Lake Garda Roundtour 37019 Peschiera del Garda, Province of Verona, Italy
Price : £460
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Challenging
Distance : 242m/390km
Tour Code : GL025
Duration : 6 nights

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Overview

Nestled in the North of the country lies Italy’s largest and most picturesque lake – Lake Garda. Surrounded by some of the region’s quaintest and historical towns and villages; this road bike tour takes you on a journey back in time and provides more natural and picturesque landscapes than one could ever dream of encountering. With just one stage of relatively steep ascent, this cycling holiday offers something for everyone, with local food, drink and culture in abundance.

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Nestled in the North of the country lies Italy’s largest and most picturesque lake – Lake Garda. Surrounded by some of the region’s quaintest and historical towns and villages; this road bike tour takes you on a journey back in time and provides more natural and picturesque landscapes than one could ever dream of encountering. With just one stage of relatively steep ascent, this cycling holiday offers something for everyone, with local food, drink and culture in abundance.

Starting and ending each day in the art and architectural hotspot of Peschiera del Garda (surrounded by water!), this cycle tour takes you through many areas of cultural and historical significance. From Solferino – a 19th century battleground – to the commune of Bardolino – home of the 9th century Church of San Zeno where traces of its original fresco’s can still be seen today – you’re guaranteed to return home with an understanding of what makes this area so culturally rich and special. And if that wasn’t enough, the route takes you through some of the areas richest landscapes, through vineyards and olive groves, and all the while skirting the perfect blue waters of Lake Garda – true bliss.

This is a wonderful cycle holiday for cyclists of all abilities, and comes highly recommended for both fanatics and hobbyists alike. In the words of Leonardo Da Vinci – La semplicità è l’ultima sofisticazione – Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

  • Verona, the city of art and … shopping

  • Cima Veleno, back breaking climb with views to die for

  • Olive oil from Lake Garda

  • Valpolicella Classico, red wine;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Peschiera del Garda

Day 2: Round Tour: 70km + 320m

Day 3: Peschiera del Garda – Desenzano del Garda – Salo: 90km + 680m

Day 4: Peschiera del Garda – Torri del Benaco: 70km + 600m

Day 5: Peschiera del Garda – Negrar: 70km + 680m

Day 6: Peschiera del Garda – Cima Veleno: 90km + 1,390m

Day 7: Departure from Peschiera del Garda

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Day 1: Arrival in Peschiera del Garda

Individual arrival in Peschiera del Garda – an outstanding art and architectural hotspot surrounded by water. Take in the calm of the Lake and enjoy some local cuisine before setting off for the first stage of your tour tomorrow morning.

Day 2: Round Tour: 70km + 320m

Today’s stage sees you cycle out of Peschiera del Garda and through the vast stunning orachards and vineyards of Lugana to Solferino. Solferino is a famous battleground where the famous battle that marked the end of the Second Italian War of Independence took place in the 19th century.

Day 3: Peschiera del Garda – Desenzano del Garda – Salo: 90km + 680m

Heading for Salò – home to Lake Garda’s longest promenade and a wonderful spot for an Italian espresso – the route then continues through the gently rolling moraine hills. For those looking for a little respite on the way back, Desenzano offers stunning views of the lake and the Alps that surround it.

Day 4: Peschiera del Garda – Torri del Benaco: 70km + 600m

The road out today runs alongside the lake and rises northwards through the towns of Lazise, Bardolino and Garda. When you get as far as Torrie del Benaco, you’ll climb to Castion Veronese, with hills blanketed in olive trees flanking your cycle along the way.

Day 5: Peschiera del Garda – Negrar: 70km + 680m

Today’s stage starts by following the Valpolicella valley – famous for its impeccable wine and numerous wineries. From there a great ascent awaits you and leads to Negrar, where a stop at the Colà spa for a swim comes as a welcome break from the days relatively tough cycle.

Day 6: Peschiera del Garda – Cima Veleno: 90km + 1,390m

Today brings with it a serious ascent up to 1,390m. Following the lakeside to Assenza di Brenzone – here begins what is known as the new Italian cyclist’s mecca: Cima Veleno, an 8km ascent which reaches 20% gradient at certain points. From here you freewheel down towards Garda, a beautiful lakeside town, and finish back to Peschiera. If the climb seems too much for you, another route takes you to Caprino Veronese, or alternatively a truly pleasant ride will take you to Verona, setting for the much loved Romeo and Juliet.

Day 7: Departure from Peschiera del Garda

After breakfast your tour ends here, although extra nights accommodation are available for those wishing to extend their visit.

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Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation

  • Bed & breakfast

  • GPS tracks for the stages (device not provided)

  • Daily luggage transportation

  • 24hr emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes (approx €8)

  • GPS device

  • Bike hire and helmets


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Peschiera

  • Extra B&B night in Verona

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Verona

From Verona airport get a bus to Stazione Verona Porta Nuova and then a train to Peschiera del Garda (approx 35 minutes).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Verona

From Peschiera del Garda get a train to Stazione Verona Porta Nuova, then a bus to Verona airport (approx 30 minutes).

