Sheer peaks rise vertically from the vast lake, abundant vineyards fill the valleys, castles and cobbled streets abound - this is the backdrop to some of the most varied, exciting and technically thrilling mountain biking in Europe. For the mountain bike enthusiast, Lake Garda really does have it all. And we have the very best guides in the region to show you the best of it.
Fully guided by multilingual, professional leaders
Uplifts for the two highest mountain rides
Superb accommodation, right on the northern lakeshore
Italian food, wine and hospitality
Voted "Best Mountain Bikers Destination in The World", Lake Garda is certainly one of the most stunning places anyone could hope to explore by bike. The peaks, which rise over 2000m out of the Lake, are crossed by superb tracks and trails, providing enjoyment and challenge for all kinds of mountain bikers.
We stay at the best 3 star mountain bikers hotel in the area, a place where you could easily bump into Cedric Gracia or Christoph Sauser, for example, as this is their favourite spot when they come here to ride and train. We’re just minutes from the beach and right amongst the restaurants and bike shops – we can also explore the best of the trails right from our doorstep. Sometimes we ride out, sometimes we take boats across the Lake to our rides, sometimes we use vehicles to get high into the mountains and finish right down by the lake.
These tours have been created by CycleActive in partnership with our friend and long-time Lake Garda partner. Our local guide knows the Garda area inside out.
We do not produce a formal itinerary for this tour as every trip is unique, depending on trail conditions, weather, the riders needs and experiences and so on. But one thing is certain - if you want the ultimate Italian mountain bike experience – this is it!
Price (excluding flights): £790 per person
Approx Flight price: £100-£180
Duration: 8 days Saturday to Saturday
The biking: 6 days, centre based Professional guide Fitness grade 3 & 4 Skill grade C Tour group size 4-8
What’s included: 7 nights high standard hotel accommodation Professional mtb guide All breakfasts Vehicle uplifts for up to 3 rides
19 - 26 September
Flight transfer options The price for this trip does not include flight transfers, as we have found that people choose to get to Lake Garda in a great many ways. A one way transfer for up to 10 people from Verona airport is 250 Euros, or from Milan Bergamo (served by Ryan Air) it is 300 Euros. If you want to group together with others on the trip for transfers we can co-ordinate this. Alternatively it is easy to get the train from Milan or Verona to Rovereto, which is a 40 Euro transfer from Lake Garda.
Optional Extras: Single room guarantee £230 Bike rental 140 Euros