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  • 6 nights | 35 miles/day
  • Difficulty Level: 2
  • Self-guided from: €679
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Tours using road, hybrid or touring bikes:

  1. Mostly flat
  2. Flat with some gentle slopes
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs
  5. Extensive climbing

Tours using mountain bikes:

  1. Mostly flat, wide trails
  2. Some gentle slopes, wide trails
  3. Rolling, hilly terrain and/or narrow trails
  4. Some long and/or steep climbs and/or technical trails
  5. Extensive climbing and/or highly technical trails
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  6. Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

Culture, wine and Lake Garda are the perfect ingredients for "La Dolce Vita." Welcome to a cycle tour that will spoil your senses with high arts and culture in the cities of Trento, Verona, Brescia and Mantua. Not only will you cycle by the palaces in the city of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, you will also cycle by Trento's Cathedral, Brescia's Roman Capitolium and Mantua's Piazza Sordello.

Then there is Lake Garda, the enchanting blue-green lake ideal for resting, relaxing or enjoying a refreshing swim. Enjoy the local flavor with regional wines, including Valpolicella, Lambrusco, Bardolino and Lugana, which grow in the surrounding area. Experience all of this without having to pack a suitcase every day, as you stay in one hotel that serves as the base for this breathtaking bicycle tour of Lake Garda.

Daily program

Day 1: Individual arrival
Welcome briefing and distribution of bikes. You can spend the evening strolling through the old town.

Day 2: Trento (31 miles/50 km + boat tour)
The day begins with a minibus transfer to Trento, famous for its old town, cathedral, and Buonconsiglio Castle. From Trento, you cycle along the Adige River via Rovereto to Mori. At Mori the route leaves the river, cycling west to Lake Garda. In Mori, you will try the world famous pistachio ice cream in the Gelateria Bologna. After a brief climb, you cycle down to the lake and on to Torbole and Riva. The day ends with a boat tour across the lake and back to Sirmione or Desenzano.

Day 3: Verona (35 miles/55 km)
After a minibus or train transfer to Verona, you can enjoy a stroll through the city of Romeo and Juliet. Over soft hills, past cypress trees and vineyards, you cycle from Verona to the south bank of Lake Garda--for Goethe the lake was "a delicious spectacle," for the Roman poet Catull "a shining star."

Day 4: Mantua (41 miles/65 km)
Today's route follows wonderful paths along the Mincio River southwards to Mantua. The 1,000-year old city of the royal Gonzaga family will impress you with its fabulous art and beauty. Visit such sites as the Castello San Giorgio, Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Sordello with the house of Rigoletto, the cathedral, the Piazza Broletto with the old city hall, the Piazza Erbe with the courthouse palace, the clock tower, the rotunda of San Lorenzo, and the Basilica of St. Andrew are worth seeing. You return by train.

Day 5: Excursion into the history of Italy (31 miles/50 km)
Today you follow solitary roads through vineyards, peach orchards and kiwi plantations to Solferino. It is at Solferino that Garibaldi won the famous "Battle of Solferino" that united Italy. On the return journey, you cycle to Lake Garda through Lugana, a well-known wine area.

Day 6: Brescia (37 miles/60 km)
Leaving Sirmione you cycle along the lakeshore to Cavalgese di Riviera with unforgettable views of Lake Garda. Along Naviglio Grande Bresciano, a canal cycle path, you continue to Brescia, a city of Roman origin. You return by train.

Day 7: Departure
Departure or extra days on Lake Garda.

Route map

Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.


Sundays and Wednesdays: Apr 07-Oct 13, 2019
Low season: Apr 07, 2019 - Apr 27, 2019, Sep 29, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Shoulder season: Apr 28, 2019 - May 25, 2019, Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019
High season: May 26, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019


