Bike Paths of Lake Garda - Sightseer Tour

Bike Paths of Lake Garda - Sightseer Tour

Wind your way along bike paths in two of Italy's premier bike friendly regions! Your ride begins in the Valpolicella wine area, and you'll pedal through the Trentino Alto Adige / Südtirol, a semi-independent region which is characterized by stunning mountains and river valleys. The cycling ends in Bassano del Grappa, back in the Veneto region. The perfect vacation if you are looking for the opportunity to...

  • ...relish traffic-free routes along designated bike paths and quiet country roads
  • ...appreciate gentle cycling terrain
  • ...enjoy a variety of activities including a train and boat ride
  • ...stay in delightful hotels without having to pack each night
  • ...engage with family and friends while exercising and relaxing in a gorgeous area

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Trip At-A-Glance

Trip At-A-Glance

  • Length / 8 Days
  • Total Distance / 165km (102 miles)
  • Avg. Distance / Average per riding day 33km (20 miles) per riding day
  • Tour Level & Tour Style / 1.0
  • Countries / Italy
  • Begin/End / Verona / Padova
  • Price / From USD$3650
Tour Summary

Tour Summary

  • Highlights
    • Verona
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    • Lake Garda
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    • Dedicated bike paths
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    • Views to the Dolomites and the Alps
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    • Trento
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    • Underground guided walk of Roman Trento
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    • Family friendly hotels (many with pools)
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    • boat trip on Lake Garda
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    • Train ride into Valsugana

    Keep in Mind: We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

    Because you will be using bike paths there will be limited van support. Some bike paths are very popular so although car traffic is minimal you will have instances of bike traffic.
  • Includes
    8 days, 7 nights' accommodation; 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners with wine- some maybe informal pizza, or poolside tapas; guided walk Trento; boat trip Lake garda; scenic train to Valsugana; 2 or 3 bilingual tour leaders; van support

  • Arrive / Depart
    Venice or Milan
  • Overall Tour Level
    1.0 difficulty level 1.0

    Gentle rides mostly on dedicated bike paths and country lanes.

  • Daily Ride Summary

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Terrain Legend

Gentle Gentle

Rolling hills Rolling hills

Hilly Hilly

Very hilly Very hilly

Mountainous Mountainous

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DAY 1: Meet in Verona - shuttle to the starting hotel

Highlights: Valpolicella vineyards, welcome dinner

We recommend that you arrive early to explore the famous city of Verona. Visit the balcony that inspired Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and attend the opera at the impressive Roman arena! Meet the group late morning for a transfer to the tour starting hotel to fit bikes, relax at the pool over a light lunch, and have a test ride together. The ride takes you to a group wine tasting at a nearby family run winery. Enjoy a visit of the estate which has been in the family for 2 centuries and a tasting of the fine Amarone and Valpolicella wines. Return to the hotel for an elegant dinner tonight.

Distance: Test Ride. Meals: D

Lodging: Hotel Villa Quaranta

**May 27th Departure will be staying at Hotel Villa Giona

  • Meals: Dinner

DAY 2: Pedal to Lake Garda

Highlights: Spin through vineyards and along the shores of Lake Garda, boat ride

You'll cross out of the Valpolicella wine growing area along a canal with spectacular views onto the Adige River Valley. A short climb takes you into the Bardolino vineyards which flank Lake Garda's southern edge. Small country lanes meander to the promenade of Lake Garda where you'll board a ferry to reach the northernmost tip of magnificent Lake Garda. A dip in the lake is a refreshing reward for your ride efforts.

Distance: 18km (11 miles). Meals: B, D

Lodging: Hotel Portici - Romantik and Wellness

  • Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Riva del Garda

Highlights: Arco, famous for rock climbing, bike path through a stunning mountain valley, lake swimming

Today features a variety of options! You can bicycle as far north as you would like along the well-manicured Sarca Valley bike path. Or follow the path to the town of Arco, which is internationally known for its outdoor activities like mountain biking and rock climbing. Or, you might prefer to hangout and enjoy the resort town of Riva with its beaches and water sport activities (wind-surfing anyone?).

Distance: 26km (16 miles). Extra ride option: 32km (20 miles). Meals: B

Lodging: Hotel Portici - Romantik and Wellness

  • Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4: Riva to Trento

Highlights: Forested bike path, views of Lake Garda, the elegant city of Trento

This morning we'll shuttle to the top of a low ridge and then cruise downhill to the Adige river, Italy's second longest river. More bike paths take you to the northern Italian town of Trento, capital of the Italy's autonomous region of Trentino Alto Adige or Südtirol.

Distance: 44km (28 miles). Extra ride option: 20km (12 miles) or even longer options are available.

Meals: B, D

Lodging: Hotel Aquila d'Oro

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: Borgo Valsugana

Highlights: Guided walk of Trento's underground, train ride, Borgo Valsugana

Take a leisurely morning in Trento to relax, wander the streets, and enjoy a special visit to the underground Roman city of old Tridentum. This afternoon we'll train to Valsugana, a small village nestled in between the striking cliffs of the Alps' foothills.

Distance: Rest Day. Meals: B

Lodging: Locanda in Borgo

DAY 6: Borgo Valsugana

Highlights: Spa hotel, orchards, scarecrow museum

Relax and enjoy your spa hotel, or take a leisurely pedal upstream along the river bike path. The path meanders through orchards, skirting small villages, one of which hosts an interesting scarecrow museum featuring photos and a few retirees who were brought in from the field!

Distance: 20km (13 miles). Extra ride options: 20-37km (13-23 miles). Meals: B, D

Lodging: Locanda in Borgo

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: Valsugana to Bassano del Grappa

Highlights: WWI fort, wooden bridge of Bassano, grappa

Continue your journey along the Valsugana bike path enjoying stunning views, and WWI forts that overlook the valley. The route follows "Via Claudia Augusta", an ancient Roman road which ran 550km and crossed the Alps to link the Po valley just south of here with Germany to the north. You'll slowly emerge from the narrow valley to reach the town of Bassano, with its iconic wooden bridge across the river. Bassano is a key producer of grappa and there are several distilleries in town. Tonight we'll enjoy a special feast in celebration of our week together biking northern Italy's bike paths.

Distance: 57km (35 miles). Meals: B, D

Lodging: Villa Ca Sette

**August 26th departure will be staying at Hotel al Castello

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: Tour Ends

Highlights: Bassano del Grappa

Stick around a day or two and enjoy Bassano, or head to Venice which is just an hour away. Whatever you decide, Buon Viaggio!

Meals: B

  • Meals: Breakfast
Travel Information

Travel Information

Keep in Mind

We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.

Because you will be using bike paths there will be limited van support. Some bike paths are very popular so although car traffic is minimal you will have instances of bike traffic.

Pre-Trip Planning Checklist

To Do Today!

3–6 Months Prior to Departure

  • Reserve your flights after you know you have a confirmed tour departure. Please check with our office if you do not know if your trip is confirmed. As you make your plans refer to the Getting To and Away sent to you in your booking confirmation email it provides meeting times and the starting and ending hotels and shuttle information when applicable.
  • Book your pre and post-tour hotel nights. Please refer to the Getting To and Away sheet you received in your Reservation Confirmation Email.
  • 12 weeks before your tour begin your training program www.experienceplus.com/training.
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to the tour start. Please refer to your Deposit Payment Invoice and the Final Payment Reminder e-mail you have received for detailed instructions.

6 Weeks–2 Weeks Prior to Departure

Day of Your Flight

Get as much sleep on the plane as you can. Pack your Getting To and Away information and one day of cycling gear in your carry-on. See you soon!

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