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Italy Cycling Tour: Lake Garda and Adriatic Coast

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • Prices from: $2,599

Highlights
 

We take you on an 8 day cycling tour at two of Italy’s highest rated cycling hotels. When you arrive, you will be receive your own coach who rides with you to help your cycling move to the next level. You will be able to choose from 5 difficulty levels each day, so you can take a leisure ride around Italy’s largest lake, or attempt grueling climbs up the fierce Dolomites and everything in between. Each hotel provides full laundry service, full meals, wine, and daily bicycle tune-ups at no extra charge.

In the afternoons, NextTrip has added tours of wineries,  historic landmarks and more so you can get the full Italian experience while you’re there. Everything is included in the price except for the airplane tickets!

See the best of Italy as you cycle through the countryside…

You’ll explore the best of Italy’s cycling routes on this 8-day tour

Customize your days to fit your needs…

Your guide will talk to you about the routes available, and let you decide among many options

Reviews

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Via MagsATL on Enjoy Garda Hotel: “Wonderful In Every Way!”

“18 in our group from Atlanta GA stayed here for 1 week of cycling, sightseeing, food and fun. We were not disappointed in any of it. The hotel is very new – which makes everything fresh and bright. The rooms comfy and the bathrooms large and spacious – especially by European standards. Our dinners were “group” therefore we did not get the full menu choices, but chose from 2 entrees (added to the multiple courses). The food was excellent and way more plentiful than our group normally eats. GREAT for cyclists! Shout out to our servers: Masimo and Rocco – not only were they on top of it, but their fun and enthusiasm was overwhelming. The entire staff was friendly and very accommodating. Special props to the main bike mechanic Alberto – cool and calm under pressure to fit and adjust 10 bicycles on the same morning! Also, the best ride leader goes to Giusto – not only was he fun (and patient on the climbs) but a terrific “tour guide” during our adventurous rides. All in all, if you are looking for a great cycling hotel in Italy, this is it. If you want “challenging” riding, medium challenges or leisure, this is a great place for your cycling fun. Thanks to the entire staff – I hope we come back!”

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Via Ken M. on Hotel Lungomare: “Biking in Italy Can Be Ideal”

“From Canada we visited Hotel Lungomare primary for biking and found the hotel staff, rooms,food, bike guides and Pinarello full carbon rental bike exceptional. Great camaraderie among riders and many varied guided bike tours perfectly matched to individual’s ability through spectacular scenery and small towns. The inevitable cappuccino stop was always in a very unique and interesting location. [The hotel had] great food upon our return from daily rides and fantastic breakfast and evening meals. [Close] proximity to ocean beach, shops and cafes ideal for a relaxing walk after biking or in the evening. Silvia and her staff could not do more to make your vacation everything you hoped for. We certainly plan to be back.

See itinerary for more detail!

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Italy

Your cycling vacation will begin at Enjoy Garda Hotel located on the southern end of Lake Garda, The hotel is located in Peschiera Del Garda and is an easy 5 min walk from the local train station. If the train is not convenient, the hotel can organize transfers from any Italian airport (not included). You will have the day at your leisure to meet your Personal Private Ride Guide (PPRG), have your quality Italian carbon fiber bike fitted (if required), enjoy the hotel amenities or start to explore. Each day you can discuss with your PPRG the type of ride you would prefer with most rides ranging between 55k and 145k. A selection of typical rides are shown below but each day the rides can be customized to your needs and wants.

Day 2 – Ride of the Day: Valtenesi & Salo

At breakfast, you will again meet your PPRG and after a bike check be ready for your first ride through the Italian countryside, Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian Lakes where you will spend unforgettable days. You will come back to the hotel for the lunch snack buffet. This afternoon you will enjoy a visit to a local winery followed by supper at the hotel.

Day 3 – Ride of the Day: Valpolicella – Tour Verona

Today’s typical ride will take you through the vineyards of the Valpolicella wine area with its fantastic landscapes of grapevines and fruit trees and enjoy an express stop at a roadside café. The ride will take you into Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. Visit some of the most famous places in Verona with an expert guide for an unforgettable tour of this most romantic city. Have lunch in a historical café before the ride back to the hotel along the canal.

