Verona & Lake Garda Cycling Tour

The reflexes of the beautiful mountains in the clear waters of Lake Garda... biking along rustic roads through the vineyards of Valpolicella, and then, relax in the evening with a glass of that wonderful wine... this is traveling by bicycle in Italy.

A unique opportunity to explore three regions: Veneto, Lombardy, Trentino ... all in one unforgettable experience.

 

Region:
A panoramic dream of many colors ... the illusion of the sea to the high peaks of the mountains , the rocks and overhanging cliffs, picturesque castles, charming marinas , from ancient villages to the vineyards ... all within reach… by bike.

 

Food:
Let the tasting begin! Enjoy delicious rice dishes, cold cuts like Sopressa, cheeses and dairy products of Lessinia, the fish of Garda and the rivers ... even the fussiest palate will be satisfied!

 

History:
A land rich in history where the past has left its mark. Though fragmented over the centuries, this area has unified over a love for art and culture, passed down through the museums, monuments and theaters.

September 30 to October 7 of 2018 ( 7 Days )

$1500 to $2500 Double Room (registration fees are non-refundable)

What's Included

•    Breakfast  - Buffet with a selection of warm, cold, sweet and savoury treats,
•    Afternoon post ride - Buffet till 5 pm with starters, tasty hot dishes, bruschetta, pasta, salami, pizza, cheese, fresh salads, seasonal fruit and desserts,
•    Dinner – Gourmet meals with set menus including choices in our beautiful restaurant where you can choose sit indoors or outdoors on the terrace and celebrate your day’s achievements
•    Free bottled water during the meals
•    Unlimited supply of water and energy drinksbananas and sandwiches for daily rides

“Enjoy Bike room” your bike will be housed in a safe and secure room, equipped with hooks and rack.

Daily laundry service for your bike kit is available

Our bike guides will accompany you in the daily bike tours, different groups & levels

We will be touring  Venice, Verona, Simone.

What's Not Included

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by MotionFit
  • Train, Bus, Ferry and Taxi transportation
  • Meals outside of our headquarter hotel

Day 1

September 30th (Sunday)

Upon arrival each participant will be welcomed by the staff and the beauty Peschiera del Garda. Each rider will be able to settle into their rooms. During Dinner Coach Kameel will discuss next day ride and activities

 

Day 2

October 1st (Monday)   Ride Difficult (Medium)

VALTENESI WITH FERRY 

Ride across the villages on the eastern side of the lake before ferrying to the western coast. From the ferry you will enjoy a fantastic view on Monte Baldo and the lake itself.

Distance: 84 Km    Climb: 960 m

Day 3

October 2nd (Tuesday)     Ride Difficult (Hard)

Monte Baldo

Monte Baldo is the highest peak around Lake Garda and the road takes us high up the mountain to the ski facility. This is also the longest climb in the Verona area (25 km, a difference in altitude of 1800m, with a maximum slope of 15%). Across the valley to the East is the Lessinia plateau with an alpine meadow at an altitude of 1000m. Lessinia makes for a great summer ride through mountain scenery.

Distance: 125 Km    Climb: 2200 m

Day 4

October 3rd (Wednesday)

Tour Venice  --------Day off from Cycling 

We will travel to Venice by train early in the morning it only takes 75min. Venice has been described as the most beautiful city built by man and one of Europe’s most romantic cities. Venice is also known for its art, architecture and culture. So you’ll never be short of something to do in the “City of Bridges”

Day 5

October 4th (Thursday)     Ride Difficult (Medium)

VALPOLICELLA & VERONA

Valpolicella is characterized by its rustic climbs, fruit-tree covered hills and picturesque vineyards. This is the territory where the grapes for Amarone wine and our local cherries are cultivated. At the foot of Valpolicella, we ride across the Adige river and through the centre of the historic city of Verona.

Distance: 92 Km    Climb: 1260 m

Day 6

October 5th (Friday)     Ride Difficult (Hard)

PANORAMICA DE MALCESINE

The Passo Campiano is situated in Venero. This climb belongs to the Alps.  Passo Campiano ascent is 5.95 km long. Over this distance, you climb 303 meters. The average percentage thus is 5.1 %.

Distance: 92 Km    Climb: 1260 m

Day 7

October 6th (Saturday)     Ride Difficult (Easy)

COLLINE MORENICHE

Nice and easy ride to end the Italy tour

Distance: 64 Km    Climb: 535 m

Day 8

October 7th (Sunday)

Departure

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Savor the full charm of Lake Garda, with the typical beauty of the lake landscape, to push us into the rolling hills of Lombardy. A land of vineyards and olive groves interspersed with dirt roads and trails, which attracts tourists from every corner of the planet!

"Finally – the mountain! If climbing is your inspiration, this tour is made for you. It will take us on the massive mountain range between Verona and Trento, at 2218 meters, the highest in the area. And this route offers the longest climb in the region: about 23 km of climbing which takes us to an altitude of 1617 meters to the Rifugio Graziani.

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We take you to the plateau of Lessini, over 10,000 hectares ( 25,000 acres) containing a surprising variety of natural species, as well as historical and archaeological sites of inestimable value.

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We go to the north-west of Lake Garda: after a first course with level plot you get to Torri del Benaco.
There take the ferry that will take us across the lake, up to Toscolano, where starts the climb to Tremosine. We will make the bike path that is called the "Strada della Forra": a jewel nestled in the mountains.

Lake Garda, a genuine natural pearl, and one of the jewels of the Italian territory! We will give you a corner of the Mediterranean in the south of the lake, flat and embraced by the gentle slopes of the Riviera degli Olivi.

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We will take you to find what is, since the days of ancient Rome, the most famous area for growing grapes, and in particular for Amarone wine, known worldwide. We'll ride through beautiful hills, where we will encounter some short climbs.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE

Dinner
You can have dinner inside in our restaurant or on the summer terrace situated in the garden-pool area. There will be at your disposal a different menu every day, with 3 starters and 3 main courses with your choice of fish, meat, or vegetarian. Moreover fresh and cooked vegetables from the buffet, fruit and dessert home made by our chefs..
Laundry
On your arrival it will be provided you a small net for your bike clothes to be washed. When you come back from the tour please put the dirty clothes in the net and leave it in the box on the ground floor. The nextmorning you’ll find in the same box the washed clothes.
Bike Room
Your bike will be housed in a safe and secure room, equipped with hooks and rack.
Bike Guide
Our bike guides will accompany you in the daily bike tours, different groups & levels
Minivan
During the most difficult excursions, our minivan is going to be always available to assist you with technical equipment, food and drinks.
City Tours
We will be touring Milan, Venice and Verona
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