Relaxing Retreats at Lake Garda Getaway

Escape to Tranquility: Slow Down with Lake Garda's Retreats

Lake Garda Getaway:

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Lake Garda on a 5-day bike tour that will take you on a journey through some of the most stunning scenery in Italy. With stops in Veona, Isola del Garda, Sirmione, Limone, Desenzano del Garda, Riva del Garda, and more, you'll have the opportunity to explore charming towns and picturesque landscapes at your own pace.

Relax and indulge in the pleasures of the region as you cycle along the shore of Lake Garda, known for its crystal-clear waters and idyllic beaches. Take in panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lush green hillsides as you pedal through charming villages and historic towns. Stop to sip local wines, sample regional delicacies, and soak up the relaxed atmosphere of the area.
Throughout your journey, you'll have the chance to experience the benefits of this stunning natural area, from invigorating fresh air and scenic vistas to invigorating outdoor exercise. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a beginner looking to explore the beauty of Lake Garda, this tour offers something for everyone.

So why wait? Book all you need for your 5-day bike tour of Lake Garda today and discover the perfect blend of relaxation, pleasure, and wellness that awaits you in this spectacular region of Italy.

The best time of the year to do this Lake Garda Getaway, is from April/may till September. (summer season)

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What will happend on this 5-day trip?

This 5-day bike tour around Lake Garda starts and ends in Verona, but you can adapt it according to your flights from Milan, Bergamo, Linute, Malpensa, Verona, etc. by using train.(Buy ticket from Milan to Verona here)

Verona is where we start the tour, so it is possible to come from many cities (Verona, Venice, Bologna, even Rome etc. (by train). This tour fits perfectly with the 2 days in Milan, 2 days in Venice. The itinerary is designed for pleasure, not speed, so you can always make adjustments as per your requirements. However, it’s recommended to take it slow and relish the scenic beauty of the place.

Recomended to Pack: a sunscreen, swimmingwear, good shoes, hat, extra pants, shirt, some underwear, sunglasses, bottle for water, your plastic card for payment (Visa/Masercard), and some warm clothes in May. It’s best if you are in Verona about 11 AM.

 If you travel from one of the other cities we reccomend you to make sure that you are in Verona about 11 – 12 AM. (Speedtrain from Rome take about 3,5 hours) .

To get the best deals and ensure a hassle-free trip, it’s advised to book everything in advance(now) as we recccomend, including tours/ experiences, and hotels. If you wish to extend the trip, feel free to do so, and plan accordingly.

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The 5 day travel plan - Relaxing Retreats at Lake Garda Getaway

What you can experience on the Lake Garda Getaway.

Embark on a breathtaking journey around the stunning Garda Lake, one of Italy’s most idyllic destinations. With nature and history woven together in this enchanting setting, it’s a must-see for those who want to experience the best of Italian culture, cuisine, and adventure. Discover the pleasures of outdoor activities and stunning scenery as you cycle through picturesque towns, verdant hills and lush valleys around the lake’s winding roads. And while you pedal, don’t forget to stop and taste the abundance of delicacies and wines of the region – from citrus fruits and olive oil to fresh pasta and local desserts.

Traveling from the charming city of Verona, your journey begins with the first stop at the picturesque town of Torri del Benaco, with the prehistoric engravings. Before heading north to explore a cable car and enjoy the stunning views of Mount Baldo’s peaks and further to explore the bustling Riva del Garda. Continue your scenic ride towards Limone sul Garda . Then venture south to Gardone Riviera to marvel at its botanical gardens and historic villas, which are a testament to the area’s rich cultural heritage. Before moving towards Sirmione, make sure to visit the magnificent “Isola del Garda,” an enchanting private island that boasts a stunning neoclassical villa with gardens that promise you endless serenity and beauty. With its diverse landscapes.

As you reach Sirmione, the tour’s final stop, before heading back to Verona, explore the area’s fascinating past and landmarks like the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and medieval castle. The Lake Garda Getaway adventure in by bike will be an unforgettable experience for all.

First day: Meet up in Verona

Book your bike, it is your main tool!

We suggest using an E-bike for this tour because some of the places you will be biking are uphill from the water. If you’re fit enough to ride a regular bike, you can choose that option too. Just click “search” to see both choices. You can customize your order to meet your needs. It’s recommended to book your bike in advance to get the best deals. When it’s time to return the bike, we recommend returning it in Verona and making sure to adjust the time, date, and style as you schedule.

Test the bike before Leaving Verona.

Try the bike, get familiar with it in Verona before you go. We recommend that everyone in the group test the bike in Verona for a bit, to make sure everything is alright. If there is anything wrong, just have it inspected before starting your journey.

