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From the Alps to Verona: A Cycling Odyssey Through Northern Italy

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12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Lynn from Saint Joseph, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/12/15 - 09/23/15
I have just returned from biking in northern Italy on the Alps to Verona tour. The apples and grapes were being harvested as we made our way down Italy. What an incredible sight! The city lectures were excellent and this tour afforded one a good amount of free time to explore more of the cities on our stops. Our age group was from 58 to 80. Everyone was able to bike down the Alps. There was one short pass, but our guide, Guido, allowed for several breaks while tackling the pass. I would never have thought to travel to northern Italy because this tour does not include a large city. I am so thankful that Road Scholar chose the Adige River as a bike tour! Words cannot describe the scenery.

Nancy from Chapel Hill, NC Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/09/15 - 05/20/15
From the Alps to Verona: A Cycling Odyssey Through Northern Italy was a very enjoyable program. The biking was easy and primarily downhill. Most of the riding was on dedicated bicycle paths, and the scenery along the trail was truly spectacular. The tours of the towns we visited were interesting as were the other educational opportunities included in the program. Our group leader, Giancarlo, was wonderful. I highly recommend this program to anyone who enjoys bicycling through and incredibly beautiful area.

Shirley from South Burlington, VT Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/13/14 - 09/24/14
Great trip. Lots of downhill for the first few days. Good food. Beautiful area.

Barbara from Benicia, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/13/14 - 09/24/14
I would consider this an educational tour of a beautiful spot on the planet done on a bike. But if a serious biker were looking for a serious bike ride, this would not be for them. (serious as in 60 miles per day at 15-18 mph.)

Martha from Waikoloa, HI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/30/14 - 09/10/14
This trip exceeded my expectations. I had concerns about the term "moderately challenging" biking since I am a recreational biker. I found the physical requirement within my capabilities. Additionally, the area we biked was some of the most beautiful scenery I have seen. This was combined with interesting history of the area. I highly recommend this trip.

Robert from Schoolcraft, MI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/30/14 - 09/10/14
If you like bicycle riding through absolutely the most beautiful surroundings in the world, this ride is for you. It was fun to meet our riding companions and get aquainted along the way.

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