There’s another reason to look forward to traveling to Italy once international travel resumes. An 87-mile-long bike trail is heading to Italy’s largest lake, giving cyclists a new way to experience beautiful Lake Garda.

The Garda by Bike project has been underway for the past few years, and is scheduled to be completed by 2021. The trail is being built using both existing cycling tracks and new paths taking riders through the regions of Lombardy, Trento, and Veneto. The trail will also link with the Eurovelo Route 7 and Route 8 cycling routes.

The bike loop is intended for all skill levels. There are no steep grades and all bikes should be able to handle the boarded trail with ease. One section of the trail is already open — a 1.2-mile stretch from Capo Reamol on the lake’s western shore that runs alongside the rugged cliffs by the water.

The completion of the bike trail will coincide nicely with the current thirst for outdoor-oriented activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.