Lago di Garda – Wonderful Holiday in the Italian Outdoors

If your best summer holiday means more than relaxing on the beach, going to a lake in southern Europe is certainly worth consideration. Lakes in Italy offer lots of activities besides swimming and sunbathing. A holiday at Lago di Garda guarantees the perfect scenery for your trip -the endless azure waters of a glacial lake, lush subtropical greenery and towering alpine peaks in the background.

Holiday lettings at Lago di Garda feature apartment homes and holiday villas with fascinating views of the idyllic countryside, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. A holiday at Lago di Garda, lago-di-garda-sceneryone of the most popular holiday spots in Europe, will satisfy all your senses. You will love the beautiful scenic views, the rich and fragrant subtropical plants, carefree swimming, exciting entertainment and delicious Italian food. The charm and genius loci of the place will surely leave a lasting impression that will tempt you to come back again.

Sports Activities at Lago di Garda

If you are not a fan of beach holidays, go to the northern part of Lake Garda. The area is a centre of outdoor activities such as water skiing, fishing and diving. The most attractive diving spots are Riva del Garda, Tempest and Calcarolle. lago-di-garda-riva-del-gardaThe lake’s steady wind currents provide excellent conditions for sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. The former fishing village of Torbole and the town of Riva del Garda are perfect locations for the two latter sports.

With an unbelievable 2,000 routes of all levels of difficulty, Lago di Garda is a rock-climbing paradise. Sport-climbing areas such as Arco, Nago and Tenno offer well-protected routes with incredible views. A variety of routes including overhangs and extreme via ferratas (metal ladders protected with cables, all attached to a rock) promise a rush of adrenaline to all levels of climbers. In Riva del Garda, Mori and Sarche, you can take via ferratas to nearby mountain tops, but you do not need to be an experienced climber to enjoy the lovely views. To appreciate the view from Mt. Baldo (1,752 m), for example, you can take a cabin lift from Malcesine.

Bicyclists who seek a challenge will love the biking trails which ascend as much as 1,950 m of elevation, offering amazing views of this Alpine paradise. lago-di-garda-moutain-bikeAgain, if you prefer to avoid steep hills, you can take a cabin lift and just savour the swift ride downhill. Popular bicycling areas are located in Tremosine and Tignale. Bardolino and Peschera have easy trails, which are also suitable for in-line skating. Lago di Garda also features trails for nordic walking, golf courses and good paragliding spots.

Rest and Relaxation at Lago di Garda

A pleasant breeze, palm and citrus trees, and cafés and pizzerias along the promenades on the subtropical south coast of Lake Garda will make you feel like you’re at the seaside. To lounge away from the crowds, find a small and secluded natural beach in this area. Swimming is nicer in the south because the water is warmer than in the north. The most renowned high-end resort on the south coast is Sirmione, which boasts spas and a historical Roman bath. You can swim, soak in a hot pool or book a treatment in the Aquaria wellness centre, lago-di-garda-scaliger-castledesigned to ease breathing or movement disorders. In Sirmione, you will find sand beaches and a unique castle Rocca Scagliera surrounded by water on all sides.

The biggest city, a pulsing centre of nightlife and entertainment, is Desenzano, also located on the south end of the lake. At Manerba del Garda, a spectacular bay with a long shallow beach draws families with children. The town of Bardolino is a must-see for wine lovers, who can buy a bottle of the famous Bardolino wine as a nostalgic souvenir from their holiday. In other towns on the lakeside, such as SalóGardaToscolanoand Peschiera del Garda, tourists can enjoy cafés, restaurants and places to go shopping in a lovely Mediterranean-like atmosphere.

Children’s Fun at Lago di Garda

The Gardaland amusement park, located on the southwestern side of the lake, offers many attractions for children and adults alike. It is divided into theme-based sections titled Fantasy, Energy, Gardaland Show and Adventure, which serve food and drink in restaurants and bars designed to fit the themes. A water park and Movieland are part of Canevaworld, another amusement park centred around movie and action heroes such as Tomb Raider, Terminator, Rambo and others.

More information:

Holiday lettings Lago di Garda – apartments and holiday houses with online availability and online booking:
http://www.avander.eu/italy/lake-garda

Aquaria wellness centre:
http://www.termedisirmione.com/aquaria-sirmione-en.jsp

Gardaland amusement park:
http://www.gardaland.it/resort/index-en.php

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