Cycle Verona to Lake Garda6 Days & 5 Nights
- Relaxed cycling from Verona to Lake Garda
- Explore Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet
- Ride to the vineyards of Soave and sample the local Verdicchio
- Lake Garda’s delightful villages and the hot springs of Sirmione
- Dine on fresh gnocchi in Mantova’s cobbled piazzas
What To Expect
Slower Adventures | Where walking and cycling meet easy-going exploring, our Slower Adventures are the perfect combination. Most days are filled with picturesque journeys with some free time to dive into the destination and experience the people, local food and culture as you go.
Leisure Cycling | Leisure Cycling
This trip is suitable for:
Ideal if you have an interest in:
Grade & TerrainThe tour is graded easy to moderate. Each ride is 35-60 km and follows cycle paths and country roads from Verona to Lake Garda on rolling terrain. Once you have left the towns and cities, much of the cycling is on quiet roads or cycle ways, along rivers and through the countryside.
The tried and tested detailed routes notes, GPS tracks and maps are easy to follow during your self-guided adventure. Please always be mindful of other roads users at all times, especially when cycling on routes shared with traffic.
Should you require assistance, local 24/7 telephone support will also be available throughout your trip.
During this trip you will stay in a selection of 3 and 4-star hotels.
During the high season, you might be booked into alternative accommodations that are not listed in the main daily description. If those listed are unavailable the alternative accommodation will be of the same or better standard than those described.
Breakfast is included each morning and usually consists of fresh pastries, breads, fruits, yogurts, cheeses, meats and granola. If you have special dietary requirements do let us know at the time of booking.
Lunches and dinners are not included. Your route notes will suggest a number of local places to dine and of course, being in the heart of Veneto means you're never too far from a bowl of fresh gnochhi.
If you're travelling with friends or family but prefer your own room, single rooms are subject to availability and a supplementary payment. This trip is also available to solo cyclists.
- 5 Nights in 3 and 4-star hotels
- All Breakfasts
- Baggage transfer
- Information pack
- Access to route notes, detailed maps, and GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone navigation app
- 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our office
- Travel to Verona / from Peschiera del Garda
- Bike hire (or upgrade to e-bike hire)
- Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
- Ferry journeys on the lake
- Personal equipment
- Travel insurance (required)
- Additional nights along the route
- Bike hire
- Upgrade to e-bike hire
- Arrival or departure transfers
When To Go
This trip is available to start on any day from April to October and we suggest that you contact us as soon as possible if you are considering a departure during the peak season of May-June and September. Please note that during June, July and August, you may encounter one of the regions many music or lake festivals but during these months the days are hot, so you may decide to cycle earlier in the day or take an extra long lunch to savour the local foods, and avoid the midday heat.
Getting to the Start
Getting to Verona
For general travel planning, we recommend the helpful site www.rome2rio.com
Verona Airport offers a number of airline services across Europe. An all-day shuttle bus service links Verona airport and Verona centre (journey time 20 mins).
Venice Marco Polo Airport also has extensive airline connections to most major cities. The airport shuttle bus connects with Venice Mestre train station (20 mins). From here it is an hour train journey to Verona centre.
Please visit www.trenitalia.com for train times, prices and tickets.
Getting from the End
Getting from Peschiera del Garda
Peschiera del Garda does not have an airport but has regular train services to Verona (15 mins), Venice (1hr 30 mins) and Milan (1hr 10mins).
Please visit www.trenitalia.com for train times, prices and tickets.
Baggage transfers are included in the price of your trip. We ask you to keep your baggage to a maximum of 1 bag per person (maximum weight 20 kg). If you require excess baggage allowance do contact us prior to travel.
The distances listed are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, cycle clothing and personal medications etc.
Bike & E-Bike Hire
21 speed touring bikes are available for hire. Rental bikes come equipped with a basic repair kit, pump and helmet (though we recommend using your own). Male and female frames are available. If you’d like to hire a bike, please let us know your height and frame size you currently ride.
For some battery-powered assistance on longer days, and to ease ascents, we recomend hiring an e-bike. The rechargeable battery on your bike will be your reliable riding partner, getting you to the top of hills or to your final destination with more energy in the tank for an afternoon swim or simply for exploring. E-bikes are growing rapidly in popularity so please make sure to request one at the time of booking so we can secure availability for your trip and avoid disappointment.
If you would prefer to bring your own bicycle please ensure it is thoroughly serviced and is an appropriate bike for this trip. If you do intend to bring your own bike, please do let us know at the time book as extra transfer arrangements may be required for any large bike cases/boxes.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Bike that you have suitable Travel Insurance which covers you for the activity, emergency evacuation and hospital care.
This trip is graded easy to moderate with daily distances between 30 km—57km. Once you have left the towns and cities much of the cycling is on quiet roads or cycle ways along rivers and through the countryside. You will encounter some stretches of very shallow hills on the first day of cycling, but these usually dont last for too long. .
Its a good idea to get out on your bike for a couple of consecutive days in the lead up to your trip so you get used to riding back to back days. However, it’s not all cycling. Each day there are plenty opportunities to visit historic sights and sample locally produced food and wine.
We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised as this region is extremely popular especially May to June and September.
Of course! We understand the relationship between rider and bike and know many cyclists would never consider riding another steed. If you are unsure, we are happy to discuss bike hire options with you.
April can be fresher with cooler evenings and are generally much quieter in the cities and towns. In May and September the days are beautifully warm, as the piazzas and lake towns buzz with life. During June, July and August you may encounter one of the regions many music or lake festivals. During these months days are gloriously long and hot so you may decide to cycle earlier in the day or take an extra long lunch to savour the local foods and avoid the midday heat!