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Iseo Lake

 

From the rock drawings in Valle Camonica to the vineyards of Franciacorta

From the Valle Camonica, following the River Oglio, we’ll reach the stunning Iseo Lake and the surrounding area of Franciacorta. We’ll visit prehistoric engravings, charming romanic little churches, Montisola and the Torbiere di Sebino.

A train will lead us to Capo di Ponte in Val Camonica. In Naquane we will visit the incredible “Valley of Landmarks” as Unesco named the Val Camonica where humankind has interacted with the environment since Prehistory, leaving its marks in more than 180 sites. It is a truly unique place of beauty and charm. After the visit we will continue our day exploring the park of the Massi of Cemmo and visiting the nice romanic church of San Siro, from where you can enjoy a gorgeous panorama.

We’ll cycle on the cycling path along the River Oglio. We’ll have our lunch in a farm that produces cheese – yummy!

We’ll stop in Esine to have a look at its beautiful church frescos of the XIV century. The aim our day is Pisogne, on the coast of the lake, our hotel is on the shore.

On suday we’ll quickly reach the cycling path of Vello – Toline, this side of the lake will just amaze us with its view: pedaling on a road for pedestrians and cyclists we’ll find the rock behind and the water in front of us! We’ll then get a private boat from Morone to Montisola and, once we’ve desembarked, we’ll go all around this tiny island where no car is allowed. We’ll go back to Iseo by boat to go to the Natural Reserve of the Torbiere di Sebino where we can get the chance to do some serious birdwatching.

Very close to this incredible landscape we can’t miss a visit to one of Franciacorta’s best wine producers, the Bersi Serlini. Those who wish to can enjoy a very good wine tasting. Going back to Brescia is now sad but beautiful, we’ll ride the last part of our tour in the middle of wineyards and smooth hills.

Sites of interest

  • World Heritage sites: Val Camonica Rock Drawings
  • Italy’s most beautiful villages: Montisola

Services included in our previous tours

  • 1 night with breakfast.
  • 1 three-course-dinners with typical local recipes,one drink (1/4 liter wine or 300 cl beer), tap water and bread are included.
  • 2 packed lunches, which includes sandwiches, fruit, a dessert, 1/2 liter water.
  • 3 tour guides, 2 by bike and one with the agency van (two guides for groups from 12 to 17 people).
  • Visits (see the program).
  • Agency van, which follows the whole tour in order toguarantee: the luggage transport service, the picnics for lunch and snacks andthe availability and the assistance during the tour.

 

HOW TO BOOK

This trip has already been tested and can be adapted to small or bigger groups. We propose  guided tours leaded by our guides who speak english, german, french, spanish and portuguese. We can provide this trip also without leaders as long as the group can follow the tracks using a gps since itineraries develop on broads that are not always easy to find.

On demand we can also provide other services as, for instance, a bus following the group or electric bikes and much more. Big groups are kindly invited to book in advance. 

To contact us:
Speaking english – spanish – french
Anna Magrin – anna@simonettabiketours.it

Speaking german – portuguese
Elisa Zambelli – elisa@simonettabiketours.it

How to Book!

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIKE TOUR

Duration: 2 days, 1 night, 2 biking days

When: to be defined; trip will take place upon groups reservation, small or big.

Difficulty: beginners

Where: Italy > Veneto

Tour description: This is a 2 day tour beginning and ending in Brescia. The trail mainly follows cycling paths. Some bits will be on secondary roads with low car traffic. The road bank is mostly asphalt, but we will also be pedaling on nice dirt roads. The path is downhill in the first part of the tour. The rest is mostly flat with few ups and dows.

Visits: Guided visits: Naquane National Park of Rock Drawings, The National Archaeological Park of Massi di Cemmo (Cemmo's Boulders); visit of: church of San Siro, church of S. Maria Assunta of Esine, Torbiere di Sebino Natual Reserve. Franciacorta wine tasting at Bersi Serlini for those who wish.

 

 

PROGRAM OF THE BIKE TOUR

Day 1
Independent travel with arrival at Brescia.
Brescia – Capo di Monte > Pisogne  
About 58 km – mainly flat path

Day 2
Pisogne > Brescia
About 48 km – flat path
Than individual way back.