Sign posted bike route that is the first leg of the Veneto Regions bike touring itineraries. The route takes you from Italy's largest lake, through the wine areas, and over to the city of Verona. If you plan your vacation well you could catch an Opera at the Arena during the summer months. This is a great ride with some small hills but there is multiple things to do and see.
Starting in the old city of Pescheria del Garda take the main road north through Lazia, Bardolino and then Garda, the town that gives the lake its name. From Garda make you way to the Camaldolese Hermitage, it is still run by a small community of Benedictine Monks. You are still riding through the Bardolino wine-yards and olive groves, hidden in the fields is the Church fo San Severo. To get to the Adige Bike Path from here you can either ride past the Riviera degli Olivi or go down towards Pastrengo, passing through the village of Calmasino. The first option you find Rivoli Veronese, an urban area on the southern slopes of Monte Baldo known as the 'morainic amphitheatre'. The area was the part of the battle ground during Italy's 'First War of Independence' and still hosts forts built by the Austrians, to defend the Adige valley.
From Rivoli you head in the direction of Verona enjoying a nice bike path and a view of the Valpolicella wine region. Valpolicella is well known for its Amarone and Recioto wines. Along its route you will pass the towns of Pescantina and Bussolengo, which were once important river ports. Verona can be accessed over the dam in Chievo, at the end of the bike path, you will come to a path running along the dam and from here you can start your ride around the city. Verona combines a millennium of history with contemporary art. (Overnight Verona)
SECTION 1 GARDA TO RIVOLI VERONESE
SECTION 2 RIVOLI VERONESE TO BUSSOLENGO
SECTION 3 BUSSOLENGO TO VERONA
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