Lake Garda activities
The northern area of the lake is well known as one of the European capitals of this sport, attracting a huge number of windsurfers and its where important competitions and championships take place. You don't need to be an expert to take the plunge, but you do need to know that there are two kinds of wind you can surf: the northern wind or Ora, in the afternoon in Torbole or Riva, then there's the southern wind or Peler, very early in the morning.
You'd expect the largest body of fresh water in Italy to offer innumerable opportunities for sailing, and it doesn't disappoint. All around the lake there are sailing clubs and opportunities to take a dingy out, but look out for those irregular winds.
A lot of golfers come to lake Garda to play golf in this unique environment. In the hills surrounding the lake in Marciaga near Garda there are numerous and prestigious golf courses. And around Desenzano and SalÀú you'll find quieter, more discrete courses.
The northern lake offers an entire series of mountain bike excursions: on Monte Brione; on the marvellous trail that leads to the small resort of Campi, where daring Downhill bikers used to race in the famous "Adrenalina Dangerous Downhill"; the marvellous single tracks on Monte Baldo or Monte Stivo; or the more peaceful excursions in the magnificent olive groves of Arco. In addition, there is Valle di Ledro (Ledro Valley), where everything is magic and beauty.
Lake Garda holiday resorts
|Riva del Garda Holidays||7 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Garda Holidays||5 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Malcesine Holidays||4 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Limone Holidays||3 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Brenzone Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Colombare Di Sirmione Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Torbole Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Torri del Benaco Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Desenzano Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Nago Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Sirmione Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|