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Lake Garda Holidays

An idyllic setting for active sports, culture & relaxation!


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Lake Garda Holidays
Lake Garda is Italy's largest and prettiest lake, set under the Mount Baldo mountain range which towers over its eastern shore. It spans over 47 kilometres and offers a wealth of water sports, sailing, alpine or mountain pursuits such as Mountain biking and walking. See Multi Activity Holidays for more info

A sand and pebble beach covers much of its shore line, offering a beach-like atmosphere lapped by the waters of a clear blue mountain lake.

The lake is surrounded by a multitude of pretty villages and hamlets, which have huge cultural interest and a very diverse café culture, open air restaurants with excellent dining and some cheery bars and boutique shopping. The historical town of Verona is only an hour trip away.

For a romantic holiday getaway or family activity holidays, the diversity and broad appeal of Lake Garda is a hard one to match!

Mountain biking above Lake Garda

Quick Garda Guide
- Windsurf, sail, kayak or water ski on the calm & tranquil waters of Garda.
- Or just relax! Hire a Pedalo, a canoe or simply soak up the sun on Garda's beach shore
- Motor Boat rentals - perfect for family & friends - See Garda Boat Hire
- Visit the ancient 13th century castle in Malcesine. A cable car ascends
- Monte Baldo, which offers spectacular views of the lake below, wonderful walking & mountain biking.
- Boat trips around the lake to soak up the true atmosphere
- Wander around the many colourful and culturally rich villages that nestle around the shores of Garda
- Lose your emotions with an opera in nearby Verona
- Or a daytrip to Milan or Venice perhaps?
- For action-packed thrills, try the mass of watersports on offer.
- Or cycle through villages and vineyards
- Walk through lemon trees and olive groves
- Try Gardaland, Italy's biggest theme park.
- Drive through the spectacular Dolomite mountains
- Relax at Parco Termale del Garda's thermal spa.
- Sail (or motor boat) to waterfront villages, to wander picturesque lanes and sun-baked promenades.
- Maybe just relaxation on a hot beach is your preferrance with the lakeside waters lapping your toes!Lake Garda Holidays
Holiday to Lake Garda

Holiday to Lake Garda

The shingle beaches of Lake Garda offer safe swimming and snorkeling whilst the lake itself which is the largest body of fresh water in Italy offers innumerable opportunities and is one of Europe’s premier sailing and windsurfing centres, also attracting kite-surfers and water-skiers. Pedalo and tennis are popular past-times, and no qualifications are required to rent a 40HP motor boat for a self driven jaunt around the lake, There are numerous organised boat trips around the lake and which run day or night. Golf courses and white knuckle ride theme parks and water parks are also close by, and cultural excursions to experience the historic beauty of Verona, Florence or Venice are a short day-trip away.Garda Castle

Walking Garda
Walking the shores and lakeside promenades of lake Garda is a magical experience with cheery cafes and restaurants lining your path. For the more adventurous, you may want to walk up to the old La Rocca Fortress via a series of tracks and paths which are clearly marked on the tourist map. A series of other routes up to the higher climes surrounding the lake, will take walkers through olive groves whilst affording spectacular views of the lake and mountains.

Mountain biking Garda
Lake Garda has often been voted as having the best Mountain biking in Europe. Quite a statement really! The hills and cliffs are riddled with military tracks, tunnels and bunkers originating from the 1st world war. The tracks vary from cart width to person width, and all have vertical drops. Bikers will find some thrilling rides through the trails that start from the top of the cable car in Malcesine and a lot of riding is found at 2000 metres with stunning vertical cliffs and lake scenery below. Local bike hire is easy to find and there are endless routes at altitude or around the lake shore for the not-so-gung-ho! There are numerous route maps and itineraries available on line. Guides can also be hired locally.

The "Bike Festival"
Is at the end of April is the most important international event that marks the start of the spring biking season on Garda. Thousands of bike lovers meet in Riva to talk and test-ride bikes. Technical advice from the pros and over 200 exhibitors with 300 brands are on show.

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Activities to do

 Mountain Biking
 Walking (Lifts & Trails)   Picture
 Climbing  Picture
 Sailing & windsurfing
 Via Ferrata  Picture
 Canyoning  Picture
 Tennis & Swimming   Picture
 Fresh water lakes  Picture
 Paragliding Picture
 Museums, Culture sites  Picture
 Boat trips & pedaloes
 Water skiing & kite surfing

Resort Vitals

Total Activities:  80
Bike trails: 400km
Walking trails: 200km
Sightseeing Excellent
Bars/Restaurants: 100+
Transfer Time: 2 hr
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