Biking at the Lake Garda
Lake Garda in Northern Italy is the biggest lake of the country (369,98km²) and invites you to take a swim in summer in the averagely 18 to 20 degrees warm water. The landscape is characterized by extreme contrasts and reaches from the Lake Garda to the impressive peaks of Tremalzo, Monte Baldo and Monte Bondone. Furthermore the region is known for its vinicultural area such as Lugana and Bardolino.
Racing cyclists love the numerous tours on small roads with very little traffic witch lead through the magnificent hilly countryside. In northern direction you cycle through the foothills of the alps and find challenging sections whereas in the east you find the plains in direction Verona.
Especially recommendable is the tour around the south bank of lake Garda combined with a boat trip. The road leads along the lake in northern direction and up into the hills. A highlight is the crossing of the lake with a ferry where one can enjoy the sun, the soft breeze and the unique view.
Racing bike holidays at Lake Como
Lake Como amidst the Southern Alps ha a shoreline of 170 km and a surface of 146 km² which makes it the third biggest lake in Italy. The region is famous for its impressive quality of hotels and service, as well as its noble mansions, picturesque places, perfect parks and mountains which lead up to the lake’s banks. The area offers a diversified mixture of tours and relaxation.
An easy tour with a spectacular view starts and ends in Bellagio and leads 45 km along the roads of Manzoni through little Italian villages past the magnificent lake Varenna.
Race cycling at Lake Faak
Lake Faak is the most southern bathing lake of Austria and captivates through its characteristic turquoise and clear water and the excellent water quality. With a temperature of up to 27 degrees it is also one of Austria’s warmest lakes. The region is known for its sunny, mediterranean climate and the regional alpine-adriatic cuisine. The lake is point of departure of the popular three-countries-tour through Austria, Slovenia and Italy. Very recommendable is the “Lake Faak Tour” which leads along lake Brenn and lake Afritz past castle Damtschach to Velden at lake Wörth and via Rosegg across river Drau to St. Martin. The climb up to Ledernitzen will be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the lake.
Racing bike holidays in the Salzkammergut – Lake Fuschl
The Salzkammergut at the northern edge of the Alps ranks among the most beautiful cultural areas Austria’s and is part of the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. The salt, which has been mined since prehistoric times, has given its name to the region. More than 70 different lakes of various sizes and kinds can be found in this impressive area that covers three states – Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria and has a fantastic mountain scenery.
The emerald coloured lake Fuschl has a surface of 2,65 km² and an excellent water quality as well as a great aquatic vegetation in natural state. With a temperature of 23 degrees it offers perfect conditions for swimming. The lake is point of departure of numerous tours from which one starts in Fuschl am See on easy ascending roads at first, then subsequently becomes steeper. The tour offers amazing views of the picturesque lake.
The racing bike insider tip: Lake Zellersee
Lake Zellersee with its 4,5 km² surface, 20 degrees water temperature and the high drinking water quality is the perfect place to freshen up after a challenging tour. It lies idyllically embedded in the green high alpine landscape of the area “Pinzgau” and offers even in summer a breath taking view of the snow covered peak of the Kitzsteinhorn.
The variety of tours in Pinzgau ranges from easy beginner’s routes such as the famous Tauern cycle path to challenging tours as up the mountain Großglockner.
Highly recommendable is the “Pleasure tour Zell am See” which firstly leads to Saalfelden and afterwards via Maishofen and Thumersbach around the lake Zellersee. There are numerous possibilities for a nice break directly alongside the lakefront promenade with a stunning view of the impressive mountains and the nature reserve.
Annual event highlights are the race “Glocknerkönig”, the Tour of Austria and the Ironman 70.3.