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    Italy MTB - Lake Garda & Torbole

    Could use some MTBR love here.

    Plans are coming together for a trip in about 4 weeks!
    Got plane tickets and have rented an apartment.

    For the rest: HELP

    I've tried to rent bikes online and have received no email communication from the shops. Any ideas here?

    In addition to just getting some sense of reassurance that we will have bikes when we get there, I'm also trying to figure out if shops will have some kind of bike rack for trunk mount. Seems like being able to shuttle ourselves closer to trail heads will be preferable to road riding several miles at the start of every day. Sorry, call me American!

    Also, any and all advice on riding there will be highly appreciated!!

    And, any and all advice on driving in Italy will be appreciated!

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    Good job!

    Plenty of rentals and shuttles are dirt cheap, 20 Euros for a lift. My wife and I were there last week, unfortunately we had snow so Monte Baldo and a few others were off the cards, but Tremalzo was a awesome run. We rode up to do 601 via Nargo and it was a hell climb but the descent was well worth the effort.
    In Torbole there are three or four rentals, same for Riva and Arco has some as well. If the shuttles aren't running then the local taxis can also do runs up some hills.
    Cheers

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    Awesome info! Thanks!
    Did you secure rentals in advance, or did you just find something when you got there?
    Sounds like the taxis have bike racks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Awesome info! Thanks!
    Did you secure rentals in advance, or did you just find something when you got there?
    Sounds like the taxis have bike racks?
    Nah, we have our Nomads with us, but most of the rentals are pretty good, Scott, Cannondales, Trek in predominance. Mecki's cafe is a cool bike shop next to the river on the main road and there's a shuttle and rental outfit who work from there, the shuttles were on time and not manic like some Italian shuttle drivers we've had. Early season so the rental fleets are in good condition.

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