Valpolicella and Garda gravel roads SELF GUIDED

Valpolicella and Garda Gravel roads

SELF GUIDED GRAVEL BIKE HOLIDAY

From 385 €/person
April–October 2022 Max. 78 km/day

Up and down the hills of Verona and the gentle morainic hills of Lake Garda

A week on the gravel bike discovering Valpolicella and its paths immersed in the vineyards, and the morainic hills that surround Lake Garda: modest hills crossed by fascinating dirt roads, a dream for every gravel bike lover. The routes explore the countryside among vineyards, the villages rich in history and an area dotted with Venetian Villas, with easy and panoramic climbs. The routes lead to villages dominated by medieval castles, large corn fields and vineyards and enjoy the sweet views of Lake Garda. Let's not forget the food and wine aspect: let yourself be tempted by the numerous taverns along the routes to savor a glass of Valpolicella or Custoza, accompanied by the tasty dishes of the culinary tradition of Verona and Mantua.

  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR
  • Ancient villages and medieval castles
  • Valpolicella at its best
  • The lonely white roads of the morainic hills
  • A dip in Lake Garda
Book with confidence

Cancellation insurance is included in the price!

We care about safety

Bikes are sanitized, and guarantee social distancing.

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Program

Individual arrival in Verona.

Gravel bike fitting (if rental included).

Overnight at Residenza Pietra di Verona.

The itinerary leaves the city center following dirt paths that run alongside the river Adige, and then enters the heart of the classic Valpolicella. Here we cycle through the silence of the countryside, up and down the terraced hills following dirt roads and secondary roads. We reach the villages of San Giorgio Ingannapoltron and Marano with two regular climbs: the panorama from up there is spectacular and ranges from Valpolicella to Lake Garda. The thrilling descent takes us back to the plains, between Venetian villas and ancient churches. Finally, we follow the Adige river and return to Verona.

Overnight at Residenza Pietra di Verona.

Once again towards West, this time we go touch the waters of Lake Garda.

Luggage transfer.

Overnight at Dolci Colli Bike Hotel***.

The itinerary immediately plunges into the morainic hills of the Terre del Custoza, following secondary roads in the countryside and pleasant dirt roads. The sparkling Lake Garda begins to peek out from the modest hills that surround it, as we pedal on roads surrounded by vineyards and ancient olive groves.

After a pleasant descent in a gravel style, we finally arrive on the shores of the lake near the beautiful village of Garda and we follow the coast to Bardolino: it is impossible to resist a refreshing dip!

We reach back the farmhouse following the narrow streets between the hills that lead up to Peschiera del Garda and finally we follow the course of the Mincio river.

Overnight at Dolci Colli Bike Hotel***.

The route explores the area of ​​the hills of Alto Mantovano, where enchanting medieval villages arise between rolling green hills. The itinerary follows the course of the Mincio river and its canals and then heads towards the hills along slightly undulating roads that often turn into fascinating solitary dirt roads. After crossing Volta Mantovana and Cavriana, we admire the view from the top of the Solferino hill (Orange Flag village TCI), dominated by the Rocca, and we reach the pretty historic center of Castiglione delle Stiviere. We cross the large cultivated fields until we reach Pozzolengo: a few kilometers divide us from our farm, we can still take advantage of a swim in the pool!

6 pm We’ll come and collect the bikes, if rented.

Overnight at Dolci Colli Bike Hotel***.

Check out and individual departure.

Price and information

Valpolicella and Garda Gravel roads SELF GUIDED (Travel package, 6 days, 5 nights, 4 days by bike)

385,00 € Accommodation in Double room

505,00 € Accommodation in Single room

+ 40,00 € For departures in July and August

Included costs of insurance and booking handling: 20,00 €

Deposit 75,00 €

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).

• 2 overnights stay with breakfast at Residenza Pietra di Verona in Verona

• 3 overnights stay with breakfast at Dolci Colli Bike Hotel*** in Peschiera, with swimming pool

• GPX itineraries and PDF road book

• Luggage transfer from Verona to Peschiera on DAY 3

• Telephonic assistance 24/7

• Medical and luggage insurance

• CANCELLATION INSURANCE (read all details)

  • Bike rental (see extra)
  • Meals
  • City taxes
  • Anything not listed among the included services

+ 160.00 € /person For 4 days of Bergamont gravel bike rental, including lock, helmet, mobile holder, rear under-saddle bag (bike packing), delivered in Verona, picked up in Peschiera

Booking

  • Tuesday from April to October 2022 (Book 30 days before departure!)

Departures in July and August have a price supplement.

  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 all travel packages, read here.

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