MS Ave Maria

Comfortable travel in northern Italy

Built in 1970, the MS Ave Maria offers space for a maximum of 40 bike and boat enthusiasts. The ship was completely refurbished in 2001 and now impresses with a modern and elegant design. Look forward to the friendly atmosphere on board this exclusive mid-range ship.

The cabins of the MS Ave Maria

A total of 17 cabins are distributed on the lower and upper decks. The lower deck houses 10 standard twin cabins (approx. 11m²), three of which can be converted into triple cabins. 3 double cabins with bunk beds (approx. 7.5m²) are located in the lower deck and can also be booked for single use. All windows on the lower deck cannot be opened.

There are four superior cabins on the upper deck, two of which can be converted into triple or quadruple cabins. The windows on the upper deck can be opened.

All cabins have large windows, comfortable beds, private shower and WC and air conditioning. Hairdryers are available on request.

Public areas aboard the MS Ave Maria

The Ave Maria was built especially for cyclists and has modern furnishings. Storage facilities for 40 bikes are available on the two, partly covered, sundecks. Guests can use the lounge and restaurants for meals and to relax. Self-service tea and coffee machines are available in the lounge.

Technical data of the MS Ave Maria at a glance

  • Length:       41m
  • Width:         7.5m
  • Depth:        1.05m
  • Cabins:       17 cabins
  • Capacity:    40 people
  • Decks:        sundeck, upper deck, lower deck

Tours aboard the MS Ave Maria

Tour character
Easy
Italy

Venice - Mantua, MS Ave Maria

8 Days | Half guided
Blending nature, culture and fine cuisine, this leisurely bike and barge tour along the waterways of the River Po offers more than just a taster of Northern Italy. Itexplores celebrated cities of art, one of Europe's prime Nature Reserves and awealth of tucked-away rural hamlets along the route, rewarding our daily rideswith authentic regional dishes back on board. From the glory of Venice, thelagoon leads us to colourful Chioggia. Next up, the natural wonders of the PoDelta, famed for its birdlife. Then Adria, once a key Roman port, and onwards toFerrara and Mantua – once major city states crowned by the Italian Renaissance. Get all information and many more tour tips for our tours with Bike & Boat in Southern Europe.
Tour character
Easy
Italy

Mantua - Venice, MS Ave Maria

8 Days | Guided group tour
Blending nature, culture and fine cuisine, this leisurely bike and barge tour along the waterways of the River Po offers more than just a taster of Northern Italy. Itexplores celebrated cities of art, one of Europe's prime Nature Reserves and awealth of tucked-away rural hamlets along the route, rewarding our daily rideswith authentic regional dishes back on board. From the glory of Venice, thelagoon leads us to colourful Chioggia. Next up, the natural wonders of the PoDelta, famed for its birdlife. Then Adria, once a key Roman port, and onwards toFerrara and Mantua – once major city states crowned by the Italian Renaissance. Get all information and many more tour tips for our tours with Bike & Boat in Southern Europe.    
Robi on the bike
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