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South Tyrol & Lake Garda Discovery

Explore two of the most beautiful areas of Northern Italy, Merano in Val Venosta and Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda. Immerse yourself in a world of culture, history, charming Medieval villages, vineyards, apple plantations, olive & lemon groves, a truly unforgettable experience of Italy’s finest authenticity.

Trip Overview

When visiting Northern Italy you should not miss spending time in two of its most beautiful areas, offering unexpected treasures sheltered by high mountains encircled by lush nature.

On this itinerary, you’ll discover the city of Merano boasting a fascinating blend of Italian and Tyrolean Austrian cultures. Admire its churches and castles, walk past elegant buildings and soak in the thermal baths that make Merano a popular destination, immersed by Alpine landscape yet enjoying a mild Mediterranean climate. You will bike through Val Venosta following the Adige River from Malles to Merano, surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers on one side of the valley, to be paired with Apple orchards and apricot trees on other!

Travel to the shores of Italy’s most beautiful and largest lake, Lake Garda, where the mountains of the Northern Alps tumble to the water’s edge presenting a magnificent scenery, olive and lemon trees weave across the hillsides whilst vineyards dot the landscape. Lake Garda boasts rich history and medieval villages with their castles and forts, picturesque lake side resorts with the vibrant atmosphere of Italian’s finest Dolce Vita lifestyle and perfect Mediterranean climate to top it all up. 

Highlights

  • Explore the colorful and charming SPA town of Merano with its medieval arcades, elegant historical buildings, botanical gardens and soaking in thermal baths
  • Discover the Val Venosta, hike and bike past medieval villages and towering peaks, each with their hidden secrets waiting to be revealed
  • Experience Lake Garda and its hidden gems, hike on Mount Baldo with spectacular views of Italy’s most beautiful, yet least well-known lake!

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Merano (D)

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Merano (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Merano (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Riva del Garda (B)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Riva del Garda (B)

  • Day 6

    Hotel in Riva del Garda (B)

  • Day 7

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

At Dolomite Mountains, we hand pick accommodations that best reflect the style of each region, to provide you with the most authentic experience of the unique cultures found in the different cities and towns where we travel. We work directly with the owners of each property, forging strong relationships to ensure you receive the best service and care during your stay. Regardless of whether it is a five-star luxury hotel or a cozy bed and breakfast you desire, we choose the best-in-class accommodations within each category, providing you stays at the most sought after hotels in each region. And, we always make sure you have access to inspired, regional cuisine!

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Guided Trip:
€ 4.990 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 3.920 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 3.440 per person (minimum 6 participants)

Self-guided version not available.
The cost is based on 4-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 5-star, please contact us for a quotation.
High season supplement from July 15th to August 27th 2023: 5% surcharge
Please note that prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any such changes.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and maps of the areas
  • 3 nights accommodation in 4-star hotel in Merano
  • 3 nights accommodation in 4-star hotel in Riva del Garda
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinners in Merano
  • Local English speaking Professional Hiking/Biking Guide for 4 days
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Bike & helmet rental for 2 days
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request.

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