Lake Garda by Bike: Discover the Northeast of Italy

  • 8 days, 7 nights, 6 stages
  • Level 1/3 - Available from March to October
  • Circular route from Bussolengo (Italy)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • 8 days, 7 nights, 6 stages
  • Level 1/3 - Available from March to October
  • Circular route from Bussolengo (Italy)
  • Daily Luggage Transfer Included
  • Touring or Hybrid BikeThe route is almost entirely on a greenway (gravel track).
  • Self-guided. Travel at your own pace and at your own rhythm. We will give you everything you need to pedal from one lodging to the next with ease.

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Details of the Lake Garda in bicycle, discover the northeast of Italy by bike trip

Fantastic trip to know the northeast of Italy. Departing from Lago di Garda by bike, you will have the opportunity to cycle around one of the most beautiful lakes in northern Italy.

The bike trip passes through many picturesque villages typical of this Alpine area of northern Italy, with a lot of history and a truly amazing natural beauty. You will also pedal along a bike path around Lake Garda, which will leave you speechless. 

Along the way, you will see castles and medieval towns, cities of art and beautiful landscapes.

Do you dare to get to know the northeast of Italy by bike?

Day 1: Arrival at the first hotel in Bussolengo

Today will be a day to get to the starting point. You will have time to get to know the city and relax before you start pedaling.

Day 2: Circular route Verona 40km

During this first stage, you will cycle along the Adige river to Verona. A mountainous landscape of the Venetian pre-Alps will accompany you until you reach the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet. 

Verona, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, recognizing its great cultural, historical and architectural value. 

On the way back to Bussolengo, you can enjoy the scenery cycling through Sommacampagna.

Day 3: Bussolengo – Salo 55 km

Today will take you to the shores of Lake Garda, near Peschiera. 

You will enjoy Desenzano, Padenghe and Moniga. Although the main destination will be Salò, located in the western bay of Lago di Garda. 

In the town we recommend a stroll through its narrow streets and the port of Lungolago. But do not forget to have an ice cream in the thousands of ice cream parlors in Salò.

Day 4: Salo – Limone 30 km

The third stage begins with a leisurely ride to Gargnano, where you will take a ferry (included) to Limone. 

Pedaling along the floating bike path that runs along the lake, just 50 meters from the water, will be an experience. 

Limone is a charming town known for its lemon groves, as well as olive oil and of course, for its views of the Lombardy shore of Lake Garda. Between Lago di Garda and the mountains you will be able to relax and recharge your batteries for the next stages.

Day 5: Limone – Malcesine 20-60 km

In this new stage you will cycle through two of the most famous towns of Lago di Garda, Torbole and Riva di Garda. In this area of Lake Garda, the northern part, water sports are very popular, as well as cycling and mountaineering. Finally, on the east side you will reach Malcesine at the foot of Monte Valdo.

On the east side of the lake you will finally reach Malcesine at the foot of Monte Baldo. Option of shortcut by boat across the lake (Ticket for 1 boat trip on this day incl.).

Day 6: Malcesine: Monte Baldo – Garda 45 km

Today, the stage will be different. First of all, we will take a transfer to the start of the route, about 1700m from Monte Baldo. 

On a mountain road you will be pedaling with incredible views. It is the highest peak of the Pre-Alps and its flora and fauna are spectacular. Descending by bike you will reach more Mediterranean regions until finally arriving at the final destination, Garda.

Day 7: Garda – Bussolengo 20-50 km

Our last stage of the trip will take us along the lake to Bardolino and Lazise. In both municipalities you can stop to visit the port of Bardolino or the castle of Lazise, or its narrow streets and historic centers. 

Finally, you will reach Bussolengo again through the interior of the mountains.

Day 8: End of the trip

Price includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation with buffet breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations (1 piece of luggage / Pax)
  • Complete travel documentation in digital format (available in English, German and Italian)
  • Internal transfers
  • Access to navigation app
  • Telephone assistance in case of emergency (English / German / Italian)


Optional services not included:

  • Rental of traditional or electric bicycles (consult)
  • Lunches and dinners (please consult)
  • Extra nights in hotel (please consult)
  • Travel insurance or cancellation (please consult)
  • Other transfers (please consult)
  • Tourist taxes of the country

What is it like to do the Lake Garda bike trip

  • Visit Lake Garda
  • Baldo Mountain
  • Medieval cities and castles

Usual accommodations
The accommodations for this trip have been selected for their quality and location, as close as possible to the route. Always valuing the comfort when arriving with the bike and inspected by our team. They are 3-4 star hotels and rural tourism accommodations, always in private rooms with bathroom and good food!

I am only one person, can I still book?

Yes, you can book as a single traveler.

Is it possible to rent a bike?

Yes, this trip can be done with either your bike or ours. You can choose it during the booking process, hybrid or electric mountain bikes are available.

Is the daily luggage transfer between accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You only have to leave it at the reception desk, and we will take care of everything. Normally it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Is it possible to cancel?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip free of charge so that you can travel within the same year, as long as you let us know at least 3 weeks in advance.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following handling fees will apply:

– with more than 30 days, the management fees will be 20% of the amount of the trip.

– between 30 and 15 days, the handling fee will be 50% of the amount of the trip.

– with less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

In order to have more flexibility, we recommend taking out travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance. Check with us the conditions. Please note that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Are there roads?

Practically the entire trip is on Vias Verdes, tracks or asphalt roads. If you make the stage to Valencia, there are a few kilometers of link that are made by road where you should drive with caution.

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