Bike & Barge Northern Italy & Provence – Coming in 2023

21 nights - coming in 2023

Share twin per person (Ex Auckland) **NZD$12,995

Bike and Barge – the perfect travelling combo! By bike, soak in the sights and sounds of the countryside and then come ‘home’ each night to a comfortable cabin in your floating ‘hotel’.

The fun begins when you board your barge in the city of Mantua. En route you will discover Ferrara, a jewel of the Italian Renaissance; cruise through the Po Delta Reserve experiencing the tranquility of Northern Italy and end in the warm embrace of the Venetian Lagoon. Cycling into Venice is a special experience and you’ll have time to explore the islands and waterways of this enchanting city.

The second part of your tour takes you to Provence and the inspirational landscapes that attracted many painters. Here you board another barge moored in Avignon. Visit the highlights of Van Gogh’s Provence, then wind your way through the scenic backroads and the calm waters of the Camargue. Expect easy rides with frequent stops to refuel with gelato and espresso.

This will be the fourth time we have taken this tour and each time we have received very positive feedback from participants.

** Price of $12,995 twin share is based on 2020 pricing—subject to change based on airfares available. Single Supplement On request Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.


  • Economy class flights
  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Local guides
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Pre-tour material
  • I nights accommodation northbound
  • 2 nights Milan including airport transfers, dinner, breakfast and ½ day city sights in Milan
  • 14 nights accommodation on board the barges including meals (breakfast, dinner and a self-made packed lunch)
  • I nights accommodation in Nice
  • 1 nights accommodation southbound
  • Comfortable uni-sex city bikes with an upright riding position and gel saddle for your added comfort
  • Electric bikes available (additional cost )
  • Tips and gratuities for guides
  • All transfers by train or coach


  • Domestic flights within NZ
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Surcharge of 2.5% on credit card payments
  • Airline taxes
  • Hotel porterage


Share twin per person (Ex Auckland) **NZD$12,995

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

Fitness Requirements
Moderate | 3-5 hr/day | 35-60km/day | Undulating terrain, with the occasional longer or steeper climb. Terrain may vary from paved, to gravel to hard packed dirt. Moderate climbing on shorter rides, little climbing on longer rides. Moderate + is quite a bit of climbing. Suitable for bikers with experience over different terrains. E bikes are recommended





Duration: 21 Nights

Depart: TBC

Return: TBC

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Your Tour Manager:

  • Alastair Calder

    Alastair Calder