Garda Lake Olive Oil and Wine Tour will bring visitors to Garda Lake and the town of Bardolino and will allow travelers to discover and taste the wonders of the lake by bike or on foot.
DAY 1 –
In the morning, the tour will begin with a tasting of Garda DOP extra virgin olive oil accompanied by a guided tour of the nearby Olive Oil Museum.
After a tasting of delicious olive specialty products, the tour will return to the town of Bardolino, a Renaissance village that shares its name with the wine of the same name. Getting lost in the alleys and on the lakeside of the town is highly recommended as well as sitting in one of the many restaurants that are hidden in the town and offer delicious local fish dishes. In the evening, you will visit the local PréOnda restaurant located on the shores of the lake, for a complete food and wine experience dedicated to local wines and the culinary tradition of the lake.
After a small breakfast, the tour will continue on foot or by bicycle for a guided tour through century-old vineyards which produce Bardolino wine, Chiaretto wine and rose. The tour will consist of 3 wineries which will host you along the way to tell you the secrets of the DOC wine production emblematic of these territories and offer tasting of their wines.
The afternoon will be dedicated to exploring the north coast of Garda Lake which can be reached by boat. The boat ride will allow you to admire the beautiful nature and mountains, as well as the medieval villages located between the olive groves overlooking the lake.
After visiting the village of Torri del Benaco, its castle and its ancient port, the tour will go down towards Garda for a walk that will start from the Savoy castle, through the area’s largest town which gets its name from the iconic lake.
You can admire the sunset on the lake from Garda, after which the tour will return on foot or by bus back to nearby Bardolino. The rest of the evening will be free to enjoy one of the numerous events organized by the municipality of Bardolino in all evenings throughout the year
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