• Travelcode: 163

    Lake Garda home-based tour

    Dolce Vita in the South of Lake Garda

    • Beach in Peschiera del GardaFormed as a stunning result of the last glaciation, the enchanting attractiveness of Lake Garda has enraptured all its visitors even beginning in 1786 with Wolfgang Goethe, its first illustrious tourist and promoter. Exceptional place between the hilly and mountainous dolomitic landscape and the Lake Garda seascape is what you will find here. Alpine atmosphere, colours and flavours unique of the Mediterranean will follow you on your tour through medieval villages and castles by authentic streets of the most famous Italian art cities.

       

       

       

      Tour profile / Level 1 - 2

      You will ride along routes which are on rural/secondary roads or cycle paths in the area of Garda Lake. The entrance to  Verona has slightly more traffic but only for a short stretch.  

      Day 1: Peschiera del Garda

      Individual arrival.

      Day 2 - 6: Routings/program suggestions

      You can find our suggestions for the nicest bike tours in the surroundings below. It is up to you, which ones you choose and combine...or if you do something completely different. The Wachau is one of Austrias nicest and most famous regions - and you can plan this homebase tour however it suites you best.

      Day 2: Peschiera del Garda - Roundtrip, approx. 40 km

      First day on bike among fruit plantations and vineyards of the eminent Lugana still white wine, characteristic of this region. You arrive in Solferino, were the famous battel of Solferino took place, providing the basis for a united Italy.

      Day 3: Peschiera del Garda - Desenzano, approx. 45 km

      To discover the west side of the Garda lake, you go to Desenzano, where we suggest a round tour on the moraine hills. For people, who would like to have a  relaxing day, the old town of the city and the bank is the ideal location to calm down. Back transfer by the train.

      Day 4: Peschiera del Garda, - Garda approx. 30 km + ferry ride

      Today you can admire the hilly landscape and the small villages around Lake Garda with a short ferry ride from Peschiera to Garda. After the ferry ride to Bardolino, famous for its red wine and from there you can continue in the rolling hills to Peschiera.

      Day 5: Peschiera del Garda - Verona, approx. 40 km

      Pedal towards Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, with the river Adige passing through it; this is one of the most beautiful cities in Veneto. Don’t miss the Roman Arena, the stunning Church of San Zeno and, naturally, Juliet’s House. Transfer by train from Verona to Peschiera.

      Day 6: Peschiera del Garda – Borghetto/Custoza, approx. 45 km

      Following the river Mincio you cycle until the small village Borghetto. Valeggio, famous for its so-called "samosa" and the gardens of Sigurta, is located on the hill nearby. You cycle further to Custoza, a historic place during the epoche Italy fought for its independence and today for its wine, Bianco Custoza. Return to Peschiera del Garda.

      Day 7: Peschiera del Garda

      Individual departure or extended stay.

      Important:

      For organizational reasons, weather conditions or local authority regulations, there might be some changes in the itinerary before and / or during the holiday. Along the route, you would find diversions (for example, due to construction) that we cannot foresee; In this case, you decide how you want to handle this route.
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Verona (VRN), Milan (MXP), Venice (VCE)

      Low-cost carrier to airport Venice Marco Polo or alternative to Verona Villafranca airport. From Milan you can book via the bus company Flixbus that will transport you in a comfortable way to Peschiera del Garda. Further information via flixbus.com.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: hotel parking (depending on the hotel, no reservation possible)


      ARIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Peschiera del Garda

      Traintickets via the Federal Italian Railway >>www.trenitalia.com Use the train connection between Verona and Peschiera del Garda. The central station in Verona offers connection to the broad European rail network.


      INFORMATION

      Local taxes not included in the price and payable in the hotel/at arrival. (approx. EUR 8)

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services

      • 6 nights hotel accomodation incl. breakfast
      • Train ride Desenzano-Peschiera del Garda incl. bike
      • Train ride Verona-Peschiera del Garda incl. bike
      • Tain ride Mantova-Peschiera del Garda incl. bike

      • Ferry ride from Peschiera to Garda

      • Maps and information material per room

    • Choose Categories

      S1 06.04. - 28.04.19 daily
      S2 29.04. - 29.05.19 daily
      S3 30.05. - 01.09.19 daily
      S2 02.09. - 28.09.19 daily
      S1 29.09. - 05.10.19 daily

      Extras

      Discount extra bed  
      3rd person* -100 €
       *valid in a double room with 2 full paying persons  
      Bikes & Equipment  
      27-speed bike 80 €
      E-bike 190 €
      Helmet 15 €
      Extra nights
      Peschiera del Garda 3* (dbl/sgl) from 60 €/ 85 €
      Verona 3* (dbl/sgl) from 65 €/ 85 €

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR

    • ACCOMODATION EXAMPLES

      3* HOTEL PUCCINI: During your bike tour you will be accomodated in the comfortable 3* Hotel Puccini in Peschiera del Garda. Directly at the promenade of Lake Garda and approx. 500 metres from the oldern part of the city; nearby a harbour where You can enjoy silent hours between your cycling days. The amusement park "Gardaland" is located approx. 2,5 km from the hote. All comfortable rooms are equipped with modern facilities. An outdoor pool as well as a small garden is awaiting you. Parking places for free.

      Please note: subject to changes. Due to availibilty reasons it it possible that another equal hotel is booked for you.Your will find your definite hotel on your booking confirmation or the hotel list attached. Subject to modifications.


    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are citybikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres. E-bikes are also available for this tours, while kids’ bikes and accessories are at hand for all family-friendly holidays.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 27-speed-hybrid-unisex-bike
      • E-bikes unisex
      • children seat, children trailer, tagalong

      E-bikes

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the Great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain. Our research has led us to:

      Kalkhoff, Agattu model
      Motor: 36 volts, 540W/H Impulse, located centrally.
      The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube.
      Gears: Nexus 8-speed.
      Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

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