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8 Days Cycling Holiday Experience in Italy
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Guided Safari in Italy

Delicious food, incredible scenery, and thousands of years of history- you will experience all of this on this Italy biking tour! Biking along the Adige River from the edge of the Alps down to beautiful wine country, you will fall in love with the small towns and vibrant culture while biking mostly on a flat, bikes-only path.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Point to Point
  • Terrain: Mostly unpaved
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 102 to 132 miles / 164 to 212 kilometers
  • Vacation type: Leisure cycling
  • Type of bike: Hybrid bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 100 USD


  • 5 days cycling
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Wine tasting activities
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Support van

Skill level

  • Beginner


5 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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You will stay on your first night in Bolzano, your second night will be in Trento, your third and fourth night will be in Lake Garda, your fifth and sixths night will be in Verona, and your seventh night will be in Vicenza.


Day 1: Bolzano

Your tour starts in Bolzano, the capital of the South Tyrol region and a beautiful Alpine town. You will notice a definite German influence on the architecture, language, and food. You can explore the city or venture out to the surrounding mountains to admire the beauty of the Dolomites. If you would like, you can opt to spend the night in a castle just outside of town!

Day 2: Bike Bolzano to Trento (20 or 40 miles, 225 feet net elevation loss).

Your first day of biking takes you along the Adige River through a gorgeous valley. You will bike past apple orchards and vineyards on a flat bike path, free of cars allowing you to enjoy the scenery. After 20 miles at the halfway point, you can either ride in the van or continue biking on to Trento.

Day 3: Bike Trento to Lake Garda (30 miles, 300 feet net elevation loss)

Today, you will continue biking south along the Adige River. After a short uphill push, you will come to Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. You will coast downhill to the lakefront town of Torbole, a great place to shop or eat beside the lake. You will then take a ferry to the charming town of Malcesine where you will spend the next two nights at a gorgeous lakefront hotel.

Day 4: Lake Garda Rest Day

Today is a free day to explore the beautiful lake. Set beneath majestic mountains, you will be mesmerized by how beautiful Lake Garda is. You can relax by the lake, visit the town's castle, take a gondola up to the top of Monte Baldo, or partake in one of the many adventure activities such as mountain biking, paragliding, canyoning, hiking, kayaking, or windsurfing, among others.

Day 5: Bike Lake Garda to Verona (19 miles, 30 feet net elevation loss)

After a delicious lakeside breakfast, you will take a ferry to the southern end of Lake Garda where you begin biking again. You will go through quaint small towns before arriving in Verona. You will arrive in the early afternoon, giving you plenty of time to explore the city, see buildings dating back to the Romans (including the Arena, a mini-Colosseum), visit some of the museums, or go shopping at one of the many stores and boutiques.

Day 6: Bike Verona to a Winery (6 miles, 40 feet net elevation loss)

You will begin biking later than usual today, giving you more time to enjoy Verona. Your short ride takes us to a winery where you spend the night at the beautifully restored 16th century estate. In the afternoon you can partake in a wine tasting to try the winery’s organic wines. You can also kayak in a stream that runs through the property, take a stroll in the vineyards, relax by the pool, or take a cooking class!

Day 7: Bike Winery to Vicenza (27 miles, 30 feet net elevation loss)

Today’s biking is through beautiful wine country! The vineyards make for stunning scenery, the route is flat and easy, and you will stop at the incredible medieval town of Soave. This is where Soave wine comes from, and the town’s imposing castle and walls are some of the best preserved in all of Italy. After a lunch break, you will continue on to Vicenza where your bike tour ends. This is another beautiful city, and you finish the trip with a delicious Italian dinner to reminisce over the past week's unforgettable memories.

Day 8: Farewell Vicenza

Now that the biking is over, you can stay longer in Vicenza or continue on to Venice or Milan, both of which are easily accessible by train. You can also arrange to continue to Venice by bike if you would like to have a mountains to sea bike tour!

Pre / Post Trip Travels

If you would like to explore more of Italy, Venice and Milan are easily accessible from your biking trip. You can hop across the Adriatic Sea to go ony your Adriatic Adventure tour, or head north into the Alps. There are dozens of other European cities that you can fly to directly from Milan, Venice or Verona if you want to make a larger European tour!

Food and Wine

Italy is known for their food, and rightfully so. On this trip you will sample some of the best food- from gourmet pizza and pasta to homemade bruschetta and delicious truffle dishes, Italy is a food lover's delight! You can even learn how to make some of the dishes by opting to partake in a cooking lesson.

You will bike through one of Italy's premier wine growing regions (known as Tre Venezie), where you can sample local whites like Soave and Prosecco as well as delicious reds unique to the region such as Valpolicella and Amarone. Spending the night at a historic 16th century estate at a winery will give you the chance to learn more about the wine making process as well as its history in the area.

Skill level


  • Can cycle for 2-3 hours
  • Assistance required
  • Comfortable with curves and leans
  • Basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Short distance ascents and descents

Included excursions

On the sixth day of the tour, you will have a wine tasting to try the winery’s organic wines.


This cycling holiday will start from Bolzano, and will take you to Trento, Lake Garda, Verona, and in Vicenza, Italy. You will bike through a variety of incredibly charming Italian towns and cities. Starting in Bolzano, the capital of the South Tyrol region surrounded by the Dolomite Mountains, you get to experience a typical Alpine town. At Lake Garda, the charming lakefront villages will win you over with incredible views and a relaxed way of life.

And then Verona and Vicenza are exciting quintessential Italian cities. Verona dates back to the Romans, as evidenced by the 2,000 year old arena which still hosts performances. This is also where Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet takes place, and you can visit Juliet's balcony! Vicenza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "City of Palladio" due to all of the palaces, villas, and other buildings in the city designed by the famous architect Andrea Palladio in the 1500s.

In addition to visiting these diverse and amazing cities, there is no shortage of adventure activities. While visiting Lake Garda, perhaps the adventure capital of Italy, you can go rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, canyoning, paragliding, windsurfing, paddleboarding or kayaking- there are so many ways to have fun and enjoy your time in Italy!


You will be served daily breakfast on this trip.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can go canyoning, paragliding, and visit museums on your free time. These activities are not included in the price.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 21 speed hybrid bicycle rentals
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Wine tasting
  • Support van
  • Services of two knowledgeable leaders
  • Online trip photo album
  • A Carpe Mundo shirt

What's not included

  • Airfare (can be arranged)
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional optional activities
  • Meals not listed above
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Leader gratuities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP), Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), or Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN). Transfer from and to these airports are not included in the price but can be arranged by Carpe Mundo for an additional price.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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