Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy
Included: Accommodation based B&B, luggage transport, lunch on walking days (5x), all diners except in Bergamo (5x), description of the routes (in English or Dutch), maps, background information. GPS tracks available on request.
Description of Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy
This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
9 Reviews of Bergamo circular walking tour in Italy
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by Gary SlomanEasily the best part are some of our hosts who, while providing delicious meals from locally raised products, spent the better part of an evening telling us about their families, which were intertwined with the history in this unique region Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019 by Lindsay SeedThe most exciting part of the holiday was the scenery, weather, diversity of accommodation and walks. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jun 2019 by Alex MacLeodThe countryside was beautiful and the association with the ancient Via Mercatorum trade route enhanced this. The accommodation and food were excellent. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 May 2018 by Sheila MartinelliVery good. We enjoyed the quietness and the sense we were off the beaten track a little. People were amazingly welcoming in all the accommodation and the food delicious. The holiday was well planned, especially the interesting and varied accommodation. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Jul 2016 by Alan PeggieWe have been on many walks throughout the world, however this is only our second self guided walk, but we thought it was particularly special. When you look at a map you realise that you are not that far from the plains of Bergamo and Milan, but from day 1 you step into a different world of peaceful landscapes, beautiful local villages Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Aug 2015 by Lara CliftonIt was a fantastic holiday. I found the walks breath taking and deeply rewarding in terms of the amazing scenery and routes. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Jul 2015 by Hazell PennWalking was fabulous and the appetite for good local fare was a perfect, beer in hand, table spread for an evening meal to end our day...we were very well guided. Read full review
Reviewed on 21 Jul 2015 by Pam FulkersonWonderful! I would highly recommend this specific walk to anyone. Etien with the holiday company was very helpful with answering questions and providing information. I plan to use Responsible Vacation again. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Jul 2014 by Andrew HollasAll enjoyable. No one thing outstanding above others. But accommodation, food and hospitality in Briolo was very good. And staying with Marco and father at Prati Parini was unique. Read full review
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PlanetThis walk passes through the Colli Bergamaschi, the hills that surround the city. Here, the roads and paths stretch away, linking the borghi, monasteries, churches and estates to each other. Here, in this border region, a delicate balance has been struck between culture and nature and between the traditions of ancient times and a modern society, and to organise and maintain these complex systems, the “Parco dei Colli di Bergamo” was established. The purchase of a map of the area will form a contribution to the maintenance of the park.
During this tour, you will spend two nights at an agriturismo (farmstead). At an agriturismo, a certain percentage of the food and drinks must come from their own crops or animals and another percentage from neighbouring farms (the minimum percentage differs in each region), reducing the environmental footprint of anything served on the menu to a minimum. Moreover, it is always interesting to experience at firsthand how a smallholding in the mountains, even in our modern age, is still closely entwined with its natural surroundings.
In the itinerary, we not only provide background information about the plants and wildlife of the region but we also explain the history of the area in general and of some interesting local personalities as well.
PeopleThis tour will not only bring you into close contact with the natural environment but, in the same measure, it will introduce you to the local community. The proprietors of the family-run lodgings will offer you their services, their products, their hospitality, their friendliness and care, their knowledge and their stories and they are the people who will make this walking tour a truly unique experience. Of course we recognise the importance of the work of the proprietors of the accommodations and we make sure that we recompense their efforts work fairly.
By introducing you to the natural, cultural and social reality by means of written information provided in the itinerary, but above all, by offering the opportunity to live among these local realities and touch on their lives, by means of the carefully designed hike and specially selected lodgings, we hope to encourage love and respect for this region, its inhabitants and their work.
All you consume on the tour will have been produced or purchased locally. As this region is situated off the beaten track, where most tourists only see the airport, situated on its edge before leaving the area to visit the major tourist attractions further afield, the local community will benefit and appreciate your stay.