Ferry-hop on Lake Garda!
Ferry-hop in between the lake’s charming, colourful towns
Leisurely half day walks in beautiful surroundings
Based in Garda
Centrally located hotel close to the promenade
Join us as we discover the stunning shores of Lake Garda on this walking holiday in Northern Italy. With three included walks we can seek out some of the area’s most beautiful vistas whilst leaving us plenty of free time to relax or explore this fascinating region further.
Grade: Easy to Medium
Arrive at Verona Airport and transfer to our hotel.
After breakfast we begin our charming walk which passes through the beautiful Valle dei Mulini before we reach the small hamlet of Castion Veronese, location of the stunning Villa Pelligrini Cipolla (1760). From here the route takes us to the picturesque villages of San Veroloand Costermano, from where we return downhill to Garda. Your afternoon is at leisure. Walking: 11 km
Captivating Lake Garda has attracted the rich and the famous to its shores for many years. At 370 sq km, it’s the largest of the Italian lakes, spanning three of Italy’s most beautiful regions Lombardy, Trentino and Veneto. The scenery has a Mediterranean feel to it, with vineyards, olive groves and citrus orchards dominating the landscapes, mainly due to the region’s uniquely mild micro-climate.
Our walk today takes us firstly along the stunning shores of Lake Garda, until we reach the magnificent Villa Canossa. We continue to San Vigilio, to admire the stunning ancient villa, host to royalty, nobility and film stars. The route rises to a panoramic spot above the legendary Baiadelle Sirene, before entering the woods where there are still Bronze Age ancient graffiti carvings to admire. From here, a panoramic walk takes us to Scaligero Castle, where we will enjoy lunch at a local trattoria before taking a relaxing ferry ride back to Garda. Your afternoon is at leisure. Walking: 9 km
Why not take a stroll along the resort’s delightful promenade or ferry-hop in between the lake’s charming, colourful towns. Alternatively, do nothing more than enjoy leisurely lunch on its shores watching the world go by!
Our walk today rises gently uphill to the ancient monastery at Rocca San Giorgio. From here the trail enters the woods leading to the beautiful viewpoint at Rocca Vecchia. From here a stepped trail leads us back to base, passing statue of the Madonna, constructed to protect the town of Garda. Your afternoon is at leisure. Walking: 8 km
Why not venture out and visit one of the other beautiful parts of this region. Local buses can take you to Verona or Malcesine or even take a boat trip over to Sirmione and visit Castello Scaligero. Your Tour Leader will be happy to assist you with any arrangements you may like to make.
It’s time to say “Arrivederci”! After transferring to the airport, we will board our flight home.
Located in town of Garda, our comfortable, recently renovated hotel offers us a peaceful, yet central location from where we can explore the local area. A walk along the lakeside promenade is not to be missed!
Facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool with spacious gardens, a restaurant, bar and WIFI throughout.
Our comfortable rooms have TV, air-conditioning, minibar (payable locally), tea and coffee making facilities, safe and hairdryer.
A full 10-year passport is required, valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Italy Foreign Advice
If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company by selecting the following link; Travel Visa Company.
Compulsory vaccinations: None.
All clients are responsible for acquainting themselves with up to date health information of the countries being visited and where necessary take the required precautions. We recommend that you check with your doctor prior to departure as this information can change. You can also visit the travel health website for more information; Travel Health Italy
The transfer time from Verona Airport to our hotel is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour , depending on weather and traffic.
Three half day guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Easy to Medium and you can expect to walk between 8 to 12km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.
You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.
It is important that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive.
The weather, even in summer, is unpredictable – particularly in mountainous areas. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % add on.
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January||6 °C||-1 °C|
|March||14 °C||4 °C|
|April||18 °C||7 °C|
|May||23 °C||12 °C|
|June||27 °C||16 °C|
|July - August||29 °C||18 °C|
|September||25 °C||14 °C|
|October||18 °C||9 °C|
|November||12 °C||4 °C|
|December||7 °C||-1 °C|
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