Lake Garda Cycling Tour

Home base tour; 7 nights; Self-guided

Formed as a stunning result of the last glaciation, the enchanting attractiveness of Lake Garda has enraptured all its visitors even beginning in 1786 with Wolfgang Goethe, its first illustrious tourist and promoter. Exceptionally placed between the mountainous Dolomites and the Lake Garda seascape, you will experience Alpine atmosphere, colours and Mediterranean flavours. Your tour will take you through medieval villages and castles of the most famous Italian art cities. 

The tour is self-guided and runs on any day between April and September.

Itinerary & prices - see below

Getting here

- we can arrange airport transfers from Verona airport

Cycling holidays from Zenith

Overview

You will ride along routes which are on rural/secondary roads or cycle paths in the area of Garda Lake.

Itinerary

Day 1: 

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

Day 2: Peschiera round tour (40 km)

First day on bike among fruit plantations and vineyards of the eminent still white wine Lugana, characteristic of this region. You arrive in Solferino, the site of the famous battle that ended the Italian Second War of Independence, providing the basis for a united Italy.

Day 3: Peschiera del Garda – Desenzano del Garda (45 km)

In search of another highly-valued place on the west bank of the lake, you will ride on to Desenzano where there will be a round tour on the sweet morainic hills. For the less athletic, the town offers various possibilities to spend several hours relaxing peacefully on the banks of the lake. Transfer by train from Desenzano to Peschiera for the overnight stay.

Day 4: Peschiera del Garda.

Day of rest and relax. Use the opportunity for a visit to the walled city and its lake. Alternatively excursion to Sirmione by public transportation.

Day 5: Peschiera del Garda – Verona (45 km)

Pedal towards Verona, the city 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, naturally, Juliet’s House. Transfer by train from Verona to Peschiera del Garda for the night.

Day 6: Peschiera del Garda – Mantua (35 km)

An evocative route which is suitable for everyone along one of the most famous and loved cycle paths of Italy. From Lake Garda to Mantua between the provinces of Verona and Mantua inside the Regional Nature Park of the river Mincio. Transfer by train from Mantua to Peschiera for the overnight stay.

Day 7: Peschiera del Garda.

Departure after breakfast.

 

If you would like to customise the itinerary, do get in touch

  • Request a quote or call us on 0203 137 7678 and we can assist

What we like

  • Easy cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people.
  • You will ride along routes which are on rural/secondary roads or cycle paths in the area of Garda Lake.
  • Picturesque scenery. 

Highlights

  • Peschiera del Garda
  • Desenzano del Garda
  • Verona
  • Mantua

Whats included

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Route description+Maps
  • Train tickets for Desenzano-Peschiera, Verona-Peschiera and Mantova-Peschiera
  • 7-days Hotline service

Other things to consider

  • Flights
  • Lunches
  • Local tax

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Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

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    £541- £648

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    ROOMS FOR 2, 3 AND 4

    Among the most prestigious hotels in Peschiera del Garda, about 500 meters from the old town centre on the Lake Garda side promenade, near a small pretty port. Gardaland amusement park is located just 2.5 Kms from the hotel.

    All rooms are very big, bright, well furnished with the most modern comforts. Free parking, big pool garden and the proximity to the lake, make of HOTEL PUCCINI the best choose for business, holidays and parks visit.

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