Walking - Lake Garda & the Italian Sud Tyrol

From $1,949
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Sep 2020 - Sep 2021
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From $1,949
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Sep 2020 - Sep 2021
Tour Overview

​​Get out and about in the great outdoors on exhilarating walks amongst breathtaking lakeside scenery, picturesque medieval towns and lush forests. Journey by cable car for wondrous mountain views and discover enigmatic ruins etched with history.​

  • Active
  • Half Board
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 25

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 7 nights half board in a 3-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • Bicycle hire
  • 4 guided walks & 1 cycle ride
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Bolzano & Dolomites walk
  • Lake Molveno walk
  • ​Riva to Lake Ledro walk
  • Bike ride around Lake Garda

Itinerary

Day 1 Verona

Make your own way to Verona airport where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers over a welcome drink this evening.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Bolzano & Dolomites Walk

​Walk 5km/3mi - 1.5hrs
The capital of the Sud Tyrol, Bolzano, is framed by lush hillsides, rolling vineyards and the dramatic Dolomites Mountain Range, and it's where we head today. The Renon Plateau lies between the Isarco and Talvera Rivers high above Bolzano, and a cable-car ride will take us to an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level. Here, our guide will lead us on a walk through unspoiled scenery.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Arco - at Leisure

​Take the chance to explore Lake Garda at your own pace or join our optional excursion to Verona, where a Local Guide will highlight sights including the incredible Roman Arena. Another must-see is Juliet's Balcony – Verona is famous as the setting for Shakespeare's tragic love story Romeo and Juliet. There's time to browse the shops in Via Mazzini, or simply sit at a pavement café.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Lake Molveno

Walk 11km/6.8mi - 3.5hrs​
Lake Molveno boasts crystal-clear waters which perfectly reflect the surrounding mountains and forests. Our Local Guide will lead us first to a Roman bridge near to the Rio Ceda waterfall. From here we'll embark on a short climb to the ruins of the Napoleon Forts, built in 1805 by the Austrians in a bid to halt Napoleon's advance. We continue to the southern end of the lake where we'll stroll along the lakeside path.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Arco - at Leisure

​Optional Walk 5km/3mi - 2hrs
Lake Garda is surrounded by mountains, the highest being Monte Baldo. On our optional excursion we head to Malcesine where, in the company of a Local Guide, we’ll board a cable car to Tratto Spino for a two-hour walk. Enjoy views over Lake Garda, Italy’s largest and most famous lake, before pausing for lunch. Our return journey is by cable car and then from Malcesine we’ll board a boat and cruise to Riva.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Lake Ledro

​Walk 11km/6.8mi - 3.5hrs
The beautiful towns around Lake Garda have been charming visitors for centuries, and Riva del Garda is no exception, a bustling town with a stunning backdrop of lake, valleys and hills. Our walk takes us from Riva to Lake Ledro and along one of the most panoramic roads in Europe, the Strada del Ponale. We'll walk a trail carved into rocks and through small tunnels. The bay at the entrance of the Valle di Ledro and Lake Garda nestled below us are breathtaking sights.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Lake Garda

​Cycle 15km/9.4 mi - 2 hrs
Today you’ll discover Lake Garda by bicycle on a gentle ride around its picturesque shores. We’ve already hired your bike for you, so all you have to do is get in the saddle and follow your Tour Manager around the lake’s northern tip between Arco, Torbole and Riva. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even join an optional kayaking session on the lake. This evening we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner together, with five courses of local specialities on the menu.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Verona - Departure

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers

Meals included: B

Additional Information

​Please note: we want you to get the most from your holiday with us. Please be advised this tour requires a good degree of physical fitness and is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility.

There will be plenty of rest stops and time to enjoy the local scenery. Most walks take place on paths and tracks. Some will be slightly more strenuous and may involve moderate slopes, tracks, hills, stiles and foot bridges which may be rough underfoot at times. Sturdy walking shoes are essential.​

Accommodation

Hotel Olivo

The small, family-run 3-star Hotel Olivo is perfectly located to the north of Lake Garda in the centre of the pretty, medieval town of Arco. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar and a small wellness centre. Bedrooms have twin or double beds, private facilities, air-conditioning, a mini-bar, safe and satellite TV.