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Bardolino cycling and walking routes

Bardolino cycling and walking routes

Eleven cycling and walking routes for everyone in Bardolino

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Bardolino is a wonderful place that welcomes its visitors by offering various activities, if you love the outdoors and want to be able to admire nature and landscapes and discover characteristic places, you can try the routes described below, suitable for everyone, to be covered on foot or by bicycle! Proposed by the municipality of Bardolino, the itineraries differ in length of the route, setting and the possibility of getting to know the local tradition, while remaining within everyone's reach due to their level of difficulty. Lakeside, hills, districts, museums or hinterland... there is really plenty of choice, you just have to try them!

Index of Bardolino routes

Route 1 - Lungolago Nord

Flat path northwards completely on the lakeshore with a splendid panoramic view of the mountains overlooking Lake Garda. In some seasons, when the lake waters are lower, it’s even possible to walk till Punta San Vigilio and its wonderful villa overlooking the small harbour. Along the easy and not at all challenging walk you will encounter the typical features of the Mediterranean fauna and flora present on Lake Garda.

Route 2 - La Rocca

You climb form Bardolino to the Rocca, the hill that tells the history and tradition of Lake Garda. Along the way, through paths rich in typical vegetation, you will encounter unique naturalistic views and numerous panoramic points. The walk has a slight difference in height and therefore shoes suitable for trekking are recommended.

Route 3 - L'entroterra

Bike or e-bike tour to discover the morainic hills and the hinterland of Lake Garda, between historic districts and vineyards. Along the way you can visit the Austrian fort Wohlgemuth (reservations and information: 3497800231). The route runs along bike paths and secondary urban roads.

Route 4 - Lungolago Sud

Flat route going south completely along the lakeshore which crosses the beaches of the villages of Bardolino, its romantic hamlet Cisano and Lazise. The walk is entirely on foot or cycle paths and is particularly suitable for families with children.

Route 5 - La Valsorda

Along the walk you will discover a unique landscape, a valley with an alpine flavour in Bardolino, among streams, waterfalls and wet vegetation. The route winds through the hills surrounding Bardolino, crossing Paerno and lapping the characteristic hamlet of Incaffi. Due to the shape of the terrain and the humidity that can be encountered, shoes suitable for trekking are essential, although the route does not present any difficulty.

Route 6 - Tour dei Musei

A route that winds between the lakeside and the first inland of Bardolino, discovering the traditions and museums of Bardolino. About halfway along the walk, you can stop for a visit to the Ornithological Museum of Cisano (www.sisan.it). Leaving the itinerary and about 10 minutes’ walk along Via Gardesana dell’Acqua, you will find the Museo dell’Olio (www.museum.it). If you then return to the original route, on the scenic Via Costabella, you can visit the Wine Museum (www. museodelvino.it) before an easy return downhill towards the centre of Bardolino.

Route 7 - Colline di Bardolino

A path that develops on the highest hills behind the town, among vineyards, historic districts and a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Bardolino and the entire southern Lake Garda. On the way there are two churches of historical and cultural importance: San Vito di Cortelline and Santi Fermo e Rustico. The walk alternates between undemanding ascents and descents but requires shoes suitable for trekking.

Route 8 - Eremo dei Camaldolesi

Route to discover the historic Hermitage of the Calmaldolesi and the Rocca, Lake Garda’s terrace. After a very easy first climb, you’ll come to the 1600s monastery, a structure of great artistic and cultural charm that is well worth a visit (booking required at 0457211390). The itinerary continues towards the top of the Rocca from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view and then returns to Vallonga through vineyards, olive groves, oak, and cypress woods.

Route 9 - Le Contrade di Bardolino

A walk to discover the historic districts of Bardolino and the hillside overlooking Lake Garda, particularly interesting and scenic during the autumn months for the colours of foliage. The route includes stretches of slightly uphill, but is suitable for everyone and allows you to discover the historical architecture of courtyards and buildings in districts that were among the first productive settlements linked to the typical agriculture of the area.

Route 10 - Calmasino e vigneti

Long route suitable to discover the hinterland of Bardolino and the typical wine production of this area. Along the way, which has a very slight but fascinating difference in level, you can visit the church of San Francesco, also known as the church of Palù, which dates back to 1500 and which preserves the architectural and artistic characteristics of the period (booking required at 3396539477). The entire route is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, with many panoramic points overlooking Lake Garda.

Route 11 - Giro dei vigneti

Bike or e-bike tour in the classic environment that has made this area famous with olive groves and vineyards of Bardolino wine. There are many wine cellars and oil mills along the way where you can pay a visit and buy typical products. The route is not particularly rough, except for the initial passage from Cisano to Calmasino. The total height difference is about 150 meters, but easy to pedal.

Download the pdf file of the routes

credits: www.bardolinotop.it

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