From Lake Garda to Venice - Mountains & Lakes, Grappa & Palazzi

hiking trip - Fire and Ice Partner Tour

From the north shores of Lake Garda you walk along ancient pilgrim routes through the rock deserts of the Sarca-valley down into the Etsch-valley to Trento. From there you proceed into the wonderfully quiet valley of Valsugana, along the Via Claudia in order to reach the Adriatic Sea. Here you come across historic forts and flourishing villages. You experience the Vizentiner Alps, the high summits of the Cima Dodoci and get to know the rivers Brenta, Sile, Sarca and Etsch. Glistening lakes and high mountains are your constant companion. The high-altitude paths above the Brenta-valley guide you downhill into the wine-growing region of Bassano del Grappa. Through the impressive river landscape of the Sile Nature Park you reach the lagoon region Venice

date_range Dauer: 8 Days
route Total distance: ca. 87 km
altitude Height difference:arrow_upward1920 m
landscape Height difference:arrow_downward2270 m
Tour Details
01. DAY
Arrival in Riva del Garda
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.
02. DAY
13 km300 Hm150 Hm
Riva del Garda - Pietramurata, ‚Rock Desert Marroche‘
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.
03. DAY
13 km400 Hm650 Hm
Pietramurata - Trento, ‚High above the Etsch-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.
04. DAY
12 km250 Hm250 Hm
Trento - Levico Terme, ‚Val Sugana and Lago di Levico’
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.
05. DAY
16 km450 Hm650 Hm
Levico Terme-Spa - Borgo Valsugana, ‚Nature art in front of Alpine backdrop‘
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.
06. DAY
13 km500 Hm550 Hm
Borgo Valsugana - Bassano del Grappa, ‚Alta Via del Tabacco‘
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.
07. DAY
20 km20 Hm20 Hm
Bassano del Grappa - Venice/Mestre, ‚Sile Nature Parc‘
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!
08. DAY
Departure or extension
Prices and Services
Booking code: IT-GARDA-VEN-ENG
Season CategorySingle roomDouble room p.P.
19.05.2024 - 15.06.2024 (start day: Sat)Standard1.418 EUR1.029 EUR
16.06.2024 - 31.08.2024 (start day: Sat)Standard1.348 EUR1.099 EUR
01.09.2024 - 21.09.2024 (start day: Sat)Standard1.418 EUR1.029 EUR
22.09.2024 - 05.10.2024 (start day: Sat)Standard1.248 EUR929 EUR
All prices per person in EURO
Services Included
  • done 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • done Luggage transfer
  • done Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • done Transfers according to program
  • done Train journey Trient – Pergine
  • done 1x small Grappa-sampling in Bassano or Venice
  • done Handlebar bag for your documents per room
  • done Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • done GPS-data is available
  • done Service hotline
Services not included
  • ×Arrival and departure before and after the tour
  • ×Cycling or hiking equipment
  • ×Parking fees
  • ×Expenditure for personal needs
  • ×Tips
  • ×Food and beverages, if not specified above
  • ×Transfers, if not included in the programme
  • ×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
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