different frame sizes of unisex bikes with 27-gears Shimano Deore will be available on board. They are fully equipped with 1x side-bag, 1 water bottle, 1 map holder/front bag, 1 padlock per bike and 1 repair kit each couple.
Due to high transportation costs of the bikes in Venice and logistic issues it is strongly advised not to bring your own bikes.