Bolzano to Mantova pre tour

tours / Cycling

Bolzano to Mantova pre tour information and booking

  • Duration
    4 days
  • Difficulty
    introductory - moderate
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Schedule Details

  • 3 nights in 3-4 star hotels
Equipment Required
Wet weather gear, sunscreen, bike helmet and sun hat. A comprehensive gear list is included in the pre-departure information provided on booking.


  • Cycling along the Adige and Mincio Rivers
  • Discovering Bolzano and the southern shore of Lake Garda
  • Enjoying a spectacular mix, from the mountains to the sea, when combined with the Veneto Bike & Boat tour

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

This enchanting journey takes us through the historic Veneto region of north-west Italy. Starting from the mountains around Bolzano, passing the beauty of Lake Garda and winding through pretty meadows to Mantova. Cycle from hotel to hotel, through varied landscapes, before beginning the Veneto Bike & Boat tour that will take you to Venice.

What's included

  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 nights accommodation on a twinshare basis in 3-4 star hotels (hotel taxes payable locally)
  • Bicycle, 27 speed with pannier, gel seats and puncture resistant tyres, helmet
  • Luggage transfer
  • Information kit including route descriptions and maps
  • 7 day service hotline


Day 1 Join Bolzano
Make your own way to the hotel in Bolzano. The rest of the day is free to explore the town. This bilingual capital of the South Tyrol is a renowned commercial and tourist centre with a rich history. Today, the Italian and German cultures and ways of life join together. The historical centre of Bolzano boasts an enchanting beauty.
Day 2 Cycle to Trento along the Adige (65/70km)
Today you will cycle along the Adige river following a path beside apple orchards and vineyards, passing through the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. You will follow the river banks to Trento, a city that hides itself from the hasty tourist. Take your time to have a look behind the splendid walls of its painted buildings - you are sure to enjoy your discovery. Ascent: 370m
Day 3 Cycle and boat to Lake Garda South (50km)
Continue cycling along the Adige to Rovereto and Mori. From here you continue cycling up a gently rising slope on the way to Lake Garda. Here you will catch a ferry boat to Peschiera/Desenzano del Garda, along the southern shore of the lake. Ascent: 200m
Day 4 Cycle along the Mincio River to Mantova (35/60km) & board for Veneto Bike & Boat
Today you will cycle along one of the most famous Italian cycle paths, which runs parallel to the River Mincio. You will pass through the village of Borghetto with its mills and Valeggio sul Mincio, famous for its huge botanic park "Sigurta". The trip ends in Mantova, where you board the boat for the Veneto Bike & Boat tour.