Cycling day 13/51 km ~ From Lazise to San Biagio
After this cool evening yesterday I’ve decided to set my alarmclock 1 h later – this was not really a good idea. But I’m on holiday…
I tried to find a small road but this wasn’t so easy.
I cycled along Lago di Garda on the BicItalia 1 – but this was only in the beginning a good idea because the path went off the beaten track
So my next stop was Desenzano with its ancient harbour and I had lunch there.
After that break I continued to Sirmione – it was so crowded that you weren’t allowed to go inside the ancient town. But it’s absolutely worth a visit, you can walk around the island or jump into the crowd and enjoy fanatic ice-cream or other delicious food.
Now came the hard work to do – riding along the big roads with no cyclepaths…but I’ve got to say that the drivers overtook me carefully – and we are not in the highseason. In the end I arrived at the campingsite which was my big second aim as we’ve got pictures of that place at work and I always wanted to go there.
It is called San Biagio next to Manerba and is really beautiful. It has a small island you can visit (with an excellent stone beach) and there is a a mountain with a ruine. Next to it you can walk to a viewpoint – and it’s marvellous!
So at this campingsite I’ve got my second day-off and used it for the walk and a day on the beach – we had 30 degrees – great! 😁
Cycling day 12/67 km ~ From Loppio to Lazise/Lago di Garda
In the morning we were lucky again because of the fine weather – what a difference to my trip last year…
So I left the valley were Loppio is situated and continued to follow the cyclepath of the river Adige. The temperature climbed to 32 degrees but the landscape was outstanding.
After the lunch I had to leave the valley and cross some hills – and in a very small village I just stopped to refill water so an old man started a conversation where I come from and where to I’d like to go.
In the end I sat in the living room of Romeo and Julia (their real names as they promised me – brother and sister) and we drank a glass of homemade white wine. He visited Munich 50 years ago to watch the Olympics…
So finally after some serpentines downhill later you could experience the difference between the countryside and the lago – a big difference of money…
My first stop was in Bardolino and it was great to have done the second aim – Lago di Garda.
It was so crowded that I couldn’t realise how it would be like here in the high season.
I continued to Lazise and put up my tent at the Camping municipal which is okay for 19,- €. But don’t expect the quality of a small Agriturismo – worlds are lying between them.
You have a nice strip of stone beach and the water was refreshing – cool! 😁
In the evening I went out to explore the old town and it was full of life – and you can meet also nurses from your hood…
Lago di Caldanazzo
Bassano del Grappa
Cycling in the valley of the river Brenta
So after having 1 or 2 nights at the beach enjoying the white sand and the salty water I’ll continue my trip by train to Bassano del Grappa.
Here I will set up my tent at the campingsite I´ve used to visit in 2016 on my way to Rome. This time I´d like to have a walk through the medieval old town.
So on the next day I will cycle up the valley of the river Brenta to the Lago di Caldanazzo which was fantastic in 2016.
Cycling down to the heart of Trento I´m going to follow the Adige Valley (Etsch) staying overnight at an “Agriturismo”. That´s a farm where you can pitch up your tent and get some (organic) breakfast or dinner made in the region.
So we´ll follow the cyclepath BicItalia 1 to Lazise and further on to the famous town of
Sirmione where I´d like to spend some time.
Finally I´m going to reach the campingsite next to Manerba where I´ll stay for 2 nights or so. Here you can enjoy the beauty of this outstanding lake.
My trip from Bassano del Grappa to Lago di Garda