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Italy single parent family activity holiday

Single parent family holiday to Italy minimum age of  6 years

Italy single parent family activity holiday – summer is an action-packed family holiday for single parents and their children. The resort of Mezzana is situated in the beautiful Val di Sole and  is a perfect place for an action-packed summer activity week for you and your family. Our hotel is 4 star so this holiday will also appeal to those who like a bit of comfort and good food on holiday. On this trip you will experience the best of the region with walking in the beautiful uplands, lakeside and along the pretty river valley. There is cycling, white water rafting and if you fancy horse-riding, there is an excellent stables just a short distance from Mezzana. While on this dedicated single parent family holiday there is also the chance to get off the beaten track. The mountain scenery is fantastic, with lakes, rivers, mountains and the beautiful valley of the sun. The climate is perfect and the experiences exciting.

Trip Highlights:

  • Get active on this centre-based activity week
  • Go cycling, walking and rafting in the beautiful Val di Sole in the Brenta Dolomites of Italy
  • Spectacular mountain scenery
  • Optional horse-riding (from 25€)
  • Experience the comfort of our 4 star hotel with breakfast, afternoon tea and 4 course evening meal each evening
  • Enjoy a dip in the indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna for relaxation after your exertions of the day. The sauna is available for adults only.
  • Optional kayaking (from €40)

Our Accommodation

Mango will be staying for 7 nights in the lovely 4 star Monte Giner Hotel located in a central position in the charming village of Mezzana. Hotel rooms are carefully designed with private facilities, hairdryer and “courtesy set”. They have balcony, telephone, colour TV, safe and minibar. The hotel chef prides himself in offering local and Mediterranean cuisine. Your holiday price includes a tasty buffet breakfast offering local produce such as eggs, bacon, sweets, cold meats, cheeses, yoghurts, breads, jams, honey, fruit and more besides, in the afternoon there’s a tasty buffet with mini pizzas, pasta, cakes and fruit and in the evening you will love dinner starting with the hotel’s salad buffet followed by a 3 course gourmet menu with 4 choices for each course.

If you would prefer a slightly less active holiday, take a look at our Slovenia Activity Holiday, which is also exclusively for single parent families.

Val di Sole,  valley of the sun, is an area that offers beautiful scenery with lots of activities on offer. We have been visiting this area in the winter months for our ski holiday and now it is time to explore all that the valley has to offer in the summer months. We began running this summer holiday in 2019.


Riverside, Hillside and Lakeside Walking – Nestled in the Val di Sole, Mezzana  provides the perfect base. The walking here is fantastic and you can get straight out there to explore the beautiful surrounding river, hillsides as well as the river valley. We will have an excursion to Lago dei Caprioli where we can swim or walk lakeside or in the surrounding woods and meadows.

White Water Rafting  – Enjoy a fun afternoon white water rafting just a short distance from our accommodation. The river is fairly gentle but fast flowing and rough in parts – exciting! More cautious families can take part in the calmer sections of the river, while those looking for a bit more excitement will be able to continue down the faster flowing section.

Biking – Exploring the area on mountain bikes you’ll ride alongside the river stopping for a picnic lunch and calling into one of the cafes in one of the villages. You will be able to choose to return by train with your bike or cycle back. Steve will cycle back with those who want to do the slightly tougher return journey, while Jackie will travel back with those who prefer to take the train back.

Horse-Riding – Horse-riding is available as an additional optional activity

Italy Summer Activity

Day 1: Arrive in resort and welcome meeting – Today we transfer you to your accommodation from Verona airport. (Check out transfer times -see the flight options in Dates and Prices) .  We will have a meet up before heading into dinner together for our 4 course evening meal.

Day 2: Cycling in the Val di Sole – In the morning we collect our bikes and cycle down the river visiting villages along the way. The route is easy and fairly flat and you will take in the lovely scenery of the beautiful Val di Sole. We will call in at a local café to take refreshments and you can take a picnic so that we can find a lovely spot to take a break by the river. If you don’t fancy cycling back you can bring your bikes back on the train.

Day 3: Mountain top walking – We take the local bus  a short ride down the valley from where we can use the ski lift to take us up to the heights. From here we take an undulating walk on the beautiful paths with fantastic views. We will find a lovely picnic spot and will call into the café for refreshments.

Day 4: White-Water rafting – Today we will be white water rafting from the nearby Rafting Centre – a great day of thrills and spills. Younger children and anyone who has had enough excitement can be picked up down river before the rapids are too thrilling. Those wanting more excitement can stay on the raft for an exhilarating tumble down the rapids. (Dependent on water levels).

