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Headwater heads for Lake Garda

02/12/2014 by .
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The acclaimed cycling and outdoor specialist tour operator Headwater heads for Lake Garda as it announces a new self guided Italian cycling holiday for summer 2015 in theTrentino Alto-Adige region at the crossroads of Italy and Austria. 

Starting in the traditional Italian mountain village of Silandro, in the heart of the unspoilt Val di Venosta, the cycling  follows a linear route south passing Alpine meadows, pretty wine villages, historic spa towns and ancient art cities before a final downhill whizz brings guests to the shores of Riva, the  “Pearl of Lake Garda” and famed for its pine-fringed beaches, sailing and stunning sunsets


Each cycling day has been carefully created by the Headwater team  to include lots of “out-of-the-saddle” discoveries such as Bolzano (ranked as the top city in Italy in a recent quality-of-life survey), ancient Mezzocorona (occupied since 6,000BC) and cosmopolitan Trento whose rich architectural interest stems from its fascinating blend of Renaissance and Germanic influences. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the region is a magnet for all outdoors enthusiasts. In the rural north, endless vineyards are punctuated with kite-surfing lakes(including Lago di Caldaro – also the warmest bathing lake in the Alps!), hiking trails and cycling paths; whilst, further south, sailing clubs and plush motor yachts add a touch of Mediterranean glamour to the lemon-lined shores of Lake Garda.

The new tour in detail

The eight-night, self-guided holiday departs Saturdays from 2 May – 10 Oct 2015 inc, with adult prices from £1099 (tour only)/ £1279 (inc return BA flights Gatwick-Verona then onward rail); children under 12 £949/ £1127 respectively. Prices include 8 nights’ B&B hotel accommodation (staying in *** and **** hotels throughout), 4 evening meals, bike hire, transport of luggage between hotels, detailed maps and meticulous cycling route notes, 24/7 support both in UK and overseas. Images for this specific holiday can be downloaded at:,

For bookings and further information, call Headwater 0845 322 4672 or email


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