Lake Garda - From One Hotel

Hotel & Bike 6 nights

VISITING: Italy

Why we love this tour

"Base yourself on the southern shore of Lake Garda, with daily cycle routes. To the north into the mountains, to the east and west to the cities of Brescia and Verona or to the south, along one of Italy's best cycle paths to Mantua on the banks of the River Po."

6 nights in a choice of a 3* or 4* hotel

Renaissance palaces and UNESCO landmarks in Verona and Mantua

Blue lake waters, green vineyards and sweet smelling fruit orchards

Stunning cycle routes with optional rest days

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
174miles/280km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Comfort, Deluxe
Departs
Sun, Tue
Runs
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
IT042
Fly to
Verona
Good for
Foodies, Luxury
Return
Verona

Stay on the shores of Lake Garda and look forward to a perfect combination of waterside cycling, World Heritage cities, mouth-watering cuisine and excellent Italian wines. Returning to your hotel each evening, you’ll really get under the skin of the historic port town of Desenzano, with its lovely promenades and winding alleys, or the ancient cobbled town of Sirmione, which sits on a peninsula. The cycle route follows quiet roads and well-marked tracks – some sections are more demanding than others but an electric bike will give you a boost on the uphills and there’s the option of a rest day by the lake.

As you cycle through the Italian countryside, you’ll pass peach orchards, kiwi plantations and cypress-topped hills. You’ll ride along beautiful riverside trails through world-class vineyards and cycle away from the lake to reach the cultural centres of Trento, Verona and Mantua. Take your time exploring the Renaissance palaces, enchanting streets and stylish boutiques in these cities, before returning to your base on Lake Garda.

If you're looking for Lake Garda tour which is perfect for all ages, take a look at our family tour.

Accommodation

Sirmione - Suisse 3*

This 3* hotel sits on the peninsula of Sirmione and offers all rooms with air-conditioning and great views of Lake Garda. The outdoor pool is a great place for relaxing after your day's cycling.

Sirmione - Blu Lake 4*

This family-run hotel is ideally located at the entrance to Sirmione's old town. All rooms offer balconies with views over the lake and the hotel has an outdoor pool and lovely rooftop terrace.

Desenzano - Lido International 4*

This family-run 4* hotel is close to the historic port town of Desenzano, with its' small squares and lovely promenades. All rooms offer a view over the lake from the terrace or balcony and guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, private pebble beach or simply relax on the terrace or lawn.

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What's included

Price includes

6 nights in the destination and hotel of your choice - choose between 3 and 4 star hotels

Board Basis: Bed & breakfast

Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)

Welcome briefing

Local contact number for assistance

All train and bus transfers as shown within the itinerary

Boat excursion on Lake Garda from Riva to Sirmione on day two

One pistachio ice cream in Mori

Price excludes

Flights

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Tourist tax where applicable (payable locally)

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag, comfortable gel saddle, repair kit, spare inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike

Hybrid bike

Hybrid with 21 or 7 gears

£76

Superior hybrid bike

Hybrid with 27 gears & suspension fork

£114

E-bike

With pannier

£166

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Verona, Venice or Milan. Take the train (Trenitalia) to Desenzano-Sirmione. Alternatively, take the bus (Arriva) from Verona to Sirmione.

How do I get back?

Take the train (Trenitalia) from Desenzano-Sirmione. Alternatively, take the bus (Arriva) from Sirmione to Verona. Fly from Verona, Venice or Milan.

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

Do I have to cycle every day?

As you are based in one hotel you can relax on any day you wish.

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