Tour #7 – From Goito to Mantova, the Capital of the Renaissance
Easy Level on all flat on both paved municipal roads and paved bike way.
Length: about 50 Km (31.07 Miles).
Duration: total of about 5 hours including a visit to the city of Mantova (duration about 2.5 hours).
Lunch at one of the many options in Mantova.
Chance for Urban Shopping in Mantova.
This MTB trail starts from the “chiosco del Mincio” and heads south following the curves of the Mincio river and the Canal that runs along.
Riding towards the locality of Maglio we then take the bike route that runs along the Canal. Passing by the town of Soave and the “Reserve Naturale Bosco della Fonatan” (a natural preserve used as a hunting ground by the Gonzaga family) we finally arrive at the outskirts of Mantova.
Our Destination: Mantova.
We ride onto the bike lane that runs around the 3 lakes that surround the capital fo the Renaissance.
We’ll arrive in the picturesque “PIazza Sordello”, the square surrounded by the Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo Vescovile, the Duomo and the Palazzo Bonaccolsi.
The square is also overlooked by the famous “Torre della Gabbia” (Tower of the cage), the highest of the many in the city of Mantova (55meters of height).
From this point we offer 3 options for the time we’ll spend in Mantova:
- Tour focused on the cultural and historic jewels of the city
- Guided tour of Palazzo Ducale and/or Palazzo Te (ticket needed)
- Free tour of the city for the 2.5 hours planned in the Mantova
When our visit in Mantova is over we meet back in Piazza Sordello and head back to Goito via either the route taken prior arrival or on the bike way Mantova-Grazie-Rivalta s/M.