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Valtenesi: The Garda Lake for all

Lake Garda is a popular destination for cyclists from all over the world, this tour will take you to discover a portion of the territory, La Valtenesi, "family format": gentle hill routes and extremely scenic will be the companions of the excursion that will end with the tasting of the Brescia spit.

The Valtenesi is a hilly area located in the territory of the lower Lake Garda, in detail on the Brescia side and then south-west. The territory of Valtenesi ranges from gentle moraine hills to the shores of Lake Garda and is rich in history, traditions and breathtaking views.

According to a legend, the area was originally colonized and inhabited by Greek refugees from Athens and derives its name from "Vallis Atheniensis", as indeed the town of Manerba derives its name from "Athens Minerva". The archaeological findings, now preserved in the museum of Manerba, however, testify to the presence of even older settlements dating back to prehistoric times, with dwellings on stilts.

Our excursion will let us discover the nature of enchanted places, such as the panoramic Rocca di Manerba overlooking Lake Garda, castles, palaces and churches that with their presence over the centuries tell the life of the surrounding villages and villages.

This is one of the northernmost areas where there are olive trees, which give rise to a very sweet and high quality oil, which we could taste in one of the many farms together with the traditional explanation of Brescia.

Starting from Manerba (BS), we will immerse ourselves in the vineyards of the Valtenesi towards the adjacent moraine hills, passing through points with unique panoramas in the world, and then resume the lake direction towards the Rocca di Manerba, the excursion will end at a agruturismo where we could taste the oil produced in this area and the brescian spit.

Tour description:

  • Distance: 20/25 km
  • Ascent: 300 m
  • Terrain: 85% unpaved, 15% tarmac

Hilly path through dirt roads and single track, suitable for everyone.

The meeting will be at Manerba del Garda (BS), a few days before the excursion will communicate the exact place of the meeting.

Bed And Bike can provide, on specific request, the rental of muscular and / or pedal assisted MTB (e-bike). At the time of booking indicate the maximum size desired and will be provided the cost of the rental.

If you wish to stay the night before the tour, which will take place during the day, Bed And Bike can book for you an overnight stay at one of the affiliated facilities.

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Tour Details


25th April 2019

28th April 2019

01th May 2019

Price per person

40 € per person


Guided tour with a MTB Guide

Not Included

MTB or e-bike rent



MTB and e-bike rent

Transfer from nearby airport and railway station

Reservation at these facilities: