Start: Sirmione

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Lake Garda – One Hotel Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £629 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights

• Castle Buonconsiglio
• Verona the city of Romeo & Juliet
• Solferino – Famous “Battle of Solferino”
• Cavalgese di Riviera
• Splendid views of Lake Garda

Cycle Route features
Culture, wine, and lakes: a perfect mix; and you will experience the “dolce vita” without having to change your hotel.

Welcome to a cycle tour which will stimulate both, your soul and your senses: high art and culture in the cities of Trento, Verona, Brescia, and Mantua – not only the Renaissance palaces of the city of Romeo and Juliet invite you to stay, also the cathedral square in Trento and the antique forum in Brescia will enchant you.

Enjoy the atmosphere of the Piazza Sordello in Mantua. Lake Garda, a blue-green emerald, invites you to relax on its banks or to cool off in its refreshing waters. Or you relax while drinking a glass of wine, since in this region some of the most famous Italian wines are grown. Valpolicella, Lambrusco, Bardolino, Lugana…as we said…”dolce vita“.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Sirmione/Desenzano

Tour information and bike fitting. We recommend taking a stroll through the old town.

Day 2: Trip to Trento approx. 50 km + Boat Excursion

The day starts with a transfer by minibus to Trento (old town with cathedral, castle Buonconsiglio). Then, you will follow the river Adige to Rovereto. From here, you will cycle westwards in the direction of Lake Garda. In Mori you will try the world famous pistachio ice-cream in the Gelateria Bologna.

After a short climb, you will cycle downhill towards the lake in Torbole and further to Riva. From here, a boat will then take you down the entire length of the lake and back to Sirmione or Desenzano.

Day 3: Trip to Verona approx. 55 km

A minibus or train will take you to Verona. The city of Romeo and Juliet with its Renaissance palaces, the Roman arena and many cosy places invite you to stay for a stroll.

Over gently rolling hills, past cypress trees and vineyards, the tour will take you back to the southern shore of the lake – for Goethe the lake was “a delicious spectacle”, for the Roman poet Catull “a shining star”.

Day 4: Trip to Mantua approx. 65 km

Beautiful trails will lead you along the river Mincio southwards to Mantua. The thousand-year-old town of the royal Gonzaga family impresses its visitors with its art and beauty.

The Castello S. Giorgio and the Palazzo Ducale, the Piazza Sordello with the house of Rigoletto, the cathedral, the Piazza Broletto with the old city hall, the Piazza Erbe with the courthouse palace, the clock tower, the rotunda of San Lorenzo, and the Basilica of St. Andrew are worth seeing. The train will take you back to your hotel.

Day 5: Trip into the History of Italy approx. 50 km

Today, you will follow lonely roads, through vineyards, peach orchards and kiwi plantations to Solferino – the place, where Garibaldi united Italy in the famous “Battle of Solferino”. On your way back to Lake Garda, you will cycle through the area where the delicious wines of Lugana are grown.

Day 6: Trip to Brescia approx. 60 km

Today, you will ride your bicycle along the lake shore towards Cavalgese di Riviera and get some unforgettable views of Lake Garda.

Then, you will follow the Naviglio Grande Bresciano (canal with bike path) to Brescia – a city of Roman origin with many more places of interest. The train will take you back to Sirmione.

Day 7: Departure

Map & Route Information

Route profile
The route is flat to slightly hilly. You will cycle on bike trails, side roads, and sometimes on country lanes.
Only short sections have to be cycled on roads with more traffic, especially when entering or leaving cities.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map.

Tour Information

Hotel Information

The Lake Garda – One Hotel tour stays in a 3* or 4* hotelcarefully chosen for it’s location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

- Accommodation in your selected hotel
– Breakfast buffet
– Welcome briefing
– Developed route
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Boat excursion on Lake Garda incl. your bike
– Bus transfer from Lake Garda – Trento incl. your bike
– Train journey from Brescia – Lake Garda, from Mantua. Lake Garda and from Lake Garda – Verona, all incl. your bike
– 1 x pistachio ice-cream on the way to Lake Garda
– Route signposting
– GPS-data is available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline

Hotel Information

Hotel Lido International – Desenzano 4****

The hotel Lido International**** of the family Ferrari is equipped with every comfort of a 4**** hotel.
The historic port town of Desenzano is not far from the hotel, where many small squares, beautiful promenades, and winding alleys invite you to stay for a while.
All of the spacious rooms have balconies/terrace from which one gets a direct view of the lake.
The beautiful terraces, the lawn for sunbathing, the wonderful swimming pool, and the private pebble beach make for a great stay in a relaxed atmosphere after your cycling tours.
www.lido-international.com

Hotel Suisse – Sirmione 3***

The hotel is located on the narrow peninsula of Sirmione.
All rooms have been renovated recently and warm colours make for a pleasant atmosphere.
Air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, and bathtub/toilet are part of each room.
From the little balcony of your room you can enjoy a great view of the lake. The newly created pool is there for your relaxation after a day of cycling. Or you can sit on the sunny terrace and enjoy your breakfast or “aperitivo”.
www.suissehotelsirmione.com

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.

Accessories

We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Lake Garda – One Hotel, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands

Sundays and Wednesdays between 25.03. and 14.10.2018

Season 1: 25.03. – 28.04.2018 | 30.09. – 14.10.2018
Season 2: 29.04. – 26.05.2018 | 09.09. – 29.09.2018
Season 3: 27.05. – 08.09.2018

Lido Int: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £729
Season 2: £779
Season 3: £879
Single Room Supplement: £259
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

Blu Lake: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £729
Season 2: £779
Season 3: £879
Single Room Supplement: £259
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

Hotel Suisse: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £629
Season 2: £669
Season 3: £729
Single Room Supplement: £249
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

Hotel Category Descriptions
Cat A: Hotel Lido International 4**** in Desenzano
Cat A: Blu Lake 4**** in Sirmione
Cat B: Hotel Suisse 3*** in Sirmione

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: From £629
Single Supplement: From £249

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Call: 0800 731 1631

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