Book a table for dinner that night in Torre del Benaco while you're in Verona.

We suggest you book table at a restaurant before levaing Verona.

To make sure you have a table and food in the evening, you should book a restaurant before leaving Verona. We have a list of recommended restaurants in Torre del Benaco. We suggest assigning one person to book a restaurant each day. If you are not too big group, you can do the order when you arrive.  Also, remember to wear something nice for these events.

The first leg is by train: Verona - Peschiera del Garda.

This (button above) is where you find your train ticet both ways. Speak to the train conductor before you bring bike on train.

Use the train to get from Verona to Pescheira del Garda. This way you save power and get a enjoyable train ride.  It is aprox. 15 minutes train travel. You should be there between 12 and 13.

Get off at Pescheira del Garda, follow the map to Torri del Benaco

Follow this map towards Torri del Benaco. The bike should take you about 1,5 hour (zoom in)

When you arrive at Torri del Benaco, find the hotel you booked.

Here is the reccomended hotel for this tour.

To have a place to stay during your trip, book a hotel in advance. You can do it now, as you read the travel itinerary or when you decide to go on the “Lake Garda Getaway”. You can choose from several good hotels, but we recommend a particularly nice one for this stop. Book your stay on the scheduled date.

NB! Book stay NOW!

This hotel is great! It has lots of fun things to do like a spa, swimming pool, and other activities. We highly recommend it.

When checked in take a look around, and relax.

This hotel has everything you need after a long day. However, you can choose a different hotel if you prefer. We believe you deserve a modern and nice hotel with a pool and spa after working hard today. If you want to explore, there is an olive oil farm nearby. Click here for more information. There is plenty of time to investegate things in the town or in the hotel it is up to you and your travelpartners for the rest of that day.

After you relax, we recommend taking a taxi to town for dinner, and taxi back.

Day two: another great day by Lake Garda ahead.

This hotel has a great breakfast. Bring a packed lunch for later. We’ll bike for 2.5 to 3 hours, with an optional stretch.  You are supposed to reach Riva Del Garda in the evening. You will also do some things on the way, that take some time, so we wont reach there before the evenig. Leave the hotel about 10 – 10.30

The person respondsable for booking a dinner table should do it before you leave the hotel. Riva Del Garda has some Michelin restaurants, Theese must be order well in advance if you want to experience them. There are many nice places to eat in Riva del Garda, take a look here

You also need to eat some lunch along the road, but we leave this to you to find on the go.

Option: go to Creo to see the petroglyphs

The Petroglypfs in Creo is along todays biking journy. The 8000 years old petroglyphs, this can be seen in the Creo Area.

This will cause some uphill biking and a beautiful view. On the other hand, some of the petroglyphs are normally put in the castle of Scaligero that you will be able to go to later.

If you do it or not depend on the wishes in your group. If you decide to do this, there will be a little less time to do the cable car experience.

Ride the bike to Malcesine!

Amazing cable car experience.

Take a breathtaking ride on the Mount Baldo cable car and experience the thrill of soaring high above the picturesque Italian countryside. As you ascend, an explosion of colors unfolds before your eyes, from the deep blue hues of Lake Garda to the lush green vegetation dotting the mountainsides. The cable car offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s splendor, as the gentle breeze brushes past you and the sun warmly kisses your skin.

As you approach the summit, your heart races with anticipation. You step off the cable car and are immediately captivated by the panoramic views extending as far as the eye can see. The beauty and majesty of the mountains humbles you and fills you with a sense of awe.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a thrill-seeker, or simply seeking a moment of peace and reflection, the Mount Baldo cable car experience promises to be an unforgettable adventure that stirs the soul.

Purchase the ticket here or manually when you are there. IMPORTANT: You need to be there on time, minimum 15 minutes before the scheduled time. They may not let you in if you are too late. Park the bike somewere safe before going up.

Head for Riva del Garda

On the top of Mount Baldo, there are places to eat and hiking trails that you can enjoy. Once you have taken enough Instagram-friendly pictures and selfies, go back to Malcesine and continue towards Riva del Garda. Make sure to leave by 5:00 PM (17:00) at the latest. If you decide to see the petroglyphs, the accessible castle you need to visit is here. However, you should be back from the mountain preferably much earlier since the castle closes at 18:30 from May 1st to October 1st. It is closed in wintertime. You can purchase tickets at the entrance.

Riva del Garda, your next stop on this exciting trip!

 We hope you're enjoying the journey so far. We wanted to let you know that the hotel we've picked for you is truly grate.

