For some people, group riding is not the ideal way to enjoy a cycling holiday. A customized trip with a private guide just for you, going your own pace over suitable terrain is the best choice if you are a new cyclist, casual cyclist, leisurely paced cyclist, or cyclist without a lot of group
riding experience. There are many reasons to consider our Dolce Vita private package:
- An EXCLUSIVE GUIDE just for you
- NO GROUP rides
- CUSTOMIZED PROGRAM that you can decide directly with the Bike Manager
- CUSTOMIZED TIMING of departure and return
We strongly recommend that casual or less experienced riders have a private guide (separate from our daily guided group rides), who will plan routes with you to ride as little or long as you like, at the time of day you like, and at the pace and terrain that you determine is right for you.
We can tailor your tours not only on speed, distance, difficulty, but also on the type of bike experience you want. Generally, you will cover approximately 40/50 kilometres per day by bike, at a leisurely pace. We can tailor this distance for you. We avoid the most difficult climbs and make interesting and delicious stops along the way. With a focus on local, artisanal food and wine… you’ll cycle to authentic farms, vineyards and kitchens in our region, as well as to lakeside and hilltop ancient villages. During your stay, you’ll participate in leisurely destination rides, visiting a winery, a cheesemaker, a tortellini kitchen, and visit local towns that have no shortage of gelaterias and local specialty shops.
• Daily rides 7 days a week (no day off)
• Private guide for max 2 person
• Custom program in terms of lenght & altimetry of the rides.
• Immediate assistance and bicycle recovery service in the event of accidents
• Daily laundry service for your bike clothing including your free laundry net bag
• Garda Bike Hotel shirt by italian brand Alè
• Garda Bike Hotel water bottles made by ELITE
• Options to ride for free on your last day post checkout
• Single or twin share accommodation in one of our Easy class hotel rooms in Hotel (we have also superior room and Jacuzzi Suite on request)
• Breakfast - Buffet with a selection of warm, cold, sweet and savoury treats
• Lunch Buffet till 5 pm with starters, tasty hot dishes, bruschetta, pasta, salami, pizza, cheese, fresh salads, seasonal fruit and desserts
• Free bottled water during the meals
• Unlimited supply of water and energy drinks, bananas and sandwiches for daily rides
Dinner is not included. You will be free to try different restaurant in the area. In case you want to eat in our Restaurant some days, you can add without any problem, when you will be here.
Exclusive private transfer with private driver with our Mercedes minivan from and to Verona “Valerio Catullo” airport (available from 8 am to 8 pm) with prior arrangement.
Assistance - Medical Expense Reimbursement - Luggage insurance. For more info click here
A program is at the guest's disposal with detailed daily excursions with ferryboat, bus or train rides to the major attractions of the area including Verona, Venezia and Milano. 15 City bicycles for getting around the local area with minimum of fuss Exclusive excursions in our Mercedes minivan with our private driver to visit the well-known cities and towns of the area. More Info
This offer is valid the whole year. The minimum stay for this special offer is 3 nights.
To obtain a price for the dates you would like to book, please check online through our booking engine (click here)
Dinner is not included in the package but you are more than welcome to book a table in our beautiful restaurant "Sugo" to try some of our delicious local food.
PINARELLO BIKE RENTAL
We have Pinarello bikes for rent including the new Pinarello Dogma F12 super bikes. We also have Pinarello Marvel, Gan, Razha and Mercurio (hybrid) or Nytro for leisurely cyclists. More info click here
For cyclists who prefer to do their own thing and wish to ride at their own pace whether it is hard and fast or easy and slow we can organize a personalized, exclusive guided tour with on of our professional guides who can cater to your needs.
If you would prefer to stay in a single room, please let us know.
Massage Area with masseur and physiotherapist available vwith prior arrangement.
What's the Dolce Vita package?
'"Dolce Vita" is an exclusive package with a private guide and a specific program of "leisurely rides." Dolce Vita riders are typically newer riders, riders with less group riding experience and/or very casual riders.
> What's the difference between the "Dolce Vita" package and the “Bici Love” package?
With the Bici Love all inclusive package you will ride in a group of cycling guests from the hotel. It is not a private ride, and it is open to all cycling guests who have selected this package. With Dolce Vita, you will not ride with a group ( unless its your group that you are traveling with), and it will be a private ride.
For the Bici Love package, it’s important to select the right level group to join ( we offer up to 3 levels) so that you are riding with people somewhat equal to your own ability. We try to keep the group together as much as possible during the ride. Your cycling holiday will be more enjoyable when you feel comfortable with the pace and handling skills (climbing, descending, merging with traffic, etc) of the group you are with. In our Bici Love rides, there are usually only 1-2 breaks during the ride… and you’ll be back around mid-afternoon. The focus of the Bici Love package is on cycling, and specifcally, group cycling.
The Dolce Vita package offers individuals the chance to ride at a more leisurely pace than the group rides, and with a private guide. The guide can tailor each day's ride to your preferences for ride length, amount of climbing, etc. Because you have a private guide exclusive to you, you'll have more flexibility to stop along the way for some sightseeing, picture taking, etc. You can stop several times, including one lengthier stop for a full lunch in a local restaurant or vineyard during the ride… so you may be back later in the afternoon. The focus of the Dolce Vita package is on leisurely cycling to a destination, enjoying the local cuisine and relaxing in the Italian countryside and villages.
if you want to make your holiday even sweeter, consider renting our PINARELLO NYTRO road eBike. An eBike is not a scooter, but a regular bike which you pedal, and that also has a small engine that can be turned on as needed. It’s not a heavy mountain bike, or a city hybrid, but a proper road bike.
Our destinations are often located in the hills, or out in the country where the terrain varies quite a bit. With the eBike, you will relax and not worry about the length of the trip, the steepness of the hills or your ability to keep up with others in your group. Instead you will appreciate the landscape and enjoy the sights and fragrances around you, while riding at your pace, and if/when you feel the need for some help, the engine is available to give you just the boost you want.
The bike is fantastic. It’s incredibly smooth. I’ve tried to think of analogies to describe the bonus feature of this bike. It’s like going from old straight skis to parabolic skis. Or, to use and Irish proverb, it’s like always having the wind at your back. On climbs I felt less strain on my surgically repaired knee. It was as though I had one more gear. Many times I didn’t use the support at all. But it was nice when I did. I still got a great workout. My heart rate fluctuated appropriately and I felt the workout the next day.