Price : £460
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Challenging
Distance : 242m/390km
Tour Code : GL025
Duration : 6 nights

Book Now

Overview

Nestled in the North of the country lies Italy’s largest and most picturesque lake – Lake Garda. Surrounded by some of the region’s quaintest and historical towns and villages; this road bike tour takes you on a journey back in time and provides more natural and picturesque landscapes than one could ever dream of encountering. With just one stage of relatively steep ascent, this cycling holiday offers something for everyone, with local food, drink and culture in abundance.

Read More

Nestled in the North of the country lies Italy’s largest and most picturesque lake – Lake Garda. Surrounded by some of the region’s quaintest and historical towns and villages; this road bike tour takes you on a journey back in time and provides more natural and picturesque landscapes than one could ever dream of encountering. With just one stage of relatively steep ascent, this cycling holiday offers something for everyone, with local food, drink and culture in abundance.

Starting and ending each day in the art and architectural hotspot of Peschiera del Garda (surrounded by water!), this cycle tour takes you through many areas of cultural and historical significance. From Solferino – a 19th century battleground – to the commune of Bardolino – home of the 9th century Church of San Zeno where traces of its original fresco’s can still be seen today – you’re guaranteed to return home with an understanding of what makes this area so culturally rich and special. And if that wasn’t enough, the route takes you through some of the areas richest landscapes, through vineyards and olive groves, and all the while skirting the perfect blue waters of Lake Garda – true bliss.

This is a wonderful cycle holiday for cyclists of all abilities, and comes highly recommended for both fanatics and hobbyists alike. In the words of Leonardo Da Vinci – La semplicità è l’ultima sofisticazione – Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

  • Verona, the city of art and … shopping

  • Cima Veleno, back breaking climb with views to die for

  • Olive oil from Lake Garda

  • Valpolicella Classico, red wine;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Peschiera del Garda

Day 2: Round Tour: 70km + 320m

Day 3: Peschiera del Garda – Desenzano del Garda – Salo: 90km + 680m

Day 4: Peschiera del Garda – Torri del Benaco: 70km + 600m

Day 5: Peschiera del Garda – Negrar: 70km + 680m

Day 6: Peschiera del Garda – Cima Veleno: 90km + 1,390m

Day 7: Departure from Peschiera del Garda

:

Day 1: Arrival in Peschiera del Garda

Individual arrival in Peschiera del Garda – an outstanding art and architectural hotspot surrounded by water. Take in the calm of the Lake and enjoy some local cuisine before setting off for the first stage of your tour tomorrow morning.

Day 2: Round Tour: 70km + 320m

Today’s stage sees you cycle out of Peschiera del Garda and through the vast stunning orachards and vineyards of Lugana to Solferino. Solferino is a famous battleground where the famous battle that marked the end of the Second Italian War of Independence took place in the 19th century.

Day 3: Peschiera del Garda – Desenzano del Garda – Salo: 90km + 680m

Heading for Salò – home to Lake Garda’s longest promenade and a wonderful spot for an Italian espresso – the route then continues through the gently rolling moraine hills. For those looking for a little respite on the way back, Desenzano offers stunning views of the lake and the Alps that surround it.

Day 4: Peschiera del Garda – Torri del Benaco: 70km + 600m

The road out today runs alongside the lake and rises northwards through the towns of Lazise, Bardolino and Garda. When you get as far as Torrie del Benaco, you’ll climb to Castion Veronese, with hills blanketed in olive trees flanking your cycle along the way.

Day 5: Peschiera del Garda – Negrar: 70km + 680m

Today’s stage starts by following the Valpolicella valley – famous for its impeccable wine and numerous wineries. From there a great ascent awaits you and leads to Negrar, where a stop at the Colà spa for a swim comes as a welcome break from the days relatively tough cycle.

Day 6: Peschiera del Garda – Cima Veleno: 90km + 1,390m

Today brings with it a serious ascent up to 1,390m. Following the lakeside to Assenza di Brenzone – here begins what is known as the new Italian cyclist’s mecca: Cima Veleno, an 8km ascent which reaches 20% gradient at certain points. From here you freewheel down towards Garda, a beautiful lakeside town, and finish back to Peschiera. If the climb seems too much for you, another route takes you to Caprino Veronese, or alternatively a truly pleasant ride will take you to Verona, setting for the much loved Romeo and Juliet.

Day 7: Departure from Peschiera del Garda

After breakfast your tour ends here, although extra nights accommodation are available for those wishing to extend their visit.

:

Route:

Accommodation

Superior:

Comfort:
Medium class hotels, typically rated as 3 to 4 star. All rooms have en-suite facilities.
Tours that have a mix of 2, 3 and 4 star hotels are also included here.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation

  • Bed & breakfast

  • GPS tracks for the stages (device not provided)

  • Daily luggage transportation

  • 24hr emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes (approx €8)

  • GPS device

  • Bike hire and helmets


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Peschiera

  • Extra B&B night in Verona

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Verona

From Verona airport get a bus to Stazione Verona Porta Nuova and then a train to Peschiera del Garda (approx 35 minutes).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Verona

From Peschiera del Garda get a train to Stazione Verona Porta Nuova, then a bus to Verona airport (approx 30 minutes).

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