The largest of the Italian lakes offers a variety of unique terrain and situations, all for cycling. Artistic delights intertwine with exquisite gastronomy.
Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian lakes and offers an abundance of colors and scents of the Mediteranean, with steady breezes, and a varied landscape perfect to accomodate a variety of outdoor sports. Close by are the Morenic hills, with their ancient villages and the hills of the Valpolicella, filled with vineyards and fascinating landscapes. And don’t forget the Monte Baldo, at 2.22 meters high.
Fish from the lake is cooked in countless appetizing interpretations and is just one of the spectacular foods of Northern Italy. The most typical and inviting wines produced in this area are Amarone and Valpolicella. Olive trees also grow in the region and the olive oil region is renowned in Italy and worldwide.
Art and history emanate from every step and every turn of the wheel. Castles, magnificent villas, villages tucked into the hills and the nearby jewels of Mantova and Verona, as well as the lake towns of Peschiera, Sirmione, Salo and Riva del Garda all beckon you to visit.
Mantova – a renaissance jewel and UNESCO World Heritage site. Verona, home to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the UNESCO world heritage site of Roman and medieval relics, Venetian and Austrian monuments found in ancient palaces and public squares, plus bridges and wonderful churches. Do not miss the Verona Arena.
You will find everything here that makes a cyclist feel at home…or, maybe in heaven! Routes abound for both hard core riders and leisure riders: mountains, hills and flats-the terrain is varied. Passing through terraces of lemon trees and olive groves, riding to villages on either side of the lake that offers breathtaking views of the opposite shore. All around, some of the most beautiful scenery in northern Italy.