A cycling holiday on Lake Garda guarantees cultural highlights & a lot of Dolce Vita
The scent of sweet orange, fruity olives and blooming flowers glides past you, the delicate fishy smell of the lake hangs in the air, the glorious sun warms your back as you descend a vineyard, looking out over the deep blue surface of the lake…Lake Garda is an experience for all of the senses. This is how Italy’s largest lake shows off to guests. But the area isn’t just known for its beauty. Lake Garda is also home to some well-known wines such as the Bardolino, the Valpolicalla or the Lugana. Immerse yourself in this oasis of smells, tastes, culture and relaxation.
Lake Garda centre-based tour
Three well-equipped hotels in the south of Lake Garda are the location of this tour. From Desenzano or Sirmione, explore the beautiful sides of Lake Garda, away from the tourist throng. The lemony scent that hangs in the air will enchant you!
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Innsbruck – Lake Garda
From the Golden Roof we head through the Tyrolean mountains to South Tyrol, past Merano, Ora and Trento to Riva/Torbole. Enjoy the contrast between the rough mountain world and the Mediterranean flair of Lake Garda. Celebrate the end of a 330 kilometre cycle with a good glass of Bardolino on the northern shore of Lake Garda.
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Dolomites – Lake Garda
Discover the South Tyrolean mountains by bike and enjoy the lifestyle cycling in some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe! From Brixen, this tour takes you to the north shore of Lake Garda! You will be impressed!
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Lake Reschen – Lake Garda
The two greatest north Italian lakes inspire many cyclists to visit. On beautiful cycle paths you find breath-taking scenery and discover gorgeous little towns! A cycle tour for the whole family!
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Lake Reschen – Verona
The mysterious church tower in Lake Reschen is just one of many highlights you will visit on the cycle tour from Lake Reschen to Verona! Here we go! Get on your bike and head to Verona!
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Bolzano – Venice
A classic among the Eurobike tours, which has even thrilled some guests twice. And it’s no wonder – the tour can’t make a mistake! Experience Italy’s north from your bike. You will be so proud of yourself when you reach the cityscape of Vicenza from the Monti Berici!
- All details about the cycle tour Bolzano – Venice can be found here.
Bolzano – Verona
The ‘little brother’ of the Bolzano – Venice tour doesn’t have to hide! Along the Adige to Lake Garda, and on to the final stop of Verona, where you will spend two nights! So you can really get to know this breath-taking city.
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Merano – Lake Garda
South Tyrol’s most beautiful spa town is the starting point of this popular cycle tour! Visit the capital of South Tyrol – Auer, Trento and then look forward to a few quiet days on beautiful Lake Garda!
- Everything you need to know about the Merano – Lake Garda cycle tour can be found here!
Cycle paths on Lake Garda
Lake Garda offers a generous network of safe cycle paths, particularly in the south and east. This is also the reason why tours are moving to this area! A frequently asked question from our guests is: “Why do we need to travel by ship from Riva to Desenzano or Sirmione? Can we not just cycle along the east bank road? The answer is no! Unfortunately, this is not possible. Our directions end in Riva and start again when you leave the ship in the South Of Lake Garda. Due to the lively tourism on Lake Garda, the riverside roads have developed into highways. A ride on the bike is not recommended here! Therefore, we have made the charming boat trip over Lake Garda a fixture on the cycle tours. Enjoy the picturesque landscape from the water.
The climate on Lake Garda
The weather on Lake Garda is perfect for us cyclists: a sub-Mediterranean climate favours extensive cycling in beautiful scenery. The winters are mild with low precipitation, while the summers are very warm and sunny. The Alps, which line the north of Lake Garda seal the lake from the cold air currents. In the south, on the other hand, the warm air comes up from the Mediterranean. Perfect weather for our guests!
The secret cuisine of Lake Garda
On Lake Garda you can’t eat well…no! Of course that was a joke! Where in Italy can’t you eat delicious food? The cuisine and dishes from the Lake Garda area are very seasonal. They listen to mother nature and incorporate her gifts into the local cuisine. In spring you can often find dishes with asparagus or nettles on the menu, in summer you can enjoy fresh fish from the lake with crunchy vegetables, in autumn you can eat mushrooms and chestnuts and in winter you can enjoy delicious gingerbread with spicy mulled wine! The dishes are refined with regional products such as olive oil, wine, lemons, oranges and saffron!
Do not miss the famous potato gnocchi, stuffed duck (Anatra col Pien), marinated sardines (Sarde in Saor) or horse stew with pasta (Pastissada de Caval)
Top 5 attractions around Lake Garda
- Riva del Garda – the Italian mecca for water sports
- Verona – the little Rome
- Mantua – the shopping village
- Solferino – the birth place of the Red Cross
- Gardaland – fun for the whole family
The wine of Lake Garda
Since our guests are mostly connoisseurs, the fact that Lake Garda is home to many excellent wines will make everyone very happy! Here you will find a small overview of the best wines in Lake Garda.
- Bardolino – red and rosé wine, located in the south-eastern Bardolino
- Lugana – fresh white wine, grown in the hills of Desenzano and Peschiera
- Velénesi – an earthy, red wine that comes from the south of Lake Garda
- Valpolicella – a very strong red wine, coming from eastern Lake Garda
- Marzemino – a rich red wine from the north of Lake Garda
Did you know…
- …that the deepest point of Lake Garda is 360 metres?
- …that the entire water exchange of Lake Garda takes 26.8 years because it only has one inlet and outlet?
- …that Lake Garda is located in three Italian provinces, namely Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Lombardy?
- …that the second name of Lake Garda is Bènaco?
- …that there are five islands in Lake Garda?
- …that the west bank is also known as the lemon Riviera and east bank as the olive Riviera?
Perfectly organised cycling holidays on Lake Garda
What do you need for a successful cycling holiday? Actually only one thing: a trusted partner who organises the trip well, takes care of hotel bookings, bike rental, luggage transfer and the unexpected and is on hand during the trip with help and advice!