Gentle riding, stunning towns, fantastic guide
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Venice, Verona, Vincenza, Lake Garda...all beyond beautiful!
What did you think of your group leader?
Michele is a superb guide; enthusiastic, funny, determined that everyone will find love and adore his homeland as much as he does...fantastic!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
If you're looking for challenging riding on slick bikes, then you should note the bikes are heavy, the gears not great though you barely need them most days....so if you're an aspiring Tour cyclist (all you middle-aged men in lycra!!) then this might not work for you. But if you're happy to put aside your competitive side and explore the amazing towns in the area; Trento, Verona, Lake Garda, Venice and of course stunning Vincenza then relax and you'll love it. Share a lock between two every day - don't bother carrying one each - they are super heavy and hardly ever needed. Stay on in Venice for a few days even if you're on a budget - get a cheap Airbnb in Mestre and a travelcard and it's super quick & easy to travel in each day - you'll have an amazing time.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The bikes take some getting used to...they are heavy & the saddles huge so bring your own, plus the ladies ones are Mary Poppins style sit-ups. You get given a panier bag, a guide book, a big heavy lock that weighs about 2kg - all in all, you're a tonne weight before you go anywhere!!