Lake Garda, Italy

The Campagnolo Cycling Tour

Take a tour across north Italy and explore Italian Alps, Dolomites, and the Swiss Alps. Experience the heroic climbs of Girod’Italia along with the world championships as you enjoy the spectacular views of picturesque and quaint villages. It’s not just about cycling- you’ll also experience sensational Italian cuisines and wine tasting. And if you fancy climbing too, you can go through the difficult passes of Gavia, Mortirolo, and Stelvio, among others.

Lake Garda

flickr image by Cameron Woodworth

Begin your tour at the stunning Lake Garda that is between Venice and Milan. This area is situated at the Alps base and provides a complete range of fantastic wine, incredible scenery, and spectacular climbs. And if you want to test your cycling skills, take part in the renowned GranfondoCampagnolo cycling event- something that you’ll never forget.

It’s best to plan a cycling tour that will offer you a healthy mix of easy climbs and challenging rides, so that you can get enough time to rest.

Italian Alps

flickr image by FotoTuben

Begin with a moderate intensity bike ride that goes past the Valpolicella vineyards and wine region. Enjoy some wine tasting and local appetizers in the TreColline vineyard. Visit the valley to check your stamina and courage against the high Alpine passes. Conquer the popular Stelvio Pass that was introduced into Girod’Italia in 1950’s and then made famous by the victory of FaustoCoppi.

Go to the top and enjoy the views of Swiss and Italian Alps as you sip on a cappuccino, and watch tourists from all around the world as they visit this exciting place. Don’t forget to taste delicious German sausage sandwiches from cart vendors.

Bormio, a resort town in the Italian Alps valley, boasts of many natural springs. Pedal your way through Santa Caterina Valley to the Gavia pass base, which is known as the most attractive pass of the entire Alps.

Ride your way to the infamous Mortirolo Pass if you dare. Discover why Lance visited this pass in 2005 and called it the most difficult one of his life.

You can also drive to Feltre town and begin your biking journey here. It is a peaceful historic town that is buried in Dolomite Mountains. Take a relaxing spin around this region and breathe in fresh mountain air. Stop for a while in the village and savour the local village delicacies.

After this ride across the village, travel back to the lake region and complete the stunning loop across the Adige valley to finish the tour.

Date posted: 20th March, 2014

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