A wonderful cycling holiday through Lombardy visiting the lakes of Garda, Como and Maggiore. In between the famous three, you will also take in lesser known gems such as Lake Iseo, Lake Varese and Lake Lecco as well as charming villages and romantic medieval towns.
From Peschiera on the southern shore of Lake Garda, you will cycle westwards through a fertile landscape brimming with vineyards and orchards. You'll take in the charming towns of Sirmione and Desenzano, thought by many to be Lake Garda's most beautiful lakeside towns.
You'll pedal through pleasant, open countryside dotted with small towns and villages to Brescia, which boasts some of the best preserved Roman buildings in northern Italy. You'll also spend a night in Bergamo, so be sure to venture up the hill to the beautiful old-town with its labyrinth of winding alleys and charming cobbled streets.
Cycling past San Martino della Bataglia
The lakes are of course a highlight of the tour and as well as being incredibly picturesque, their gentle breezes and cool waters revive and invigorate after a day in the saddle.
You'll be cycling between 35 and 63kms per day, mostly on back roads, lanes and cycle paths but there are some busier sections in certain places where these are unavoidable. There are some hills to contend with too but these are relatively short and well within the capability of most leisure cyclists. E-bikes are an available option if you have any concerns about the grade of this route.