A Celebration of Famous Climbs in Northern Italy

Monte Grappa, Monte Bondone and Monte Baldo are climbs in northern Italy, close to us, that have been made famous by epic cycling feats during the Giro d’Italia.

Monte Grappa, Monte Bondone and Monte Baldo are climbs in northern Italy, in our vicinity, that have been made famous by epic cycling feats during the Giro d’Italia. They are the climbs that our local riders, both amateur and pro,  seek out when they are ready for a challenge.

We are offering you a week of cycling dedicated to conquering these difficult climbs but with a tourist spirit to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding area and the history that accompanies them.

Our Pinarello Dogme F is the perfect bike to take you on these high performance rides, light and responsive on the way up and agile and confident on the way down.

The rides are led by a local guide who speaks English and is knowledgeable about the history and culture of the area. And though this week is dedicated to riding and climbing, rest assured we always know where the best café or gelateria is along the route! 


  • This is a 7 night package at Enjoy Garda Hotel **** on Lake Garda
  • The package is valid only in the mentioned weeks
  • Single or twin shared accommodations in one of our hotel rooms in Hotel (we have also Jacuzzi Suites upon request).
  • Apartaments in our Hatelier Garda Home (apartments 150 meters far from the Hotel).
  • Breakfast Buffet.
  • Lunch in local restaurants, trattorie & osterie during the rides or in hotel restaurant
  • Dinner in hotel restaurant, 1 dinner at a winery. (Sunday dinner is NOT included)
  • Free bottled water during the meals.
  • Water and energy drinksbananas, bars and sandwiches for daily rides.
  • Guided tours with local guides
  • Daily rides 7 days a week .
  • Exclusive rides to Monte Bondone & Monte Grappa
  • Daily laundry service for your bike clothing including your free laundry net bag.
  • Full kit (Jersey + wind vest) brand Alè for Garda Bike Hotel
  • Water bottles

During this Tour you can rent (at extra cost) our Pinarello Grevil or our Pinarello Dogma F or the Pinarello Nytro


Transfer with our driver and minivan from and to Verona “Valerio Catullo” airport (available from 8 am to 8 pm) with prior arrangement. At extra cost we can arrange private transfer to all the major airports of northern Italy (Milano – Venice – Bergamo)


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We can arrange private transfer to all the major airports of northern Italy (Milano – Venice – Bergamo)

If you would prefer to stay in a single room, please let us know.

Massage Area with masseur and physiotherapist available with prior arrangement.



The package is offered in Spring and Fall, on the following dates:
22 – 29 June 2024 / 13 – 20 July 2024


DAY 1 – Saturday

Arrival, welcome and briefing.  Once you arrive, you’ll have a chance to settle in and then have your bike fitting and a bike review on shifters, braking, riding in Italy, etc. In the afternoon, we’ll take a walking tour of the old city of Peschiera, visit the Venetian walls and end with an aperitivo in the charming village, before the short walk back to the hotel.

DAY 2 – Sunday

The first ride winds along the Riviera degli Ulivi, starting and finishing at the Enjoy Garda Hotel and will be an excellent test to get the feel of your new Pinarello. The route begins along the lakefront where you will pass through some characteristic and charming lake villages. Turning away from the lake leads us up to Torri del Benaco. We begin to ascend a not so difficult climb, to the slopes of San Zeno di Montagna located along the south / west ridge of Monte Baldo. We’ll arrive at the highest point in Lumini, from where one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the lake can be enjoyed, then  a descent that should not be underestimated,  will take us to Caprino Veronese and a return to the hotel.

Regular Option: 78 km, 1000 m

DAY 3 – Monday

Giro d’Italia 1956: the Luxembourgian champion Charly Gaul is legendary for the time he rode the 242km stage with various Dolomite passes, arriving at the finish line at the top of Monte Bondone in the midst of a snowstorm with an 8-minute lead on second place. This feat earned him the honor of the climb being named after him. The climb has a length of 17.6 km with an average gradient of 7.8%.

Regular Option: 105 km, 2000 m
Short Option: 75 km with 2000 m

DAY 4 – Tuesday

Following a difficult day, this slightly hilly tour with gentle slopes winds along the morainic hills south of Lake Garda and is an ideal recovery ride.  You’ll ride along quiet roads passing vineyards and farms. This will be a relaxing day enjoying the Italian countryside.

Regular Option: 65 km almost flat

DAY 5 – Wednesday

Monte Grappa is famous for being a prominent location of important clashes between Italian and Austrian soldiers during the First World War. Its summit houses the imposing Monte Grappa Shrine, erected in memory of the thousands of fallen soldiers.

The ride begins in Marostica, a historic medieval city with the famous Piazza degli Scacchi, which is home to a human sized chessboard. The route continues in the direction of Bassano del Grappa; a few km after the town, the arduous climb of Monte Grappa begins: 19.1km with an average gradient of 8.1%. At the top you will enjoy a breathtaking view and on the clearest days you can be lucky enough to see the reflection of the Venice Lagoon.

Regular Option: 72 km with 1720 m

DAY 6 – Thursday

The best training is well timed rest! There are two options for this day:

A – For a true day off the bike, Verona, Venice or Mantova are all nearby cities worthy of a visit

B – For the tireless, an easy ride, without any big “bumps”to enjoy a coffee in Verona

DAY 7 – Friday

Today we will face the first major climb: Monte Baldo!  Baldo is one of the most popular and  most requested epic tours by our customers. We will tackle this climb from the side of Avio-Rifugio Graziani, which has a length of 23km and an average gradient of 7.6%. Included several times in past editions of the Giro d’Italia (most recently in 2021), this difficult climb is one of the most demanding and longest in this area, but boasts unique mountain panoramas and lake views.

Regular Option: 120 km, 2200 meters of climbing
Shorter Option: 75 km by taking the van to to the bottom of climb in Avio.

DAY 8 – Saturday

Check out after breakfast

Monte Baldo

Monte Bondone

Monte Grappa




The DOGMA is a high-performance race bike with aggressive geometry. This bike is recommended for high level athletes who regularly ride high performance race bikes and are accustomed to the leaned over and low position, as well as the snappy handling, of this race bike.


The Grevil is our all-purpose bike that is perfect for most cyclists, and what most of our guests use. It’s a versatile bike designed for multiple terrains, from road rides to the white (gravel) roads in our area.


The package is offered in Spring and Fall, on the following dates: 22 – 29 June 2024 / 13 – 20 July 2024

Ask us for an offer here: info@gardabikehotel.com 

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