A walking experience to discover the lake Garda hinterland through oil tasting and ancient monastery of Middle Ages. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in the heart of San Felice del Benaco, one of the magnificent villages of Valtenesi. We walk together between history and culture, diving into the landscape of the Lake Garda hinterland. This fascinating path in Valtenesi follows the track of the Middle Ages through olive groves and little churches. The walking tour starts with the olive oil tasting to proceed through the panoramic landscape of Lake Garda.
The tour begins in San Felice del Benaco, in the village of Portese. We visit the oil mill and have an EVO oil tasting. The itinerary continues in a loop to San Felice del Benaco up to the sanctuary of Madonna del Carmine. Then to the hermitage of San Fermo and back to the departure point. Today San Fermo is a stunning viewpoint. The simple church tells us of a distant time, when streets were just paths traveled on foot or with towed animals. The small churches visible from the lake represented a landmark for the boats sailing the lake.
The route is approx. 8 km and has a total duration of approx. 4 hours.
The olive oil tasting includes three kinds of DOP Garda EVO oil and some small snacks based on Evo olive oil. It is pleasant to grasp the characteristics of this Garda DOP olive oil. The area of San Felice del Benaco is particularly suitable for the growing of olive trees. The lands display slight slopes, Lake Garda view, and breathe its mild climate. Unlike other areas at Lake Garda, San Felice del Benaco oil has delicate scents; the taste is well balanced. Try this experience for yourself and taste Garda DOP olive oil.
The Sanctuary of Carmine was built by the Carmelites and consacrated in 1482. The architecture of the Sanctuary of Carmine is a happy fusion of Romanesque-Gothic and Venetian-Lombard characteristics. Frescoes from the 15th and 16th centuries decorate the internal of the church.
The Valtenesi walking tour through the olive groves and the Middle Age is an experience to live the magic of the nature, the culture, the landscape.Savoring the scents and colors of Valtenesi and one of the most beautiful villages. Let us guide you on this walking tour, a trekking with oil tasting in Valtenesi. A local experience to truly experience the authenticity of this area.