Delicious food, incredible scenery, and thousands of years of history- you will experience all of this on our Italy biking tour! Biking along the Adige River from the edge of the Alps down to beautiful wine country, you will fall in love with the small towns and vibrant culture while biking mostly on a flat, bikes-only path.
There are a lot of incredible things that we experience on this trip, but here are some of our favorites:
- Eating delicious Italian food (and guilt free from the biking!)
- Spending two nights at Italy's largest lake, Lake Garda, where you can take a break from biking to relax, shop, explore museums, or partake in one of several adventure activities such as hiking, mountain biking, windsurfing, paragliding, canyoning, paddleboarding, and kayaking
- Spending the night at a gorgeous winery estate in the countryside and trying local wines
- Having the option to spend the night in a medieval castle or to take a cooking lesson
- Exploring classic Italian cities such as Verona and Vicenza, with options to visit Milan or Venice before or after the biking trip
food & Wine
Italy is known for their food, and rightfully so. On this trip you will sample some of the best food- from gourmet pizza and pasta to homemade bruschetta and delicious truffle dishes, Italy is a food lover's delight! You can even learn how to make some of the dishes by opting to partake in a cooking lesson. We bike through one of Italy's premier wine growing regions (known as Tre Venezie), where you can sample local whites like Soave and Prosecco as well as delicious reds unique to the region such as Valpolicella and Amarone. Spending the night at a historic 16th century estate at a winery will give you the chance to learn more about the wine making process as well as its history in the area.
Rich Culture, plenty of fun
We bike through a variety of incredibly charming Italian towns and cities. Starting in Bolzano, the capital of the South Tyrol region surrounded by the Dolomite Mountains, you get to experience a typical Alpine town. At Lake Garda, the charming lakefront villages will win you over with incredible views and a relaxed way of life. And then Verona and Vicenza are exciting quintessential Italian cities. Verona dates back to the Romans, as evidenced by the 2,000 year old arena which still hosts performances. This is also where Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet takes place, and you can visit Juliet's balcony! Vicenza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "City of Palladio" due to all of the palaces, villas, and other buildings in the city designed by the famous architect Andrea Palladio in the 1500s. In addition to visiting these diverse and amazing cities, there is no shortage of adventure activities. While visiting Lake Garda, perhaps the adventure capital of Italy, you can go rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding, windsurfing, paddleboarding or kayaking- there are so many ways to have fun and enjoy your time in Italy!