Travels guide to Lake Garda

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is a popular vacation spot and is located in the Northern part of Italy, about half-way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan. This is the destination for you who want to enjoy the culture, wine and beautiful and varied nature. Here you can enjoy activities such as rock climbing, windsurfing and mountain bike cycling but also stroll in one of the old villages with narrow streets and sun-drenched squares. Or why not put on your swimming suit and sunbathe on one of the many beaches. Garda Lake and it´s shoreline is shared between the provinces of Verona (to the southeast), Brescia (southwest), and Trentino (north). The northern part of the lake is narrower, surrounded by more mountains while the southern part is more populated and has more villages.

Discover Monte Baldo

This mountain is in the town of Malcesine. Anyone who really wants to challenge himself choose to walk all the way but we do recommend to take the funicular railway up to the top and walk down. Pleace take in consideration that the line to the funicular railway can be up to 1h. Once up on top there are many fine hiking trails and the view is stunning. Here are a few places where you can eat lunch / dinner or just have a cup of coffee. Remember to bring a warm sweater. The temperature distinguish almost 15 degrees from the village to the top.

Renting a Bike

A very nice and great way to experience environments around Lake Garda is to rent a bike. There are many mil with bicycle path. The mountain-like landscape and the changing views are truly an experience. If you want to take a more restful bike ride, you can take the tour through the village of Garda to the cape Punta San Vigilio, about 10k. Here we recommend a bicycle with a little sturdier tires when the cycle path passes to climb at the end. When you reach your goal, you will find the 500 year old harber. Here is a small coffee shop with the whole Lake Garda glistening front. You can also take your bike on one of the boat trips that go from place to place around the lake.

Take the boat and discover Lake Garda

To experience the lake by boat is both comfortable and a easy way. There are both fast boats for you who want to get quickly from place to place, but the most joyful way is to go with the slower boats. Here you can find the places that you can go from and to.

Restaurants

Groto the Corgnan, a family-run restaurant. Address: Via Corgnano, 41, 37010, Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Italy
Osteria Cafe Amaro
La Bussola
La Dispensa. Address: Piazza Municipio, 10 | Di Fronte Al Vecchio municipio, 25010 San Felice del Benaco, Italy

For you traveling with children

If you like roller coasters and -teamparks we recommend Gardaland. Canevaworls is one of Europe's largest water park. Do you like to swim and ride a slide, you can not miss this place. A short distance away is the Movieland- where you can experience Hollywood up close.

Wine museum with tasting

In the town of Bardolino you find the museum of winemaking. In this museum you get to know the entire vinprocess from plant to bottle. It is the family-owned wine producer Zendi who wanted to share his long experience of wine production for a public. The visit is free of charge, but if you are 10 people or more, the museum want you to make a group booking. Here is more information.

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