Leisure Cycling - Lake Garda

 


 

With cyclists respected throughout this beautiful country, friendly locals cheer you on as you discover the true heart of rural Italy. From classic Florence, the rolling hills of Tuscany to Piedmont, the undiscovered paradise with a reputation for its superb cuisine and wines. We have put together a range of self-guided cycling holidays in Italy that offer history, culture and delicious local produce, along with the promise of great weather.

Dates

Departures between 07/04 - 06/10/2018

Price - £745pp

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

 

Single room supplement - £200

Single Traveller Supplement - £180

Bike hire - £95

E-Bike Hire - £190

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:

in Peschiera del Garda - from £85/£55

in Verona - from £85/£65

 

Trip Code

 

GIROB07

 

Rob's Highlights

  • The fortress city of Peschiera del Garda

  • Solferino

  • The town of Desenzano

  • Famous red wine in Bardolino

  • The stunning church of San Zeno 

  • Valeggio 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Peschiera del Garda

Arrival in Peschiera del Garda, a veritable fortress-city, completely surrounded by water, an architectural jewel of art and culture.

Day 2: Peschiera (40 km)

Your first day of leisure cycling in Italy takes you among fruit plantations and vineyards, and on past wineries that produce the highly recommended local white wine, Lugana.

You arrive in Solferino, the site of the famous battle that ended the Italian Second War of Independence, and which provided the basis for today’s united Italy.

Day 3: Desenzano (45 km)

Today takes you to Desenzano, along a route that loops the beautiful Morainic hills. For the less athletic, the town offers the chance to spend several hours relaxing peacefully on the banks of the lake. You then transfer by train from Desenzano to Peschiera for your overnight stay.

Day 4: Garda (Ferry + 30 km by bike)

Your cycle route meanders among hills and hamlets surrounding the lake, via a short ferry transfer to Garda, the small town which gave its name to the lake. Once in Garda, you’ll head towards Bardolino, famous for its delicious, full bodied red wine, and from there, you’ll return to Peschiera.

Day 5: Verona (40 km)

Today, you’ll head towards the much loved city of Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet, with the river Adige passing through it. This is one of the most beautiful cities in Veneto. Don’t miss the Roman Arena, the stunning Church of San Zeno and Juliet’s House. Transfer by train from Verona to Peschiera del Garda for the overnight.

Day 6: Borghetto/Custoza (40 km)

Following the river Mincio, you’ll journey along the most famous Italian cycle path, until you reach lovely Borghetto, one of the “most beautiful hamlets of Italy”. On the nearby hill sits Valeggio, with it's famous Park Sigurtà, and just try to resist the local Tortellini, which the region is famous for.

Cycling on, you will ride among the rolling hills until Custoza. Famous for its DOC wine, the “Bianco di Custoza”. Finally you’ll head back to Peschiera along quiet, relaxing country roads.

Day 7: Peschiera del Garda

Departure after breakfast.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

6 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Meet & Greet in English

Train tickets in itinerary and ferry in Peschiera-Garda

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meal

Drinks

Local taxes

 

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

6 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Meet & Greet in English

Train tickets in itinerary and ferry in Peschiera-Garda

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meal

Drinks

Local taxes

 

Testimonial 

Lake Garda was superb, thank you for organising the hotels and route. - William

 

 

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