Lovers of nature and good wine, here is an itinerary that will surely make you spend a holiday different from the usual and unforgettable: the Cammino di Bardolino!
Who still does not know the excellent red nectar produced in the territory of the beautiful Lake Garda, through this route inaugurated in March 2020, will have the opportunity to discover the territory in which it is produced, crossing vineyards, hills and delightful villages.
Ben 100 Km divided into 18 paths of different lengths will delight lovers of greenery with the view of breathtaking landscapes, while walking or cycling.
But it does not end here, because along the way you can taste the famous Bardolino accompanied by local products, in one of the 60 wineries present and discover the historical and artistic treasures of the hinterland.
How the Way of Bardolino was born
For some years in Veneto has been born a very interesting project and, precisely, in the inland areas and on the shores of the beautiful Lake Garda, which has allowed to redevelop several existing paths, enriched with stops at companies that produce the famous wine Bardolino.
Not surprisingly, it has been called Cammino di Bardolino and combines 18 paths to do on foot or by bike in a very wide air that includes six municipalities: Garda, Bardolino, Costermano, Cavaion Veronese, Affi and Rivoli Veronese.
These routes have a different length ranging from 3 to 20 Km, to be covered separately. Some of them cross the vineyards and arrive on the hill, from where you can admire views of rare beauty, while others overlook the lake.
Each of them is indicated by information panels, arrows and markers, but the real gem is the ability to access information on the Way and the territory, simply by scanning with your smartphone the QR Code on the signs themselves.
In addition, the paths are also equipped with equipped areas to stop for a picnic and free parking where you can leave your car before starting this beautiful adventure.
Several structures surrounded by greenery are ready to welcome visitors to make this new experience even more complete.
Way of Bardolino among vineyards and wineries passing through the historical and cultural treasures
What could be better than crossing the unspoilt nature, stopping to taste an excellent glass of wine and typical products of Veneto? The long journey of Bardolino will satisfy this desire, thanks to the many wineries that have decided to join the project.
Everyone has the opportunity to live this incredible experience, choosing the path that best suits their physical condition and needs and discover where and how the excellent Bardolino DOC is produced, exploring the lush vineyards that are encountered along the way.
But that’s not all, because depending on the route chosen, you can visit the historical and cultural beauties of the municipalities crossed by the Cammino di Bardolino. The country from which the wine takes its name, for example, is a real treasure chest of treasures and stories.
What to see in Bardolino
In the small town of Bardolino, monasteries, churches and fortifications highlight its great artistic heritage, which is worth knowing during a walk through the streets and alleys of the historic center and its wonderful lakefront.
Here there are beaches, although not very large, but equipped with all the services and easy to reach for anyone who does not want to give up a dip in the blue sea.
Recommended stop is the Wine Museum, not far from the village, where you can have a first taste of this excellent local drink produced also at Km 0.
From its delights marina, moreover, you can go on excursions by boat to discover the other locations of Lake Garda, such as Sirmione and Desenzano. In Bardolino there is no lack of hotels and B&B to meet all kinds of needs and requests.
Cammino di Bardolino: a DOC to combine with Venetian gastronomy
During the long walk on the Cammino di Bardolino, you will also be fascinated to discover the history of its excellent wine to be tasted at the various wineries on site.
But the best way to fully enjoy its aroma, is definitely to accompany it with local products. Being the Bardolino a wine to match mainly pasta, soups, white meat and fried, it will be a pleasure to taste it with the dishes prepared on the spot.
But do not forget that it is also excellent on old cheeses and those very tasty and in Veneto certainly there is something to delight the palate even in this sense!