You’ll be pleased to hear that the hotel has a luxurious spa that’s perfect for pampering, with a range of treatments available to help you de-stress and rejuvenate. The rooms have stunning views that are sure to take your breath away. The hotel also provides safe and secure parking for your bike, so you don’t have to worry about it being left outside.

Restaurants nearby that serves delicious food, ensuring that you don’t have to go far for a bite to eat. We’re confident that you’ll have another amazing hotel experience here in Riva del Garda. To get more information and see pictures of the hotel, (press the button below to disclose).

Day 3: Limone & Lakeside Adventures

Arco Castle is a ruin that is 1000 years.

This castle have only one wall intact, the tower contain basically one  room. In 1986 somone removed stones from that room and found wonderful frescos from 1200 century. The paintings ilustrate prominent people who play boradgames and figth in a war. 

At the 1100 – 1300 century the Milanian won over the Venezian in a historical battle about Lomabardy in 1439.

After visiting the Arco Castle head south to Limone

Limone is a true gem waiting to be discovered. With its charming streets, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty, Limone is the perfect destination for anyone seeking an authentic Italian experience. And if you’re looking for a place to enjoy a delicious lunch in Limone, look no further than Gemma!

With its cozy atmosphere, friendly service, and mouthwatering menu of classic Italian cuisine, Gemma is sure to delight. Indulge in freshly made pasta dishes, flavorful seafood entrees, and delectable desserts that will leave your taste buds singing. And of course, no Italian meal would be complete without a glass of wine or refreshing Limoncello.

Explore all that Limone has to offer, and make sure to stop by Gemma for a truly unforgettable lunch experience.

Cycle to Gardone Riviera .

NB BOOK IN ADVANCE: The hotel we have chosen for you has a fantastic pier by the lake where you can sit and enjoy with your travel partners. This hotel was Mussolini’s last hiding place in the weeks before he was caught. He stayed there with his lover until the game was over for him. Now it’s your turn to enjoy the excitement of this cozy hotel. There are five rooms, including a suite, so you need to book in advance. Additionally, this hotel has a restaurant that is known for its minimalistic good food.

Today is not easy to predict because we don’t know when you will be in Gardone. We also don’t know how long you have decided to stay in Limone and Arco Castle. However, we have made a little list of what you should consider seeing in Gardone Riviera before moving on the next day.

Here is a list of things to do #Mustsee, in Gardone Riviera. (Click to view locations.)

Day 4: Isola del Garda, and Densenzano

Here is some information about Isola del Garda

Isola del Garda is so beautiful that it attracted medieval saints; Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padova and Bernadiono of Siena to the monastery that was once there once. The monastery was destroyed by Napoleon but was replaced by a villa with lush gardens that abound. Here you can get a tour today.

“The Isola del Garda tour is something you can’t miss. We suggest booking the 4 hour boat trip for the 4th day of the Lake Garda Getaway tour. Whether you go for the private guided tour or the common boat tour, simply purchase the one you find most appealing and book it now.”

Isola del Garda

After the boat excursion to Isola del Garda bike to Densenzano.

Most important in Densenzano del Garda

This is one of the most important Late Imperial residence from the Roman era that is still left in the north of Italy. The mosaics and art date back to the fourth century, and the building was built in the first century AD. It is definitely worth a visit.

Ride your bike to Sirmione, you athletic person!

Your hotel in Sirmione

Experience the best of Sirmione by staying in these recommended hotels! With their strategic location, you’ll never miss out on the exciting activities and attractions that this charming town has to offer. Relax after a long day of exploring in the comfortable and well-appointed rooms, guaranteed to give you a restful slumber. But wait, there’s more! You’ll be thrilled with their excellent amenities and world-class service that will surely exceed your expectations. So whether you are on a tight budget or willing to splurge a little, you can choose from these two hotels without compromising comfort and convenience.  Book now !

Things to do in Sirmione.

In Sirmione, there are quite a lot of things to do. On this 5 day travel plan, we focus on relaxation, wellness, and fun experiences. After checking into the hotel of your choice, we recommend you enjoy the rest of the day and soak up as much as possible of the fantastic atmosphere. Here are the things we highly recommend and a place we recommend eating. The Boat tour is testet, read more about it in the review.

The last day: Do all the stuff you want before returning to Verona.

Today is the last day of the “Travelplan 5 days: Lake Garda Getaway.” Your main job is to return the bikes to Pescheira Del Garda and take the train back to Verona as agreed when you rented them. There isn’t much advice for Verona in this itinerary, so if there are summer concerts in the city, we suggest booking a hotel and buying tickets for the concert.

If the timing is right we really reccomend that!!

Summarizeing the Lake Garda Getaway travel plan

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