Di-Vine Days - Organic Wine

Gastronomy tour by bike with organic wine tasting and gourmet dinners in Verona, one of the Italian wine capitals, renowned for the quality of its DOC wines.

Guided tour
From

€ 1.020,00

  • from 2 to 6 september 2018
  • 5 days, 4 nights
  • wavy itineraries
  • Min. 6 participants
  • In bicicletta al tempo della vendemmia
  • Lungo piccole strade tra i vigneti
  • Tra i vigneti della Valpolicella
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“Three Di-Vine Days” is a bike and organic wine experience, where you will have the opportunity to explore the territory of Verona, combining natural and artistic wonders with the visit of accurately selected wineries selected wineries that produce organic wine. It’s not all about the Veronese King of wines, the Valpolicella: among the other great wines of Verona, in this tour we taste the Bardolino, the ruby red wine of Garda Lake, and the Soave, intense and gentle, from a full green valley.

Wine tastings will take place right in the middle of rolling hills, medieval villages, enchanted valleys and deep-blue lakes, lost in a sea of vineyards.

  • DAY 1 / Arrival to Verona

    Arrival to Verona
    • Individual arrival in Agriturismo Costa degli Ulivi, located in Fumane (Verona), in the classic Valpolicella area. Welcome drink. Meeting with the local agency and bike delivery. Dinner at Agriturismo Costa degli Ulivi.

  • DAY 2 / Valpolicella: VALPOLICELLA WINES

    Approximately 32 km – 350 m altitude – Bike (9:00-16:00)
    • We leave from Agriturismo Costa degli Ulivi and we ride up along a winding panoramic road that leads us to the ancient village of San Giorgio Ingannapoltron. From the main square, surrounded by beautiful stone houses, we can enjoy one of the best views over Valpolicella and Lake Garda. We go down to the flatlands and we cycle among terraces, vineyard and Venetian Villas, then we stop in Tenuta Ugolini winery, where we taste the organic Valpolicella wines. Finally we ride back to the Agriturismo enjoying a great view over the mountains of Verona. Dinner at Restaurant (van transfer RT).

  • DAY 3 / Lake Garda: BARDOLINO WINE

    Approximately 38 km – 380 m altitude – Bike (9:00-16:00)
    • We approach to the Lake Garda area with a short transfer and then we start cycling on small hills covered by vineyards and olive trees. The road slightly goes up and down, from the highest points we can enjoy great views over the big Lake Garda, surrounded by hills and high mountains. We cycle on country roads flanked by elegant cypresses until the medieval village of Garda. We follow the bike paths that coast the shores of the lake and we reach the lively village of Bardolino. After a few chilometers we reach Villa Calicantus Winery, where we taste the Bardolino wines enjoying a great view over the lake and Mount Baldo. We go where we started biking, following inland roads surrounded by vineyards and tranquillity.  With a short van transfer we’ll be back to Agriturismo Costa degli Uivi. Dinner at Agriturismo Costa degli Ulivi.

  • DAY 4 / Soave Hills: SOAVE WINE

    Approximately 35 km – 300 m altitude – Bike (9:00-16:00)
    • We reach the area of production of the soave wines with a short transfer, then we cycle on small country roads surrounded by vineyards. On our route we find a few climbs that allow us to enjoy the panorama over the green fields covered by vines. We reach the village of Illasi and its two elegant Venetian Villas overlooked by a medieval castle, then we ride up a small hill following a panoramic road. The road goes all the way down to the medieval village of Soave, overlooked by a great castle. We taste the organic Soave wines of Tenuta Coffele in a historical building in the old town, surrounded by majestic walls and elegant ancient houses: perfect ending of this tour! The van waits for us and takes us back to Agriturismo Costa degli Ulivi. Dinner at Restaurant (van transfer RT)

  • DAY 5 / Departure

    Departure
    • After breakfast, individual departure from Agriturismo Costa degli Ulivi. On request, it’s possible to extend the stay with an extra overnight in Verona city centre.

Fee per person
  • € 1.020 in double room
  • € 1.140 in single room
  • € 1.020 in triple room

The route

The tour is composed of three bike itineraries, with small climb. We will cycle on low traffic secondary roads and short sections of medium traffic secondary roads. The path is predominantly paved, with some good dirty roads. E-bike is recommended.

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  • Included
    • 4 overnights with breakfast in Agriturismo Costa degli Ulivi
    • 4 city taxes
    • 1 four-course-dinners with local recipes, side dishes and drinks and Valpolicella wine tasting (½ l water, ½ l wine)
    • 3 four-course-dinners with local recipes, side dishes and drinks (½ l water, ½ l wine)
    • 3 itineraries by bike with tour leader
    • Minibus transfers for itineraries (people and bikes on DAY 3, DAY 4) and dinners (DAY 2, DAY 4)
    • 3 visits to wineries with organic wine tasting (4 wines) and light lunch: Tenuta Ugolini (Valpolicella wines), Villa Calicantus (Bardolino wines), Tenuta Coffele (Soave wines).
    • Welcome drink at the Hotel
  • Not included
    • Bike rental
    • Medical and luggage insurance
    • Entrance to museums or monuments
    • Tips and everything not mentioned in the section “included”
  • Extra
    • € 90 e-bike rental: RECOMMENDED
    • € 50 bike rental
    • € 5 helmet rental
    • Extra overnights in Verona B&B treatment and city tax: € 60 per person in double room / € 98 in single
    • Transfer from/to the airport and to the city centre. Prices per person for any transfer: 50 € with a minimum of 2 people, 30 € with a minimum of 4 people.
    • Medical and luggage insurance, il costo dipende dalla copertura assicurativa

Please note

Bike rental

Padlock and one waterproof side bike pannier “Ortleb” are included in the bike rental. Bike delivery and retired on the spot. Discover our bikes here.

Hotels

Details about the hotels are written on the program; due to reason of force majeure, hotels may be substitute with others of the same (or higher) category.

Participants numbers

Minimum 6 – maximum 14 participants.

Information about the price, booking, substitution and penalties

200 € needs to be deposited as downpayment at the moment of the enrolment. Once the tour is confirmed, balance needs to be deposited not later than 30 days before the departure.

Customer renouncing may be substitute by another person if the organizer receives written notice. The substitute must satisfy all the conditions necessary to the service fruition. The substitute must reimburse the organizer for all the secretarial allowances, 20 € are to be deposited plus any extra costs related with the substitution.

If the customer withdraws from the contract, penalties are applied. Penalties may be refunded by the withdraw insurance, if taken out. Penalties are: from the moment of the enrolment to 46 days before departure, the downpayment; 45 days before departure, 50% of the cost of the tour; 30 days before departure, full cost of the tour.

Information and program changes

Full information will send via email before the departure, with tour leaders’ name and contacts. Due to logistic or weather problems, there might be some program changes.