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.
At a glance
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- 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
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire ( see supplements below)
- Cycle helmets
- Tourist tax: (approx. 8 Euros) - payable locally
Bike Hire & Extras
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.
Hybrid bike with 27 gears
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What other customers have said
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Bolzano is a beautiful place to start your tour - well worth spending a couple of days beforehand. The ride just gets better as you go. It is a superhighway for bikes with superb scenery as you ride along. Trento has lots to see and the view as you come down the hill into Riva Del' Garda takes your breath away. The ferry ride gives a taste of all the beautiful little villages along the lake. Verona is a place to spend a few days. The history and the sights are there to enjoy. All of accommodation was great, the bikes and luggage transfers made the trip a pleasure and the staff at Freedom Treks were helpful and a delight to deal with.Glenys Sleeman, Australia, June 2018
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