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

$1500 to $2500 Double Room

(registration fees are non-refundable)
FROM:

$1500 to $2500 Per Person

Double Room (registration fees are non-refundable)
DURATION:

7 Days

RIDER TYPE:

Group B pace. Active / Recreational

NON-RIDERS ARE WELCOME:

Non-riding travelers will have plenty activities located nearby our very centrally located accommodation

BIKE AVAILABLE FOR RENT:

Pinarello Dogma F10

Plan your Travel

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) In the morning time . You may take the train from the Airport to Milano Centrale Train Station. The trip will take about 50 minutes and will cost around $15. If you plan to arrive outside of regular business hours we suggest that you used the link to endure the train times.

Milan Hotel area recommendation near the Milan train station

Hotel Mediolanum or use Hotel.com to find near by options

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
  • Bike transportation or bike rental
  • 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

Protection

We recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travelex Insurance Services provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us.

Non-Rider

Bike Rental

Day 0

September 29th (Saturday)

If you follow our recommendation arrive a day before we are touring Milan

Optional Tour if you arrive a day earlier to Milan.

  • Santa Maria della Grazie contains Da Vinci's famous fresco, the Last Supper
  • The Duomo is the world's largest Gothic cathedral and the third largest church in Europe. Building began in 1386 and lasted nearly 500 years! Its marble facade is magnificent and its roof has 135 spires and 3200 statues. Be sure to climb the stairs or take the elevator to the top for views of Milan from the duomo rooftop and a close look at the Duomo's spires.
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is noteworthy because it is the oldest shopping mall in the world.

Tour Start at 1pm

What's Included :  Milan Tour

What's not Included: Milan Hotel, Train tickets, museum tickets and meals

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

Departure Milan to Peschiera del Garda at 12pm   Tain information 

 

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.

  Normal Ride Distance: 84 Km    Climb: 960 m

  Shorter Ride Distance: TBD Km    Climb: TBD m


  OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Verona Tours

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.

  Normal Ride Distance: 125 Km    Climb: 2200 m

  Shorter Ride Distance: TBD Km    Climb: TBD m


  OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Peschiera del Garda Tours

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.

  Normal Ride Distance: 92 Km    Climb: 1260 m

  Shorter Ride Distance: TBD Km    Climb: TBD m


  OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Simone Tours

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 %.

  Normal Ride Distance: 92 Km    Climb: 1260 m

  Shorter Ride Distance: TBD Km    Climb: TBD m


  OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Cheese maker tour

Day 7

October 6th (Saturday)     Ride Difficult (Easy)

COLLINE MORENICHE

Nice and easy ride to end the Italy tour

  Normal Ride Distance: 64 Km    Climb: 535 m

  Shorter Ride Distance: TBD Km    Climb: TBD m


  OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Winery Tours

Day 8

October 7th (Sunday)

Departure:

If you are flying out today, please do not book a flight before 2:30 PM.

How to Get There

Departure

FLY INTO:

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)

MEETING LOCATION:

Enjoy Garda Hotel

MEETING TIME:

12:00 PM

FLY OUT OF:

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)

DEPARTING LOCATION:

Enjoy Garda Hotel

DEPARTING TIME:

12:00 PM

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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 Venice, Verona, Simone.
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