A Cycling Journey: Northern Italy From the Alps to Verona
Unravel the enchanting story of Northern Italy as you cycle from the Alps to Verona, learning about Roman monuments, traditional vineyards, ancient villages and authentic cuisine.
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Program No. 20865RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Pedal along the Adige River Valley in the shadow of the Alps and the Dolomites. Follow former railway tracks to an awesome mountain descent to the deep blue Lago di Garda, Italy's largest lake. And bike beside the Mincio River to a charming hamlet where three ancient water mills once powered the Venetian Republic. Accompanied by experts and other cyclists, ride to ancient Roman outposts, sprawling vineyards and great monuments of both German- and Italian-speaking worlds, stopping for local insights and perspectives on each treasure you encounter.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Novice to experienced cyclists. Cycling up to 23-43 miles (5 hours) daily on primarily flat terrain with frequent stops. Walking one mile on uneven terrain, standing for up to two hours and climbing stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Bicycle on dedicated cycle paths along the scenic Adige and Mincio Rivers while immersing yourself in the culture of South Tyrol and Trentino.
  • Gain insights into the discovery of Ötzi, the 5,300-year-old-ice mummy found in a local glacier, during a visit to the South Tyrol Archaeology Museum.
  • Learn about the origins of Lasa pure white marble and how wine is produced in Mezzocorona.
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Luciano Rech
Luciano Rech was born in the city of Fano, located in Le Marche, during World War II. After the war, he and his family moved north to Bolzano in the South Tyrol province of north Italy where Luciano has made his home ever since. Luciano worked for TrenItalia for a number of years before joining with the city of Bolzano as an educator. He speaks Italian, German and English.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Luciano Rech
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Giancarlo Perotti
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