Day 5: Bike Lake Garda to Valpolicella (10 miles, 30ft net elevation loss). After a delicious lakeside breakfast, we take a ferry to the southern end of Lake Garda to the town of Bardolino where we begin biking again. We bike along the lake to the town of Lazise before heading away from the lake and into wine country. Biking past vineyards and wineries, we arrive to a stunning villa hotel in the Valpolicella region where will spend the next two nights.
Day 6: Explore Valpolicella (mileage varies). The Valpolicella region is one of Italy’s premier wine growing regions, and biking past the vineyards and rolling hills is the best way to experience it! We will stop at a couple of the wineries, and if you decide you enjoy wine tasting more than biking then rest assured the van is available to drive you around! If you’d like another rest day, you can enjoy a relaxing day at the villa. In the evening, partake in an optional cooking class where you can learn the secrets to Italian cuisine.
Day 7: Bike from Valpolicella to Verona (6 miles, 40ft net elevation loss). Today’s shorter ride takes us to Verona, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Surrounded on three sides by the Adige River, Verona has buildings dating back to the Romans (including the Arena, a mini-Colosseum) and is famous for being the location where Romeo & Juliet took place. Verona has excellent shopping and several great museums- if you have the time we recommend spending an extra day or two in the city after the tour ends.
This is the general itinerary that is used for the trip. Itineraries are subject to change based on weather and other circumstances.