Bike Tour: Wine region Franciacorta with Lake Iseo and Verona
6 Day Tour. March to June & September to October
Good 3-Star Hotel
1. March - 31. October
- DAY 1: Arrive and check into your hotel in the area of southern Lake Garda.
- DAY 2: Franciacorta to Brescia (ca. 55km. Easy)
After breakfast, travel by bus to the Oglio River near Paratico where you will begin the bicycle tour. First, travel along the mouth of the Oglio to Sarnico on Lake Iseo, continuing through the world-renowned area of Franciacorta where one of the best sparkling wines in all of Italy is produced. Your destination today is the provincial capital of Brescia. After arriving, load up the bicycles, enjoy a tour of the town center, and head back to your hotel by bus.
- DAY 3: Desenzano to Solferino and back. (ca. 65 km. Medium to easy)
Today your cycling tour starts at the seaside resort of Desenzano sul Garda, taking you through the hilly vineyards of Lugana to San Martino della Battaglia, Solferino, and Castiglione Delle Stiviere. In this area in 1859, the cruel battle of Solferino was fought, giving rise to the founding of the Red Cross by Henri Dunant of Switzerland.
- DAY 4: Along Lake Iseo (ca. 45 km. Easy)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then load up the bus and head to Val Camonica where today’s tour begins. Follow the Oglio River south and then travel along the lake to Iseo where you will have a nice long break and the opportunity to visit the historic centre of the town. Enjoy a wine tasting before returning by bus to your hotel.
- DAY 5: Valeggio sul Mincio to Verona (ca. 65 km. Easy)
Today you will cycle the new bike trail that connects the Mincio and Adige rivers. Starting in Valeggio, a town known for its delicious tortellini (also called “belly buttons” because of their ring shape), cycle through the Venetian Plain to Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet. Once you are there, take advantage of some free time to stroll through the picturesque town centre before heading back to your hotel in the bus.