Tour of Lake Garda and the Dolomites Tour of Lake Garda and the Dolomites
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Tour of Lake Garda and the Dolomites

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The Tour a little at a time

Tour duration: 8 days
Hotels where you'll be sleeping: 2 in Torbole sul Garda and Panchià
Highlights: Torbole sul Garda, Limone sul Garda, Lago di Teno, Passo del Ballino, Panchi, Passo Lavaz, Passo Costalunga, Lago di Carezza, Passo Manghen

Three different ways to experience the Tour - choose yours!

Self-guidedMost suitable way for those who prefer to cycle on their own and without time constraints. We will provide you the GPX tracks allowing you to travel safely and select the best routes and views. Luggage transportation service and assistance in case of emergency are always included.
When to leave: any time, based on availability.
Minimum number of participants: 2
GuidedMost suitable way for cyclists who prefer to ride with a local guide, who is able to surprise you with stories, accounts and route variations created specifically for you, for personalised experiences. Luggage transportation service for travelling light and assistance in case of emergency are included.
When to leave: any time, based on availability.
Minimum number of participants: 2
PremiumA complete package, with guide and van following behind, including a wide range of services and experiences for your group of friends. Our staff will always be at your side, so that you can appreciate every stage of the journey. Here, you only have to think about cycling and we'll take care of the rest!
When to leave: any time, based on availability and reaching the minimum number of participants.
Minimum number of participants: 6
Solutions and hotel accommodation types
Luggage transportation
Internal travel
Medical, baggage and cancellation policy
Tour with guide
Bike rentals
Transfer to and from the airport

Towns in which you can sleep (2 options)

There are 2 Italy Bike Hotels in these locations. Contact us to find out which ones they are!


3 nights

Torbole sul garda

4 nights

Tour details 8 days

Day 1: Arrival in Torbole sul Garda

Accommodation at the Hotel Caravel (transfer service on request). Meeting with the bike manager, presentation of the programme and handover of the bikes.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Limone sul Garda cycle path and Strada della Forra

56 km // 910m of elevation gain

We begin our journey with one of the most scenic routes. The Limone sul Garda cycle path is a tranquil ride that follows the western shore of Lake Garda, offering incredible views of the surrounding mountains and the lake itself. The cycle path is fairly easy to ride, with few challenging climbs and a well-marked, flat route.

We continue on the Strada della Forra, a narrow, winding road through a spectacular gorge, famous for being used as the location for the James Bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’. The route has recently been closed to motorised traffic, but has steep sections with tight bends and descents that require good physical and technical preparation. Free afternoon and dinner on your own – we’ll suggest typical restaurants with breathtaking views.


Stop for lunch on the Lake shore.

Day 3: Lake Tenno and Ballino Pass

62 km // 1,000 m of elevation gain

On the second day we discover the enchanting Lake Tenno, located in Trentino-Alto Adige on the border of Lombardy. The lake sits at an altitude of about 600 metres above sea level, between the mountains of the Rhaetian Alps, and is characterised by a narrow, elongated shape. Its waters are exceptionally clear thanks to the presence of underground springs.

Lake Tenno is surrounded by an unspoilt landscape of coniferous forests and green meadows, and lies within a protected area that is home to rare animal and plant species of great natural interest. This is the perfect place for a regenerating break before tackling the ascent to the Ballino Pass and absorbing its breathtaking mountain scenery. Dinner on your own.


In the afternoon we’ll go for a short walk with a panoramic stop. The Ponale Road, approximately 10 kilometres long, is characterised by a flat and well-trodden path. The path winds through tunnels dug out of the rock, passes under waterfalls and crosses holm oak and pine woods. The walk ends in Molina di Ledro, where you can take a bus to return to Riva del Garda or to visit Lake Ledro, a beautiful protected natural area.

Day 4: Bordala Pass and the vineyards of Aldeno

61 km // 1,530 m of elevation gain

Today we cycle through the vineyards of Aldeno, a small town in Trentino known for its exquisite wine production. The grape varieties cultivated in Aldeno are mainly Müller Thurgau, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Nero and Schiava, characterised by a fresh and fruity taste. Production is largely managed by small, family-run wineries which follow traditional cultivation and production methods. This results in high quality wines that are an authentic expression of the place in which they are made.

Between one bike ride and another, in Aldeno we can take a break to taste local produce, visit wine cellars and discover the culture and culinary tradition of this area in Trentino-Alto Adige. Return to the hotel and free time, dinner included.


Stop for tasting and lunch.

Day 5: From Lake Garda to Panchià

100 km // 1,850 m of elevation gain

Today we say goodbye to Lake Garda and embrace the mountains of the Dolomites, staying at the Albergo Panorama in Panchià. Let’s prepare to climb the mountains that have been written into the history of the Giro d’Italia.

The Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are famous for their spectacular beauty and distinctive, craggy rock faces that turn a deep pink colour at sunset. Among the most famous peaks of the Dolomites are the Marmolada, the Civetta, the Catinaccio and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

The Dolomites are characterised by the presence of numerous mountain villages, with wooden chalets and traditional houses that give this region its unique charm. Here it is possible to enjoy traditional local dishes, such as canederli, sauerkraut, polenta and malga cheese, accompanied by high-quality local wines.

Day 6: Lavazè Pass, Costalunga Pass and Lake Carezza

70 km // 1,960 m of elevation gain

A day dedicated to climbing the Lavazè and Costalunga Passes, two of the most iconic climbs in Italy.

The Lavazè Pass is located at an altitude of around 1,800 metres and offers 17 kilometres of ascent that are as challenging as they are spectacular. The road to the pass offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Dolomite mountain range and the lush surrounding valleys. During the ascent, one is immersed in a peaceful landscape, far from the traffic of the main roads. The climb has an average gradient of 6-7%, but has some more challenging ramps that require good physical fitness.

The Costalunga Pass, also known as the Carezza Pass, is located at an altitude of around 1,752 metres. The 10 kilometre climb to the summit offers sublime views of the surrounding mountains and the Adige Valley. The road has an average gradient of 7 per cent, but has some very steep sections that will put your legs to the test.

Both climbs are popular with both professional and amateur cyclists who wish to test their climbing skills and enjoy the beauty of the Dolomites. Dinner at the hotel.


Stop for light lunch at Lake Carezza.

Day 7: Manghen Pass

55 km // 1,540 m of elevation gain

We finish our tour with a fun challenge: a time trial to reach the top of the Manghen Pass. The climb to the 2,047-metre-high summit is around 19 kilometres long and is one of the most challenging in the region. Here we find an average gradient of 7.5 per cent — with some tough ramps. The route is certainly very scenic, but requires strong legs, especially considering its length.

We return to the hotel for lunch with a free afternoon to relax. Dinner and award ceremony for the day.

Day 8: Breakfast and farewells

After breakfast and check-out we set off with a suitcase full of unforgettable memories. Transfer service on request.


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