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5 days
  • self guided cycle
  • 4 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 4 Breakfasts





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

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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 take the train at several train stations along the way if you prefer a shorter cycle. +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. It's possible to shorten the stage by taking the train at several train stations along the way. +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



The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


  • 4 breakfasts – buffet breakfasts are served
  • 4 nights accommodation in 3-4 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes payable locally)
  • Digital information pack including route notes, maps and navigational App (can be used offline) with GPS Tracks per room booked (smartphone required)
  • Luggage transfers, 1 piece maximum 20kg per person - supplement applies for excess
  • Rental touring bike with helmet, pannier, puncture resistant tyres and gel saddle (electric & hybrid bike available on request - supplement applies). Tandem and child bikes also available
  • Bike insurance against theft and damage (does not cover negligence)
  • Ferry cruise on Lake Garda (4 hrs)
  • Emergency hotline

  • Travel to Bolzano and from Verona
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Guide - this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are booking a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Excess luggage
  • We recommend bringing a handlebar phone holder - to follow the route more easily using the app / GPX files
  • Hotel taxes (allow approx. 9 € pp) - payable directly to the hotel
  • Items of a personal nature

Bike information


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 stage from Bolzano to Trento on day 2 can be shortened by taking the train. It's also possible to shorten day 3 by taking the train.

Departure dates

Sunday from 31 Mar to 29 Sep & Wednesday from 17 Apr to 25 Sep


Mid Season
High Season
High season is from 12 May to 7 Sep, mid season is 21 Apr to 11 May and 8 to 28 Sep, supplement applies
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.
Custom departures are available for 6 or more travellers.

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Options & Supplements*
  • Discount for third person in triple share roomUSD$-87
  • Hybrid Bike SupplementUSD$31
  • Electric Bike SupplementUSD$100
  • Single SupplementUSD$280
*Prices listed are per person

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