Relax, enjoy, explore… you’re in Bardolino!
Fun and relaxation
There’s always something to do in Bardolino!
From the morning…
Among the rushes – indispensable natural purifiers of the lake waters – you will meet swans and ducks taking shelter there with their pups.
Go around the wineries and taste the famous “Bardolino” red wine or the “ “Chiaretto”.
...to the evening
“Io penso che il divertimento sia una cosa seria” Italo Calvino
Appassionante anche la “Regata delle Bisse”, tradizionale gara remiera che vede protagoniste le bisse: imbarcazioni storiche risalenti all’epoca della Repubblica Veneta. Alla competizione partecipano quattordici località del Lago, tra cui Bardolino.
If you love dynamic sports in close contact with water, you can’t miss the opportunities the lake gives you: from easy leisure activities such as parasailing, water skiing, sup and sport fishing to real sports such as swimming, rowing and canoeing. You can also go sailing and practice kitesurf or windsurf, but you will need to move to the northern Garda shore in order to take advantage of the favourable winds. If you want to go deeply into the lake and you are an expert in diving, you can dive in to discover its bottom among overhangs, rocks, caves and wrecks.
The following table shows some of the itineraries available by bike or on foot to discover the lake and its hills. They go from the easiest ones within everyone’s means to those dedicated to the most trained people. Remember that in Bardolino you can rent bikes of all kind, suitable for adults and children. The first two itineraries follow the cycling and pedestrian routes beside the lake; if you need a break, along the road you will find bars and kiosks with all kind of services n.b. The length and travel time of the routes refer to round trip.
Starting from the port in the village centre, the route goes north towards punta Cornicello and then straight on along the lake. Now you’ve reached Garda old town. If you want you can proceed up to the picturesque Punta San Vigilio.
The Bardolino route is a newly projected cycle pedestrian path started from the collaboration of seven districts, including Bardolino, and financed by the Gal Baldo Lessinia Association. The project aims to enhance the big value of local resources: both the historical and cultural ones, together with landscape and food and wine tradition; it is precisely from the Bardolino wine that that this range of beautiful routes takes inspiration.
All the participating districts are in fact ones of the major producers of Bardolino Classico. Particularly, together with Bardolino, the other districts are: Affi, Cavaion Veronese, Costermano sul Garda, Garda and Rivoli.
Bardolino route, about 140 km long overall, is made of 18 paths of different lengths (from the shorter ones of about 3 km to the more difficult ones extending for about 20 km) accessible both on foot and with your bike. Each path leads to discover the less known beauties of the local territory and each of them crosses the local farms producing the Bardolino Doc. The presence of poster boards and signals facilitates each path, including a Qr code allowing to directly download the gpx map and find all the equipped area you are looking for, free parking areas as well as to get information and curiosities about the major areas along the whole route.
While crossing these paths, you’ll be surrounded by green hills and vineyards, as well as historic villages and you can enjoy pleasant pit stops in numerous farms to taste wine and other local products. So, it means a range of paths not only for outdoor excursions enthusiasts but also for those who are simply curious or wanting to discover new and genuine tastes.
Bardolino route: the numbers
Paths startings from Bardolino
Bardolino is usually well-known for its lake, pubs and restaurants and beaches but it is very much more than this: by simply moving just a few meters from the most chaotic areas of the city center you’ll be surprised. This ancient village has much more to tell; to do the itineraries means to enhance your traveling and discover all the shades Bardolino offers you.
Going through green hills full of luxuriant vineyards, hamlets, churches and monasteries you can keep in touch with the very and deepest soul of this special place: Just those monasteries, as an example, remember us that doctors in the Middle ages invented the vineyards and olive trees coltivation in this areas. It’s precisely in this far away past that we can find the origins of the current products of excellence such as the Bardolino wine and its traditions.
Venturing into Bardolino interlands means to enjoy the silence and slow rhythm of these places and in the meantime it gives you the opportunity to start an engaging experience.
Just starting from Bardolino, two different courses are available: number 4 (4 km) and number 5 (12 km) both including a rich tasting experience of local wine and food at all the 28 local farms producing Bardolino DOC.
It is just the work of these kind of realities that we can admire the rural landscape surrounding the lake still today: with their commitment they helped in preserving the natural landscape characterizing Bardolino.
Farms producing Bardolino DOC
Other destinations on the lake
The hills and Monte Baldo
Near Bardolino you can find amusement parks, water parks and many other attractions.
Slides, falls and water games to spend a relaxing and cheerful summer day. Rio Valli Water Park Slides, swimming pools for adults and children, restaurant and picnic area. 7,5 km away from Bardolino Localita’ Fosse Cavaion Veronese (VR) Caneva Aquapark A water park full of slides within a tropical environment. 9 km away from Bardolino Via Fossalta, 58, Lazise, (VR)
You will find the biggest themed parks for adults and children; a good time and adrenaline rush are guaranteed with their attractions. Movieland Park Cinema-inspired attractions and entertainment 9 km away from Bardolino Via Fossalta 56, Lazise (VR) Gardaland A magic world of fun for your family 13 km away from Bardolino Via Derna 4, Castelnuovo del Garda (VR)
Thermal baths and wellness centres
The perfect place to restore yourself through the healthy properties of thermal water and to cope with stress through sauna, Turkish bath and water massage. Gardacqua Wellness & Spa Fun and relaxation with swimming pools surrounded by olive trees. 5 km away from Bardolino Via Cirillo Salaorni, 10 Garda (VR) Villa dei Cedri A natural spa with thermal lakes, water massage and fountains. 6 km away from Bardolino Piazza di Sopra, 4 Colà di Lazise (VR) Aquardens Thermal water tubs and a whole village full of outdoor saunas. 16 km away from Bardolino Via Valpolicella, 63 Pescantina (VR) Aquaria Thermal SPA An oasis of health surrounded by a wide park. 30 km away from Bardolino Piazza Don A. Piatti 1, Sirmione (BS)
Nature and adventure
A huge selection of places dedicated to those who love pure nature, animals, gardens in flower and adventures. Sea life Aquarium A journey among sea creatures such as jellyfishes and sharks. 13 km away from Bardolino Via Derna 4,Castelnuovo del Garda (VR) Parco Natura Viva A natural zoological garden with a Safari Park which also carries out European projects for the protection of endangered species. 14 km away from Bardolino Località Quercia, Bussolengo (VR) Jungle Adventure Park Adventurous routes hanging on ropes and high speed Zipline. 15 km away from Bardolino Via Pineta Sperane, 37010 San Zeno di Montagna (VR) Parco Giardino Sigurtà An amazing natural park with coloured flowers, small lakes and a labyrinth. 26 km from Bardolino Via Cavour, 1, 37067 Valeggio Sul Mincio (VR) Parco delle Cascate Sparkling waterfalls along a path surrounded by rocks and woods. 32 km away from Bardolino Via Bacilieri 1, Molina di Fumane, (VR)