Verona Bike Tours

Verona is one of the hidden-gems of northern Italy: a romantic, attractive city. ​Romeo and Juliet’s city of Verona attracts a multi-international mix of travelers to it’s pretty piazzas, twisty-turn alleyways–some in most in search of the lovers’ balcony, others not. But beyond the heart-shaped kitsch, love locks and Renaissance romance, Verona is a bustling city with its heart dominated by a mammoth, remarkably well-preserved 1st-century amphitheater, Arena Opera House, the venue for the city’s annual summer opera festival. Add to that countless churches, a couple of architecturally fascinating bridges over the Adige River, and amazing regional wine and food from the Veneto hinterland.

Essence of Verona

  • Experience Northern Italy’s most popular Prosecco wine as well as the more meditative wines of Valpolicella and Amarone
  • Guided tours of Verona, the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet–including Juliet’s house!
  • The Arena Opera house
  • Gallery of Modern Art Achille Forti
  • Lake Garda (1 hour away)

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The Verona area boasts numerous buildings of artistic and historic value: castles, towers, hermitages, monasteries, sanctuaries, and old Romanesque parishes. What we see in Verona today dates back thousands of years to when the city really began to develop under Roman rule and become urbanized due to its busy port. The culture has for the most part been influenced by Roman rule although it was taken over for brief periods by France and Austria. The culture of Verona revolves around cafe life. Meeting in the cafes by morning, mid-day, and night is the way to meet up with friends, have some solo time, or lounge back for hours over great conversation. Verona, like many Italian cities, is home to art-lovers. There is a fantastic moderna art museum and many opera options in Verona. The local culture as well as travelers flock to see the incredible performances in the equally incredible venues.

Food & Wine

Cuisine is also very important to the culture however and expect to find some stores and boutiques closed during the lunch hour in respect of this. By night, cafes continue to thrive as do bars and listening to live music is popular way to enjoy an evening. In the Province’s heart is Valpolicella, land of history and flavors where, in addition to its numerous historic villas, the wine tradition is the distinguishing factor. This area produces exquisite, world-famous wines using special and unique Italian techniques. Further to the south, the Basso Veronese (lower area) area is a world of its own, with its slow rhythms, silent places, and changing colors; it offers a distinct way of life that welcomes the visitor with open arms.


Particularly impressive and beautiful in Veneto is the rapidly changing and diverse landscape of the region. It ranges from the Dolomites and the Venetian Alps, through an extensive hilly area, to the large and fertile Po Valley, which is crisscrossed by many rivers. Near Verona

Best Time to Visit

May through late September

What to Bring on Tour

On the Bike:

  • 2-3 pairs of cycling shorts with chamois lining
  • Chamois cream
  • 2-3 brightly colored bicycle jerseys (one will be provided by us)
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes and pedals (if you use them)
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof wind breaker or rain jacket
  • Light weight jacket or vest
  • Bicycle helmet
  • Day pack/hip pack
  • Arm and leg warmers
  • Saddle (optional)

Off the Bike:

  • 2-3 interchangeable evening outfits – our style is very casual and comfortable; jacket and tie not necessary
    • We occasionally have a more formal evening, feel free to bring something for that occasion
  • 1-2 lightweight sweaters
  • 1-2 pairs of shorts or slacks
  • Intimate clothing/sleepwear
  • Comfortable walking shoes for evenings in town

For Alpine Tours:

Pack warmer clothing (layers), waterproof gear, warm gloves and hat

Personal Supplies:

  • Passport and photocopies of your passport
  • Wallet
  • Airline ticket/e-ticket information
  • Camera and camera charger
  • Cell phone
  • Electrical adapter and adapter plug
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions or other medications
  • Bathing suit and sunscreen
  • Cash for guide gratuity and meals on own
  • Cash for wine kitty (optional)

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