• Info

    Tour type

    Self-guided

     

    Departures

    SA, SU from 21.03 to 17.10.2020
    TU, WE from 30.04 to 18.09.2020
    Special departure dates for at least 5 people.

     

    Seasons
    Season 1: 21.03 - 24.04 and 26.09 - 17.10.2020
    Season 2: 25.04 - 22.05 and 7.09 - 25.09.2020
    Season 3: 23.05 - 6.09.2020

    Price per person
    480 € in double room, mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels

    Included

    • 4-nights hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Welcome briefing in English
    • Travel Guide, Maps, Roadbook
    • Luggage transportation
    • 4-hour ferry cruise on Lake Garda
    • Hotline service


    Not included

    • Local taxes (approx. 8 €)
    • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”


    Supplements per person
    140 € single room
    60 € season 2
    100 € season 3

    Extra nights in in double/single room with breakfast:
    75/100 € in Bolzano
    65/85 € in Verona

    Girolibero rental bikes including insurance against theft and damage:
    60 € Touring bike
    85 Hybrid bike
    125 € E-bike
    60 € Child bike
    120 € Family and Adult Tandems

    Additional bike accessories on demand:
    85 € child trailer
    15 € helmet (head circumference from 54 to 61 cm)
    Free of charge: child seat and FollowMe-Tandem

    Reductions
    70 € 3rd adult in room

    Children 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)
    50% 3-6 years
    30% 7-10 years

     

  • Day by Day

    1. Bolzano
    Individual arrival. Bolzano is a famous commercial and tourist centre and also a historical and cultural connection between the Italian and the German-speaking world.
     
    2. Bolzano – Trento (65/70 km)
    Today you will ride mostly along the Adige River, through orchards and vineyards passing the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. The dam pathways leads then to Trento. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way.
     
    3. Trento – Desenzano/Peschiera (50 km by bike + ferry)
    Always pedalling along the river Adige you reach Rovereto and Mori. From here westwards towards Lake Garda. After a short ascent, a refreshing descent will follow and lead you to Torbole and Riva. The ferry cruise takes you to the southern part of the lake.
     
    4. Desenzano/Peschiera – Verona (60/35 km)
    Today you head to Verona. With the Adige crossing it, this is one of the most important and beautiful cities in the Veneto region. Worth visiting are: the Roman Arena, the Church of San Zeno and Juliet’s House.
     
    5. Verona
    Departure after breakfast.

    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 Riva del Garda to Peschiera/Desenzano), the ferry boat company can delay, cancel or deviate the navigation without notice.
    In case of cancellation the ferry boat service will be replaced by alternative means of transport (usually by bus). The same applies if the ferry boat service is no longer foreseen (for example at the end of the season).

     

     

  • Route profile
    • Total length: 150/180 km
    • Total vertical up: 310/650 m
    • Terrain: 95% tarmac, 5% unpaved
    • Train connection among the overnight stays: every day
    • Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 2 and 3.


    As a whole it is an easy to manage itinerary, riding on secondary streets with low traffic or paved bike paths. There are light hilly bits with short uphill sections.

     

    Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for everyone.
    This tour is also suitable for children. The longest stage, from Bolzano to Trento, can be shortened by taking the train.

     

  • How to get there

    Bolzano is connected with the following airports:
    Innsbruck: 120 km, Verona: 150 km, Bergamo: 240 km, Venice: 280 km, Treviso: 280 km, Milan: 300 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 as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites.

    You will be accommodated in mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels.

    All rooms have en suite facilities. Some hotels located in mountainous places of northern Italy can be without 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 sofa bed.

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    Girolibero bikes are available in different sizes and frames:
    - Touring bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
    - Touring bike 7-gear Shimano Nexus with back-pedal brake
    - Hybrid bike 27-gear Shimano
    - E-bike 9-gear Shimano
    - Tandem www.pedalpower.de

    Features:
    - aluminium frame
    - mudguard (not for Hybrid)
    - rear rack
    - comfort gel saddle www.selleroyal.com (different model for Hybrid)
    - anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres
    - ergonomic bicycle grips
    - Speed Lifter system

    You can also rent:
    - Child bikes | 20” wheels | 24” wheels
    - Child seat | max 22 kg | 0-4 yrs
    - Child trailer | max 30 kg | 0-4 yrs | 1 seat | www.croozer.com
    - Follow-me tandem for 20” child bike | max 27 kg | 4-7 yrs | www.followmetandem.co.uk
    - Family tandem | 1 adult + 1 child 4-12 yrs
    These accessories can only be mounted on unisex 27-gear Shimano Deore Touring bikes.

    Bike insurance
    An insurance against theft and damage is included in the rental bike price. In cases of careless or improper behavior the insurance will not cover the costs.

    Accessories
    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:
    1 cycle computer  
    1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    1 front bar bag or 1 map holder
    1 water bottle (0.75 l)
    1 repair kit per room: 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers
    1 combination bike lock

    At the moment of booking you can also rent helmets suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61 cm. All our helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.

     

     

  • Accompanying material

    The Information Pack (one per room) includes:

    - final hotel list: due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
    - luggage labels to be attached to each piece of luggage to be transported
    - hotel vouchers to be handed in to the hotel reception  upon arrival
    - Lake Garda ferry-boat voucher: give this voucher to the ticket office in Riva del Garda to get your passage by ferry-boat to Peschiera or Desenzano del Garda.

    Girolibero Greens booklets:
    1) Travel guide with valuable information about the history, artistic heritage, landscapes and places of interest of the areas you pass through during your tour.
    Plus: local events, fun facts, suggestions on how to make the best of an extended break along the route, and tips on local wining and dining.
    2) 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.
    3) Roadbook describing the cycling route, stage by stage. Great on its own or in conjunction with the maps.

     

     

  • By your side

    In Bolzano you will meet our representative who:
    - will illustrate the tour
    - will deliver your bikes
    - will be available (about 30 minutes) for any questions you may have.

    The exact time and place of the meeting will be specified in the Final Tour Details. We kindly ask you to advise if you cannot attend the meeting.


    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us as follows:
    - office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
    - emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00. The number will be specified in the Final Tour Details.

  • 6 Client reviews
    • Enrico

      Departure 24-28 August 2019

      Online from 04 September 2019

      La bellezza delle città non si discute anche se c'è poco tempo per visitarle.
      Per il resto poco interessante.
    • William

      Departure 24-28 July 2019

      Online from 02 August 2019

      Wonderful way to visit this part of Italy.
    • Philip

      Departure 22-26 May 2019

      Online from 06 June 2019

      Well worth it!
    • Francesca

      Departure 19-23 May 2019

      Online from 05 June 2019

      Even though we had quite a bit of rain, the trip was very good.

      We would have liked to have the use of ponchos when we started in Bolzano. Coming from overseas we did not have a lot of rain gear and had to go and buy our own ponchos. Our previous trip in Europe provided us with inexpensive (Ikea) ponchos, which we returned at the end of our trip.

      GiroliberoGirolibero risponde

      Thanks Francesca, you gave us an idea for the future :)
    • Massimo

      Departure 19-23 August 2017

      Online from 28 August 2017

      Giro semplice ed adatto a tutti.
      Ciclabili eccellenti, specialmente la prima parte
    • Sergio

      Departure 01-05 August 2017

      Online from 10 August 2017

      ottimo.
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