Gravel cycling celebrates diverse terrain and we have it all: white limestone strade bianche, riverside singletrack and quiet farm roads. Our guides know all the best back roads and secret trails, and are always creating new adventures. A ride might begin on a vineyard path, follow single track along a river, climb a steep trail to a panoramic vista, and descend a paved country road home. Experienced riders can enjoy a special week devoted to exploring Garda’s off-road treasures, including castle towns, forts, vineyards and the region’s extensive nature parks.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our experienced gravel guides have created unique gravel routes that prioritize fun, access to unbeatable scenery, and an escape into the quiet countryside. The terrain varies, but mainly incorporates hard-packed farm roads and designated gravel paths, with occasional sections of double track or single track. Our Pinarello Grevil bicycles are equipped with tires that our guides have specifically chosen for performance, control, and comfort in this area.
COLLINE MORENICHE AREA
The glaciers that gouged Lake Garda left behind the rocky moraine that forms these hills, or colline, making this area number one for gravel. The colline offer short, pitchy climbs, with plenty of zigs and zags through woods, orchards, and the vineyards that grow some of the world’s best wines. Our guide Michele says his heart beats “colline moreniche, colline moreniche.”
COLLINE MORENICHE RIDE:
- SOLFERINO – 63km, 360m
- CUSTOZA – 60km, 800m
- CASTELLO DI DRUGOLO – 65km, 530m
LAKE GARDA AREA
Rolling foothills embrace farms, vineyards, and river plains around the southern part of Garda. Pedal through pretty lakeside towns, then escape tourists and tarmac to meander up to castles and villages few people get to see. Follow the paths of Napoleon to panoramas that show why this area has been fought over for centuries.
LAKE GARDA RIDES:
- RIVIERA DEGLI ULIVI – 60km, 800m
- STRADE BIANCHE DEL GARDA – 70km, 700m
The Adige River carves through marble canyons and sweeps through the Valpolicella valley, making the region exceptional for wine making and gravel riding. Weave up the Adige as cliffs rise white on both sides. High above, stone forts stand guard. Climb to the forts and stunning views, or explore the forested foothills that surround the valley. From any direction, paths flow fast through world class vineyards all the way back to the hotel.
- VALPOLICELLA GRAVEL – 70 km, 700m
Our all-purpose bike that will provide you with comfort and performance on any of our daily rides.
- Sizes available: from 44cm to 60cm
- Group set: Campagnolo EKAR 1×13 speeds 40 // 9 – 42
- Saddle: MOST Selle Italia Bobcat
- Handlebar & Stem: Most Jaguar XC
- Wheels: Fulcrum 500DB C17 disk
- Tires: PIRELLI P7 size 32 mm
- Garmin Mount: Most iTALON Cockpit for Garmin VIRB, GoPro, Shimano o TomTom Bandit
The Grevil is our all-purpose bike that is perfect for most cyclists, and what most of our guests use. The bike has a market price of 6.000€
It has relaxed geometry making it a comfortable bike, wider tires and longer wheel base, perfect to handle the cobblestone and rough pavement that we often encounter and lower gearing to tackle our bigger hills.
It’s a versatile bike designed for multiple terrains, from road rides to the white (gravel) roads in our area.
For most people, the Grevil is the perfect bike for our rides.
GRAVEL CYCLING SERVICES
Bike services, including the help of our professional mechanics, daily kit laundry, and more.
STAFF & GUIDES
Professional local guides, who know the best and safest routes, coffee stops, and highlights.
ACCOMODATION & FOOD
Outstanding accommodations and delicious, healthy cuisine designed for cyclists.
Opportunities for non-cyclist partners.
Experienced riders are invited to join a small group of other gravel enthusiasts for a week of adventure on the gravel roads of Garda.
STRADE BIANCHE DEL LAGO DI GARDA
special week offer
The “Strade Bianche del Garda” week is perfect for cyclists who enjoy gravel and off-road riding and want to experience riding in Italy on quiet, rural roads and lanes