Garda Lake Garda Lake
Garda Lake

Lake Garda, the largest body of water in Italy

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Surrounded by three different regions (Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige), Lake Garda is the largest body of water in Italy, and is even able to captivate cyclists with the sense of stillness and serenity it conveys. A testament to this are the…

Surrounded by three different regions (Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige), Lake Garda is the largest body of water in Italy, and is even able to captivate cyclists with the sense of stillness and serenity it conveys. A testament to this are the thousands of cyclists who, throughout the year, rush to the northern banks of the lake to enjoy a holiday on the back of their bike.

The clear, fresh waters of the lake are, in fact, surrounded by postcard-worthy vistas within the verdant hills, where Monte Baldo and Monte Tremalzo soar a short distance away.

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Garda Lake Garda Lake

Food

Tortellini di Valeggio

Produced rigorously by hand according to tradition, tortellini are characterised by a thin sheet of pasta and a meat filling. You can enjoy them in broth or seasoned with melted butter and sage. Every year on the third Tuesday of June, tortellini are honoured by a grand festival that takes place on the Visconteo Bridge.

Brodo bruciato (Burnt broth)

A thick broth prepared with water, toasted flour and extra virgin olive oil from Garda. Depending on how much the flour has been toasted, the broth will be lighter or darker in colour.

Carne salada (Cured meat)

Lean, pre-seasoned meat to be eaten raw and thinly sliced, or more thickly sliced and dipped in olive oil with a few drops of vinegar, then cooked on the grill and served on a warmed plate with beans or Torbole broccoli.

History & Culture

The hinge between Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, Lake Garda is surrounded by moraine hills that give softness to the landscape. From the highest points it’s possible to get an idea of the relationship between the mountains and the hills, whose profile of a circular shape seems to embrace the southern part of the lake.

Bike hotels on Garda Lake

Aktivhotel Santalucia

Torbole sul Garda, Garda Lake

1 March - 5 November 2023

from € 59 per night per person

Bike Hotel Caravel

Torbole sul Garda, Garda Lake

1 April - 30 October 2023

from € 45.00 per night per person

Veronello Resort

Calmasino, Garda Lake

19 January - 5 November 2023

from € 38 per night per person

Dolci Colli Bike Hotel

Peschiera del Garda, Garda Lake

all the year

from € 45.00 per night per person

The best cycling routes on Garda Lake

Monte Baldo
Garda LakeRoad cycling137.5 kmAdvanced
Mount Baldo
Garda LakeRoad cycling120 kmDifficult
Ponale and Valle di Ledro
Garda LakeMTB & E-MTB38.5 kmEasy
Cavedine Lake, Terlago Lake
Garda LakeRoad cycling64.9 kmMedium
Crocedomini Pass
Garda LakeRoad cycling18.4 kmDifficult
Garda Lake hills
Garda LakeRoad cycling72.6 kmIntermediate
Monte Belpo and Pineta Sperane
Garda LakeMTB & E-MTB35.5 kmIntermediate