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The Arena of Verona

From Verona to Lake Garda

Walking in the Valpolicella Region

8 Days / 7 Nights
Moderate Walking
The Arena of Verona

The starting point of your walking holiday is the city of Verona with its antique history and the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The route leads you through vineyards, past villas, castles and wine cellars right across the Valpolicella region well-known for with its fine wines and enchanting atmosphere. In spring this region is characterised by delicate blooming cherry and peach plantations and in autumn by dazzling wine leaves and juicy grapes. Step by step you finally reach Lake Garda, its shores teeming with enchanting little villages. Enjoy the charm of this unique scenery together with Roman culture and Italian zest for life.

Experience Valpolicella in an especially beautiful and enjoyable way – by foot, at your own individual pace. The routes are carefully crafted, and the stages lead you on especially beautiful meadow and forest paths through the gently rolling wine region in Italy. Whether it's spring awakening, a summer break or wine hiking in the fall – this holiday offers a magnificent natural spectacle at any time of the year. The route takes you from Verona to Parona di Valpolicella, Fumane, Cavaion Veronese, and finally to Lake Garda. Daily hiking times range from 3.5 to 5 hours, leaving plenty of time for enjoyable breaks.

  • In the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet: Right at the beginning of your hiking journey, you have the opportunity to visit cultural attractions such as the balcony of Romeo and Juliet in Verona. A beautiful start to this diverse hiking tour.
  • Hiking and wine pleasure: This journey takes you straight to the heart of Valpolicella. Due to its climatic conditions, the region is exceptionally well-suited for producing excellent red wines. Try the regional red wine varieties such as Valpolicella, Rondinella, Sangiovese, Corvina Veronese, or Molinara – perfect for a beautiful and particularly enjoyable hiking break.
  • Dolce Vita at Lake Garda: Lake Garda provides a wonderfully diverse range of highlights for a fantastic conclusion to your hiking tour. Whether you're strolling through the beautiful lakeside towns, savoring the culinary specialties of the region, or enjoying an idyllic boat tour on the lake, the "Dolce Far niente" can be experienced here in a particularly relaxing way.

Our hiking tour from Verona to Lake Garda is assigned to the category ‘Moderate Walking’. With a bit of fitness, you can experience the most beautiful hiking, meadows, and forest paths in Valpolicella in a particularly relaxed manner. There are plenty of opportunities for enjoyable breaks along the route – feel free to take your time and savor an Italian cappuccino or a glass of Valpolicella wine.

  • Hiking break for two and four-legged friends: Due to the well-planned routes, this tour is also ideal for a hiking holiday with your dog. Simply provide the breed and size of your dog when booking, and we will register your four-legged friend in the hotels. Note: Any additional costs are payable on-site at the accommodations.
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Itinerary at a glance

Discover the numerous sights of the city such as the arena, Romeo and Juliet’s balcony and many more during a stroll through Verona.

Before you start your walking tour, we recommend a detour to the ‚Castel San Pietro’, from where you have a wonderful view over the entire city, the Valpolicella area and also Lake Garda. You start your week of walking westbound, along the river Etsch past the seven bridges which connect both riverbanks in the old part of town. Parona is a former river port and gateway to the Valpolicella.

Today’s tour leads you into the heart of the Valpolicella. Enjoy this impressive route through vineyards and along monuments of Romanesque architecture. You walk through little villages such as Corrubbio, San Floriano and San Pietro in Cariano, before you arrive at Fumane.

All year round this area offers a unique spectrum of colours and scents: starting with the cherry blossoms covering the green hills in a white blanket. With the arrival of summer the cherries are ripe and in autumn the golden season has started with the grape and olive harvest. We recommend you visit the Botanical Museum or/and the waterfall park of Molina. Alternatively seize one of the countless wine cellars and taste the Amarone and Valpolicella wines.

After a visit to the village of Gargagnago you walk up the hill and at the very top reach the enchanting village San Giorgio di Valpolicella. When you visit the ‚Pieve’ you enjoy a view onto the Valpolicella on the one side and a view onto Lake Garda on the other side. Onwards via Ponton, the centre of marble workmanship, to Sega di Cavaion, located only a few kilometres away from the lake.

A comfortable walking tour downhill through a wonderful lake scene takes you to Bardolino, one of the most characteristic villages on the shore of Lake Garda. Do not miss a visit to the church San Zeno, a famous example of an historic monument of Carlovingian origins.

Towards the end of your walking holiday you can either relax properly and spend the day swimming and chilling on Lake Garda or you seize the day for a ferry-trip to Sirmione, the ‚pearl of Lake Garda’. There is also a walking tour through vineyards and meadows with marvellous mountain panorama to Lazise on offer.

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Route information

The route takes you comfortably along walking paths, paths across meadows and forest paths, as well as along asphalted sections through the gentle rolling scenery of the Valpolicella. For each daily tour a basic fitness level is required.

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Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data available
  • Service hotline


  • Guided tour Verona (approx. 2 hours) EUR 170 per guided tour (German, English)
  • Guided tour at a winery with wine tasting EUR 25 per person (English)
  • Guided tour at an olive oil manufacturer with olive oil tasting EUR 25 per person (English)

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Arrival by train at Verona.
  • Verona airport and by bus to the train station Porta Nuova. Duration approx. 20 minutes.
  • Parking: public car park near the hotel, free of charge, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey from Bardolino by bus directly to the train station Porta Nuova or to Catullo airport to Verona.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Note: Reservation for all optional services when booking, payable in advance
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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