Our Italian trip has taken us to Lake Garda in northern Italy for the past 8 years! Lake Garda has some of the best natural mountain bike trails in the world, with mountains rising from sea level to over 2000 meters high. We personalise each mountain bike holiday to suit your needs to ensure you have a truly unforgettable experience. We choose to base ourselves in a town called Ronzo, in the mountains above Lake Garda. Ronzo is located in an organic farming village away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. Top mountain bike magazines MBR and Dirt Magazine have chosen the Biking.ie Team to show them the best trails in the area.
- 8 days Saturday - Saturday
- Return Airport transfers to Verona (Aerlingus)
- 5 days guided mountain biking
- 7 nights in the unique Hotel Martinelli
- All breakfasts and 3 course evening meals
- Free WIFI and laundry service
- Shuttle service to get to the trails
- Group Size: Min 4 to Max 8 people
- Optional Bike Rental: From €30per day for full suspension
- €950 per week, 10% booking deposit required.
- We do not set dates for this tour, group bookings only, please contact us for details.
One of our Team will meet you in person on arrival at the airport and we will make our way to the hotel in our air conditioned van. On arrival to Lake Garda we are welcomed with an aperitif at the hotel's cafe bar.
If you need to rent a bike, we take some time to set the bike up correctly for you then we hit the trails for the first time in the bella Italia. The first day is an introduction to the area, getting used to the climbs and the descents around Lake Garda. Normally we stay in Val di Gresta taking in The Snake trail.
Sunday is family day in Italy and the hills come alive. As we are nicely warmed up from Saturday we aim to take in a loop around Mt Velo, the mountain biking mountain. On this mountain bike ride we take in Passa Bordala and the stunning views that come with it. And don't forget to look out for the Slabness mountain bike trail; you'll know when you come to it!
A much needed break from the bike after yesterday's efforts... You are on holidays after all, so why not take a massage or spend the day swimming and sunning it up by Lake Garda. Lake Garda is the outdoor sporting capital of Europe so there are plenty of activities to keep everyone one happy.
Back in the saddle again to ride the trenches of World War 1 high on Mt Creino. This is one of the more technical bike rides in the area taking in some steep rocky descents and nice technical climbs. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, then don't worry- there are many different mountain bike routes around Mt Creino so there really is something for everyone.
This ride is the Mt Stivo mountain bike Epic! Lots of single track, stunning views and a well earned après bike drink! Mt Stivo sits high above the northern end of Lake Garda and is full of great descents including the aptly names 666 trail.
It's a lovely lake side trail to finish off the holiday. Starting out on the old road Via Panale at Riva del Garda and heading up towards the Ledro valley on the western flank of Lake Garda. The first half of the ride is a climb and the second is an amazing descent. The downhill section has lots of bench cut trails with breath taking views over the lake from a height of over 1000 meters! When we get to back to Riva its ice cream time at the famous Flora Gelateria.
Time to reflect on a great week's mountain bike holiday. We'll send on any pictures and videos we take of you trip.