For a lot of people living in Europe, Italy is one of their favorite destinations. Not only does the country have a ton of sightseeing highlights to offer but the food and nature are worth a detour too. If you have been to Italy countless times and don’t know where to go anymore, something new has just been added to your bucket list. As of 2021, you will be able to cycle all the way around the country’s biggest lake, Lake Garda.
Even though you probably already know what we are talking about, we’ll give some more info about the lake anyway, for those of you who are not acquainted with the place. It is located in the northern part of Italy, between Brescia and Verona to be more precise. All in all, it spans over 370 square kilometers. Clearly not what you would call a small lake. Thanks to its good looks and moderate climate, Lake Garda has been a popular tourist destination for quite some time.
Now, bike enthusiasts will have a great reason to visit the region too. Starting from 2021, a cycling path will take you all along the shores of the lake. The route covers a total of 140 kilometers and will be accessible for bikers of all skill levels. The track is never too steep nor too small and thanks to the clever lay-out, you won’t need a special bike to be able to follow the path. The project is called Garda by Bike and has been in the making for a couple of years – with both new tracks and old ones being part of the tour. Even though you still need to wait a little before you can embark on this stunning journey, a small part, stretching over 2 kilometers, is already open to the public. It starts at Capo Reamol and is particularly esthetically pleasing if we may believe the people over at Lonely Planet. Sergio Costa, Italy’s minister of Environment, is very enthused about Garda by Bike: “It shows how much we value our gigantic natural heritage and its valorization when it comes to sustainable tourism, especially in this post-COVID moment when we all feel the need to be outside a bit more.”