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Duration
5 days
Activities
  • self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 4 nights in 3-4 star hotels
Meals
  • 4 Breakfasts

Price

$1000USD

 
 

Overview

Trip Code: BVR

Trip highlights


  • Cycling along the Adige and Mincio Rivers
  • Discovering Bolzano, the southern shore of Lake Garda and historic Verona
  • Enjoying a spectacular mix of scenery and sights, from the mountains to historic towns

This enchanting journey takes you through the historic Veneto region of north-east Italy. Starting from the mountains around Bolzano, passing the beauty of Lake Garda and winding through pretty meadows to Verona, the city of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Cycle from hotel to hotel, through varied landscapes soaking in the history of this inspiring pocket of Italy.

Trip Grading

introductory to moderate

More info about grading system

Traveller Rating

 

Make your own way to Bolzano, gateway to the Dolomites mountain range, and your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the town. The bilingual capital of South Tyrol, Bolzano is a busy commercial and tourist centre with a rich history and its historical centre has an enchanting beauty.

Meals:  Nil

On your first cycling day you will ride mostly along the banks of the Adige river, through orchards and vineyards, passing through the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. The pathway leads to Trento, which hides itself from the hasty tourist. Take your time to look behind the splendid walls of its painted buildings, you are sure to discover sights well worth seeing. the stage is almost completely flat, following the course of the river Adige, unless you choose the more hilly variant through the lake “Kalterer See”. It's possible to shorten the stage by taking the train at several train stations along the way. +30m/98ft or +250m/820ft

Meals:  B

Today you continue cycling along the Adige to Rovereto and Mori and on towards Lake Garda. After a short ascent, a refreshing descent will lead you to Torbole and Riva del Garda. From Riva you take a ferry boat (4-5 hours) to Peschiera or Desenzano del Garda on the southern shore of the lake. +140m/459ft

Meals:  B

Today you ride to Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” and one of the most important and beautiful cities in the Veneto region. It's a generally flat route with some easy hills. Between Desenzano and Peschiera there are some hilly stretches and near Peschiera you will cycle for some kilometres on a dirt road. When you approach Verona, pay attention to the traffic. An early start will ensure you have time to explore Verona's many attractions including Juliet’s Balcony, the main piazza, the Roman amphitheatre and the Church of San Zeno. We suggest taking a short walk or cycle across the river and up the hill for a great view of the town centre, and the city's gelato, fine food and vibrant nightlife are worth staying up for. +140/460ft or +260m/850ft

Meals:  B

The trip concludes after breakfast.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 4 nights accommodation in 3-4 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes payable locally)
  • 27 speed touring bike rental with pannier, gel seats, helmet and puncture resistant tyres (e-bike available on request - supplement applies, tandem and child bikes also available)
  • Bike insurance for loss or damage
  • Luggage transfer
  • Digital information pack including route notes, maps and navigational App (can be used offline) with GPS Tracks per room booked (smartphone required)
  • Emergency hotline
  • Ferry cruise on Lake Garda

  • Travel to Bolzano and from Verona
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide - this is a self guided tour
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Hotel taxes (allow approx 8 Euro pp)
  • We recommend bringing a holder for your mobile phone to be fixed to the handlebar to cycle smoothly following the app

Bike information


Grading

introductory to moderate  

This trip involves 3 days cycling with daily distances between 35 to 70km/21.5 to 43.5mi. The accent is on keeping a relaxed pace to take in all of the attractions, with time to stop and take photos. You will need a reasonable level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure. This tour is also suitable for children. The longest stage, from Bolzano to Trento, can be shortened by taking the train. It's also possible to shorten the itinerary by taking the train on day 3.


Departure dates

Sunday from 9 Apr to 1 Oct & Wednesday from 19 Apr to 20 Sep

Notes

H
High Season
DN1
High season is from 14 May to 9 Sep, mid season is 23 Apr to 13 May and 10 to 30 Sep. Supplement applies for mid and high season departures.
DN2
Due to logistics this trip is not suitable for solo travellers. It can be possible for single travellers to book on a date which already has bookings. Contact our team for more details.
DN3
Custom departures available for 6 or more travellers.

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Total Priceper person from

$1000USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Discount for third person in triple share roomUSD$-86
  • Electric Bike SupplementUSD$90
  • Single SupplementUSD$230
*Prices listed are per person

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