From Garda to Verona on bike

From the lake through Venetian hills, along Adige river, towards the city of lovers
  • Travelling time: 2 hours and a half

  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Why we love it: For the sounds of the river, for the fragrance of Valpolicella

  • Length: 37 km

  • Total Elevation Gain: 0 m

  • Way to travel: by bike

  • Cost: 0 €

  • Our Advice: This is the first part of a longer cycle-path, discover with us the others too!

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We start from the elegant town of Garda, in a beautiful bay between Rocca and Punta San Vigilio, surrounded by gentle hills. It’s a picturesque town, rich of landscapes and naturalistic trails; we are on the east coast of the beautiful Garda Lake.

Garda
Garda, photo by Ştefan Jurcă via Flickr

 

We head to the Rocca del Garda, from here you can enjoy a beautiful view. Our next goal is the cycle path of the Adige.

You can choose to go to the wonderful Riviera degli Olivi and reach Rivoli Veronese at the foot of Mount Baldo, in the middle of the morainic amphitheater; or go down to Pastrengo passing through the town of Calmasino. We cycle along the Adige, in the beautiful scenery of Valpolicella, surrounded by its precious vineyards.

Valpolicella is a vast, variegated and fascinating territory; rich in views and beautiful landscapes. Its hills look different from each other in a mild climate that allows the budding of some of the most exquisite wines in Italy.

View on Valpolicella in the evening
Valpolicella, photo by Adrian Midgley via Flickr

 

In the town of Chievo, we approach the dyke that will take us into the capital of Veneto. Then we proceed to the riverside and we arrive at Verona.

We start visiting the beautiful Bra Square, where there is the famous arena. We proceed towards Piazza Erbe and visit the streets of the old town, in search of the many signs of the history and the family of Verona. Verona is a fascinating city full of attractions that cannot be missed.

View of Verona
Verona, photo by Garen Meguerian via Flickr

 

The region of Veneto offers an extensive network of cycle paths, discover with us this stretch that starts from Garda Lake and arrive at the regional capital, passing through beautiful sceneries of rolling hills.

Autore: Chiara Marras

Cover image: View of Verona from Castel San Pietro, photo by benito roveran via Flickr

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