Italy Bike Tours
Bike Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake!
Pristine Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake, is almost 32 miles (51 km) in length and about 10.5 miles (17 km) wide. The lake is almost 99 miles (158 km) in circumference. 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
If you need a day of rest, or perhaps are accompanied by someone who is not cycling, there are many things to do. You can visit Gardaland, Italy's largest amusement park, or one of the several water parks in the area, or perhaps you would be interested in a visit to Movieland, a unique show with a variety of entertainment developed by professional stunt men.
If you love history, go to Peschiera del Garda, one of the most picturesque towns on the southern shore of the lake. Its small historic center is inside 16th century walls, or visit Malcesine with its narrow, ancient streets, small harbor, and medieval castle. From there, board the cable car and go to Monte Baldo, known as the Garden of Europe, where you can stroll the botanical gardens, visit the hiking paths, and enjoy the spectacular views.
If you desire the spa environment, indulge yourself in Bardolino's thermal baths and the wellness and beauty center for the ultimate pampering!
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Where You’ll Stay
Accommodations at Garda Bike Hotel in room option of your choice.
Easy: 25 square meter room with private balcony with one double bed and one sofa bed (160 x 200 cm)
Energy: 25 square meter room with private balcony with two double beds or one double bed and one sofa bed with free drinks form the minibar and free coffee, tea, and cappucino from the Enjoy Bar.
Enjoy: 25 square meter room with a private balcony and view of the garden and swimming pool with two double beds or one double bed and sofa bed with free drinks form the minibar and free coffee, tea, and cappucino from the Enjoy Bar., free pay TV, appetizer, soft bathrobes and comfortable slippers.
Enjoy Suite: 25 square meter room, round bed (230 cm in diameter), large private balcony with lake view, free pay TV, appetizer, all drinks from the minibar, soft bathrobe and comfortable slippers.
- All Inclusive Package
- Overnight accommodations with breakfast
- Dinner in the hotel restaurant
- Unlimited water while cycling
- Bananas and sandwiches during cycling each day
- Afternoon snack
- Daily laundry service and free laundry bag
- Secured bike room and workshop for your bike
- Soft towel and deckchair for relaxation by the pool
- Tour guide
- Pictures and videos made during the tour
- Transfer service from and to Verona "Valerio Catullo" airport (available from 8 am to 8 pm)
- Extended inclusive Package
- Includes everything from the Inclusive package plus…
- One hour massage
- Entry to one Gran Fondo or an excursion of your choice
- A souvenir gift
All year round.
This Lake Garda bike tour has a difficulty of various ranges from easy to difficult. Distances range from 40 to 113 miles. Terrain ranges from quite flat to several difficult climbs.
Cyclists can have many options as they design the length of their rides and which tour to undertake. Among the bike tours around Lake Garda available, here are some examples:
Albisano - San Zeno, Difficulty level: Easy, 24 mi. (40 km)
Bike Lake Garda until Torri del Benaco and then to Albisano until the crossroads of San Zeno di Montagna. Once there, the route continues up to Sceriffo and then to Caprino through Limini back to Affi.
- Giro del Basso Lago, Difficulty level: Medium/Difficult, 66 mi. (110 km)
After crossing Lake Garda by ferry from Torri to Toscolano, we ride down the south of the lake which is rich in history and Mediterranean in nature. The return takes you through Peschiera, a town which still has a perfectly preserved Austrian fort.
- 4 Passes of Valpolicella and Verona, Difficulty level: Medium/Difficult, 51 mi. (85 km)
As the name suggests, this day, you will face 4 climbs. You leave from Veronello and ride to Domegliara. There is then a climb to San Giorgio. After a slope to Fumane, you will face the second pass of Pendolino. Having arrived in Marano di Valpolicella, you encounter the third pass, the masua Climb. A descent follows to Negrar and then up again for the fouth and final climb to Montecchio. Awaiting you at the end of this challenging day is a wonderful panoramic slope to Verona, the city of the world's most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet. You will have opportunity to visit the town center and Juliet's house. You return to Veronello cycling along the Adige River.
- Monte Baldo, Difficulty level: Difficult, 63 mi. (105 km)
Demanding ascent of Monte Baldo, along the old military road from the first world war – “strada Graziani.” The forests you go through are rich in rare plant life and animal species’. The descent which takes you back to the plain of Caprino is very fast and technical.
Tour of 4 lakes, Difficulty level: Difficult, 108 mi. (180 km)
After crossing Lake Garda by ferry from Torri to Toscolano, we enter the “Parco dell’Alto Garda Bresciano” and ride through the Valvestino forest. We complete a circuit which takes us around Lake Idro and Lake Ledro. Crossing through a tunnel which connects the higher Ledro valley to Riva, we make the return leg by riding along the shore on the Verona side of Lake Garda.
Sample of a touring day:
- 7:30: Bike fitting and breakfast
- Departure (be prompt)
- 10:15: Ferry leaves for the other side of the lake
- Meeting point (if you need assistance, or would like to be transported.)
- End of first climb (Gargnano-Valvestino-Capovalle) with first pit stop
- Second pitstop: Storo (fountain in the Center of the village.)
- Second climb: Storo-Valle di Ledro
- Meeting point
- Ride into Riva
- Torbole-Veronello: Fun race of 50 km. First to arrive buys the beer for the group!