Verona + Lake Garda Bike Tour

Veneto: A Land of Imagination and Poetry

6 days / 5 nights Level: 1Price From: $4,795Collection: Classic

Tour Highlights

  • Sip wine with Gianni, our friend and local winemaker, in the cellar at his family farmhouse
  • Ride an idyllic bike path into the heart of Renaissance Mantua to explore the frescoed palaces and cobbled streets of this UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Breeze across beautiful Lake Garda on a sunset boat ride
  • Spend two nights at the unforgettable Byblos Art Hotel, strategically situated between the fascinating city of Verona and the Amarone wine-producing region of the Valpolicella
  • Visit the Lessini Mountains where historic WWI trenches contrast with peaceful views over the Valpolicella


Polenta, tortelli pasta, risotto, and seafood


World-renowned local wines like Amarone, Ripasso, Bardolino, Valpolicella, and Prosecco

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  • Day 1

    Welcome to Veneto

    Your guides will meet you in Verona, and then we’re off to Borghetto sul Mincio where our bike tour begins. At the hotel, enjoy a glass of regional Prosecco while we complete our bike fitting and safety talk. Then we’ll head off on our first ride through the Custoza wine region. Along the way, visit our friend Gianni to sample his selection of wines at his family’s farmhouse. After the tasting, we’ll take an easy spin back to Borghetto. Tonight, enjoy the area’s best pumpkin tortelli (hand-stuffed pasta served in broth or melted butter) on the riverside terrace of our favorite local restaurant.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Borghetto sul Mincio, Oliosi, Santa Lucia
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 284 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 52 km, elevation gain: 432 meters
    Accommodations: Il Borghetto

  • Day 2

    Renaissance Mantua

    Wake to the soothing sounds of the Mincio River outside your window. After breakfast, we’ll mount our bikes and follow the winding course of the river downstream through this famously fertile land to cross one of the four artificial lakes into Mantua, home to one of Italy’s greatest concentrations of Renaissance art. Here we’ll explore the Renaissance architecture of the town before enjoying lunch at our favorite osteria off the main square. After, opt to complete the ride back to the hotel or take a lift in the van. Tonight enjoy the incredible art of Italian hospitality, making pasta and sharing Italian cocktails with our friends Manuela and Alberto at a cooking class/dinner party/great excuse to hang out with the locals.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Mantua, Goito, Falzoni
    Accomplished: 21 miles / 34 km, elevation gain: 107 meters
    Longer Option: 40 miles / 65 km, elevation gain: 249 meters
    Accommodations: Il Borghetto

  • Day 3

    Lake Garda

    Today we’ll ride upriver through the heart of the Bardolino wine region along an idyllic ridge lined with olives and vineyards that overlooks Lake Garda. Visit our friend Pietro at the beautiful La Cà winery for a tasting of their Bardolino wines and lunch on their gorgeous patio. Then, ride down to the town of Bardolino and check into our lakeside hotel. Take a swim in the lake, explore the cobbled streets, visit the hotel’s pastry shop, or relax at the spa. This evening, we’ll take in the sublime alpine views as we explore the lake by boat before dinner at the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Bardolino, Garda, San Giorgio in Salici
    Accomplished: 23 miles / 36 km, elevation gain: 289 meters
    Accommodations: Hotel Regina Adelaide

  • Day 4

    Valpolicella and Verona

    This morning we’ll head into the wine-producing region of the Valpolicella. Opt for a challenging morning climb or start the ride high above Lake Garda. Our route follows small farm roads, offering ever-changing views of the lake. We’ll descend into the Adige River Valley for lunch at our favorite trattoria in the heart of the vineyards with some of the best local wines. Continue through the vineyards to the exotic Byblos Art Hotel. Relax and explore this unique hotel, or spend your free night in Verona, a short transfer away. If the opera is in town, you’ll have the option to purchase tickets and enjoy a performance at Verona’s Roman amphitheater or spend some time exploring the city before heading back to the hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Lake Garda, Cavaion, San Pietro
    Accomplished: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 476 meters
    Shorter Option: 19 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 223 meters
    Accommodations: Byblos Art Hotel or Villa del Quar

  • Day 5

    The Lessini Mountains

    Today we’ll enjoy a scenic drive up into the Lessini Mountains for a short walk through the mountain pastures to visit some historic WWI trenches. The panoramic views of the Dolomites and valleys above Verona are worth the trip alone! Afterward, we’ll hop on our bikes for a long, gradual descent along the ridgelines of the Valpolicella. Enjoy a glass of Amarone with the winemaker himself at a picnic lunch before pedaling through the vineyards and back to Byblos. Tonight, after an aperitivo, we’ll bid farewell to this beautiful region with dinner at our favorite chic farmhouse and restaurant.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Lessini Mountains, San Rocco, Verona
    Accomplished: 29 miles / 46 km, elevation gain: 235 meters
    Longer Option: 58 miles / 93 km, elevation gain: 1,135 meters
    Accommodations: Byblos Art Hotel or Villa del Quar

  • Day 6

    Goodbye to the Veneto

    If you would like to ride this morning, you can do a final loop through the surrounding vineyards. Your guides will then transfer you to the Verona train station to say goodbye as you head on to your next destination.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Verona

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.

Arrival Details

Airport City: Milan or Venice, Italy Pick-Up Location: Porta Nuova Train Station in Verona Pick-Up Time: 11:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Milan or Venice, Italy Drop-Off Location: Porta Nuova Train Station in Verona Drop-Off Time: 12:00 pm

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

2020Single Supplement From: $500

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  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers


  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 4 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal


  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service


  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations


  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

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Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

Quick 1 Disc

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Hybrid

Quick Neo

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: E-Bike