Need an adventure that satisfies your desire to travel while helping you to get some exercise? The new Garda By Bike trail in Northern Italy is exactly what you’re looking for. More advanced cyclists can enjoy the full length of the trail, while families and novice cyclists can enjoy segments of this flat, wide bike trail. Read on to discover more about this brand new trail.
Lonely Planet ~ ” A brand new way to explore Italy’s largest lake is coming soon: a 140km-long trail that circles beautiful Lake Garda in the north of the country is opening for cyclists. The project, called Garda by Bike, has been in the works for the last two years and is expected to open by 2021. It’s constructed from both existing cycling tracks and newly built paths that will take you from Lombardy through Trento and the Veneto and back. The project is bound to be a success amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in Europe, allowing travelers to spend more time outdoors and socially distanced. Garda by bike will also link up to the continent-spanning European cycle routes Eurovelo Route 7 and Eurovelo Route 8.
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Although the full route is a long distance, the bike path is suitable for families: it’s wide and doesn’t include any steep climbs. The loop can be tackled with any type of bike, as the path is made from wood planks. A particularly picturesque section, which is already open, runs 2km from Capo Reamol on the lake’s western shore and hugs a rugged section of cliffs above the water. ” ~ Lonely Planet
To read on about this gorgeous new cycling trail, click the link below! And if you’re planning a trip to Italy, make sure you bring a copy of our 2021 Military Travel Guide U.S.A.™, for information that will help you travel on less per day, the military way!
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