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Italy's Lake Garda to Venice 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
Formed as a stunning result of the last glaciation, the enchanting attractiveness of Lake Garda has enraptured all its visitors even beginning in 1786 with Wolfgang Goethe, its first illustrious tourist and promoter. Alpine atmosphere, colours and flavours unique of the Mediterranean will follow you on your bike tour through medieval villages and castles by authentic streets of the most famous Italian art cities, while you will be delighted to be spoilt in a 4* spa resort in the largest European thermal district.
As a whole it is an easy to manage itinerary, riding on secondary streets with low traffic or paved bike paths. There are light hilly bits with short uphill sections. Little effort is required, suitable for everyone.
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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.
Verona – Ilasi/Soave 30/40km
The stage is flat and relaxing, crossing beautiful vineyards and the countryside. Your cycle route will join the “Strada del Vino” (wine road) that leads to Illasi/ Soave, a very famous area full of vineyards and nice medieval sights.
Illasi/Soave – Vicenza 50/40km
At first, the route starts out flat and then heads through the Colli Berici, a hilly region just south of Vicenza, with a wonderful view of the city. The old city centre is characterized by the beautiful private palaces and public buildings by Andrea Palladio, the famous 16th century architect known all over the world.
Vicenza – Padua thermal district 50km
Cycling out of Vicenza, along the cycle path of the river Bacchiglione, you can admire the Palladian masterpiece Villa La Rotonda. then, past the hamlet of Montegalda, you will head towards the Euganean Hills, where you can relax in a resort of the largest European thermal district.
Padua thermal district- Mestre/Venice 50km
Along the cycle path of the Battaglia Canal you will pass through Padua, home to one of the oldest Italian (and European) universities and rich in art and history. From here, along the Piovego Canal, you will reach Stra and will follow the Brenta Canal, overlooked by the countryside villas of he ancient Venetian nobility (Villa Pisani, Villa Malcontenta, Villa Widmann) until you reach Mestre, Venice mainland. You can choose to overnight in Venice with a supplement. Please note that in Venice (apart from Piazzale Roma and train station Santa Lucia) it is forbidden to cycle, and also to push your bike by hand.
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.
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