Day 1: Bolzano. Our tour starts in Bolzano, the capital of the South Tyrol region and a beautiful Alpine town. You will notice a definite German influence on the architecture, language, and food. You can explore the city or venture out to the surrounding mountains to admire the beauty of the Dolomites. If you would like, you can opt to spend the night in a castle just outside of town!
Day 2: Bike Bolzano to Trento (20 or 40 miles, 225ft net elevation loss).Our first day of biking takes us along the Adige River through a gorgeous valley. We bike past apple orchards and vineyards on a flat bike path, free of cars allowing you to enjoy the scenery. After 20 miles at the halfway point, you can either ride in the van or continue biking on to Trento.
Day 3: Bike Trento to Lake Garda (30 miles, 300ft net elevation loss). Today we continue biking south along the Adige River. After a short uphill push we come to Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. We coast downhill to the lakefront town of Torbole, a great place to shop or eat beside the lake. We then take a ferry to the charming town of Malcesine where we spend the next two nights at a gorgeous lakefront hotel.
Day 4: Lake Garda Rest Day. Today is a free day to explore the beautiful lake. Set beneath majestic mountains, you will be mesmerized by how beautiful Lake Garda is. You can relax by the lake, visit the town’s castle, take a gondola up to the top of Monte Baldo, or partake in one of the many adventure activities such as mountain biking, paragliding, canyoning, hiking, kayaking, or windsurfing, among others.
Day 5: Bike Lake Garda to Verona (19 miles, 30ft net elevation loss). After a delicious lakeside breakfast, we take a ferry to the southern end of Lake Garda where we begin biking again. We go through quaint small towns before arriving in Verona. We arrive in the early afternoon, giving you plenty of time to explore the city, see buildings dating back to the Romans (including the Arena, a mini-Colosseum), visit some of the museums, or go shopping at one of the many stores and boutiques.
Day 6: Bike Verona to a Winery (6 miles, 40ft net elevation loss). We begin biking later than usual today, giving you more time to enjoy Verona. Our short ride takes us to a winery where we spend the night at the beautifully restored 16th century estate. In the afternoon you can partake in a wine tasting to try the winery’s organic wines. You can also kayak in a stream that runs through the property, take a stroll in the vineyards, relax by the pool, or take a cooking class!
This is the general itinerary that is used for the trip. Itineraries are subject to change based on weather and other circumstances.