Hotel Blu Lake Sirmione (4-star)
Per person, double occupancy
High season surchage
Shoulder season surcharge
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed unisex frame
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed men's frame
Electrically-assisted bike
Helmet (for purchase only)
Child, ages 0-5 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
Child, ages 6-11 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
Child, ages 12-14 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
Person, ages 15 and older sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
Hotel Lido International (4-star)
Per person, double occupancy
Shoulder season surcharge
High season surcharge
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
Bike Rentals
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed unisex frame
Hybrid touring bike, 21-speed men's frame
Electrically-assisted bike
Helmet (for purchase only)
Child, ages 0-5 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
Child, ages 6-11 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
Child, ages 12-14 sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
Person, ages 15 and older sharing a room with 2 full paying adults (on base package price)
Please note: Instead of operating bicycle tours ourselves, BikeTours.com represents local bicycle tour operators around the world. Review the tour operator's information and terms below, then submit your booking request through BikeTours.com. The primary benefits of booking your tour through BikeTours.com include:
  • Lower cost: You pay local tour company prices—less than what big American companies charge
  • Variety: Choose from more than 200 tours offered by local operators in 35 countries.
  • Advice: Our informed advisors help you choose the trip that's right for you.
  • Great exchange rates: Pay low rates thanks to the millions of dollars in foreign currency we buy each year. Or pay in euros!
  • Convenience: We handle the full booking and payment process.
  • Support: We’re your advocates from initial planning through final pedal stroke.
Contact us with any questions about booking and paying for your tour through BikeTours.com. We look forward to serving you!

Eurobike Terms and Conditions

I. Cancellation through the customer/substitute participant/change in booking
1. The Customer may withdraw from the agreement at any time prior to the start of travel. We recommend that the Customer communicate his or her cancellation in writing. In the event of a cancellation or no-show, we shall be entitled to charge the following fees (percentages refer to the price of travel):

  • Up to the 28th day before the beginning of the journey: 20%, at minimum €50
  • From the 27th to the 14th day before the beginning of the journey: 30% of the travel price
  • From the 13th to the 8th day before the beginning of the journey: 50% of the travel price
  • From 7th to 4th day before the beginning of the journey: 70%
  • From 3rd day to no-show: 90% of the travel price
  • Cancellation during the tour: 100% of the tour price.

In each case a cancellation insurance is recommendable. We recommend a travel withdrawal insurance, please note that the insurance doesn't work for travel expenses. For that case you shall take an additional insurance.

For bike and boat tours offered through the tour operator, the following cancellation penalties apply:

  • Until 84 days before start of the journey 20%
  • From 83 days to 42 days 30%
  • From 41 days to 28 days 60%
  • From 27 days to 4 days 80%
  • From 3 days and no-show 90%
  • By travel expensen 100% on the travel price.

2. Each registered travel participant may allow a third-party to take his or her place if he or she notifies us thereof in writing up to three days prior to the start of travel. The tour operator may refuse the third party's participation for good cause. The conditions of cancellation above shall apply. If a substitute person takes the registered participant's place, this shall not affect the original contract. We shall be entitled to charge €50,- for change fees.

3. Changes to the booking in terms of number or types of rooms, hotel category and type of board shall, providing such is possible in the hotels and there is sufficient capacity available, is basically possible up to 14 days prior to the start of travel. Nonetheless, we will however have to charge you for the time and effort involved. For each change, we shall charge you € 50,-.

II. Signing the travel agreement
1. By registering, the Customer undertakes to enter into a travel agreement with the tour operator. Registration shall take place in writing on the form designated for this purpose. A telephonic, oral or other form of registration with us or one of our partner agencies shall be equally binding. Registration shall be carried out by the registering party for all co-named participants. The registering party firmly agrees to these conditions of travel, including on behalf of and for the co-named participants.

2. The agreement shall come into being upon acceptance by the tour operator or its partner agencies upon sending the booking confirmation.

3. Subsidiary agreements and amendments to the concluded travel agreement shall require our written confirmation.

IV. Services
1. With regard to the scope of the contractual services, the descriptions of service provided in the current tour operator catalogue shall be authoritative, but not however any differing statements or promises by intermediary travel agencies, town or hotel brochures or other third parties. The stopover locations are the most frequent and main stopover destinations on the cycling tours.

Under certain circumstances, we must require your consent to be placed in towns in the immediate vicinity without any deductions.

2. The price of travel listed is per person based on occupancy in a double bed room. If available, a single bed room can be booked for a surcharge. In some hotels however there are only a limited number of single bed rooms meaning that you may if necessary have to make due with a simpler room or, under certain circumstances, have to go to another hotel or private bed and breakfast. If, exceptionally, no single bed room can be made available, you will have to share a room in a two bed room. In this case you will of course receive a prorated refund.

