Manerba and Isola del Garda

Manerba and Isola del Garda

SLOW GUIDED BIKE HOLIDAY IN SMALL GROUP

From 435 €/person
6–9 May • 23–26 Sept. 2021 Max. 45 km/day

Villages by the water, castles and the elegant Isola del Garda

Long weekend in the South-Western sector of Lake Garda, a region characterized by the green hills of Valtènesi vineyards, medieval villages dominated by castles and the characteristic promontory of Rocca di Manerba, where from the high cliffs you can see the elegant Isola del Garda. The first day is dedicated to the exploration of Desenzano, the hills of Valtenesi and its charming villages, and is enriched by a visit to the House of the Podestà of Lonato. On Saturday we leave the bicycles and discover the Rocca di Manerba by foot: the majestic promontory has ancient rests and offers a great view of the Lake. A tasting of the famous Valtenesi wines follows. On the last day we go to the discovery of the Gulf of Salò and Isola del Garda, which we reach after a short but panoramic boat trip: the neo-Gothic villa and its garden are one of the highlights of the trip.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • The view from the Rocca di Manerba
  • Visit of Isola del Garda, the historical villa and the garden
  • The villages of Salò and Desenzano
  • We taste Valtenesi, the local wine, at an organic producer
Book with confidence

Cancellation insurance is included in the price!

We care about safety

Bikes are sanitized, and guarantee social distancing.

Need a bike?

Hybrid, gravel or e-bike: choose your way.

Program

Individual arrival in Lido di Manerba.

Bike fitting (if included), welcome dinner and accommodation at La Quiete Park Hotel***.

No bike this morning: let’s fasten our sneakers and go to conquer the Rocca di Manerba! We walk towards the promontory of Manerba, dominated by the remains of the ancient fortress: the view from up here is breathtaking and sweeps over much of the lake. A quick descent takes us to the edge of the high white cliffs that plunge headlong into the lake and we follow the panoramic path. After lunch, we shortly ride our bikes to arrive at the cellar where a tasting of the famous wines of Valtenesi awaits us: wine and relaxation, a worthy end to the day.

Dinner and accommodation at La Quiete Park Hotel***.

During the first day on the bike, we cycle through the rolling hills of Valtenesi, dotted with medieval villages dominated by castles, to the city of Desenzano del Garda. The itinerary initially heads towards Moniga, where we appreciate the small castle still inhabited, and then climbs up to the village of Lonato. We get off the bikes and visit the Fifteenth-century Casa del Podestà, a “library house” which has a collection of about 50,000 volumes, and the castle. We finally reach the lake near Desenzano, where we stop for lunch and to visit the historic center. The return follows narrow streets between the hills that lead us to appreciate wonderful views of the lake from the Padenghe Castle and from Polpenazze.

Dinner and accommodation at La Quiete Park Hotel***.

The last day is dedicated to exploring the gulf of Salò and the elegant Isola del Garda.
We cross the beautiful cultivated and slightly undulating countryside of the promontory of San Felice del Benaco until we arrive, after an exciting descent, in Salò. Let’s leave the visit of the beautiful historic center until later: it’s time to embark for the Garda Island! There, accompanied by the Cavazza family, we visit the grandiose neo-Gothic villa and the luxuriant garden. Back to Salò, lunch and free time.

Returning to the hHtel we follow the coast of the gulf of Salò and admire the view from above from the giant bench of San Felice and from the promontory of San Fermo.

Arrivederci!

Price and information

Manerba and Isola del Garda (Travel Package, 4 days, 3 nights, 3 days by bike)

435,00 € in double room

483,00 € in single room

Included costs of insurance and booking handling: 17,00 € /person

Deposit 70, 00 € /person

To book, pay deposit and extras online. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure (we’ll send you a link after your online booking).

6–14 people

• 3 nights with breakfast at La Quiete Park Hotel*** at Lido di Manerba, with swimming pool

• 3 dinners at the Hotel, 3-course menu, including water, glass of wine and coffee

• City taxes

• 2 itineraries by bike and a walk

• 1 tour leader by bicycle

• Guided tour of the Casa del Podestà and the Rocca di Lonato

• Valtenesi wine tasting (3 glasses) – Organic winery

• Visit of the Isola del Garda which includes the boat excursion and a small aperitivo in the villa

• Medical and luggage insurance

• Cancellation insurance (read all details)

– Bike rental (see extra)
– Lunches
– Anything not listed among the included services

+ 50.00 € /person For 3 days of hybrid bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered and collected at the Hotel

+ 80.00 € /person For 3 days of Kalkhoff e-bike rental, including lock, helmet and bag, delivered and collected at the Hotel

Booking

  • 6–9 May 2021 (Book before April 6th)
  • 23–26 September 2021 (Book before August 23rd)
  1. Check all documents of the travel contract.
  2. Book online up to 30 days before departure: you pay the deposit (about 20% of the cost of the tour) and the extras.
  3. We’ll send you a link for the payment of the balance. 
  4. Balance has to be paid up to 21 days before departure. In this moment we activate the cancellation insurance.
  5. All done, get ready for your Holidays! 🙂

…Are you late and you want to book? Give us a call!

You might be worried about the actual safety conditions linked with Covid-19. We defined special cancellation policies for 2021 and included the cancellation insurance in our travel packages, read here.

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