Bolzano to Verona

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Visiting: Italy

Hotel & Bike

4 nights from £429 to £713pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy i
Standard Superior i
Code IT034
Good For Short Breaks, Solo
Distance 93mi/150km !
Runs Mar - Oct
Departs Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun
Fly to Verona !
Return from Verona !

Overview

What to expect

Enjoy a long weekend of easy cycling, riding from the mountain city of Bolzano to Verona's pink-hued streets via Lake Garda’s glistening shores. Touring through Veneto’s green landscapes, you’ll bike along riverside paths, picturesque tracks and quiet country roads with a backdrop of mountain peaks.

As you pedal beside the banks of the Adige River, you’ll pass green vineyards and typical Tyrolean villages. Cooling off in Lake Garda’s clear waters makes a welcome halfway treat and cycling into Verona on the last day is a special experience. You’ll have time to see the main city sights, but to fully immerse yourself in the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, extend your stay by an extra day.

Read Saul's trip report from his time cycling this tour.

  • Rolling vineyards, mellow riverbanks and mountain peaks
  • Sprawling orchards, peaceful countryside and cool waters of Lake Garda
  • Pink-hued houses, palaces and the Roman theatre in Verona
  • Three-days of leisurely cycling along riverside paths and quiet roads.

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Bolzano

    Explore the bilingual streets of Bolzano and experience the unique blend of Italian and Austrian cultures in the city's medieval centre.

  • Day 2: Bolzano - Trento 41/44 miles (65/70 km)

    Ride through vineyards and sprawling orchards along the banks of the Adige River, passing typical South Tyrol villages. Visit the sophisticated city of Trento and see ancient palaces, frescoed facades and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore.

    For those wanting an easier day we recommend taking the flatter alternative route along the river. There is also the possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train today.

  • Day 3: Trento - Peschiera/Desenzano 31 miles (50 km)

    Pedal through the ancient fortress city of Rovereto and visit the popular tourist town of Riva on the north shore of Lake Garda. Relax by the lakeside before cruising across to the southern shore and a short cycle ride to your hotel.

  • Day 4: Peschiera/Desenzano - Verona 22/38 miles (35/60 km)

    Cycle through green vineyards to the stunning city of Verona and step inside the Roman Arena, Juliet's House and the Church of San Zeno. If you want more time in Verona request to stay in Peschiera on day 3.

  • Day 5: Depart from Verona

    Start making your way home after breakfast or extend your stay in Verona.

    There is the option to take the train between hotels on every day.

Accommodation

Mainly 4* & some 3* Hotels

We use a pool of 4* and 3* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • 4* and 3* hotels
  • Breakfast included
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transferred each day

Dates & Prices

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Price includes

  • 4 nights accommodation in 4* and 3* hotels
  • Board Basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Luggage transport
  • Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Local contact number for assistance
  • 4 hour ferry cruise on Lake Garda

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire ( see supplements below)
  • Cycle helmets
  • Tourist tax: (approx. 8 Euros) - payable locally

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag or map holder, bike computer, water bottle and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. The bikes are also equipped with puncture-resistant Schwalbe tyres. One repair kit per room is provided and includes a spare inner tube, glue, patch, pump, allen keys and tyre levers. 

Mens Hybrid Bike
Bike hire
£45

Hybrid bike with 27 gears

E bike
E-bike hire
£98
Example Helmet
Helmet hire
£17

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Extra nights

Bolzano: Double room (B&B)
£69pp
Bolzano: Single room (B&B)
£92pp
Verona: Double room (B&B)
£60pp
Verona: Single room (B&B)
£78pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Verona, Venice or Innsbruck

Take the train (Trenitalia) to Bolzano.

Getting back

Take the train (Trenitalia) from Verona.

Fly from Verona, Venice or Innsbruck

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FAQs

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We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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Absolutely loved the trip. Very well organised, stunning scenery, easy cycling, a tour of Lake Garda and stays in some beautiful places, especially Bolzano and Verona. Would definitely recommend.

Beverley Turner , UK , September 2018
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Truly excellent. Booked the Bolzano - Verona, 4 night Hotel tour in mid October as a treat for my husband and I (with 3 kids being looked after by grandparents). We were both very impressed with the organisation, route info, bicycle tracks and the views and warm weather we were treated to. An excellent, and active holiday. I'm busy recommending Freedom Treks to all my friends.

Nicola Beck, October 2017

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