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
Wine & Dine
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.
Culture + 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!
“Wonderful bike trip in Italy! I wasn't sure I would be able do the trip due to recent health issues (heart failure and prolonged hospitalization), but Mero recommended an e-bike; an electric assisted bicycle. It looks like a regular bike, but has a small battery in the back that is smaller than my laptop. There is hardly any sound and you would never know it wasn't a regular bicycle. I went 40 miles the first day and there were still two bars left on the battery! This bike enabled me to enjoy a wonderful time bicycling for a week with my family. Even going uphill, it was like riding downhill when you turned on the electric assist. Thank you Mero for your recommendation and a great trip. Wonderful scenery, hotels, food and friendship. I look forward to many more trips with you.” -Allen
“We took the bicycle tour of northern Italy and it exceeded all of our expectations. This is the first time that my wife and I embarked in this type of adventure and we thoroughly enjoyed. The trip was very well planed and organized. The team that assisted us were great! They were well prepared and completely service oriented. The hotels, meals and activities were wonderful. One added benefit of the tour is that we made new friends and the camaraderie during the trip was great. By the way, great value!!” -Francis
“The Italian bike tour was absolutely magnificent. The accommodations and the places we visited were top notch. The scenery along the way was spectacular, and not what you'd see if you travelled by car or bus or train. What a treat! It was nice to have the option of riding in the van if we were tired or just wanted to have more time in the next town. Mero is a phenomenal leader with a genuine concern for each trip participant. He works hard to ensure that everyone has a great experience. His planning and his thoughtfulness were evident every day of the trip. He is really amazing! I would highly recommend traveling with Carpe Mundo. This was our second trip with them and we are already planning our next Carpe Mundo adventure. Hopefully there will be many more in our future. Such a great company.” -Virginia
“Our Italy bike trip was beyond our expectations! Mero was so well organized and prepared! We just got to enjoy riding along beautiful paths in the country side and then resting in beautiful accommodations each night along the way! Making new friends and enjoying delicious food and wine was a memory we will treasure!” -Anna