• Info

    Tour type

    guided

     

    Departures

    SA 16.05, 13.06, 4.07, 29.08, 26.09.2020

     

    Price per person
    1,150 € in double room, mainly 4* hotels, with some 3* hotels

    Included

    • 7 nights hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast buffet
    • 7 dinners (3-course meals, 1 dinner in Venice)
    • Welcome briefing in English
    • Guide on bike
    • Luggage transportation
    • Travel Guide, Maps
    • Support van in the area
    • 4-hour ferry cruise on Lake Garda
    • Wine tasting
    • Guided visits of Verona and Venice
    • Ice-cream in the best ice cream parlour in Vicenza
    • Entrance to the gardens of Villa La Rotonda in Vicenza

    • Hotline service


    Not included

    • Local taxes (approx. 10-15 €)
    • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”


    Supplements per person
    240 € single room

    Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:
    75/100 € in Bolzano
    70/100 € in Mestre
    From 90/150 € in Venice

    70 € transfer Mestre-Bolzano (bike included, min. 2 persons).
    Available on Saturday and Sunday (other days on request).

    Girolibero rental bikes including insurance against theft and damage:
    85 € Touring bike
    125 € Hybrid bike
    195 € E-bike

    Additional bike accessories on demand:
    15 € helmet (head circumference from 54 to 61 cm)

    Reductions
    150 € 3rd/4th person in room

     

  • 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 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 lead 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 pedaling along the 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 to 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 – Vicenza (70/35 km)
    At first, the route starts out flat and then heads through the Monti Berici, a hilly region just south of Vicenza, with a wonderful view of the city. The old city centre is characterised by the beautiful private palaces and public buildings by Andrea Palladio, the famous 16th century architect known all over the world. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in San Bonifacio.

    6. Vicenza – Padua (45 km)
    Cycling out of Vicenza you will come across the beautiful Palladian Villa Rotonda. Along the Bacchiglione river, the route will continue to the fascinating city of Padua with its famous Giotto’s Chapel and one of the biggest squares of Europe, “Prato della Valle”.

    7. Padua – Mestre/Venice (40 km)
    The tour continues easily through the flat Veneto. You will cycle along the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the countryside villas of the ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice’s mainland.

    8. Mestre/Venice
    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 the holiday.
    Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; any changes to the route will be discussed and decided by the Tour Leader.

    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: 275/340 km
    Total vertical up: 570/1,120 m
    Terrain: 95% tarmac, 5% unpaved
    Train connections among the overnight stays: every day
    Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: day 2, 3 and 5.

    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. The longer stages, from Bolzano to Trento and from Verona to Vicenza 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

    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

    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
    1 water bottle (0.75 l)
    1 combination bike lock

    At the moment of booking you can also rent helmets, suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61 cm. All 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
    - luggage labels to be attached to each piece of luggage to be transported

    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.

    In Bolzano you will meet your tour leader 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.

     

  • By your side

    In Bolzano you will meet your tour leader 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.

     

    Our tour leaders are carefully selected and rigorously trained by Girolibero. They are all multi-lingual, and speak at least English and German. They are experienced enthusiastic travelers who have a true passion for sharing their love of the outdoors, peoples, cultures and local food. Thanks to their knowledge of the territory, they can give you useful hints and help you appreciate the place you are visiting. Of course they love cycling and will be happy to give you some advice on how to correctly use the bicycle gears and whenever necessary they can fix a flat tyre. As we like to say, our tour leaders are AOC (Controlled Designation of Origin), and will help you explore the land and live an unforgettable experience.

    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.

    For this tour we offer you MAXI assistance. This means that you can count on the support of a vehicle travelling nearby, which allows you to enjoy a worry-free cycling holiday. For instance, in case of mechanical problems with the bikes, the tour leader can call directly the supporting van to receive the assistance needed.

  • 2 Client reviews
    • Patricia L.

      Departure 28 September - 05 October 2019

      Online from 10 October 2019

      Excellent in spite of there being too many people
    • Stacey

      Departure 31 August - 07 September 2019

      Online from 13 September 2019

      Great sense of achievement to finish. Wish each day was longer so we could stop every 10 minutes for photos
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