Cycling Holidays on Garda Lake
In an expanse between Veneto and Lombardy lies Italy’s largest lake: Garda. Following it from the south, you’ll first encounter hills known as moraines, and then the imperiously evocative Alps. Passing from Mediterranean scrub in the area just above the lake, to Dolomite fauna of the high-altitude glades, is in fact a testament to the major events that have marked history.
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1. Conquering some of the most symbolic climbs of the Giro d’Italia, such as the Croce Domini Pass, the Presolana Pass, the Maniva Pass and the “Small Stelvio” or Mount Baldo;
2. From Riva del Garda to the Ledro Valley across the Ponale trail, a pedestrian bicycle road carved into the rock in the second half of the 1800s, considered one of the most beautiful and well known European trails;
3. The CAI 601 trail that winds for 2,350 metres downhill on loose rocks and stones. It is defined by bikers in the area as the most “gruelling” trail – not the most famous, not the most ridden, but certainly the most demanding;
4. Savouring the finest wines in the region, such as the popular Custoza;
5. Discovering Italy’s ancient past, across the Morainic Hills dotted with villas and fortified villages.
Nestled between three different regions (Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige), Lake Garda is the largest body of water in Italy, a destination which with its peaceful and serene atmosphere is even able to charm cyclists. Thousands of cyclists come throughout the year to the northern shores of the Lake to enjoy unforgettable biking holidays.
The Lake’s tranquil waters are surrounded by postcard views immersed in green hilly landscapes where just in the distance the peaks of Mount Baldo and Mount Tremalzo rise impressively.
The Tremalzo Tour is a true test of survival and resistance for any self-respecting biker, to attempt at least once in their lifetime.