Bolzano to Venice
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Hard to define one particular moment, as there were so many The scenery, the mountains, a fantastic ride down towards Lake Garda and picturesque, historic towns. Oh, great food and drink too.
What did you think of your group leader?
Michele couldn’t have been a better tour leader, he was enthusiastic, patient, knowledgeable and keen for us all to get the most out of the trip, even on the days when the weather wasn’t great. His love of the local areas, especially his home town of Vincenza shone through. His choice of coffee stops, gelatarias and restaurants along with local food and drink recommendations were excellent and these added to the overall enjoyment of the holiday
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Ensure you bring layers, including waterproofs, maybe an umbrella in case of showers in the evenings. The biking is not difficult, with the majority being flat. The new bikes were good, and comfortable to ride, without the need for a seat cover to be brought. The panniers were good, easily removable when you got off the bike which meant there is no need to carry a day sack. We were also supplied with a small bag to attach to the handlebars which was useful. Some of the hotels were on main roads, and noisy at night so may be worth asking for room not overlooking the road.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
If possible try and extend your trip in Venice, which builds on the time you have already spent exploring there with the group and the information gained from the tour leader.