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The great lakes of Northern Italy

8 days / 7 nights
Lombardy - Switzerland - With a road-book
Without guide

Last updated: 13/05/2022

price from
~662 £ [780 €] per pers.

Let yourself be tempted by the prestigious lakes of Northern Italy: Como, Maggiore and Iseo among others. Be captivated by Italy’s mixture of a rich past, local traditions and inviting meandering roads set against wonderful natural landscapes. This holiday is a must for every passionate biker!

Nights in 3 star hotels, ideally situated.

Your day by day program

1
Verbania

Arrive in Verbania, on the way don't miss the perched sanctuary of Caterina di Sasso and the splendid views of the Borromean Islands. Check-in at your hotel, discover the historical centre and walk along the lake shore.

Overnight in Verbania.

2
Lake Maggiore

First day under the spell of Lake Maggiore. Whether from the shore or from the surrounding mountains, let yourself be enchanted by the views. You will make a detour into the mountains to discover Malesco and the sanctuary of Re. You will walk around the lake before heading south to your evening stop, Varese, which borders the lake of the same name.

Overnight in Varese, about 170Km.

3
From Varese to Lecco

Today's itinerary is a bit convoluted, but it will allow you to discover this splendid region at its best. You start with a trip to Switzerland to discover Lake Lugano, before reaching the shores of Lake Como. A short ferry ride will take you to the pearl of the lake, Bellagio. A short loop on one of the most beautiful and winding roads of the day will end in Lecco, your evening stop.

Overnight in Lecco - About 190Km.

4
From Lecco to Bergamo

A beautiful, less tortuous day, though.... You start by following the eastern shore of Como before climbing up and taking some splendid small winding mountain roads with splendid views of the lake. You will make a small detour to discover Cornello dei Tasso, a charming little village frozen in time where no road arrives! This will be the opportunity to stretch your legs during a short walk of about 10 minutes.
You will then reach your evening stop, Bergamo, a splendid medieval jewel.

Overnight in Bergamo - About 135Km.

5
Iseo lake and Riva del Garda

You quickly reach the shores of Lake Iseo and follow it eastwards, discovering the beautiful historic towns of Lovere and Iseo before heading east towards Lake Garda. The largest of the northern lakes welcomes you on its western side with Salo and Limone sul Garda, charming little seaside towns. You will then reach your evening stop, Riva del Garda, at the gateway to the Dolomites. This is the ideal place to spend a second night and make a nice loop towards Trento, a change of scenery guaranteed!

Night in Riva del Garda - About 188Km.


6
Garda Lake and Verona

A beautiful and varied day that will start on the shores of Lake Garda to discover Malcesine and its perched castle. A diversion is planned in the mountains to discover the splendid Madonna della Corona sanctuary. By beautiful mountain roads you will then reach Verona, the city of lovers of architecture, gastronomy, music and lovers in general!

Overnight in Verona or in a nearby 4* hotel (with swimming pool, spa and restaurant) - About 156Km.

7
Loop around Verona

This day we suggest you discover the southern shore of Lake Garda, with Peschiera del Garda and Sirmione, a splendid fortified peninsula. Your itinerary will also take you to Valeggio sul Mincio and Borghetto. We advise you to visit the Sigurtà Park, on foot or by renting a small golf cart on the spot, a change of scenery guaranteed! Return to your hotel near Verona.

Overnight stay in Verona or nearby - Approx. 91Km.

8
End of trip in Verona

End of stay in Verona after breakfast, if you want to extend your stay don't forget that Venice is only 1h30 away!

See you soon!

Departure board

Every day from the beginning of April to the end of October.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Verbania
End
  • Verona
Accommodation
  • 3-star hotels.
Number of people
  • From 2.
Options
  • Supplement for single bedrooms : 610€
  • Supplement for July and August departures : 240€
  • Supplement for June and September departures : 160€
Included
  • Overnight stays in double rooms in hotels *** and ****
  • The breakfasts
  • Travel file including maps and roadbook
  • Telephone assistance 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm
Not included
  • Transfers
  • Insurance
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Ferry ride
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the 'Price includes' section

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