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THE ENVIRONMENT OF LAKE GARDA ON FOOT AND BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: WINE AND OIL TASTING AROUND THE ROCCA Easy walk (about 3 hours) using public transport in the best settings of Veronese side of Lake Garda. Treck begins in Garda, rises to the most panoramic point, the Rocca of Garda, a cliff above the lake 294 m. a.s.l. and ends in Bardolino. On the way we will taste wines and oil in a farm. This tour gives the opportunity to enjoy one of the best sceneries of Lake Garda as well as tasting peculiar agricultural products grown here. We depart from Verona by bus (public transport) to reach Garda in about  an hour. Garda is a quiet and pleasant settlement on the Verona side of the lake after which the lake itself is named. Following a brief tour of the village centre, we depart for a walk under a cool oak forest to gain the summit of the Rocca (m. 294), a clifftop with a spectacular view: below you have Garda and St. Vigilio’s Cape towards the North, whereas southwards lies Bardolino and the southern end of Lake Garda with the paeninsula of Sirmione and, on the horizon, the morainic hills of the former Garda glacier. Ahead, you may see the Brescia coastline with the Rethic Alps streaming northwards. Having appreciated all of this, we set out towards a typical local farm with a guided tour of the vineyards, the winery and oil mill. We will taste the best productions of locally denominated oil (DOP) and three local wines, accompanied by traditional platters. After this break we set down towards Bardolino crossing vineyards and olive groves, to reach the lake promenade. Here we may have the time to bathe on one of the many beaches used for this purpose. Then, walking along the promenade, we will enter Bardolino where we will conclude the tour visiting the village centre that retains many traits of its historical layout and architecture. Finally we will depart from here, by bus, to Verona.
A total immersion in the full range of Veneto landscapes, referring throughout to the themes of sustainability of Expo 2015: Planet, Nature, Food and Life.


Operatiiviset lisätiedot
Price per person: 2 pax 155€; 3 pax 125€; 4 pax 110€; 5 pax or more 95€

Departures:  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9.00 AM Please be on time

Length: ca. 9-10 hours, return by 18.30

Meeting point: Piazza Bra, by the equestrian monument to Vittorio Emanuele

Languages: it en

Price includes:
- Public transport tickets
- Wine tasting session (3 wines) and olive oil accompanied by cold snacks
- Local guide


Excluded:
- Service to and from hotel
- Meal and drink other than those provide
- Personal expenses
- Tips
- Optional activities

Useful information
- The trip departs with a minimum of two participants and may be cancelled if this quota is not attained.
- We advise light comfortable walking gear and clothing, sun cream and protective sunglasses and, if useful, bathing equipment.
 
  • Piazza Bra
    Verona (VR)

TOP TRAVEL TEAM DI PLA NET VIAGGI


Top Travel Team is an indipendent travel agency and tour operator established in 1999 in Verona.
The very close-knit team deals with outgoing, incoming and ticket office with competence and courtesy.
The company philosophy proposes slow travels to deeply know the local reality of the visited countries.
“Let’s bike! Verona bike tours” project promotes sustainable mobility together with cultural, artistic and wine and food peculiarities of the territory.
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Lungadige Porta Vittoria 21
37129 - Verona (VR)
+390458005167 www.letsbikeveronatours.it
Lisätiedot
Top Travel Team is born in 1999 and since 2005 deals with the technical organization of bike travels for FIAB (Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta).
Since 2007 Top Travel Team offers packages including bike tours. Two or three nights’ stay to discover the best known and the less visited masterpieces of beautiful and romantic Verona.
Since 2013 it has bought its own bicycles and has developed “Let’s bike! Verona bike tours” project to promote half-day itineraries of Verona and its surroundings (Valpolicella, Valpantena) by bike with a local tour leader, with the purpose of joining cultural proposals and the opportunity to enjoy the tasting of typical products as local wines, cheese and extra virgin olive oil.
A special attention to the territory, to its peculiarities and riches to make known and pass on with the slow and relaxed rhythm of a bike. Mostly flat and not very extensive Verona reserves pleasant surprises for those who want to venture out around typical neighborhood and adjacent valleys.
Top Travel Team has created its own “Travel Team Slow Tour” travels with the desire of creating tours for those who want to visit a country and learn about the local reality.These tours around the world allow you to discover the local reality, to observe in a deeper and more human way the surroundings.
These trips can get you in touch with people, and this kind of meeting can transform the simple curiosity of a tourist in a concrete contribution by helping the local economy.
 
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