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Adige River: Bolzano to Verona 5-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
Few landscapes in Europe match the unique beauty of the Dolomites, part of the UNESCO world heritage list since 2009. The cycling route starts in the heart of these superb mountains and following the course of the river Adige takes you to the palm-lined shores of Lake Garda. Finally you’ll reach Verona, the town of Romeo & Juliet, with its impressive Roman arena.
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Individual arrival. Bolzano is a famous commercial and tourist centre and also a historical and cultural connection between the Italian and the German-speaking world.
Bolzano – Trento 65/70 km
Today you will ride mostly along the Adige River, through orchards and vineyards passing the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. The dam pathways leads then to Trento. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way.
Trento – Desenzano/Peschiera 50 km by bike + ferry
Always pedalling along the river Adige you reach Rovereto and Mori. From here westwards towards Lake Garda. After a short ascent, a refreshing descent will follow and lead you to Torbole and Riva. The ferry cruise takes you to the southern part of the lake.
Desenzano/Peschiera – Verona 60/35 km
Today you head to Verona. With the Adige crossing it, this is one of the most important and beautiful cities in the Veneto region. Worth visiting are: the Roman Arena, the Church of San Zeno and Juliet’s House.
Departure after breakfast.
Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday. Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen, in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.
The Adige River 5-day self-guided ride was our first ever organised bike ride. We loved every minute of it. The riding was amazing with great views and lovely villages at every pedal stroke. The towns chosen for overnight stops were really different from each other but all beautiful and interesting in their own right. The trip on Lake Garda was a highlight and really added another dimension to the ride. Bike tracks and small back roads felt safe at all times and the maps and guide were very accurate, easy to read and informative. The bikes were amazingly smooth to ride. We had an e-bike and a regular bike and both were in great condition with no problems over the journey. Tony and Mandy, Victoria, Australia, June 2019
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