"Di-Vine Week" is a unique experience that will make you discover the territory of Verona and its seven great doc wines: it's not just about the king of Veronese wines - The Valpolicella with the Amarone - but also Lugana, Bardolino, Custoza, Soave, Durello and the Terra dei Forti wines. The "Di-Vine Week" combines easy bike tours in the territory of Verona, full of natural and artistic wonders, with wine tastings paired with local food. According to the Great Wine Capital Global Network, Verona is one of the most important wine areas in the world.
Every wine features peculiarties connected with the territory, from the microclimates that make every valley so special to the big variety of soils - clay, volcanic, sandy or calcareous - that make the wines gain the DOC denomination.
Thanks to our bike tours, you will deeply experience the territory of Verona. You will taste the best wines among beautiful valleys, a big deep-blue lake, ancient villages and rolling hills, all surrounded by neverending vineyards. Before the wine tastings we will visit the accuratley selected wineries, with their cellars and vineyards. Perfect ending of these days are the gourmet dinners in renowned restaurants.
We can build the tour according to your requests. Seven days and seven wines, or two, three, four or five days with the respective wines and wineries, according to your preferences. The choice of the accomodation is also based on your requirements. For those who doesn't like to cycle, it's possible to visit the wineries and enjoy their wines by minibus. Minimum participants is 6 people.
From the really beginning we cycle 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 Casetto Winery, where we taste the Bardolino wines enjoying a great view over the lake and Mount Baldo. On the way back we follow inland roads surrounded by vineyards and tranquillity.
Lugana wine is produced in the southern side of Lake Garda: here the vineyards cover the hills and the countryside we cross by bike. We reach Peschiera del Garda cycling on country roads and bike paths. This fortified and charming village is built on the shore of Lake Garda and River Mincio and it has recently declared as a UNESCO heritage site. We follow the River Mincio bike path, an oasis of tranquillity, then we cycle again among the vineyards, crossing the villages of Mozambano and Pozzloengo, both overlooked by medieval castles. We taste the Lugana wines in Onepiò winery, a mix of modernity and tradition, and finally we finish our ride by the high tower of San Martino della Battaglia.
The bike ride takes place in the Custoza production area, featuring rolling hills with a high historical importance: here is were many battles for the Italian independence were fought. We head to the village of Custoza, overlooked by a high obelisk and featuring some elegant villas, then we reach the River Mincio bike path after pedaling on country roads. Here we visit the charming village of Borghetto and its water mills and then we cycle along the river on the bike path. Finally we reach Villa Merighi winery, located in a XVIII century villa, and we taste its organic Custoza wine.
The itinerary take place in Valdadige, a narrow valley overlooked by high mountains. We cycle on the valley floor on quiet and safe bike paths, following the river Adige, always surrounded by large vineyards. We taste the Valdadige wines in Albino Armani winery. We have a pic-nic lunch with a great view over the mountains, then we follow the bike path flanking the river Adige that pass through the narrow Chiusa di Ceraino canyon, a natural masterpiece dominated by the Rivoli fortress, and finally we reach the plains.
We starts off in Fumane, at the entrace of a green valley, 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. We taste the Valpolicella wines of Tenuta Salvaterra, while we admire the elegant Villa Giona: wine and art, the perfect marriage! Finally, in the last kilometers we enjoy a great view over the mountains of Verona.
From the foot of rolling hills 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. On the way down we stop at Tenuta Coffele winery, where we taste the organic Soave wines. It's located in the medieval village of Soave, surrounded by majestic walls and overlooked by a great castle: the view over the village is the perfect ending of this tour!
Valdapone, the most eastern Veronese valley, is the cradle of two wines, Soave and Durello. The landscape we can enjoy during our bike tour is made of large vineyards and hills that thousand of years ago were volcanoes. We can understand it cycling on some panoramic dirt roads, which surface is made of black and reddish soil. We cross small villages whose vocation is agricolture, the village of Monteforte d’Alpone, overlooked by a really high bellower, and finally we stop at Sandro De Bruno winery and we taste the sparkling Durello wine
Circle bike tours. Some easy climbs: we suggest to use the e-bike. Itineraries are prevalently on low car traffic roads. Road surface is mostly asphalted, some good dirty roads.
Details about the accommodation is to be defined according to your requests and availability.
Minimum 6 participants.
At the moment of the enrolment, 20 %€ of the tour price need to be depisted as downpayment. Once the tour is confirmed, balance needs to be deposited not later than 30 days before the departure.
Customer renouncing may be substitued by another person if the organizer receives written notice. The subsitute 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.
Nel caso di rinuncia al viaggio si applicano le seguenti penalità che possono essere rimborsate, se e nelle quote previste, dall'assicurazione contro il rischio di annullamento: dalla prenotazione a 30 giorni dalla partenza penalità pari all’acconto versato; a 30 giorni penalità del 100 %.
Full information will be send via email before the departure, with tour leaders' name and contacts. Due to logistic or weather problems, there might be some program changes.