Discover Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A Verona Bike Tour Adventure

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Ready for your Verona Bike Tour? Nestled in the heart of Northern Italy, the Torricelle hills (the southernmost hills of Valpolicella) of Verona are renowned not only for their stunning landscapes and panoramic views but also for their exceptional olive oil production. The unique climate and geography of the Torricelle hills make it an ideal location for cultivating olives and producing Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). For cycling enthusiasts and food lovers alike, a bike tour exploring this remarkable region and its olive oil production is an experience not to be missed. Join us as we take you through the journey of EVOO production and invite you to embark on an unforgettable tour.

The Magic of Veneto Valpolicella Olive Oil

The southernmost hills of Valpolicella benefit from a unique microclimate, influenced by the moderating effect of nearby Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains, creating perfect conditions for olive cultivation. The olives grown in this region are harvested from centuries-old trees, producing an oil that is renowned for its delicate flavor and high quality. The olive oil from the southernmost hills of Valpolicella is characterized by its golden-yellow color with green hues, fruity aroma, and balanced taste with hints of almond and artichoke.

The process of producing EVOO in this region begins with the careful harvesting of olives, which typically occurs between late October and early December. The olives are handpicked to ensure they are in perfect condition. Once harvested, the olives are taken to local mills where they are washed, crushed, and pressed to extract

The resulting EVOO is then stored in stainless steel tanks to protect it from light and air, maintaining its quality until it reaches your table. The dedication and expertise of local producers ensure that each bottle of Valpolicella’s EVOO is a true representation of the region’s rich agricultural heritage.

Keep reading: Harvesting Olives by Lake Garda and Garda DOP Olive Oil

Verona Bike Tour and EVOO Secrets

For those who wish to delve deeper into the world of Valpolicella oil and explore the beautiful countryside, our self-guided bike tour is the perfect adventure. Here’s a detailed itinerary of what you can expect on this delightful journey:

Start in Verona: a City of History and Beauty

Your adventure begins in the enchanting city of Verona. Pick up your e-bike at the Itinera Bike Shop located in the city center. Our friendly staff will assist you in setting up your smartphone with the app and the right route to follow. With the mobile holder installed on the handlebar, you’re ready to embark on your journey.

Torricelle: the Hilly Side of Verona

Leave the bustling city behind and make your way towards the Torricelle hills. As you pedal effortlessly on your e-bike, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Verona from above. The Torricelle hills are known for their scenic beauty, offering panoramic vistas that will leave you in awe. Take a moment to appreciate the tranquility and natural splendor of this area.

Valpantena: Land of Vineyards and Olive Trees

Continue your ride down into the next valley, Valpantena. This picturesque region is renowned for its lush vineyards and olive groves. The e-bike makes it easy to navigate the gentle slopes, allowing you to fully enjoy the journey without exertion. As you ride through the countryside, you’ll be surrounded by the vibrant colors and fragrant scents of the vineyards and olive trees.

Olive Mill Visit and EVOO Tasting

One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to a local farm with an olive mill. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the traditional methods of olive oil production and witness the process firsthand. The farm visit includes a tasting session where you can sample different varieties of EVOO and pastes. Savor the rich flavors and discover the nuances that make Lake Garda’s olive oil so special.

Ride Back to Verona with a Last Great View

After the olive mill visit and tasting, it’s time to head back to Verona. The return ride offers another chance to soak in the stunning views of the countryside. As you approach Verona, you’ll be treated to one last panoramic view of the city, a perfect ending to a day of exploration and discovery.

Bike Tour Lake Garda – Highlights of the Tour

  • Torricelle: experience the hilly side of Verona with its breathtaking views and serene atmosphere.
  • Self-Guided: enjoy the freedom to ride at your own pace, with your mates, following the easy-to-use app that guides you like Google Maps.
  • EVOO Tasting: delight in a tasting session of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, right where it is produced, gaining insights into the traditional production methods and flavors.

Why Choose our Verona Bike Tour?

Our self-guided bike tour offers a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and culinary delight. The e-bikes make the journey effortless, allowing you to focus on the beauty of the surroundings and the experience itself. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, this tour is designed to be enjoyable and accessible for all.

By choosing this tour, you not only get to explore the enchanting city of Verona and its surrounding countryside, but you also gain a deeper appreciation for the region’s rich agricultural heritage and the craftsmanship behind Lake Garda’s olive oil production. It’s an opportunity to connect with the land, savor its flavors, and create lasting memories.

So, gear up, hop on your e-bike, and join us on this unforgettable journey. Discover the secrets of EVOO and the breathtaking landscapes of Verona and Vapolicella.


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