3. For families, we grant the following discounts off the basic price and extra nights as a third person in a double room with two full paying guests: 0 to 5.99 years old: 100% (any costs incurred shall be paid on site), 6 to 11.99 years old: 50%, 12 to 14.99 years old: 25%, age 15 and up: 10%

V. Liability and restriction of liability
1. The tour operator shall be responsible for making pre-travel preparations, careful selection and monitoring of the service providers as well as for the accuracy of the descriptions of service valid for the period of travel at the time our catalogue is printed.

2. Travelers shall take part in our cycling journeys at their own risk. Minors may only participate in a journey when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

3. Every travel participant shall be responsible for ensuring that his or her health is suitable for the requirements of travel.

4. In addition, every travel participant shall be responsible for the observance of traffic regulations.

5. The conditions of carriage of the particular transport companies shall apply to all means of transport (bus, boat, airplane, etc.).

6. If, due to reasons beyond our control (adaptations, renovations, etc.) a scheduled tour cannot take place, we cannot assume any liability.

7. In the event of damage caused solely by one of the service providers selected by us or which is not due to premeditation or gross negligence on our part, then our liability shall be limited, regardless of the legal basis, to three times the price of the journey.

8. In the event of loss or damage to travel luggage, we shall only be liable if the loss or damages is caused by us and is communicated to us immediately after the occurrence. In this event, we shall only be liable for up to a max. of EUR 200.00 per person. We assume no liability for: items which are not usually transported in travel luggage, means of payment of any sort, for visual damage and damage to handles and wheels or damages to pieces of luggage weighing more than a total of 20 kg. We recommend that you take out a travel security package to cover these risks.

Transportation of customer bicycles before, during and after our cycling journeys is possible at the customer's own risk only. The settings of our cycle carriers are fitted to our rental bicycles, therefore minor damages (e.g. scratches to the paintwork) can occur. Consequently, we cannot be made liable for damages originating from transportation. Above mentioned limitation of liability is also applicable for partner tours and transportation via third parties.

9. If a journey is cancelled due to reasons beyond our control (strike, natural disaster, etc.) or if the minimum number of participants of guided group tours (8 people) and bike & boat tours (15 people or as listed in the offers) is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the journey up to 25 days before the planned travel date. In this event you shall be notified without delay and will be refunded any amounts already paid to us. You shall not be entitled to any compensation beyond this.

VI. Warranty
1. Remedies: If the travel service cannot be performed as specified in the agreement, the Customer can demand redress. What is contractually specified shall be based on the one hand on the description of service and on the other on what is customary in the destination country. The tour operator can refuse a remedy if it requires disproportional costs and efforts but shall also be entitled to provide a remedy in the form of services of equal or greater value. Substitute services can only be refused by the Customer for a significant, objectively identifiable reason. The demand for a remedy shall be communicated directly to us or to the guide. The guide shall have no authority to recognize claims.

2. Travel Price Reduction: The Customer may, after returning from the journey, request a reasonable reduction in the price of travel (discount) for the duration of the contractually non-contractually compliant portion of the journey until a remedy is provided by the tour operator. The reduction shall not apply if and to the extent that the traveler, through his or her fault, fails to communicate the deficiency to the parties listed in Item VI (1) in a timely manner so as to enable them to provide a remedy.

3. Any claims must be lodged with us no later than one month after the contractually scheduled end of travel.

VII. Cooperation Obligation
1. If the traveler does not receive the travel documents in a timely manner, he or she must inform the tour operator without delay.

2. The traveler is required, in the event of any issues disrupting the provision of the services as described in the agreement, to take all reasonable steps to contribute to remedying the disruption any to minimize or avoid any damage. The Customer is, in particular, required to lodge his or her complaints without delay to the parties named in VI (1). These parties shall be in charge of providing a remedy if such is possible. If the Customer fails, through his or her fault, to communicate a deficiency, than he or she shall have no claim to a reduction in price.

VIII. Miscellaneous
1. The Customer shall be responsible for complying with all passport, visa, customs and health regulations.

2. We must reserve the right to make changes to prices and services and to correct any mistakes and typographical errors.

3. The invalidity of individual provisions in the travel agreement shall not invalidate the rest of the agreement.

IX. Legal domicile/applicable law
1. The agreement is governed by Austrian Law.

2. The Customer may only bring legal action against the tour operator at its registered place of business.

3. The Customer's place of residence shall be authoritative for actions by the travel against the customer unless the action is directed against general merchants or persons without a general place of jurisdiction in Austria. In this case, the registered office of the tour operator shall be authoritative.