Day 4 – Ride of the Day: Monte Baldo

After your breakfast, you will be ready for your last ride in this area. Cycling in Italy has never been better! You will enjoy a very pleasant scenic ride to the base of Monte Baldo and then your ambition will dictate how far up the 15 kilometers climb you wish to go. Regardless of how far you decide to climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views and of course there will be a Gelato stop on the way back to the hotel. You can spend the rest of your day relaxing or go exploring.

Day 5 – On the Road to Cesenatico

After your breakfast, you will be taken to your Hotel Lungomare in Cesenatico. Along the way you will have the opportunity to visit San Marino, the smallest and oldest Republic in the world. Upon arrival at the hotel you will meet with your new Personal Private Ride Guide (PPRG), have your quality Italian carbon fiber bike fitted (if required), enjoy the hotel amenities, relax or start to explore.

Day 6 – Sea and Hills – Around Cesenatico – The Birthplace of Marco Pantani

After your breakfast, you will explore with your PPRG the routes where the unforgettable champion trained: rolling hills and rugged paths, at the summit of which the horizon opens into a spectacular view of the Romagna, stretching all the way to the sea. While riding these different routes you will experience many thrills. You will cover some of the routes the local riders use while preparing for many of the local Sportive and Gran Fondos, such as the world famous “Nove Colli” (Nine Hills) the biggest Gran Fondo in Europe. If you feel like something less challenging, there are beautiful rides along the coast. From the Adriatic sea to the mountains of the Apennines, you will pass through the hills.

Day 7 – Delicious Tour – Taste of Italy

After your breakfast, you will be ready for your last cycle ride. You will discover a range of routes and amazing landscapes – flats, hills or mountains to suit everyone from cyclists eager to train hard, to cyclists who want a scenic and leisurely ‘passeggiata’ through the beautiful countryside . A stop at a local farm for a “Super Snack” with a selection of typical homemade local products will await. You will come back to the hotel for the post ride buffet. The rest of the day while on your own we suggest you visit the ancient port designed by Leonardo da Vinci, in the historic center of Cesenatico or the beautiful medieval towns which are close to the hotel and sometimes reached during rides such as Santarcangelo, Sorrivoli, Sogliano, Longiano.

Day 8 – Arrivederci!

After your breakfast, you will be escorted to the train station or transferred to the airport (not included). Arrivederci!

Price/Hotels
Date
Any dates between March 15, 2016 - October 23, 2016

Hotel Experience

Peschiera del Garda – Enjoy Garda Hotel 

Enjoy Garda Hotel welcomes you to Peschiera del Garda, the ideal base from which to discover the beautiful Lake Garda region. Garda Bike Hotel is family owned and run and has built a reputation for personal service. The 43 rooms and 2 suites come with a wide range of high-quality services, in order to assure you comfort and quality.

Offering an outdoor pool, terrace and fitness area, the Enjoy Garda is in the center of Peschiera, is also just over 1 mile from the Gardaland theme park. It features stylish rooms with a balcony and a restaurant.

Cesenatico – Hotel Lungomare 

Hotel Lungomare is located on the shores of the Adriatic in Cesenatico in the Emilia Region Romagna which is a renowned gastronomic area of Italy. This intensely passionate countryside is famous for homemade pasta, wine, Aceto Balsamico, Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano, as well as many other staples of Italian cuisine.

Hotel Lungomare boasts a long tradition of hospitality. Since 1954, the Pasolini family has been welcoming guests and offering an oasis of relaxation and well-being, an ideal spot for biking enthusiasts from beginners to professionals, intent on cycling through unspoilt villages and experiencing panoramic hills and landscape, from the Adriatic Sea to the Apennine mountains stretching between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna.

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Note: Limited Availability, some hotels may not be available. Prices are per person, do not include taxes.

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