Lago di Garda (Lake Garda) is the largest lake in Italy. It is a popular holiday location in northern Italy, about halfway between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan on the edge of the Dolomites. Glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last Ice Age. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona (to the south-east), Brescia (south-west), and Trento (north). The name Garda, which the lake has been seen referred to in documents dating to the eighth century, comes from the town of the same name.
This years holiday we spend in Toscolano Maderno, a lovely little village at Lake Garda. As I travelled with my oldest son by car it was possible to take my bike with me, lucky me 😉 We arrived on Saturday August 10 and where leaving on Wednesday August 21, which gave me some good options for riding in the area. The first couple of days it was very hot, about 33 Celsius, so adjustment and lots of hydration was needed but after that the temperature dropped a bit and that was good as the roads around the lake are never flat. Mostly the climbs where at average 5/6%, with some occasions up to 20%. I have to say I had fun driving on the small roads and through those little villages, roads stopped on several occasions unexpectedly and I had to go back where I came from.
Overall I did about 234 km on 7 rides but the most important thing was that I found my fun in cycling back. No pain, just pleasure!
Here are some picture, hope you enjoy them: