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Around Lake Garda

Glistening lakes, green valleys, well-fortified castles.

It will probably be a few more years before the cycle path around Italy’s largest lake is completed. With us you can already fulfill this dream of cycling around the entire Lake Garda. Ride on the shore, along flower-adorned promenades and let your eyes wander over the wide, sparkling surface of the water. Refresh yourself in the lesser known but no less enchanting Lake Ledro and Lake Idro. The views in the valleys are impressive. Wonderfully designed cycle paths lead you through the fertile Adige valley, the panoramic Sarca valley and the romantic Val Sabbia. In addition to the impressive scenery, the region around Lake Garda has also outstanding cuisine to offer. Taste the best olive oil, excellent wines, ripe citrus fruits and tasty freshwater fish on every daily stage of your holiday. So what are you waiting for, all is ready and served for you!

Details of the cycle holiday on Lake Garda

The circular tour starts at the southern part of Lake Garda in Desenzano/Sirmione. You then cycle counter-clockwise around the glistening lake and experience not only the fascination of the water, but also the beautiful regions that surround Lake Garda. Since the surrounding area can also be seen and, above all, tasted. Regional delicacies await you everywhere along the way.

Cycle holiday highlights ‚Around Lake Garda‘ at a glance:

  • Peschiera fortress complex: Already on the second day our cycle tour takes you to a historical highlight, the fortress of Peschiera. It used to be a stone gatehouse in the city wall, today it is a fascinating gateway to the old town. The star-shaped fortess, completely surrounded by water, impresses with its old and romantic charm.
  • Sarcatal: One of the largest rivers in the Trentino is the river Sarca. The Sarca valley of the same name runs north of Lake Garda to the Adamello-Brenta nature park. Our tour also offers you unique views of the valley.
  • The Alpine Lakes: Two other lakes almost steal the show from Lake Garda on this tour, we are talking about Lake Ledro and Lake Idro. Those two alpine lakes feature excellent water quality and are located in the picturesque mountain panorama.

Things to know about the cycling holiday on Lake Garda

After your arrival in Desenzano/Sirmione, you cycle in just eight days around Lake Garda. However, since there is unfortunately no cycle path that runs directly along the shore, this route often deviates inland. But that is not a disadvantage at all, since it gives you a great insight into the regions that surround Lake Garda.

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  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Take a stroll through the historic centre and along the lakeside.

Hotel (example): Bonotto

You cycle on gently hilly terrain through the wine-growing area of Lugana to the shores of the river Mincio. This river takes you to the historic fortress complex of Peschiera and back to Lake Garda. For a few kilometres the cycle path runs directly along the lakeside and lateron slightly leads you into the hinterland. Through orchards and Bardolino vines you return to the shore, which you follow under shady pine trees all the way into the charming lake resort Garda.

Hotel (example): Astoria

You leave the shore towards the Etsch river valley. With this you once again enjnoy the marvellous views across the lake and follow the cycle route through olive groves and vines. At the Etsch-cycle path you then continue leisurely northward always accompanied by countless fruit trees. As early as Mori you leave the river again and continue across the Passo san Giovanni to Torbole or onwards to Riva. Shortly before you reach Lake Garda again, you enjoy once again a breathtaking view across the lake and the Sarcatal-valley.

Hotel (example): Caravel

One of the largest rivers in the Trentino is the river Sarca. You follow it along a best-designed cycle path from Torbole into the valley until Pietramurata. The village is surrounded by the highest Lake Garda mountainsides and offers a fantastic view. Enjoy the quiet in this nature park and visit the fortress in Arco before you reach the shores of Lake Garda again.

Hotel (example): Caravel

In the morning a transfer takes you up to Lake Ledro. You follow the same-named valley to the next picturesque alpine lake. Lake Idro is your companion for a while. You will be delighted by its outstanding water quality and its marvellous mountain panorama. Along the cycle path through the Val Sabbia-valley you then always cycle slightly downhill until the mighty Lake Garda opens up in front of you again. In Salò stroll along the flower-adorned promenade and enjoy a smooth Gelato.

Hotel (example): Eden

Sanft hüglig führt Sie die letzte Radetappe etwas ins Hinterland. Mit dem Lugana, dem Chiaretto und Groppello werden hier die typischen und historischen Weine des Gardasees gekeltert. Spätestens wenn Sie wieder den Ausgangspunkt Ihrer Reise erreicht haben, sollten Sie mit einer dieser Sorten auf eine erlebnisreiche und wunderschöne Radtour anstoßen.

Hotelbeispiel: Bonotto

Tour character

You cycle on cycle paths and side roads with very little traffic. Overall gently hilly terrain with several also longer ascents. When entering and exiting a town as well as on short connecting sections expect slightly heavier traffic.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Desenzano/Sirmione
  Season 1
02.04.2023 - 15.04.2023
01.10.2023 - 08.10.2023

Arrival Sunday
Season 2
16.04.2023 - 13.05.2023
10.09.2023 - 30.09.2023

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
14.05.2023 - 09.09.2023

Arrival Sunday
Arround Lake Garda, 7 days, IT-GARDD-07X
Base price
799.00
879.00
999.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 299.00 299.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Season 1
Apr 2, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
Arrival Sunday
Season 2
Apr 16, 2023 - May 13, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Arrival Sunday
Season 3
May 14, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023
Arrival Sunday
Arround Lake Garda, 7 days, IT-GARDD-07X
Base price
Surcharge single room
799.00
299.00
879.00
299.00
999.00
299.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Season 1
Apr 2, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
Season 2
Apr 16, 2023 - May 13, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023
Season 3
May 14, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023
Desenzano/Sirmione
Extra night/BB
Surcharge single room
75.00
35.00
75.00
35.00
75.00
35.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Desenzano/Sirmione
  Season 1
Apr 2, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023
Oct 1, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023

Arrival Sunday
Season 2
Apr 16, 2023 - May 13, 2023
Sep 10, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023

Arrival Sunday
Season 3
May 14, 2023 - Sep 9, 2023

Arrival Sunday
Desenzano/Sirmione
Extra night/BB 75.00 75.00 75.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 35.00
Filter
21-gears unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 transfer Torbole/Riva – Ledrosee, incl. your bike
  • 1 pistachio ice cream en route to Torbole/Riva
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train station Desenzano del Garda, by taxi or bus to the hotel
  • Verona, Venice and Bergamo airports
  • Public underground parking space, cost approx. EUR 12/day, no reservation possible
    Unguarded parking spaces free of charge outside the town centres

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
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