Insurance of customer funds
Pursuant to the Travel Agency Guarantee Decree [Reisebürosicherungsverordnung (RSV)] for all-inclusive journeys offered by the tour operator (registration number 1999/0035 in the Directory of Tour Operators of the Federal Ministry of Economics, Family and Youth, customer funds are secured subject to the following conditions: any payments exceeding those indicated in Item II or previously paid down payments and payments of balances owing may not be demanded nor are they secured.

The guarantor or insurer is Volksbank Braunau, 5280 Braunau (bank guarantee no. 5746). Filing of any claims must be done with the liquidator (Europäische Reiseversicherung AG, Kratochwjlestestraße 4, 1220 Vienna, Tel. no. +43(1) 317 25 00, Fax. no. +43(1) 319 93 67) within 8 weeks insolvency being declared.

Applications for refunds must be submitted, duly documented within 8 weeks of the claim arising. You shall receive a corresponding insurance certificate along with your booking confirmation.

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  • Difficulty level (Actual vs. expected) 3
  • Value 4.5
  • Included meals 4.7
  • Bikes & equipment 3.5
  • Hotels or boat 4
  • Scenery 4.3
  • Ease of navigation 3.3
  • Tour documents 3.3
  • Local tour company services 4
  • Route selection 4.3


TriaT September 17, 2018

This was our fourth family European cycling holiday with Bike Tours and our first in Italy. We loved being based in the same hotel so could settle in for the week. The location on the shore of Lake Garda was beautiful and it was so pleasant in the evening to be able to stroll into Desenzano for dinner, with lots of restaurants 5-10 mins walk away.
The cycling itself wasn't as scenic as we'd experienced in Austria and Slovenia, and we missed the stunning views of the mountains we'd had in those countries (while still on relatively flat routes). The day cycling from Trento to the north of Lake Garda was the exception. That day was the best, though take a book for the very long ferry ride back to Desenzano. And make sure you know where the ferry departs from in Riva before you settle in for lunch. It's a long way from where you first reach the lake.
We found the printed directions frequently inadequate and relied heavily on our phones for accurate navigation so make sure you have a data plan that covers Europe.
If you want to have time to explore Verona properly then build an extra day into the itinerary, leave the bikes behind and take the train round trip.
We sacrificed the ride to Brescia, opting instead to have a full day cycling to and exploring Sirmione, which was definitely worth it. The castle has great views. The small town is swarming with tourists but few venture beyond the vicinity of the castle. There are amazing Roman ruins and swimming areas on the north tip of the peninsula so take a towel.

love to bike europe July 17, 2018

Loved our bike tour in Lake Garda, Italy!

We had the best time on our bike trip! It is based out of one hotel (which is on the lake and we swam everyday after biking). We did 3 of the 5 tours due to a limited amount of time. The guy that brought our bikes was friendly, and on the first day one of the bikes broke so he brought another bike without any problem. The only problem was the first day and 1 1/2 we were lost all the time because we couldn't find the signs and the written instructions were bad (and the "app" is just a map, it doesn't give instructions). But once we started finding the signs, it was a blast. The scenery is gorgeous (vineyards, lake, towns, etc etc). Such a great trip!! We also were able to purchase helmets which we kept as a fun momento.

Gudrun58 September 28, 2017

Group of friends

Hotel was very good and the staff also. Italy is so beautiful and charming.

Pekka60 January 5, 2016

Hot hot hot

We knew that things can get very hot in Italy on august, so in 2012 me and my wife decided to book a Tour, where it is possible either cycle, or just spend time on the beach, if its too hot. We have heard that Lake Garda, and the hole area is very nice, so this Tour seemed perfect.
We flew from Helsinki to Milano, then we had a train, approximately 2 hours, from Milano to Lake Garda. Our hotel was nice little family hotel in Desenzado, with a nice little own beach. On the first day our tour-operator came to meet us and brought our bicycles, maps and other equipment.
As you know, it can be very hot, but its never too hot to cycle. Every morning we started from the hotel, and we had a nice cycling in the area. One day we took a train to Torino, and we cycled back, 80 km, temperature was 38 C, 100 F.
Best day we had, was when our tour operator took us with a van to Trento. From Trento we cycled to Riva, in the north part of Lake Garda, and in Riva we took bicycles to a ferry, witch took us back to Dezensano.
This is very easy Tour to recommend for anyone. If you don"t want to cycle, you can just relax and enjoy your holiday, good food and wine, and atmosphere.