cycling loop around lake garda
The largest lake in the Italian alps,
well known for his iconic roads and epic climbs,
a real cycling mecca.
Mediterranean scenery that blend into alpine landscape,
from mellow hills, vineyards and olive groves
to rugged peaks and pine forests.
An history marked by epic battles and rich trades
between the european continent and the italian peninsula
that left Roman villas, medieval castles, and Venetian fortresses.
Camping is only allowed in camping areas. In case of emergency set up late and strike early. Never start fires. Plenty of fully equipped camping areas, hotels and bed & breakfasts. Mountain huts are open from June to October.
Recommended accommodations and mountain huts:
Borgo Stazione, Bike Inn – Peschiera
Garni GTS, Hotel – Tignale
Malga Ciapa, Mountain Hut – Tremalzo
Rifugio Alpini, Mountain Hut – Passo Nota
Cadria Nature, Hotel – Ledro
Rifugio Baita Fos-Ce, Mt Baldo
The loop is rideable from Apr to Nov. During the winter months some mountain passes are closed for the snow. Heat waves may be an issue during the Summer. The best time of the year is spring (May, April) and autumn (September, October)