This cycling holiday will operate in a slightly different way to others that we run. At the start of the week, the team will discuss with you which of these four itineraries you would like to follow for the week:
i) a series of gentle rides along the valleys of around 15–25 miles each day. A few hills provide some spectacular views;
ii) longer rides with a range of 30–45 miles and including some hills;
iii) rides based on the second itinerary but going faster and further each day
iv) an all out cycling experience with longer distances, taking in lakes and mountains
The routes will generally use quiet roads and cycle paths throughout, and will be led by a local guide or Oak Hall team member.
The four itineraries combine an exciting range of locations. We cycle around two lakes, one of which (Lake Iseo) is 25km long. We also visit the island of Monte Isola, historic towns such as Pisogne and Lovere and for those who wish, there is the chance to test yourself against the Giro D’Italia mountain climbs and other challenging routes in the area.
As an example of another day, the first group will head along the river, with the option of a picnic lunch near the beautiful port town of Lovere. The second group will head up the valley to Capo di Ponte, which includes a UNESCO site displaying ancient rock engravings. The third group will go up to lake Endine and come back via lake Iseo and the fourth group will follow the Giro d’Italia route up the mountain to the ski resort of Montecampione.