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On the water

On boat

On the Mincio and on the lakes of Mantua many sailing societies carry out planned departures from Mantua, Grazie di Curtatone, Rivalta sul Mincio. To gain information on the schedule and the sailing route it is possible to refer to their proposals, and there are many choices: you can sail by motor ship, or you can cut through the water of the lakes and of the Mincio river on electric or solar power boats, or you can even slide by canoe among the groves of reeds of the valleys and the islands of the lotus flowers. The stretches branch off from the Upper lake and from the Nature Reserve of the Mincio Valleys (Mantua, Grazie, Rivalta), from the Middle or Lower lakes of Mantua and towards the Nature Reserve of Vallazza, with possible extension along the Lower Mincio up to the Po, through the canal locks.


On Canoe

The stretch of Alto Mincio goes from Pozzolo sul Mincio to Manua, easily navigable on canoe in safety conditions. In the north, instead, from the exit of Lake Garda to Pozzolo, the river is channeled and presents some risky stretches - even mortal - due to artificial barriers. The paths that could be crossed on canoe for individuals and/or groups are mainly three:

1. Pozzolo-Goito    l    2. Goito-Rivalta   l   3. Rivalta-Mantua

There are several points of loading and landing, here the most recommended. In the entire path from Pozzolo to Mantua there are three barriers (artificial barriers) that could be crossed only with transshipments and another barrier (rosta of crumbled concrete and rocks) that could be easily crossed jumping: it is better not to cross it with transshipments.

 
 
Itinerary
Typology
 
Interest
 
With boatmen in the Mincio Valleys
With boatmen in the Mincio Valleys
Naviganting the Mincio Valleys and upper lake
Departure: Grazie di Curtatone, Rivalta sul Mincio, Ponte dei Mulini a Mantova
Boat 
Boat
1 to 2 hours
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 
 
With environmental guards, looking for herons and other wonders
With environmental guards, looking for herons and other wonders
Naviganting the Mincio Valleys and upper lake
Departure: Mantova
Boat 
Boat
1 h 30 m
Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama 
 
From the Renaissance skyline to Virgil's Mincio by motor vessel
From the Renaissance skyline to Virgil's Mincio by motor vessel
Motor vessel navigation from Mantua to the lower Mincio and towards the Po River
Departure: Mantova - Lago di Mezzo
Boat 
Boat
1 hour/1.5 hours
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama 
 
From the heart of the Mincio valleys following the routes of the ancient professions
From the heart of the Mincio valleys following the routes of the ancient professions
Naviganting the Mincio Valleys and upper lake
Departure: Rivalta sul Mincio, Grazie di Curtatone, Mantova Ponte dei Mulini
Boat 
Boat
2 to 3 hours
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife 
 
From Mantua to the Po through the "water lift"
From Mantua to the Po through the "water lift"
Motor vessel navigation from Mantua to the lower Mincio River and towards the Po River
Departure: Mantova (pontile B di Viale Mincio/pontile A di Via Lungolago Gonzaga), Governolo e Sacchetta
Boat 
Boat
1 to 2.5 hours
Great interest: Flora Great interest: Wildlife Great interest: Panorama 
 
Canoeing from Pozzolo to Goito
Canoeing from Pozzolo to Goito
Gliding on the water from the mills’ village to the Bersaglieri’s town
Departure: Pozzolo
Canoe 
Canoe
 
 
Canoeing from Goito to Rivalta
Canoeing from Goito to Rivalta
From the natural river to Valli del Mincio wetland, among groves of reeds, herons and lotus flowers
Departure: Goito
Canoe 
Canoe
 
 
Canoeing from Rivalta to Mantua
Canoeing from Rivalta to Mantua
From the idyllic Valli del Mincio Reserve to the Gonzaga city, UNESCO heritage site
Departure: Rivalta
Canoe 
Canoe
 
 

The itineraries on boat are proposed by the several shipping companies working on the river Mincio and Mantua's lakes.

The itineraries on canoe are proposed by Arturo Ghirardi, in charge of Ufficio Promozione delle attività dello Sport in Mantua. It is necessary to follow the recommendations about descent, landing and transshipment points not to risk - even deadly. If you are not well trained or you do not know much about the river, it is necessary to be accompanied by an expert canoeist guide.

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