Lake Garda private trekking tour from Verona: the Rocca and Bardolino

Duration: approx. 7 hours and 30 minutes 

Location: Verona


Why choose this experience?

1 To take part in one of the most original excursions and trekking tours of Lake Garda from Verona: nature, art and taste combined in an unforgettable experience
2 To visit the Rocca di Garda and Bardolino from Verona with a tour leader at your convenience
3 Because it includes a pick up / drop off directly at your hotel in Verona and also private transport with a driver for the entire duration of the itinerary

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Important information


all year.

Departure point:

to be agreed (pick up hotels in Verona city centre).

Departure time

9.00 am

Languages available



Starting from €578.00 per service

approx. 7 hours and 30 minutes
  • Private transfers as per itinerary
  • Tour leader
  • Lunch
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes suitable for trekking.

During lunch the tour leader will not be present, but you will meet again in the early afternoon to continue the Lake Garda tours from Verona.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Book now this exclusive tour! Lake Garda, trekking, art and entertainment in a unique experience that includes the Rocca di Garda and Bardolino from Verona: a day trip from Verona to Lake Garda departing from your hotel in the historic centre, private transfers and a qualified tour leader!

If you are in Verona and interested in discovering its beautiful surroundings, this brief private excursion from Verona, Italy is an alternative to be considered! An unprecedented Lake Garda day trip from Verona combining a visit to Bardolino from Verona and the picturesque town of Garda to one of the most beautiful walking tours of Lake Garda: the ascent of the Rocca di Garda.

The departure from Verona is planned for approximately 9 am, by private transport and pick up at your hotel.

The first stage of our excursion to Lago di Garda is Garda, a charming town located roughly in the middle of the Olives Riviera, between Bardolino and Torri del Benaco. The town overlooks an attractive panoramic bay dominated by the Camaldolese monastery and the remains of the medieval castle from which, it is said, the Queen Adelaide fled to take refuge in Canossa, to marry the German king Otto I. On arrival, before starting trekking - Garda is about 45 minutes from Verona - the tour includes a short break for coffee and to admire this picturesque town, full of villas, parks, Gothic and Renaissance buildings.

Lake Garda trekking in the province of Verona is in very demand, thanks to the presence of numerous paths and routes through spectacular areas which offer visitors a perfect combination of nature and outdoor sports. Our day trip to Lake Garda from Verona offers one of these fascinating routes for trekking at Lake Garda: Garda and its fortress, an itinerary that winds through a setting of exceptional historical and natural beauty, surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive groves. The Garda lake trekking tour will reach the highest point of the assent at 294 metres, where you can enjoy an incomparable scenery throughout southern Lake Garda.

The climb to the Rocca from the village of Garda takes place in the cool air of the forest, while the descent to Bardolino goes through vineyards and olive groves and ends on the quiet lakefront. The path is not difficult: it is a hiking path accessible to all (mixed, on dirt track road and path), short and with moderate elevation gain. The length of the route is about half an hour (one hour total ascent and descent, between which there is a break) and the tour leader will evaluate with you (based on your age, attitude to walking and physical training and so forth.) if you are able to undertake the entire route on foot or if the vehicle at your disposal may be needed for a part of the excursion.

In addition to the beauty of the landscape, this particular path was chosen because it does not does require a significant physical effort: everyone can enjoy a beautiful walk and reach the top of the Rocca without problems, covering the path at their own pace and time! You will enjoy the view at the top and all your effort will be paid off! From the top of the Rocca di Garda you can enjoy a spectacular view, one of the most beautiful sceneries around to visit in Lake Garda from Verona: the town of Garda and Punta San Vigilio to the north, Bardolino and the south coast to the south, with the peninsula of Sirmione, the moraine hills, with your view sweeping across the Brescia coast in front of you.

After the descent you can decide whether to make a short Bardolino excursion on foot, by following the pleasant path along the lake, or in the car. Once in the centre, the tour includes lunch and visit to the old town.

Lunch, subject to availability, is planned at a local restaurant, which serves local traditional cuisine. We recommend the restaurant Loggia Rambaldi, a historic inn on the lakefront, or the Osteria Ai 2 nani, located within the town, which offers a more intimate setting. Both restaurants are famous for their excellent cuisine that blends ancient recipes based on fish from the lake with vegetables from the surrounding hills. All dressed with the famous locally produced olive oil and accompanied by a glass of Bardolino. Upon request, please indicate any preferences on the type of restaurant preferred, since in both restaurants reservations are recommended. If you have not indicated any preference, the choice will be at the discretion of the tour leader and / or dependent on the availability of the premises.

During the lunch the guide will not be present, but you will meet again in the early afternoon for a brief visit to the centre of Bardolino. The resort reveals its ancient soul devoted to fishing from the structure of the town: the picturesque houses of Bardolino appear as fishbones, one after another, starting from the small beach along the lake, and the streets are perpendicular to the shoreline to make it easy to transport boats  to the front of the houses. Bardolino tourism is apparent in its numerous bars, ice cream parlours and souvenir shops, but it has not ruined the timeless atmosphere of this ancient fishing village, now considered one of the finest locations on Lake Garda.

Some of the most remarkable buildings of Bardolino include St Zeno Fuori delle Mura. Its structure is very similar to the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna, and the Church of St Severo, regarded as one the most important examples of the Carolingian period in Italy, built in Romanesque style of the 12th century.

The  Bardolino excursion concludes our fascinating day trip to Lake Garda from Verona. Around 3.30pm is the scheduled time to leave for the return trip to Verona.

One of the most beautiful walking tours to Lake Garda to combine a pleasant trek in the open air with a visit to two beautiful towns: Garda and Bardolino. An experienced local tour leader will accompany you for the duration of the tour, providing assistance and information.

Itinerary and program of the Lake Garda trekking excursion:

  • 9.00 am Departure from Verona with pick up at your hotel
  • 9.45 am (approx) Arrive in Garda and short visit to the town (or coffee break)
  • 10.30 am start of trekking tour
  • 11.15 am arrival at the top of the Rocca of Garda, panoramic stop and descent to Bardolino
  • 1.00 pm arrival at the foot of the Rocca (drive or lakeside walk to Bardolino)
  • 1.30 pm lunch, relax and brief visit of Bardolino (squares, walls, doors, old churches)
  • 3.30 pm departure to Verona
  • 4.00 pm to 4:30pm Arrival to Verona and drop off at your hotel

From Verona, Garda and Bardolino: excursions in Verona with daily departures, to experience the charming atmosphere of Lake Garda excursions, a unique experience! Nature, art, taste and relaxation: Ask for availability for this fascinating trip to Lake Garda from Verona!

To participate in the Trekking excursion to Lake Garda: the Rocca and Bardolino it is advisable to wear comfortable shoes that are suitable for trekking.

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