Malcesine along Lake Garda, Italy. Photo via Flickr:Michael Bertulat

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Lake Garda

Italy Bike Tours

Bike Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake!

  • Cyclists take note! This is a road bike tour offered at Lake Garda, accommodated in Garda Bike Hotel, which caters specifically to cyclists. Different guided excursions designed by local, expert guides, are offered each day. During the peak cycling season, three levels of rides are offered each day: Classic, Enthusiastic, and Epic.

    From the lovely beaches dominating the southern shore to the rocky cliffs above the northern shoreline, the landscape is diverse and breathtaking. The climate also is diverse, blending both the Mediterranean and the alpine. The beauty of nature in all her splendor awaits you, this bicycle tour in Italy will prove to be an unforgettable experience.

    Highlights:

    • Flexible weekly program
    • All inclusive services for cyclists
    • Fabulous food
    • Top rated bike rentals
    • The landscape of Lake Garda

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  • Pricing depends on time of booking and the desired package.

    Prices per person/night range from £ 130 $ 261 150 NOK 1438 kr 1327 $ 173 .

    Single supplement varies from €50 to €90.

    Please contact us for additional pricing details!

    extra options

    Bike rental

    Pinarello Dogma F10: 

    Per day: £ 73 $ 148 85 NOK 815 kr 752 $ 98

    Per week: £ 492 $ 991 569 NOK 5453 kr 5033 $ 654

    Pinarello Dogma F8:

    Per day: £ 65 $ 131 75 NOK 719 kr 663 $ 86

    Per week: £ 431 $ 869 499 NOK 4782 kr 4414 $ 574

    Pinarello Marvel:

    Per day: £ 43 $ 87 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58

    Per week: £ 259 $ 521 299 NOK 2865 kr 2645 $ 344

    Pinarello Rahza (woman specific):

    Per day: £ 43 $ 87 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58

    Per week: £ 208 $ 418 240 NOK 2300 kr 2123 $ 276

    Pinarello Nytro - Electric Road Bike (NEW)

    Per day: £ 73 $ 148 85 NOK 815 kr 752 $ 98

    Per week: £ 492 $ 991 569 NOK 5453 kr 5033 $ 654

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Milan, Venice, or Bologna.

    Local Travel

    Train to Peschiera and taxi to hotel.

    Climate

    The climate at lake Garda is best described as balmy and Mediterranean. This wonderful Lake Garda climate is due to the fact that the lake itself acts like a huge solar panel, and the mountains act as an insulator, keeping the heat in. Especially from May to October, the weather is generally warm and pleasant with lots of sun! Please check local conditions before your arrival! Average high/low temperatures in °F for the area: Jan 44/25°, Feb 47/27°, Mar 56/34°, Apr 62/40°, May 70/49°, June 77/55°, July 83/60°, Aug 82/60°, Sept 75/54°.


Skill Level

This Lake Garda bike tour has a difficulty of varying ranges from moderate to very difficult. There are different levels of rides offered. Please see below in the Day to Day section for more details regarding distances, elevation information, and more. Distances range from 40 to 100 miles. Terrain ranges from moderately flat to very difficult climbs.

Where You’ll Stay

There are choices for your accommodations in Peschiera del Garda, the ideal base from which to discover the beautiful Lake Garda region :
Enjoy Garda Hotel:
The hotel consists of 43 rooms and 2 suites and come with a wide range of high-quality services in order to provide you with comfort and quality. Private balconies, large screen LCD TVs, free wi-fi, a safe for valuables, a large shower with a seat, premium bath toiletries, and much more. For your relaxation and entertainment, enjoy our beautiful garden with an open-air swimming pool, modern fitness-room, and free city bike rentals. Enjoy Garda Hotel also has a large private outdoor car park to keep your vehicle safe during your stay.
Hatelier Garda Home:
Much more than just suites, these accommodations are stylish and private, refined but simple, just like an atelier, but with a hotel twist. The fully serviced studio flats or two-room apartments are the ideal solution for guests who like to be pampered yet be independent. With the hotel services offered by the partner Enjoy Garda Hotel, just 100 meters away, the staff will be within easy reach to cater to your needs.

What’s Included

  • Guided group, all Inclusive package ("Bici Love")
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Extensive breakfast buffet
  • Unlimited water with energy drinks, bananas, and sandwiches for the tours
  • Afternoon buffet after ride until 5 PM - includes starters, tasty hot dishes, bruschetta, pasta, salami, pizza, cheese, fresh salads, seasonal fruit and desserts
  • Dinner in our restaurant
  • Water with meals
  • Shuttle bus service from and to Verona “Valerio Catullo” airport with reservation (available from 8 am to 8 pm)
  • Bike room video-monitored for 50 bikes, with alarm and equipped workshop and washing area
  • Daily tours with our guides 7 days a week (from Monday to Sunday included)
  • Tours with various difficulty and intensity levels
  • Our professional guides who will accompany you during the excursions
  • Mini-bus for mechanical assistance available for the most demanding itineraries (over 100 km)
  • Daily laundry service for your bike clothing
  • Laundry net
  • Possibility to ride on your last day: shower facilities and bag storage available
  • Immediate assistance and bicycle recovery service in the event of accidents
  • Gift: Garda Bike Hotel Musette with n° 2 ELITE water bottles “LOLI” 600ml by Garda bike Hotel and another "special gift" from Alberto and Nicola
  • Pictures: We will provide a selection of all the best pictures taken on your daily ride
  • Mechanic is available to help you (on specific days)
  • Dolce Vita, private guided all inclusive package
  • Overnight accommodations
  • Extensive breakfast buffet
  • Unlimited water with energy drinks, bananas, and sandwiches for the tours
  • Afternoon buffet after ride until 5 PM - includes starters, tasty hot dishes, bruschetta, pasta, salami, pizza, cheese, fresh salads, seasonal fruit and desserts
  • Dinner in our restaurant
  • Water with meals
  • Shuttle bus service from and to Verona “Valerio Catullo” airport with advanced reservation (available from 8 am to 8 pm)
  • Bike room video-monitored for 50 bikes, with alarm and equipped workshop and washing area
  • Daily customized tours with private guide
  • Tours with various difficulty and intensity levels
  • Daily laundry service for your bike clothing including free laundry net
  • Show drying facilities
  • Possibility to ride on your last day: shower facilities and bag storage available
  • Immediate assistance and bicycle recovery service in the event of accidents
  • Gift: Garda Bike Hotel Musette with n° 2 ELITE water bottles “LOLI” 600ml by Garda bike Hotel and another "special gift" from Alberto and Nicola
  • Pictures for free download: We will provide a selection of all the best pictures taken by our guides during the daily cycling
  • Bike mechanic (on specific days)
  • Family package available. Just ask.

