I started cycling in the 70s. Back then, I used a road bike, a “Bianchi“ to be precise, which I had been given by my uncle. Shortly after, I registered with the Benacense Sports Club in Riva del Garda and accomplished my first race in the beginners’ class in 1976. Cycling was my absolute favourite sport from this day onward.
But it didn’t take long until I bought my first mountain bike and concentrated on this sport. I like cycling because it gives me a feeling of freedom and I can be outdoors to enjoy nature and beautiful views - which still delight me time and again. By the end of 2017, I will have accomplished approx. 8000 kilometres by bike. And with 5 tours a week, I train on my road bike as well as on my mountain bike.
I currently use a Scott Genius mountain bike and a brand-new BMC Teammachine SLR01 road bike with Lightweight Obermayer wheels.
My favourite mountain bike tour is the “Monte di Cavadine“ with an in part asphalted ascent, surrounded by very impressive and historic places and a descent through the forest. The tour is perfect for all MTB enthusiasts, takes over 5 hours and has an altitude difference of approx. 1000 m.
I would be delighted to welcome you at the Aktivhotel Santa Lucia and to accompany you on a tour with view to Lake Garda.