Self-guided Bike and family / 2022 / Original tour

Web code IT037

Italy / Lake Garda

Easy cycling and bags of fun

Wild animals, steep roller coasters or mysterious labyrinths? Tell us what you like, and we will take you there! This is a real cycling holiday among the most enjoyable amusement parks of Italy, located at a short bike ride from Lake Garda, with its beaches and healthy spas.
  • Day by Day



    1. Peschiera del Garda
    Individual arrival.
    2. Solferino (40 km)
    First day on bike among Lugana vineyards, typical white wine of this area. You’ll reach Solferino, the site of the famous battle that in 1859 ended the Italian Second War of Independence, providing the basis for a united Italy. Back to Peschiera by bike and overnight.
    3. Borghetto - Park Sigurtà (30 km)
    Leaving Peschiera, today we head for the Sigurtà Garden Park (, skirting the River Mincio along the famous cycleway that leads to Mantua. Our first port of call is the riverside hamlet of Borghetto, listed among “Italy’s most beautiful villages” and renowned, along with neighbouring Valeggio, for its tortellini. Sigurtà covers a surface area of 600,000 sq. meters, with paths linking 18 ponds, meadows, a labyrinthine maze, a medicinal plants garden and large sundial, as well as an educational play farm.
    4. Day of fun
    Today’s menu is strictly for kids only (of all ages!): Gardaland (, one of Europe’s top theme parks, offering dozens of rides and attractions. The park can be reached by free shuttle service from Peschiera station. Alternatively, why not enjoy the Sealife Aquarium or the Canevaworld Aquapark (also served by free shuttle).
    5. Parco Natura Viva (30 km)
    The Parco Natura Viva ( has been described as a zoological park where “the animals actually look contented”, and today’s excursion takes us into the heart of a conservation project with a difference, which includes a number of endangered species. There is an added bonus for cyclists: a reduced ticket price.
    6. Garda (ferry + 25 km by bike)
    Today you’ll cycle among hills and hamlets surrounding the lake, thanks to a short ferry transfer to Garda, the small town which gave its name to the lake. Once in Garda, you’ll start cycling towards Bardolino, famous for the red wine, and from there you’ll cycle back to Peschiera, crossing the sweet lake landscape.
    7. Peschiera del Garda
    After breakfast, end of tour.

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

    In case of strike, bad weather conditions, technical breakdowns, safety problems or any other reason preventing the regular departure of the ferry boat (from Peschiera to Garda), the ferry boat company can delay, cancel or deviate the navigation without notice.



  • Route profile

    Total length: 125 km
    Total vertical up: 490 m
    Terrain: 95% tarmac, 5% unpaved
    Routes are devised with the younger travellers in mind and are predominantly on cycleways and quiet roads. The itinerary is designed in loops and it’s mainly flat, with no significant climbs.


    Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for everyone.


  • How to get there

    Peschiera is connected with the following airports:
    Verona: 25 km, Bergamo: 95 km, Venice: 150 km.

    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website:


  • Accommodation and meals

    We have personally chosen the hotel mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites.

    You will be accommodated in a 3* Hotel.

    All rooms have en suite facilities and are equipped with air conditioning.

    When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:

    • double room is a room with one double bed
    • twin room is a room with two single beds
    • triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a sofabed
    • a family room could be converted into two double/twin rooms next to each other, according to availability



  • Bikes and accessories

    Girolibero bikes are available in different sizes and frames:

    • Touring bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
    • Touring bike 7-gear Shimano Nexus with back-pedal brake
    • E-bike 9-gear Shimano


    • aluminium frame
    • mudguard
    • rear rack
    • comfort gel saddle
    • anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres
    • ergonomic bicycle grips
    • Speed Lifter system

    You can also rent:

    • Child bikes | 20” wheels | 24” wheels
    • Child seat | max 22 kg | 1-5 yrs
    • Child trailer | max 35 kg | 1-4 yrs | 1 seat |
    • Follow-me tandem for 20” child bike | max 30 kg | 6-8 yrs |
    • Family tandem | 1 adult + 1 child 6-8 yrs


    These accessories can only be mounted on unisex 27-gear Shimano Deore Touring bikes.



    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    • 1 cycle computer  
    • 1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    • 1 front bar bag
    • 1 water bottle (0.75 l)
    • 1 repair kit per room: 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers 
    • 1 combination bike lock


    At the moment of booking you can also rent helmets suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61 cm. All our helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.


  • Accompanying material

    Before your arrival, you will receive an email from us with the digital information material. It contains:


    1. Link to download the App including maps, points of interest and GPS tracks (you can use the App offline, too)


    2. Link to download the tour information material in Pdf:

    • Tour notes
    • Final tour details


    3. Digital travel documents:

    • Final hotel list
    • Hotel voucher to show to the hotel reception upon arrival
    • Garda Lake ferry-boat voucher


  • By your side

    Staff support

    In the Final Tour Details you will find the contact phone numbers you can call during the tour in case of emergency.
    The Girolibero team is always available for you at the office number during office hours.

  • 1 Client reviews
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      Francesca G.

      Departure 2016

      Online from 31 August 2016

      Volevo ringraziarvi immensamente per la bellissima vacanza che io, mio
      marito e mio figlio abbiamo passato. Ci siamo divertiti tantissimo .
      I parchi, i borghi , il panorama, le pedalate, tutto semplicemente meraviglioso. Mio figlio non voleva più tornare a casa!!
      Organizzazione perfetta!!! Non ci sono abbastanza parole per spiegarvi come siamo rimasti soddisfatti (molto più di quanto ci aspettassimo ) da questa prima esperienza con Voi, se non dirvi ci risentiamo anno prossimo per un'altra avventura. Mio figlio ce lo ha fatto promettere e si sta già studiando il catalogo dei giri!!.
  • 1 Variations

Tour details


from 530 €

7 Days / 6 Nights, 3* hotel

Tour type




Season 1: 3.04 - 23.04 and 25.09 - 2.10.2021

Season 2: 24.04 - 14.05 and 30.08 - 24.09.2021

Season 3: 15.05 - 29.08.2021

Price per person
530 € in double room, 3* hotel


  • 6 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • App including maps, points of interest and GPS tracks
  • Digital tour information
  • Ferry ticket Peschiera-Garda
  • Hotline service

Not included

  • Local taxes (approx 10-15 €)
  • Entrance fees to the theme parks specified in the programme
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”

Supplements per person
200 € single room
80 € Saison 2
120 € Saison 3

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:
from 60/85 € in Peschiera del Garda

Girolibero rental bikes including insurance against theft and damage:

85 € Touring bike

195 € E-bike

85 € Child bike

170 € Family Tandem

Additional bike accessories on demand:

85 € child trailer

15 € helmet (head circumference from 54 to 61 cm)

Free of charge: child seat and FollowMe-Tandem

Children Reductions
The reduction for the 3rd/4th child in room will be calculated on the basic price and seasons supplements according to the following table:
100% 0-2 years (baby cot to be paid on site)
70% 3-7 years
30% 8-14 years


2021 on hold
Sometimes taking risks is part of our job; however, this year we simply cannot take this risk. Here you can read why - and in the meantime we are preparing 2022, ready to roll again!
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