Hiking bliss along blooming poppy fields
Hiking overlooking the imposing Ponte Scaligero in Verona
Hiking through the vineyards of Parona

From Verona to Lake Garda

Walking in the Valpolicella Region.

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.

Moderate Walking
Moderate Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Theresa Badinger
Theresa Badinger
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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.

approx. 3 to 4 hours
12 km
60 m
40 m

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.

approx. 4 to 5.5 hours
16 km
160 m
50 m

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.

approx. 4.5 to 6.5 hours
16 km
350 m
360 m

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.

approx. 3 to 4 hours
9 km
130 m
250 m

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.

Tour character

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Jan 1, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Oct 15, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Season 2
May 16, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020
Sep 3, 2020 - Oct 14, 2020
Season 3
Jun 22, 2020 - Sep 2, 2020
From Verona to Lake Garda 8 days, IT-GAWVG-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room

Category: lovely characteristic hotels, inns and Agriturismi (Italian lodge houses)

Extra night prices in all tour stops upon request

Services and infos


  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (DE, EN)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Guided tour Verona (approx. 2 hours) EUR 160 per guided tour (DE, EN)
  • Guided tour at a winery with wine tasting EUR 18 per person (EN)
  • Guided tour at an olive oil manufacturer with olive oil tasting EUR 15 per person (EN)

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Verona Airport and by bus to the train station Porta Nuova. Duration approx. 15 minutes, cost approx. EUR 6 per person.
  • Arrival by train at Verona.
  • Parking: public car park near the hotel, free of charge, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey from Bardolino by bus costs approx. EUR 5 per person 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!
Theresa Badinger
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Theresa Badinger, Team lead assistant


4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Hilde Heieren NO | 26.09.2019
Walking with dog from Verona to Lake Garda
If you like to be outdoors and experience nature as well as smal towns, this is the perfect tour. And if you wish to bring your dog with you on your vacation Italy is perfect! Verona is a fantastic city, so thankfully I had an extra night there. The walking tour has good descriptions, and there was no problems walking alone as I did. I missed some suggestions on what to see/visit on the way and good restaurants during the walk. The service at the different hotels was good. Absolutely a tour that I would recommend!

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