Lake Garda

A 7- day cycling tour
Cycling tour
Cycling Tours
Difficulty level 1
Individual tour
Self guided tour
code: ITLOMVEN01C
Italy
Lombardy, Veneto

Prices

from 550€

Enjoy sun water and nature

Peschiera del Garda-Solferino-Desenzano-Bardolino-Verona-Custoza

Lake Garda is one of the nicest and also largest lake of Italy, surrounded by moraine hills in the South and enclosed by mountains in the North. Its shape is long and narrow, similar to a fjord. Three Italian regions are embracing the lake: Lombardia, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige. The mild Mediterranean climate makes it an excellent place to enjoy sun, water and nature. The lush green hills are covered with olive groves, lemon and orange trees, palms and vineyards producing excellent wines.

Garda lake

In this area we find the famous Bardolino and near Verona the excellent Valpolicella. These wines you can combine with local dishes like Yota, a delicious stew with beans, ham, potatoes and sauerkraut or the Tortellini di Valeggio made of a thin dough filled with meat.

Verona

This is an easy tour, suitable for everyone. You will visit the small lake towns Garda and Peschiera, which fortress and extern fortifications are on the Unesco world heritage list. But you visit also important places like Verona with its beautiful Roman Arena. The towns of Lake Garda are also famous for its markets where the joyful colours of fruit, red pepper, vegetables are mixed with pottery, leather items and other fun trinkets. Another nice experience is the ride along the Cycle path of the Mincio river, emissary which lets out at Peschiera.
All these ingredients will make this cycle tour an enjoyable and relaxing adventure!

The daily program of the 7-day tour

Arrival in Peschiera del Garda, a veritable fortress-city completely surrounded by water, an architectural jewel of art and culture. The ancient Roman name of Peschiera del Garda was Acrilica, still preserved evidences of its history attracting every year many visitors. Besides it, Peschiera offers its visitors peaceful and relaxing moments in a beautiful natural environment.

Overnight with breakfast in Peschiera del Garda

Today is your first day by bike:  you will cycle among the vineyards of the Lugana area until you reach the village of Solferino, site of the battle that put an end to the Second War of Independence in 1859. Back along the cycle path to Peschiera.

Overnight with breakfast in Peschiera del Garda

Distance: 40 km / 25 miles

Ascent: + 180m

In search of another highly valued place on the west bank of the lake, you will ride to Desenzano for a round tour on the sweet morainic hills. When you arrive in Desenzano, you have two options: you can continue the cycling tour and visit the beautiful castle of Padenghe sul Garda and the Abbey of Maguzzano or you stop in Desenzano. The town offers various possibilities to spend several hours relaxing peacefully on the banks of the lake. The centre of Desenzano is the picturesque square, piazza Malvezzi, which lies on the old harbor. Here, inland shipping vessels used to transport goods that were traded on the market. An old portico surrounds the square. Transfer by train from Desenzano (15min) to Peschiera for the overnight.

Overnight with breakfast in Peschiera del Garda

Distance: 25 km / 15, 5 mi or 45 km /28 mi

Ascent: + 130m / + 310m

Today you’ll cycle among hills and hamlets surrounding the lake, thanks to a short ferry transfer to Garda, the small town which gave the name to the lake. Once in Garda, you’ll start cycling towards Bardolino, famous for the red wine, and from there you’ll go back to Peschiera, admiring the sweet landscape of the lake.

Overnight with breakfast in Peschiera del Garda

Distance: 30 km / 16 miles

Ascent: + 200m

Today you cycle towards Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet situated on the river Adige; this is one of the most beautiful cities in Veneto. Don’t miss the Roman Arena, the stunning Church of San Zeno and, naturally, Juliet’s House. Transfer by train from Verona to Peschiera del Garda for the overnight.

Overnight with breakfast in Peschiera del Garda

Distance: 40 km / 25 miles

Ascent: + 150m

Following the river Mincio, you’ll cycle along the most famous Italian cycle path, until you reach lovely Borghetto, one of the “most beautiful hamlets of Italy”. On the nearby hill you can visit Valeggio, famous for the typical tortellini and the park Sigurtà. Then you‘ll go on among the hills until Custoza, battle field during the Italian Risorgimento and today well-known for its DOC wine, the “Bianco di Custoza”. Finally you’ll go back to Peschiera along quiet country roads.

Overnight with breakfast in Peschiera del Garda

Distance: 40 km / 25 miles

Ascent: + 200m

After breakfast, end of our services or extra night (upon request).

Impressions

Self guided tour
Difficulty level 1
Lake Garda
A 7- day cycling tour

Peschiera del Garda-Solferino-Desenzano-Bardolino-Verona-Custoza

Code | ITLOMVEN01C
LEVEL 1

The route is mostly on bike paths and low traffic roads. Stretches are flat, without any significant uphill, and with circular routes. This tour is perfect if you like plains and low pace: you can stop, visit and take many pictures: this tour is suitable for everybody, even for those who are at their first experience of cycling holiday.
You will ride along routes on rural/secondary roads or cycle paths in the area of Garda Lake. The entrance to Verona has slightly more traffic but only for a short stretch. 

Total km:

170 -190 km / 105 – 118 miles

 
DEPARTURES:

Every day from 3rd April to 2nd October 2021

 
PARTICIPANTS:

minimum 2 persons. Individual traveller upon request.

 
START / FINISH:

Peschiera del Garda / Peschiera del Garda

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