What’s Not Included

  • Massage Area with masseur and physiotherapist (at an extra cost)
  • Bike rental: see options in pricing section. Don't forget your shoes and pedals!
  • Helmet
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Extra days and nights possible.

TourBike
TypeGuided
SkillModerate–Difficult
Length4–8 days
From150 Rates
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Tour Dates

All inclusive (bici love) package: April 1 to October 31, 2019. Minimum stay of 3 nights.
Dolce Vita package: March 1 to October 31, 2019

 

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Lake Garda Map

Each day, there are three daily rides to choose from, scaled for pace, distance, and level of climbing. You can feel free to change your ride level from day to day. However, we encourage you to know your abilities and think about how you ride at home when selecting a daily ride. Selecting a ride most suited to your abilities will make for a happier cycling holiday.

Classic ride: 

The Classic ride is for experienced cyclists who ride at a moderate pace, and are comfortable in various terrain, including longer hill climbs, riding in a group, and who are confident in traffic (though the routes take place mainly on quiet roads, cyclists do sometimes encounter some busier city and village streets).

The Classic ride will generally take the group on a 50-60 km (30-40 miles) rides with hills that might extend for 3 - 4 km (1.5-2.5 miles), and undulating terrain. 

Cyclists should expect to be on the bike between 3 to  5 hours, including stops

  • Distance: max 50-70 km / 30-40 mi
  • Elevation per Tour: 200-500 m
  • Climb length: 5-6 km / 3-4 mi
  • Max. grade climbs: max 5-6%
  • Average speed on flat: 20-25 km/h / 12-15 mi/h

Enthusiastic ride:

The Enthusiastic ride adds just a little more riding challenge to the Classic Ride. The Enthusiasts will still ride the same roads as the classic ride, and see the same beautiful scenery, but they will get a few more opportunities to test out their cycling abilities on some longer and/or steeper climbs, ride at a faster pace, and take on a few longer loops to add more km/miles to their route. This is the most requested ride level.

  • Distance: max 80-100 km / 50-60 mi
  • Elevation per Tour: 800-1500 m
  • Climb length: max 10 km /  6 mi
  • Max. grade climbs: max 10/12 %
  • Average speed on flat: 25-30 km/h / 15-18 mi/h

Epic ride:

The Epic ride is available for the most serious athletes, who will tackle the longest, toughest routes, with distances ranging from 90-130 km, and typically at a pace of around 25-35 kph, depending upon terrain

  • Distance: 55 - 80 mi./90 - 130 km
  • Elevation per Tour: 1000-2200 m 
  • Climb length: max 15 km / 9 mi
  • Max. grade climbs: max 15 %
  • Average speed on flat: 25-35 km/h / 15-21 mi/h

The above are the minimum levels requested to take part in the guided group tours.

Sample of a touring day for each group:

  • 8:00 AM bike fitting and breakfast
  • Briefing
  • 9:00 AM departure (be prompt)
  • Coffee Break before the start of the 4 climbs
  • Meeting point at the top of each climb to regroup, and prepare for the descent.
  • Ride into Verona, and start with a short climb to a fortress overlooking the city
  • Ride through the cobbled streets, and view the famous piazza’s, churches and statues in the city
  • Photo Opportunities in front of the Arena, and gelato stop in the famous Piazza Bra
  • Ride along the Adige River
  • Verona to Peschiera: Fun race of 35 km. First to arrive buys the beer for the group!

If your riding ability is slower and you are a beginner, we suggest you book the special DOLCE VITA package with the possibilities to rent a new Pinarello road e-bike.

The Dolce Vita package offers individuals the chance to ride at a more leisurely pace than the group rides,  and with a private guide. The guide can tailor each day's ride to your preferences for ride length, amount of climbing, etc.  Because you have a private guide exclusive to you, you'll have more flexibility to stop along the way for some sightseeing, picture taking, etc.  You can stop several times, including one lengthier stop for a full lunch in a local restaurant or vineyard during the ride, so you may be back later in the afternoon. The focus of the Dolce Vita package is on leisurely cycling to a destination, enjoying the local cuisine and relaxing in the Italian countryside and villages.

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Customer Feedback

  • Julie Richardson 3 years ago

    Garda Bike Hotel was terrific. The staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The rooms are quite nice and the hotel is very well maintained. The food at the hotel is prepared with athletes in mind: healthy, low sodium, and quite good. Not only would I recommend this trip, I am an evangelist of it.

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