What to expect
This family holiday that is based on Lake Garda has lots of activities to keep both the kids and parents happy. You will stay in Peschiera which will be your base for the duration of the tour. Peschiera still has its original Venetian walls and has a beautiful beach, restaurants and lots of gelaterias.
The three days of cycling are easy short rides on cycle paths or quiet roads with lots of sights and activities to do along the way. On this tour your kids will get the chance to visit the zoo, one of Europe's top theme parks, the aquarium, the aquapark, an animal farm and a maze. Alternatively you can relax by the lake and take it easy on some of the days.
If you're looking for a tour based in Lake Garda, with longer rides that explore Trento, Verona and Mantua then please take a look at this tour.
At a glance
- Six nights in one hotel, no need to unpack every day
- Beaches, pretty villages & gelaterias
- Easy tour with short cycle distances & optional rest days
- Fun attractions to entertain the kids
Arrive in Peschiera
Arrive in Peschiera, one of the best loved resorts on Lake Garda. Spend an evening exploring the beautiful town completely shielded by its original Venetian walls and surrounded by water or relax in one of the many restaurants.
Peschiera del Garda - Solferino - Peschiera del Garda
25 miles (40 km)
In the morning you will cycle through Lugana vineyards towards Solferino, the site of the famous battle that in 1859 ended the Italian second war of independence. Cycle back to Peschiera where you will spend the night.
19 miles (30 km)
Pedal toward the Sigurtà Garden Park in the morning, skirting the River Mincio along the famous cycleway that leads to Mantua. Cylce through the riverside hamlet of Borghetto, listed among “Italy’s most beautiful villages”. Sigurtà offers lots to explore with paths linking 18 ponds, meadows, a labyrinthine maze, a medicinal plants garden and large sundial, as well as an educational play farm. Cycle back to Peschiera where you will spend the night.
Today you will have the opportunity visit Gardaland, one of Europe’s top theme parks, offering dozens of rides and attractions. The park can be reached by free shuttle service from Peschiera station. Alternatively, you can visit the Sealife Aquarium or the Canevaworld Aquapark.
Peschiera–Zoo Parco Natura Viva–Peschiera
19 miles (30 km)
Cycle out of Peschiera toward the Parco Natura Viva, a zoological park In the morning, and here you will be able to visit a conservation project with a difference, which includes a number of endangered species. Return to Peschiera in the afternoon.
Peschiera - Garda - Peschiera
Ferry + 16 miles (25 km)
Today you can either take a day relaxing by the lakeside or take the short ferry transfer to Garda, the small town which gave its name to the lake. From Garda you will cycle towards Bardolino which is famous for its red wine and you will cycle among hills and hamlets towards Peschiera where you will spend the night.
Depart from Peschiera
Start making your way home after breakfast.
We use a pool of 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.
- Six nights in a 3* hotel
- Breakfast included
- Secure bike storage
- Air-conditioned room
Dates & Prices
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- 6 nights accommodation in a 3* Hotels
- Board basis: Bed and breakfast
- Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)
- Local contact number for assistance
- Ferry from Peschiera to Garda
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- Cycle helmets
- Local taxes (approx €10-15)
- Entrance in to local attractions as listed within itinerary
*Please contact us for triple or quad rooms with a mix of age groups
Pannier, handlebar bag or map holder 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
With 20" or 24” wheels.
To connect a 20" child's bike to an adult bike
How to Get There
Fly to Verona, Venice or Milan
Take the train (Trenitalia) to Desenzano-Sirmione.
Take the train (Trenitalia) from Peschiera del Garda.
Fly from Verona, Venice or Milan
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Cycling in Lake Garda was the perfect holiday for an active family. The bikes allowed us complete freedom to stop and explore areas whenever we wanted, whilst allowing us to completely immerse ourselves within the outdoor environment. Italy's countryside is absolutely stunning; a true postcard image. Our 3 and 1 year old absolutely loved the Zoo and Gardaland. Both venues made terrific days out and are easily accessible by the bikes.John McGowan, UK, July 2018
An excellent trip for a family, we had enough to do with our 12 month old and enjoyed slinging something together like we used to do.Joanna Boaler, September 2016