Lake Garda has many attractions - you can take a boat trip the length of the lake or take a lakeside ride through the many delightful villages that look out over its tranquil waters. Visit the castle at Malcesine, head off south to Sirmione and work your way back along the west coast of the lake past superb villas and period properties that take you back to the 1890s - a period of elegant extravagance. For those who prefer the challenge, there are planned rides out into the Dolomites - a vast mountainous terrain offering dramatic landscapes of lowland valleys, secluded villages and precipitous rock faces - and the odd twisty road. Explore the twists and curves of the Great Dolomite Road all the way to Cortina d'Ampezzo - what a fantastic riding experience! Head north past Riva Del Garda into the Trentino Region to explore some great biking roads leading up to the ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio. Venice is but a short ride away and it would be a shame not to spend a day in romantic Verona the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Book a night at the Opera in the atmospheric surroundings of the Roman Amphitheatre at Verona - now that really is a once in a lifetime experience.
You will travel to and from Italy using two overnight stops in good quality hotels en route. Then stay for six nights in a super three star hotel only a short walk from the northern shores of Lake Garda and the resort centre. Fabio, the friendly hotel owner insists that you visit his brother's restaurant! This modern hotel has a bar, breakfast room, air conditioning in public areas (reception, lounge bar and breakfast room), ceiling fan in bedrooms, en-suite facilities, internet access/wi-fi, bike wash, covered private parking and will be your operating base for the duration of your stay. As an added bonus there is a free self-service laundry and drying facility, free self-service sandwich to "take away" from the breakfast buffet and free self-service soft drinks and refreshments tray at the bar from 1530-1730 hrs.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOTEL ON LAKE GARDA NOW OPERATES A FLUID PRICING STRUCTURE SO PRICES MAY VARY - THE EARLIER YOU BOOK THE BETTER!