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Italian Lake District – Road Bike Tour between the Dolomites and the Italian Lakes - 8 Days

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From 1364 € per person

Lake Maggiore - Lake Orta - Lake Como - Lake Garda

Day 1: Arrive on Lake Maggiore
Transfer from Milan Airport to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Hotel in the Stresa/Verbania area
Meals D

Day 2: Lake Orta
We start cycling in the direction of Gravellona, where we face our first climb of the day until we reach the village of Corte Cerro. Continuing uphill, we arrive in Omegna and proceed to Cesara, passing through some charming villages. Along the opposite side of the magnificent Lake Orta it will be an easy ride on a mostly flat path. We may take our time to admire one of the most charming villages of Italy and the spectacular views of the lake. The island of San Giulio lies right in front, as well as the Madonna del Sasso Sanctuary and the impressive Alpine mountains. Return to the hotel.
Hotel in the Stresa/Verbania area
Meals B, D

Cycling route: 88 km
Height difference: 550 m
Level of difficulty degree: easy to intermediate

Day 3: Lake Maggiore and Switzerland
Leaving Verbania we are headed north towards Switzerland. We will meet the beautiful Castles of Cannero, located on two small islands close to the shore. After Cannobio we will reach the Suisse border (a passport will be required) and continue on the same road along the lake. From Locarno, we will keep on riding close to the lake on a cycle path that will take us to the Magadino plaine, the northernmost point of our itinerary. The way becomes more challenging now, as we enter the town of Porto Valtravaglia. We proceed to the village of Laveno Mombello, from where we will take the ferry to cross the lake on our way back to the hotel.
Hotel in the Stresa/Verbania area
Meals B, D

Cycling route: 90 km
Height difference: 420 m
Level of difficulty: intermediate

Day 4: Lake Como: from Como to Lecco
By motor coach we reach Como and take Via Torno. Taking breaks occasionally, we will be able to admire Torno with its enchanting historical center and curious rocks transported by the ancient glaciers, or Nesso, famous for the natural gorge, made of two rivers right at the entrance of the village. We will then continue with some ups and downs until we reach the northernmost point of our journey, the world famous town of Bellagio. Soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere and beautiful views! South east bound, we will encounter smaller but equally charming villages, before we arrive in Malgrate, the so called Venice of the lake thanks to its very rich architecture made of palaces and an impressive historical center.
Hotel in Como area
Meals B, D

Cycling route: 58 km
Height difference: 450 m
Level of difficulty: easy

Day 5: Adda – The River of Energy
Today we cycle along the River Adda passing through the Nature Reserve until we reach Crespi. The water of the river is a source of natural energy thanks to the hydroelectric power-plant situated along the shores. The open air museum of Leonardo da Vinci, between Trezzo and Brivio, offers an insight on the history of the use of natural resources. The industrial settlement at Crespi d’Adda, built in 1878, is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. The core of Crespi D’Adda is the cotton spinning and weaving mill.
Return to the hotel by bike.
Hotel in Como area
Meals B, D

Cycling route: 70 km
Height difference: average
Level of difficulty: easy

Day 6: Lake Garda - Borghetto, Valeggio and Mantova
Today we travel along the cycling way of the Nature Park of the river Mincio which leads to Mantova. Along the way we detour onto the surrounding hills to visit two small charming towns. Borghetto, a small picturesque settlement of houses and windmills, and close by Valeggio sul Mincio, a small village with many interesting monuments and a Scaligeri Castle. Before we continue along the river until we reach Mantova, we will enjoy delicious tortellinis, a famous specialty of this region. Mantova is the former princely residence of the Gonzaga family and is surrounded by a romantic lake scenery.Return to the hotel by bike.
Hotel in Lake Garda area
Meals B, D

Cycling route: 90 km
Height difference: 450 m
Level of difficulty: easy to intermediate

Day 7: Lake Garda and its vineyards
We leave our hotel and cycle on a country-road to Peschiera, situated on the shore of beautiful Lake Garda. We then make our way to the gentle hills on the eastern side of the lake where the famous Bardolino wine is produced. En route we will stop to taste the regional wines. Passing through vineyards and small villages we will reach Garda, one of the most picturesque towns on the lake. After a relaxing break overlooking the bay we will take a last ride along the lake-side cycling path to reach the medieval village of Lazise.
Back to the hotel by bike.
Hotel in Lake Garda area m
Meals B, D

Cycling route: 50 km
Height difference: 500 m
Level of difficulty: easy

Day 8: Lake Garda – Airport in Milan
Transfer to the Airport. End of services.
Meals B

 

Transportation and Hotels

  • Transfer from Milan Airport to the hotel on Lake Maggiore
  • Transfer from the hotel on Lake Garda to Milan Airport
  • Transport by deluxe AC motor coach as per itinerary
  • 3 nights on Lake Maggiore area
  • 2 nights on lake Como area
  • 2 nights on Lake Garda area

Food and Drinks

  • 7 buffet breakfast
  • 7 3-course dinners
  • Tortellini tasting in Mantova
  • Wine tasting with snack in the surroundings of Lake Garda

Experiences and Services

  • English speaking bike guide for each tour (2 guides with more than 20 bikers)
  • Boat ride from Laveno to Verbania
  • Rental of road bike (6 days)
  • Assistance van

The tour does not include:

  • Tips, everything not listed under “our package includes”
  • City taxes

Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay. Please check our web-site for additional information about the rates and cities where the taxes are applied.

Our Hotels

Hotel Miralago 3* - Verbania

Hotel Nuovo 3* sup. - Garlate

Parc Hotel 4* - Castelnuovo / Peschiera

The prices are per person sharing a double/twin room
Tours are on request and rates are subject to the availability at the time of booking. If travel dates occur during the trade-show season, Bank Holidays, or particular events a supplement will apply.
Prices are subject to change based on the 2017 trade-show calendar.

 

3* or 4* Hotel

Details
  • per person in a twin/double room (10 - 14 pax)
    1454 €
  • per person in a twin/double room (15 - 19 pax)
    1369 €
  • per person in a twin/double room (20 - 25 pax)
    1364 €

Additional services

  • Single room supplement from
    159 €

3* or 4* Hotel

 Accomodation in a 3* or 4* hotel 

DATES AND PRICES 2017 between 10 and 14 passengers  between 15 and 19   passengers  between 20 and 25 passengers   
         

04.01.- 04.30.17

 € 1499,00  € 1339,00  € 1339,00  
         

04.30.- 06.30.17

 € 1539,00  € 1369,00  € 1369,00  
         
06.30.- 09.01.17  € 1624,00  € 1454,00  € 1454,00  
         
09.01.- 10.01.17

 € 1529,00

 € 1364,00  € 1364,00  
         
10.01.- 10.31.17  € 1499,00  € 1339,00  € 1339,00  
         
Single room supplement  € 159,00

 € 159,00

 € 159,00