From Lake Garda to Venice charm
Mountains & Lakes, Grappa & Palazzi.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Discover the beautiful historic centre of Riva and enjoy a cappucino on the Piazza at the shore. The Southern flair on mild summer evenings gets you in the right mood for the days to come.
In Ceniga you start your hiking tour an proceed through the vines of the Sarca-valley. Soon you come to a giant rockfall area, which resembles a rock desert. With a view onto Lago di Cavedine you walk past fruit and vegetable fields into the little village of Pietramurata, surrounded by the highest walls of rock of the Lake Garda mountains in the Sarca-river valley.
By bus along the renowned Castello di Toblino into the ‚Valley of Lakes‘. Hiking tour to Lago Terlago, the trailhead for the high-altitude path of Saint Vigil. Remote forests and karst-plateaus take you uphill to the ancient fortress and bulwarks. Fabulous views down into the Etsch-valley and onto the Dolomites followed by a descent to Trento, where you enjoy a visit to the historic centre with numerous churches and Palazzi.
Short train journey and walk to the romantic centre of Pergine. Then via the historic Roman road Via Claudia Augusta, leading you above the giant Lago di Caldonazzo, onwards to Lake Levicosee. The idyllic lakeside path invites you to a refreshing dip into the warmest Italian Alpine lake before you reach the neat spa town of Levico.
Today a wonderful high-altitude hiking tour is planned for you across alpine pastures framed by high scarps. Accompanied by waterfalls and roaring mountain streams you reach the impressive open-air nature art exhibition. Via the Sentiero Don Cesare to the mountain hut Cipriani, where you take a break below the steep mountain prongs. A spectacular steep path takes you to Borgo Valsugana with its initial Venetian bridges and pergolas.
Ascent to the Alta Via del Tabacco, a fabulous high-altitude path situated above the Brenta-valley. Via the San Bovo hermitage you get back to the valley floor and continue now leisurely along the green river Brenta. You cross the famous bridge Ponte Vecchio and reach your Day Finish Bassano del Grappa.
You walk across wooden bridges and footbridges into the nature park of the river Sile, the renowned cycling route Munich-Venice finally leads you into your end destination Quarto d´ Altino. By train to your Day Finish on the mainland before Venice with excellent bus connections to the lagoon city. As a finale of the holiday a small Grappa-sampling awaits not far from St. Mark’s Square!
You walk along diverse hiking paths and trails, partly on gravel roads and forest paths. Only a few sections are rocky and narrow, otherwise the paths run on easy terrain and are nice to walk on. Nearly everywhere you have a choice of a shorter and easier option. The routes lead you on nice paths along rivers, lakes and through forests, often you walk high above a valley and enjoy unique long-distance views.
You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").
- 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
- Luggage transfer
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Transfers according to program
- Train journeys according to program
- 1x small Grappa-sampling in Bassano or Venice
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
- GPS-data is available
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Arrival by train or bus (www.ttesercizio.it) in Riva.
- Parking: very limited number of hotel parking spaces. Public parking spaces or underground car park ‚Terme Romane‘ approx. EUR 70 per week.
- Return journey from Mestre to Rovereto by train in approx. 2 hours (1x change of trains) and by bus to Riva.
- Shuttle service from Mestre to Riva/Torbole, info and booking at www.viaclaudia.org.
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Bus journey Toblino, approx. EUR 3 per person
- Bus journey Levico – Barco, approx. EUR 4 per person
- Special dates on request
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Situated directly at the shore of lake Garda, a marvellous mountain and lake view awaits, this time with a Mediterranean touch!
Pietra Rara Room & Breakfast
The Pietra Rara welcomes you into a lovingly and traditionally renovated building, dating back to the 18th century and located in the heart of the historic village centre of Pietramurata.
Grand Hotel Trento
Located directly at the Piazza Dante in the city centre is the Grand Hotel Trento, which not just impresses with its special architecture.
Parc Hotel Du Lac
Today’s accommodation is a true insider tip: the Parc Hotel Du Lac is situated in a space of total idyll and quietness directly at the shores of the glistening lake Lago di Levico.
Locanda in Borgo Garni
This elegant manor dating back to the 18th century shines in new splendor after a careful renovation, yet every piece of furniture was selected with great care.
Villa Ca’ Sette
Again, a historic building welcomes you with an extensive past, this Venetian villa was only converted into a charming hotel with all mod cons in 2000.
Park Hotel Ai Pini
You spend the night in a historic villa, for sure the best place located on the mainland before Venice, amidst amazing gardens.
In case you fancy spending your final night directly in the lagoon city, once again a special highlight awaits you for the end of your holiday.