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Cycle Verona to Lake Garda

6 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
Ride from the Renaissance city of Verona to the southern shores of Lake Garda on this relaxed cycling tour across the Veneto plains. Explore Verona’s centuries-old streets, visit Romeo and Juliet’s courtyard, and ‘The Arena’, an exquisitely preserved Roman Amphitheatre. Cycle through vineyards to the wine town of Soave, pairing local white wines with bowls of fresh gnocchi. Head across the Veneto plains to the cobbled streets and piazzas of Mantova, then follow a series of waterways to Lake Garda. Take a lakeside ride to the towns of Lazise and Bardolino, or hop on a ferry to the stunning village of Sirmione to spend the afternoon in the hot springs. Round off your rides dining al fresco, with a chilled bottle of Verdicchio.

What To Expect

By day, explore Roman and Renaissance sights and in the evening dine on fresh pasta dishes, washed down with local white wines. Spending 2 nights in Verona and Lake Garda means there is plenty of time to take the tour at your own pace, recharging each evening in comfortable and characterful hotels.

Trip Type:

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:

Solo Travellers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie
  • Wine

Grade & Terrain

The 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.

Accommodation Information

During this trip you will stay in a selection of 3 and 4-star hotels. 

Alternate Accommodation

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.

Single Rooms

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

By Air

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 Transfer

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.

General Information

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.

Travel Insurance

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.

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Day 1 Arrive Verona Day 2 Loop ride via Soave Vineyards 38.5 miles / 61 km Day 3 Cycle to Mantova 30 miles / 48 km Day 4 Cycle to Peschiera del Garda 28 miles / 45 km Day 5 Cycle to Garda Town or visit Sirmione 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 6 Onward Travel

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