Our tour is sure to amaze you right from the start.
And what better sight can there be when you wake up in the morning than a view of a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains?
Sirmione is our point of departure: a place which is certain to uplift your mind and your spirits.
To feel totally at peace with the world, you only need to gaze at the mountains reflected in the water, or stroll out in the evening and watch the lights of the village dancing on the surface of the lake
From Lombardy to the Veneto, and not just by bike
The Giro d’Italia often passes through on these very roads: indeed, this frequently involves the last few kilometres of the event and the decision over the final victory.
We leave Sirmione and head towards Desenzano del Garda, cycling through it on the lakefront and then turning off for our first ascent.
This will take us from lake-height (70 metres) up to 220 metres and the area around Lonato.
From here, we continue north until joining provincial road no. 4 for a short stretch (100 metres) before turning left towards the hills.
There’s then another climb until we get to the “road of the lakes”, which leads us to the little lakes of Sovenigo.
From here, we start our descent towards the town of Salò. We join the lakeside road, which will take us as far as Toscolano Maderno.
It is here that we actually go out on the lake, crossing it by boat and arriving at Torri del Benaco. We have left Lombardy and entered the Veneto.
We do a little tour of this lovely town, and enjoy the view from Scaligero castle. We then ride south on an almost flat road which takes us to the town of Garda.
As we continue south, we can admire the little beaches which are now becoming more frequent.
It is now impossible to lose our way as we are just following the lake until we reach Peschiera del Garda, keeping the lake in sight as we ride through the town. After a few more kilometres in beautiful surroundings we cycle into Sirmione on its little peninsula.
We can’t go any further from here. Welcome back to Lombardy.