SportVerona 200 Km: Lake Garda
The blue-water route. Water, essential element of life.

We start off from Villa Guerrina, in the hamlet of Montorio, and we head to the city centre of Verona, the city that William Shakespeare described with these words: “There is no world without Verona walls, but purgatory, torture, hell itself”. The, we follow the river Adige, we cross some ancient villages, and then we get to Peschiera del Garda. Here we start cycling along the perimeter of the Lake Garda, a charming and magical place where to find peace of mind.

Once we get to Bardolino, we leave the lake behind and we cross the most famous Veronese wine areas: the one where the Bardolino wine is produced, on the hills surrounding the lake, and Valpolicella, famous for its full bodied red wine. The last climb is on the Torricelle hills, along the same route of the UCI Road World Championships 1999 and 2004, and finally we cycle fast down to Montorio, our final destination.

Distance 209 km, altitude + 1.300, up and down and pleasant.


Date and meeting point

WHEN: Sunday, 24th February 2019.
WHERE: Villa GuerrinaVia Guerrina, 99 – 37141 Montorio - Verona.
WHAT TO DO: Yellow cards are given at the organisation tables on Saturday, 23rd February 2019, from 17:00 to 20:00, and Sunday, 24th February 2019, from 4:45.

Departure and arrival

DEPARTURE: Sunday, 24th February from 6:00 to 6:30
ARRIVAL: Sunday, 24th February within 19:30

 

Itinerary

BREVET BRM/ACP | Brevets Randonneurs Mondiaux.
The itinerary is not signalised on the way: total self-sufficiency is expected. Gpx files and road book (to be printed on one’s own) will be available for download 15 days before the event.

Average speed and time limits

Average speed: maximum 30 km/h, minimum 15 km/h
Minimum time: 6 hours and 40 minutes.
Maximum time: 13 hours and 30 minutes.

Refreshment and check-points

Check-points for card control: in some of them refreshments are given.

  1. Toscolano Maderno - 84 km - Hotion Bar da Leone (refreshments): Piazza San Marco, 15
  2. Torbole sul Garda - 123 km - Carpentari Bike Shop da Andrea (refreshments and mechanical assistance)
  3. Bardolino - 170 km - Becycle Bike Cafè da Michele (refreshments and mechanical assistance): Via Europa Unita, 18.

Services included in the fee

Refreshments and drinks at the departure.
Use of showers and toilets at the arrival in Villa Guerrina.
Pasta party at the arrival, from 12:00 to 18:00

Cycling jersey
for the ones that register to all four randonnées.

General information

CAR PARKING: it is possible to park some cars in Villa Guerrina parking, motorhomes are not allowed. Cars that won’t find place in Villa Guerrina parking, can park along the perimeter walls of the Villa or in one of the many free spots in Montorio. The organisation will communicate at entrance of the Villa if the car parking is full. Motorhomes (campers) are not allowed in Villa Guerrina parking, but there is a good spot where to park, by the sports field in Via della Prateria (700 mt far from the Villa).

The Villa car parking is courtesy of Banco Popolare Cral.

 

Participation requirements

1. To be of age the day of the event
2. You need to register online and pay the registration fee with PayPal or credit card.
3. Certificate of fitness (with stress test) for sport activities.
4. Being member of a sports club is not necessary.