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#5 Brescia - Verona (80 km)

Marbles, Poets, Madonnas and Operas

Brescia – San Martino (39 km)

Leave Piazza della Vittoria (km 0), exit Brescia, la Leonessa d’Italia, pass by the MilleMiglia museum and head to Rezzato.

Pass through the stone caves of the precious Botticino Marble and cross the river Chiese (km 17) on a funny humpback bridge in Bedizzole. You are now approaching Gardathe biggest lake in Italy which inspired many poets and artists, such as Valerio Catullo, who lived in Sirmione in the 1st Century B.C.

Get down the gentle hills in Desenzano, close to the majestic railway bridge and head to San Martino della Battagliaplace of the cruel battle between French, Italians and Austrians during the Second Italian War of independence. A Tower Ossuary commemorates the victory and the sacrifice of many young men.


San Martino – Verona (41 km)

Go Ahead, and pass close to the miraculous and silent Madonna del Frassino church. You are now leaving Lombardia and getting into Veneto, exactly on river Mincio (Km 55): river Mincio presents its own cycle route, linking Peschiera del Garda (7 Km North) and Mantova (38 Km South).

Cross Salionze and taste the vineyards hills of Verona, getting closer to Custoza and crossing Sommacampagna. After a while you will approach the Camuzzoni canal (Km 78): it welcomes you in Verona.  Don’t miss the visit of the sublime San Zeno church, in the homonymous neighbourhood: you will find la Pala d’Altare, one of the masterpieces by Andrea Mantegna.

Follow the Adige river and you will reach the famous Roman Arena in Piazza Bra, where you could attend an Opera: Aida by Giuseppe Verdi is our favourite!


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#6  Verona – Padova

Follow River Adige, southward: if you go north, you will follow our historical Ciclopista del Sole towards Austria. Head towards Soave vineyards, and the beautiful  Vicenza, birth-city of Palladio and modern theatres. Follow river Bacchiglione, pass through pleasant hills with thermal benefits, like Abano, and you will arrive in the scholarly Padova, one of the most ancient university of Europe (est. 1222). Enjoy the sunset on Prato della valle with a flavoured Spritz to drink. Cheers!