Great Italian Lakes Cycle

When: Tuesday 5 October 2021 - Sunday 9 October 2022

Where: Venice, Italy

This exciting and beautiful route is so much more than a journey between two iconic Italian cities – on the way it takes three of the great Italian lakes: Garda, Como and Iseo, as well as the Romeo and Juliet city of Verona.

With a route that takes you from Venice on the Adriatic Coast, though flat plains and forested hills to the famous lakes-and-mountains scenery of Lombardy, there’s enough variety to please any cyclist. Each day offers a great climb to test your legs, but with our highest point at 754m – the famous Madonna del Ghisallo with its cyclists’ chapel – these aren’t the high cols, and it’s an achievable ride for anyone willing to train.

Add in small terracotta-roofed villages, overnight stops in picturesque lakeside towns, good roads, and plenty of opportunities for recharging on Italian coffee and gelato – this is the ultimate Italian cycle challenge!


Day 1

Meet in Venice

Day 2

Venice to Verona (approx. 91 mile ride)

Day 3

Verona to Lovere (approx. 96 mile ride)

Day 4

Lovere to Como (approx. 72 mile ride)

Day 5

Como to Milan (approx. 64 mile ride)

Day 6

Depart Milan


We would love to have you on our team of life changing cyclists. Register to get your place through the organisers.

There are a few options to choose from:

Fundraising Option – pay a registration fee of £99, then raise £2,000 for children and young people with cancer, all of your costs are covered

Part-payment Option – pay a registration fee of £99, then £250 to the event organiser 10 weeks before departure, and raise £1,500 for children and young people with cancer

Full Payment Option – pay a registration fee of £99, then pay £1,000 to the event organiser, and raise as much as you can for children and young people with cancer

Remember that for every £46 you raise, you could be paying for a social worker to be there for a family soon after diagnosis.


When you take on a challenge for us, we tailor our fundraising and training support specifically to you. Tell us what you need and we’ll get on it. By joining Team Young Lives, you’ll be joining the fight to stop cancer destroying young lives. The least we can do is show you how much we appreciate it.

  • You’ll have access to our closed Facebook group where you can meet other Young Lives vs Cancer sporting legends, share fundraising ideas and experiences
  • We’ll send you a snazzy Young Lives vs Cancer Cycle jersey (when you reach £150)
  • We’ll shower you with advice, ideas and materials to get the money rolling in, and if you ever need us we’re only a phone call away


If you have any questions or simply want to know more about this challenge then get in touch on 0845 602 4770 or email:


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