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Going to Riva Del Garda

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Going to Riva Del Garda


I'm going to Riva Del Garda and I have a few questions, if anyone can help me it would be much appreciated.

1. Has anyone heard of the accommodation Residence Vecchio Porto Excelsior? I can only find 2 reviews and wonder if anyone has heard of or had experience of this place?

2. Can anyone recommend excellent but cheap restaurants for a good evening meal?

3. Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced bike shop?

4. We wish to go cycling but are worried about getting lost. Are there well laid out bike trails or bike tours available that aren't too expensive?

5. Does a bus run directly from Verona Brescia airport to Riva Del Garda? What would be the best way to get between the two?

Many thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Going to Riva Del Garda

1. Don't know

2. No specific answers but in general you will find that the prices in restaurants around Lake Garda are very reasonable and compared to many other Italian Holiday destinations relatively cheap. I put this down mainly to the fact that the huge majority of tourists are northern europeans, the majority being German, Austrian, Dutch. Expect to find second language is German and many menus will be in Italian and German. It is not unusual for northern europeans to be addresed in German.

3 & 4 .

I only do road-racing so never been on tracks round Lake Garda

Don't know about reasonably priced - and again German run - but



These companies do Rentals and tours and may be able to help with trail maps.

Monte Brione between Riva and Torbole is well known for trails (it's only about 1km away so shouldn't get lost)

You could if you wish take the bike to Malcesine, go up the cable car and come down on the trail (halfway is a track road).

You can buy trail maps for mountain biking and walking so shouldn't be a problem.

Italian company 4land specialise in cartography www.4land.it and you can buy their maps. Should be able to get them in the bike shop

As an example this is a snapshot from their website www.4land.it/public/file/lavori/_00026.pdf


There used to be a bike and bus service on the lake. Don't know if it is still running.

5. Probably the hardest link on the whole of the lake. By public transport - the Aerobus at Brescia is designed to meet Ryan Air flights. This goes to the train station at Brescia.


From Brescia train station take the train to Peschiera del Garda. There are direct services - takes about 25mins

Regional trains cost €3.60

Eurostar €9.50

www.trenitalia.com for trains

From Peschiera del Garda there is a bus to Riva - takes 1h35


There's also a bus service from Desenzano train station but doesn't run that often


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2. Re: Going to Riva Del Garda

Hi, another alternative for travelling to Riva is the bus direct from Brescia town, it takes around 2 hours.


Garda Trentino tourism have a map which shows walking and bike trails in the area, you should be able to pick this up free from the tourist office in Riva. In the meantime, information on the trails included on the map can be found at:


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