The hidden gem of bicycle lovers for decades, Riva del Garda was initially discovered by German thrill-seekers who travelled there during the summer months to wind surf, hang glide, feast on the local delicacies, drink the robust wine and beer and enjoy cycling the legendary roads favored by the Giro d'Italia.

 

Welcome to Riva del Garda, the Shangri-La of bicycle lovers.

Cyclists now come from all over the world to the climb mountain roads or cruise along the bike-path hidden between vineyards. Incredible vistas stretching all the way to the regional capital of Trento leads to a discovery of its rich cultural history.

Such treasures include the imposing Buon Consiglio castle, and the Renaissance Era paintings of Rigoletto and Caravaggio

 

Francesco Moser is only 15 minutes up the road

The home and renowned Cantina Agricola of world cycling champion Francesco Moser is only 15 minutes up the road. In his racing days, Francesco was focused on winning the Paris-Roubaix Classic or the Giro d’Italia, but today he shares his stories and victories around a table axed out of an enormous tree in his private wine cellar where most of his vintage vine is stored. A visit to the spectacular “Museo della Bicicletta” on top of his Cantina, together with a delightful wine tasting, wirh aged salami and cheese is a must of every bicycle pilgrim. As part of Outdoor Journeys’ tour, you will have the pleasure of experiencing such an encounter with Francesco. 

 

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Denali National Park

From Riva, the roads around the lake make for flat and easy riding, unless you would rather challenge yourself with of one of the many winding roads of the Dolomites where exciting stages of the Giro d’Italia are raced each year. 

Easy cycling to major towns all around this amazing lake offers a feast for the eyes and the stomach.

 

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This One Tree Somewhere

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