Free Bike Tours
The Olive Riviera is outfitted well for mountain bike excursions, having many paths and dirt roads that offer tours suitable for expert bikers as well as pleasant outings for the whole family to rediscover the beauties of the Gardesana hinterland.
Gardatur offers around twenty guided tours departing from Garda, thanks to which it is possible to climb and descend Mount Baldo on paths and unpaved roads graded by various levels of difficulty. It is also possible with just a tourism bicycle to pedal along the paths between Bardolino and Lazise rediscovering small villages full of history and stories which time fortunately has not been able to erase.
During the summer season Gardatur uses the local coach service “Bus & Bike”, thanks to which it is possible to arrive to the top of Mount Baldo without fatigue. For those who instead like to pedal up heights there are tours that reach just below the peaks of the mountain.
Clients from the hotels Du Lac et Bellevue, Caesius, Sportsman, Nettuno, Perla, Sole and the residences La Filanda, San Carlo and Arca sul Garda can participate for free and without reservations on the bicycle guided tours.
|Tour||The wine route|
Distance: 22 km
Duration: 1,5/2 hours
Altitude difference: 250 mt
|This route leads you along the roads and pathways from where the Bardolino wine originates. Cycle through the exuberant vineyards as far as Lazise and then return to Garda, passing through the small but beautiful little village of Calmasino and the town of Bardolino. This route has no difficult uphill parts but all participants should have some recent cycling training.|
Distance: 24 km
Duration: 2/3 hours
Altitude difference: 600 mt
|The route leads you along the Mount Luppia where one can see ancient engravings in the rock. Alternating between the exuberant vegetation of Mount Baldo and immense olive groves, one is accompanied for most of the route by marvellous views of Lake Garda. To comfortably take part in this tour you need to have done some mountainbike training and have some practical knowledge of riding on mountain tracks.|