Load the family into the car and hit the road for this trip through lovely Northern Italy, ideal for school-age children and families who want to manage their own budget and schedule. You'll start in fashionable Milan for a culture and history lesson before cruising around the glittering shores and garden villas of Lake Como. Then head to the park-filled shores of Lake Garda, Italy's most family-friendly lake, before heading back to Milan for your departure.
Take your bike, map, and picnic, and cycle through the beautiful Parco del Mincio. Starting from Peschiera del Garda, you’ll pass through the Morainic hills and arrive at a special spot for an unforgettable experience, the wonderful Sigurtà Garden Park. Enjoy your gourmet picnic while surrounded by an English field filled with rose-lined paths.
Before returning, visit Borghetto, a medieval village famous for its watermills and views. Enjoy glimpses between colorful houses and stretches of water.
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Itineraries with Bike & Picnic in Sigurta Park near Lake Garda
Families with teens who want to get out and explore (and find the perfect backdrop for their photos) should give this two-week itinerary through the Veneto and Tuscany a try. You'll start in Venice, where you can explore secret passages, craft your own masks, and paddle a gondola. Then head to Verona and Lake Garda, biking through both urban and natural attractions. Wrap up in the Tuscan cities of Siena and Florence with a hot air balloon ride, gelato-making, and more.
Your whole family can fully engage with Italy on this adventurous itinerary, ideally suited for teens with energy to spare. You'll begin in Venice, where you'll craft Carnival masks and explore the secret passages of the city's famous landmarks. After a stop to wander the streets of Verona, you'll head to the park-lined shores of Lake Garda, filled with attractions for all ages. Finish the tour in the Tuscan city of Siena, your base for hot air balloon rides, hikes, and more.