Self-guided  Original tour
Bike and family

Italy

Lake Garda

Easy cycling and bags of fun

from 530 €

7 Days / 6 Nights, 3* hotel

Web code IT037

  • Info

    Tour type

    Self-guided

     

    Departures

    Every day 4.04 - 3.10.2020

     

    Seasons
    Season 1: 4.04 - 26.04 and 27.09 - 3.10.2020
    Season 2: 27.04 - 22.05 and 31.08 - 26.09.2020
    Season 3: 23.05 - 30.08.2020

    Price per person
    530 € in double room, 3* hotel

    Included

    • 6 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
    • App including maps, points of interest and GPS tracks
    • Digital tour information
    • Ferry ticket Peschiera-Garda
    • Hotline service


    Not included

    • Local taxes (approx 10-15 €)
    • Entrance fees to the theme parks specified in the programme
    • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”


    Supplements per person
    200 € single room
    80 € Saison 2
    120 € Saison 3

    Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:
    from 60/85 € in Peschiera del Garda

    Rental bikes:
    85 € Trekking bike
    195 € E-bike
    85 € Child bike

    Additional bike accessories on demand:
    60 € trailer bike
    85 € child trailer
    20 € child seat

    Reductions
    The reduction for the 3rd/4th child in room will be calculated on the basic price and seasons supplements according to the following table:
    100% 0-2 years (baby cot to be paid on site)
    70% 3-7 years
    30% 8-14 years

     

  • Day by Day

     

    1. Peschiera del Garda
    Individual arrival.
     
    2. Solferino (40 km)
    First day on bike among Lugana vineyards, typical white wine of this area. You’ll reach Solferino, the site of the famous battle that in 1859 ended the Italian Second War of Independence, providing the basis for a united Italy. Back to Peschiera by bike and overnight.
     
    3. Borghetto - Park Sigurtà (30 km)
    Leaving Peschiera, today we head for the Sigurtà Garden Park (www.sigurta.it), skirting the River Mincio along the famous cycleway that leads to Mantua. Our first port of call is the riverside hamlet of Borghetto, listed among “Italy’s most beautiful villages” and renowned, along with neighbouring Valeggio, for its tortellini. Sigurtà covers a surface area of 600,000 sq. meters, with paths linking 18 ponds, meadows, a labyrinthine maze, a medicinal plants garden and large sundial, as well as an educational play farm.
     
    4. Day of fun
    Today’s menu is strictly for kids only (of all ages!): Gardaland (www.gardaland.it), one of Europe’s top theme parks, offering dozens of rides and attractions. The park can be reached by free shuttle service from Peschiera station. Alternatively, why not enjoy the Sealife Aquarium or the Canevaworld Aquapark (also served by free shuttle).
     
    5. Parco Natura Viva (30 km)
    The Parco Natura Viva (www.parconaturaviva.it) has been described as a zoological park where “the animals actually look contented”, and today’s excursion takes us into the heart of a conservation project with a difference, which includes a number of endangered species. There is an added bonus for cyclists: a reduced ticket price.
     
    6. Garda (ferry + 25 km by bike)
    Today you’ll cycle among hills and hamlets surrounding the lake, thanks to a short ferry transfer to Garda, the small town which gave its name to the lake. Once in Garda, you’ll start cycling towards Bardolino, famous for the red wine, and from there you’ll cycle back to Peschiera, crossing the sweet lake landscape.
     
    7. Peschiera del Garda
    After breakfast, end of tour.


    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

    In case of strike, bad weather conditions, technical breakdowns, safety problems or any other reason preventing the regular departure of the ferry boat (from Peschiera to Garda), the ferry boat company can delay, cancel or deviate the navigation without notice.

     

     

  • Route profile

    Total length: 125 km
    Total vertical up: 490 m
    Terrain: 95% tarmac, 5% unpaved
     
    Routes are devised with the younger travellers in mind and are predominantly on cycleways and quiet roads. The itinerary is designed in loops and it’s mainly flat, with no significant climbs.

     

    Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for everyone.

     

  • How to get there

    Peschiera is connected with the following airports:
    Verona: 25 km, Bergamo: 95 km, Venice: 150 km.


    TRAINS
    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com.

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort.

    You will be accommodated in a 3* Hotel.

    All rooms have en suite facilities and are equipped with air conditioning.

    When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:

    • double room is a room with one double bed
    • twin room is a room with two single beds
    • triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a sofabed
    • a family room could be converted into two double/twin rooms next to each other, according to availability

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    Rental bikes are available in different sizes and frames:

    • City bike 21-gear Shimano
    • E-bike


    Features:

    • aluminium frame
    • mudguard
    • rear rack
    • anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres


    You can also rent:

    • Child bikes | 20” wheels | 24” wheels
    • Trailer bike | 20” wheels
    • Child seat | max 22 kg | 1-5 yrs
    • Child trailer | max 35 kg | 1-4 yrs | 1 seat

     


    Accessories
    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    • 1 one-sided saddlebag
    • 1 bike lock


    We recommend that you bring with you a cycling helmet, a water bottle and a repair kit.

  • Accompanying material

    Before your arrival, you will receive an email from us with the digital information material. It contains:

    1. Link to download the App including maps, points of interest and GPS tracks (you can use the App offline, too)

    2. Link to download the tour information material in Pdf:

    • Tour notes
    • Final tour details
    • Girolibero Greens booklets:

    a) Detailed Maps of the itinerary: in colour and scaled 1:75.000/50.000, an altitude profile chart and maps of any historic city centres you will visit.
    b) Roadbook describing the cycling route, stage by stage. Great on its own or in conjunction with the maps.

    3. Digital travel documents:

    • Final hotel list: due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
    • Hotel vouchers to show to the hotel reception upon arrival
    • Ferry ticket Peschiera-Garda
    • Luggage labels: please print them, fill them out and attach them on each piece of luggage to be transported


    Please check all documents thoroughly and let us know if anything is missing.

  • 1 Client reviews
    • Francesca G.

      Departure 2016

      Online from 31 August 2016

      Volevo ringraziarvi immensamente per la bellissima vacanza che io, mio
      marito e mio figlio abbiamo passato. Ci siamo divertiti tantissimo .
      I parchi, i borghi , il panorama, le pedalate, tutto semplicemente meraviglioso. Mio figlio non voleva più tornare a casa!!
      Organizzazione perfetta!!! Non ci sono abbastanza parole per spiegarvi come siamo rimasti soddisfatti (molto più di quanto ci aspettassimo ) da questa prima esperienza con Voi, se non dirvi ci risentiamo anno prossimo per un'altra avventura. Mio figlio ce lo ha fatto promettere e si sta già studiando il catalogo dei giri!!.
      Grazie
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