Alps and lakes: the Green Ring

SELF GUIDED BIKE TOUR

From 550€
Max. 62 km/day Departure on Sundays 8 days, 7 nights, 6 days by bike

Discovering cities, lakes and mountain landscapes, on safe paths

The perfect tour with all the best of the region: cities rich of art, enchanted villages, the tranquillity of the countryside, green valleys and shining lakes. Let yourself be enchanted by the marvelous buildings and monuments of Verona, Vicenza and Trento and by the magic in the medieval villages of Montagnana, Marostica and Bassano del Grappa. For the nature lovers, majestic mountains runs all along the Valdadige and Valsugana, crossed by safe bike paths. For the ones who look for some relax, the refreshing water of Lake Caldonazzo and Lake Garda are a temptation for hot summer days.

ABOUT THE BIKE ROUTES You’ll ride on secondary roads with little local car traffic and partially on bike paths. Expect on some traits of roads open to car traffic too. The road surface is mostly paved; there are some gravel sections. The tour is mostly flat; but here and there you have some up and downs.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • Verona (UNESCO Heritage Site)
  • Bassano and its wooden bridge
  • Trento and the alpine valleys
  • The refreshing lakes of Levico, Caldonazzo and Garda
Luggage on the bike or EXTRA luggage transfer?

• If you choose to carry your luggage with you, your bike will be equipped with 2 rear bags. You can leave your trolley at our shop at departure. This is the most sustainable way to travel! • If you want to ride as light as possibile, add the daily van service of luggage transfer from Hotel to Hotel.

EXTRA Bike or e-bike rental

If you like, rent the bike with us! It includes: one or two panniers, a front handlebar bag, the mobile holder, repair kit, helmet, lock.

Program

Individual arrival in Verona.

6 PM Bike fitting at Itinera Bike shop, if rental included.

Overnight in Verona.

From Verona you head South-East following the river Adige cycling on a bike path that crosses the Veneto countryside. Here, among immense cultivated fields and ancient rural house, you cross a few villages such as Bologna Veneta, city of the delicious mandorlato (nougat), ride through the small village of Lonigo and finally reach Brendola: just a few houses in the countryside.

Overnight in the tiny village of Brendola, in the Berici hills.

The route leaves Brendola behind and we climb one of the few uphills of this tour: +200 meters in about 5 km. Anyway it is not a steep hill, take it slowly and you’ll be quickly riding down already.

We ride through Vicenza, the charming city of Andrea Palladio. If you like, enjoy a coffe stop in one of the historical cafes of the city center.

And here we are again in the countryside, surrounded by corn fields! We ride North towards the first elevation of the Prealps. On the way, the village of Marostica deserves a visit because of the famous chess square, where every two year a living chess match takes place. Finally, the itinerary gets to Bassano del Grappa passing by Villa Angarano, designed by Andrea Palladio. Don’t get there too late, Bassano is a charming town at the foot of the mountains that features a famous wooden bridge.

Overnight in Bassano del Grappa.

The itinerary follows the river Brenta all day long. Initially, the river goes through the mountains along a green valleys that get more and more narrow until the itinerary follows a bike path that is flanked by the water of the river and the rocks of the mountains. The bike path continues in Valsugana, a large valley surrounded by high mountains, crosses cultivated fields and forests until it gets to Borgo Valsugana, a charming village overlooked by a castle.

Overnight in Borgo Valsugana.

The itinerary keeps following the Valsugana bike path until it reaches two lakes at the beginning of the valley. The route flanks Lake Caldonazzo and with a small detour it is possible to reach the little Lake of Levico: in both lakes it is difficult to resist the temptation of a dive in the refreshing water! The last miles of the route are downhill until the city of Trento. Dedicate some time to the visit of the city: the Cathedral of San Vigilio and the Castle of Buonconsiglio are unmissable.

Overnight in Trento.

Trento, a bike-friendly city, is crossed by river Adige. The itinerary follows the bike path that flanks the river, heading south: the valley is spotted with many medieval castles, visible from the bike path. The route passes by Rovereto, a charming old town, under Avio Castle (worth a visit!) and then reaches the small village of Brentino Belluno, where we spend the night.

Overnight in Brentino Belluno.

On the bikes again, we keep following the river Adige but soon, after one of the few climbs of this itinerary, surprise: Lake Garda! The route goes all the way down to the lake and we reach the village of Garda, located in its beautiful bay with Punta San Vigilio on a side and the Rocca guarding the village from above. A coffee in the old centre is worthy.

After some kilometers by the water, we climb our last hill and reach a canal. There the bike path will take us back to Verona.

6PM If you rented the bikes with us, bring them back today at Itinera Bike shop.

Overnight in Verona.

Breakfast, check out and individual departure. Arrivederci!

Price and information

Alps and lakes: the Green Ring SELF GUIDED BIKE HOLIDAY
Travel package, 8 days, 7 nights, 6 days by bike

PRICE PER PERSON

550,00 € Accommodation in Double room, without luggage transfer

+ 425,00 € Luggage transfer supplement (This option must be chosen by all or none of the participants. The price is per person.)

+ 205,00 € Single room supplement

Downpayment 110,00 €

  • Minimum number of participants without luggage transfer: 1 person.
  • Minimum number of participants with luggage transfer: 2 people.
  • 7 overnights with breakfast Hotel*** or similar  (2 in Verona, 1 in Brendola, 1 in Bassano del Grappa, 1 in Borgo Valsugana, 1 in Trento, 1 in Rivalta)
  • 6 bike itineraries on app, road book
  • Luggage transfer from Hotel to Hotel (not included in the option without luggage transfer)
  • Telephonic assistance 24/7
  • Insurance of basic medical assistance
  • Bike rental (see extra)
  • City taxes
  • Meals
  • Anything not listed among the included services

PRICE PER PERSON

+ 110.00 € Rental of hybrid bike for 6 days, with lock, helmet, pannier, small handlebar bag, mobile holder

+ 220.00 € Rental of touring e-bike for 6 days, with lock, helmet, pannier, small handlebar bag, mobile holder

+ 220.00 € Rental of Bergamont gravel bike for 6 days, with lock, helmet, small handlebar bag, undersaddle bag (bikepacking), mobile holder

  1. Select the date you want to start the tour on the calendar of the tour page and choose the services you look for. Insert your data and pay the downpayment (about the 20% of the sum of the basic tour price).
  2. Within about a week, we’ll send you the contract with all the confirmed services.
  3. 4 weeks before the tour, the system will send you the link for the final payment (the balance). Once this last payment is done, we’ll send you all materials:
    • The road book of your tour
    • The link to install the navigation app on your mobile phone
    • The final tour summary with all the booked services
    • The activation of the basic insurance
    • The invoice of your full payment (downpayment + balance)

As required by international legislation protecting the traveler, the traveler has the right to reconsider for a period of 5 days.

After 5 days from the down payment, it will not be refunded.

After the payment of the balance, you can cancel your booking with these penalties:

  • Cancellation up to 15 days before departure: 50% refund.
  • Cancellation later than 14 days before departure: no refund.

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