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Bicycle Touring in Mantova
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Bicycle Touring in Mantova

Cyclists near Mantova

 

Photo by Alfredo De Simone

There is more to Mantova than Renaissance architecture and old world charm. It is a great place to cycle with children. Bike the perimeter of the fortified city. Ride round Lago di Mezzo. Cycle the banks of the Mincio north to Lake Garda. Bike to Bosco Fontana. Ride south to Governolo and, in addition to watching the Mincio flow into the Po, find out how locks work. You need not be a poet or a fanatic to enjoy a bike trip with kids in Mantova.
Maps
 
Online maps are a great family travel planning resource and a great way to get the kids involved in a family cycling adventure. Learn to read maps. Discover what maps show. Find out how to find your way with a map and compass. Geocaching - a gps treasure hunt - is popular with children and may provide the needed incentive to get them cycling. Pick up cheap, small souvenirs, such as toothpick flags, to add to each cache you find.
Books
 
Books are a great way to introduce younger children to a new adventure and get teens and tweens ready for a family trip. Discover books by notable Italian authors. Explore Italy through fact and fiction. Read books about cycling. Read one about each and learn more about both.
Music & Sound
 
Music is a great way to introduce children to a vacation destination and embark on a journey through sound. Listen to natural sounds. Hear historical hums. Learn to identify birdcalls and animal sounds. How many species can you identify by their sounds, songs and calls? Which member of your family can identify the most?
News
 
Find out what's happening in the world of cycling before you depart on a trip with children. Get cycling news. Find race results and scores. Learn about new equipment. Read gear reviews. Discover cycling tips and tidbits. Find out what's new on the trail.
Kids' Stuff
 
Online resources make learning lots of fun. Try your hand at map reading activities. Learn how to use a compass. Find out how to plot latitude and longitude. Play map games online. Read a bicycling activity card and find fun facts about cycling. Test your knowledge before you depart and again when you return. Print the information you find fascinating and take it with you on your family trip. Explain your findings to your family members and use the things you learn to make your travel scrapbook really cool.
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