Self-guided Bike and family / 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

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    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. Parco 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 Peschi- era, crossing the sweet lake landscape.
     
    7. Peschiera
    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 traveller in mind and are predominantly on cycleways and quiet roads. Flat with no significant climbs.

    Easy cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people.

     

  • How to get there

    Peschiera is connected with the following airports:
    Verona: 25 km, Bergamo: 95 km, Milan: 180 km, Venice: 150 km.


    TRAINS
    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com.

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    We have personally chosen this 3* hotel mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites. All rooms have en suite facilities and are equipped with air conditioning.

     

    Hotel Puccini 3* (or equivalent if not available): www.hotelpuccini.it

    About 500 meters from the old town centre on the Lake Garda side promenade. Gardaland amusement park is located just 2.5 Kms from the hotel. All rooms are very big, bright, well furnished with the most modern comforts. Free parking and big pool garden.


    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 rollaway
    • a family room could be converted into two double/twin rooms next to each other, according to availability

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    Girolibero’s City bikes are available in various sizes in unisex/women’s or men’s models. At the moment of booking, you can choose from the following bikes: 

    • City bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
    • E-bike


    Features:

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


    You can also rent children’s bikes and devices:

    • Child seat: it is suitable for a maximum payload of 22 kg (0-4 yrs).
    • Child trailer: with one seat and suitable for children who cannot ride a bike (0-4 yrs). The child trailer is designed for a maximum payload of 30 kg. More info on www.croozer.com.
    • Follow-me tandem: a clever latch system enables the child's bike to lock firmly onto the tail of the adult bike as and when necessary (4-7 yrs). Adjustable only for the kids bike wheels size 20". The maximum weight of the child can be 27 kg. More info on www.followmetandem.co.uk
    • Child bikes: bike frames with 20” and 24” wheels
    • Family tandem: this is an innovative solution for cycling with one child (aged 4-12).

     

    Please note that child seats, child trailers and follow-me tandems can only be mounted on unisex City bikes 27-gear Shimano Deore.

     

    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    • 1 cycle computer  
    • 1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    • 1 front bar bag or 1 map holder
    • 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 for adults, suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61. All our helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.

  • Accompanying material

    The Information Pack (one per room) includes:

    • final hotel list: due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
    • hotel voucher to be given to the reception upon arrival
    • ferry ticket Peschiera-Garda
    • information on the cities, towns and villages of the tour
    • Girolibero Greens booklets:
      1) Detailed Maps of the itinerary: in colour and scaled 1:75.000/50.000, an altitude profile chart and maps of any historic city centres you would visit.
      2) Roadbook describing the cycling route, stage by stage. Great on its own or in conjunction with the maps.

     

  • By your side

    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us:

    • office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
    • emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00. The number will be specified in the Final Tour Details.
  • 1 Client reviews
    • 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!!.
      Grazie
  • 1 Variations

Tour details

 

from 510 €

7 Days / 6 Nights, 3* hotel

Tour type

Self-guided

 

Departures

Every day from 6.04 to 5.10.2019

 

Seasons

Season 1: 6.04 - 28.04 and 29.09 - 5.10.2019

Season 2: 29.04 - 29.05 and 2.09 - 28.09.2019

Season 3: 30.05 - 1.09.2019


Price per person
510 € in double room, 3* hotel

 

Included

  • 6 overnights
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Maps, Roadbook
  • Ferry ticket Peschiera-Garda
  • Hotline service

 

Not included

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

 

Supplements

70 € Saison 2 

120 € Saison 3

80 € Girolibero bike

190 € E-bike

160 € Family tandem

85 € child trailer

80 € child bike 

15 € helmet

 

Additional free accessories for children on demand:

- child seat

- FollowMe-Tandem (to connect parent’s and child’s bike)

 

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:

from 60/85 € in Peschiera del Garda

 

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

At Girolibero we believe in rewarding our customers: choose the most beautiful pictures or a video of your holiday, you can win a travel voucher worth € 300!
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