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Every time we find ourselves in the sumptuous Italian lake district, we head straight to the Garda Bike Hotel. Equipped with a fleet of Pinarello bikes, the hotel arranges a variety of tour packages, both on tarmac and gravel. A frequent host to Peter Sagan and his teammates, the hotel staff knows the needs of cyclists. And the Verdolin family runs the hotel with a real family touch. “Papa” Verdolin can often be found serving espresso at the bar and “Mama” Verdolin still prepares some dishes in the kitchen—her tortellini and tiramisu are to-die-for!