Day 5Free Day – No specific activities are planned on this day but we can organise horse-riding for those who are interested. You can use your Trentino Guest card to take the bus or train down to one of the villages in the valley or down to Malé, where you will find more shops and cafés.  We can arrange bikes if you fancy another opportunity to cycle down or up the valley or maybe you want to have another go at white water rafting. We will be on hand to make sure you have a fun day and can organise a short riverside walk for those who want to take it at a more leisurely pace. Your Trentino card also gives you free  unlimited access on over 10 cable lifts, chairlifts and gondola lifts in Val di Sole (where possible, you can also take your bike with you).

All activities other than walking are at extra cost.  (Bike hire, white water rafting, canoeing, horse-riding etc.)

Day 6: Visit to local town by trainToday we take the bus or train along the Val di Sole surrounded by mountain scenery to visit the town of Cles, where we take a walking tour around the town where you will find  shops and cafés and we can enjoy lunch. A chance to see more of the local area. We return to Mezzana by bus or train.

Day 7: Lakeside walking and swimming–  Today we visit the beautiful, charming Lago dei Caprioli, with its crystal clear waters reflecting the surrounding mountains. Here we can walk around the lake and in the woodlands, relax by the lake, take a dip and visit the café/restaurant or take a picnic to eat lakeside.

Day 8Departure day – Time to say goodbye and head for the airport. Your transfer will depart early to ensure you reach the airport in time for your flight home.

Your Hotel and Facilities at your disposal

You will have three-quarter board at the 4 star hotel, to include:

  • Energising breakfast with a tasty buffet of local products, sweets, cold meats and cheeses, yogurt from our mountains, jams, honey, fruit and more besides.
  • In the afternoon a hearty snack with homemade cakes, strudel, mini pizzas, savoury cakes and fresh fruit.
  • Evening gourmet menu with a choice of four first courses and four main courses, a large vegetable buffet and the Chef’s desserts. – Every week there’s a special evening with special menu and musical accompaniment
  • Entrance to the wellness centre (14.00 to 19.30) with sauna, turkish bath, vitarium, kneipp and hydromassage.
  • Entrance to the swimming-pool and jacuzzi


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Mango Holiday Fun

This trip is exclusively for single parent families and will be accompanied by Steve and Jackie your Mango coordinators. The coordinators will ensure that your holiday runs as smoothly as possible. There will be a get together before dinner each evening so that you can all dine together and share your experiences of the day. An ideal way for you and your children to make friends and have lots of fun!

What’s included:

7 breakfasts and 7 dinners, afternoon buffet, activities as per the itinerary and the services of the Mango coordinators. The Trentino guest card giving you free use of public transport, lifts and discounts on many purchases and visits.

  • A rich buffet breakfast.
  • Dinner each evening with choice of four first courses and four second courses, vegetable buffet and homemade sweets.
  • On one evening there is special typical dinner starting with aperitifs and a separate children’s party for the younger children

Italy Summer Activity Dates and Prices

Travel Dates Nights Adult Child 12-16 Child 5-11 Notes
Sun 26 July – Sun 2 August 2020


7 £1015 £965 £895 Land only – See flight options below. 

Local payment €65 adult and €45 child

Local payment
: the local payment is part of the holiday cost and is payable on arrival in resort to the Mango coordinator.

Deposit due at the time of booking: £200 per person. The final balance will be due 9 weeks prior to departure.

Flight suggestions:

British Airways

London Gatwick to Verona 06.45 arrives 09.50

Return Verona 10.50 arrives London Gatwick 11.55



London Gatwick to Verona 07.10 arrives 10.10

Return Verona 10.40 arrives London Gatwick 11.45

Flights are around £200 – £250 per person.

Other options: Jet2, Easyjet and Ryanair have flights on different days and from more regional airports.  You could consider adding extra nights for a stay in Verona to take advantage of those flights.

Transfer times:

The group transfer will depart on arrival of the flight arrivals of the above around 10.30. The return transfer will arrive at Verona in time for the first departure around 08.30.

We can organise a private transfer for you at other times.  If you arrive later than the arrival transfer, we can arrange a private arrival transfer for an additional cost of £30 per person.

What is included:

Transfers* from Verona airport at a specific time (see above), please check before booking your flights, three-quarter board accommodation in 4 star hotel, breakfast, afternoon buffet, dinner with choice of four starters, four main courses, vegetable buffet and home-made desserts, free use of pool, jacuzzi and sauna rooms (adults only in the sauna). Special dinner on one evening, starting with cocktails and aperitifs and separate party night for children. Activities as per  the itinerary. The services of a Mango coordinator in resort.

*We can arrange a later private arrival transfer for an additional cost of £30 per person.

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