What is better than cycling along the shores of one Italian lake? How about two! This year our friends at the Garda Bike Hotel on beautiful Lake Garda near Verona are collaborating to put together a guided cycling tour package that includes 3 days (or more!) at both Garda Bike Hotel and Hotel Il Perlo plus nearly every service you could need during your holiday: daily guided tours, accommodations, meals, snacks, a cycling kit from each hotel and more.
Both northern Italian lakes nestled in the foothills of the Alps are known for their amazing beauty, serene lakeside rides, and challenging climbs. Although only separated by around 100 kilometers, the two areas are still very unique. The southern part of Lake Garda is open to the warmer plains and often has a more temperate climate allowing for the cultivation of vineyards, citrus, and olive groves. Lake Como is a bit farther north and surrounded by high mountains so its climate can be cooler, often a plus in the summer. Find out why Peter Sagan and Sean Kelly are both enamored by Lake Garda, and why cyclists make the pilgrimage to Lake Como and the Madonna del Ghisallo chapel to honor the Patron Saint of Cyclists. Is it possible to have a favorite? This is your chance to try both!
For each hotel the bike rental is separate, the cost depending on which model you choose. The starting price is €199/night/person based on double occupancy and a minimum 6 night stay between the two locations - a fantastic deal for the ultimate Italian Lake experience. Please see the Garda Bike Hotel website for all the details and to inquire for dates and reservations. Grazie mille to the Verdolin family and staff for offering this to our guests!