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From Lake Garda to Venice with Charm

MOUNTAINS & LAKES, GRAPPA & PALAZZI

Lakes, mountains, rivers and charming cities, historical sites and cultural gems – the active tour from Lake Garda to Venice has everything a hiker’s heart desires. The whole thing is topped by the delicious Italian cuisine and warm hospitality. Enjoy your evenings after each hiking stage with antipasti, pizza and spritzer – are you ready?

Details about the hiking tour from Lake Garda to Venice with Charm

First, savour the Mediterranean atmosphere in Riva del Garda before the 1st stage leads to Pietramurata. The landscape changes quickly, from the wine-growing region to a rocky area to vegetable fields. No less varied is the enchanting Trento, on the historic ‘Via Claudia Augusta’ to Levico Terme.

Further highlights and stage destinations are an open-air nature art exhibition, the traditional Borgo Valsugana, the ‘Alta Via del Tobacco’ and Bassano del Grappa. On the last stage you hike in the nature park along the river Sile to Quarto d’Altino, where you finally go by train to the lagoon city.

Highlight of the tour from Lake Garda to Venice with Charm

  • Mediterranean flair on Lake Garda: The delightful lakeside promenades and charming towns invite you to take a stroll. In between, a cappuccino or gelato in one of the many cafes – is that what heaven on earth looks like?
  • Culture and tradition in historic town centres: Whether it is the thermal baths of Levico, the grappa distilleries and ceramic workshops in Bassano or the architecture in Trento, the destinations of this hiking tour have a lot to offer.
  • Hight-altitude trails with unique views: The ‘Alta Via del Tobacco’ is just one of the grandiose high-altitude trails on the tour. Where tobacco used to be grown, today you can enjoy the view over the fantastic mountains.
  • Sparkling lakes and rivers: Brenta, Sile, Sarca and the Adige are all rivers that cross the hiking trails of this tour and where the air is doubly refreshing. You can cool off by jumping into one (or more) of the many lakes, such Lago di Caldonazzo.
  • Lagoons, canals and gondoliers in the World Heritage Site of Venice: The beauty of this city can hardly be put into words! Just let yourself drift through the alleys, browse through the delightful boutiques and marvel at the impressive palazzi.

Useful information about the 8-day tour from Lake Garda to Venice with Charm

The stages have a length of between 13 and 17 kilometres (3.5 to 5 hours) and are mostly easy to hike. The hiking paths are well developed and the routes are flexible. The diverse landscape on this tour offers numerous highlights, especially with regards to the varied natural scenery. Train and bus journeys complement the footpaths to bring you reliably to your destination.

  • Hiking in Italy is always a highlight, find out more about the varied regions here!
  • Read more details and information about the Via Claudia here at a glance.
  • All facts and details about hiking in the Alps at a glance.
Walking
Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

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.

approx. 4 hours
13 km
300 m
150 m

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.

approx. 4.5 hours
13 km
400 m
650 m

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.

approx. 3.5 to 4 hours
12 km
250 m
250 m

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.

approx. 5 hours
16 km
450 m
650 m

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.

approx. 4.5 hours
13 km
500 m
550 m

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!

approx. 4 hours
17 km
20 m
20 m

Tour character

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Riva
  Season 1
07.05.2022 - 21.05.2022
18.09.2022 - 02.10.2022

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
22.05.2022 - 18.06.2022
28.08.2022 - 17.09.2022

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
19.06.2022 - 27.08.2022

Arrival Saturday
From Lake Garda to Venice, 8 days, charm, End of the Tour Mestre, IT-GAWRV-08D
Base price
959.00
1,059.00
1,099.00
Surcharge single room 259.00 259.00 259.00
From Lake Garda to Venice 8 days, charm, End of the Tour Venice Island, IT-GAWRV-08VD
Base price
1,088.00
1,188.00
1,228.00
Surcharge single room 508.00 508.00 508.00

You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Season 1
May 7, 2022 - May 21, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
May 22, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Aug 28, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
Jun 19, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022
Arrival Saturday
From Lake Garda to Venice, 8 days, charm, End of the Tour Mestre, IT-GAWRV-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room
From Lake Garda to Venice 8 days, charm, End of the Tour Venice Island, IT-GAWRV-08VD
Base price
Surcharge single room
959.00
259.00
1,088.00
508.00
1,059.00
259.00
1,188.00
508.00
1,099.00
259.00
1,228.00
508.00

You spend the night in specially selected hotels with special "extras" and can enjoy all the facilities of the charming accommodations (see "Accommodation").

Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Transfers according to program
  • 1 Train ride from Trient to Pergine

 

  • 1 Small Grappa-sampling in Bassano or Venice
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Arrival by train or bus (www.ttesercizio.it) in Riva.
  • Venice or Verona airport.
  • 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 rides (Pietramurata – Toblino, Levico – Barco), approx. EUR 7 per person
  • Train journey Quarto d´Altino – Mestre/Venice, approx. EUR 4 per person
  • If you stay overnight on the island of Venice, instead of Venice/Mestre the luggage transfer ends in Mestre
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Accommodation

Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Isabella Strasser
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Isabella Strasser, Travel specialist
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Renate R. AT | 30.08.2019
Ein unvergesslich schöner Urlaub
Perfekt organisiert, ideale Routen mit ausgezeichneter Beschreibung. Die Tagesziele waren gut zu erreichen. Ein Highlight war ein erfrischendes Bad im Sella Tal kurz vor Borgo Valsugana und die Ankunft in Bassano del Grappa nach der letzten anstrengenden Etappe über die Alta Via del Tabaccho. Vielen Dank für die perfekte Organisation.
Isabella Strasser
Isabella Strasser answered:
Lieber Wandergast, vielen Dank für Ihr wunderbares Reisefeedback! Es freut uns sehr, dass Sie mit unserem Service rundum zufrieden waren. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre nächste Buchung!
5 stars
Jan Waterlander NL | 18.08.2019
Sehr gut organisiert!
Es war wieder eine perfekt organisierte Wanderreise, das gibt immer Freude. Nach einer mehr oder weniger anstrengenden Wanderung ist es immer eine angenehme Überraschung in eine schöne, interessante Stadt anzukommen, wo es nach einer Dusche in einem gut ausgewählten Hotel, ein Fest ist bei wohltuenden Temperaturen herrlich auf einer Terrasse zu essen und trinken und die Stadt weiter zu erkunden. Nord-Italien ist so viel mehr als nur der Gardasee!
5 stars
Franz Müller DE | 01.08.2019
Anstrengende aber sehr gut organisierte und schöne Wanderreise!

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