Lake Garda offers excursions, sports, leisure, children’s activities and much much more.
Excursions in Lake Garda
Local companies on the lake offer excursions to Venice (day and night), Verona, Verona Opera, Milan, Florence, Dolomites, Wine Tasting, and more.
Venice is the capital of Northern Italy’s Veneto Region. There are no roads, just canals, including the Grand Canal. Venice is built on more than 100 small islands in the lagoon of the Adriatic Sea. The Central Square is a real tourist spot (watch out for the pigeons!), Piazza San Marco and the Campanile bell tower which offers great views of the city’s red roofs.
A Roman Amphitheatre in Verona is home to the Verona Opera, built in the first century it is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind. Each summer the venue attracts hundreds of thousands of people.
Milan is in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, full of fashion and design, you may like to organise a day trip here or perhaps stay here at the beginning or end of your Lake Garda stay. The convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie houses Leonardo da Vinci’s mural ‘The Last Supper’, a late 15th century mural painting.
Florence is a little further from Lake Garda but may be somewhere that you visit as part of your trip perhaps to enjoy a 2 centre break rather than a day trip. Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, and home to many masterpieces of art and architecture.
The Dolomites are a mountain range located in North Eastern Italy. In the summer you can visit the Dolomites and enjoy the stunning scenery and enjoy hiking or biking. If you are on a day trip you can take a cable car to the top and take in the beautiful views. If you are marrying in the winter time then you could take a trip to the Dolomites and enjoy some great skiing here.
Wine Tasting is very popular in Italy and around Lake Garda. There are some great vineyards for wine tasting and winery tours.
Sports Activities in Lake Garda
On the Lake you can look to take part in Windsurfing, Sailing, Rollerblading/Inline skating, Mountain Biking, Kite surfing, Paragliding, Parasailing and more.
Windsurfing is very popular on Lake Garda and there are companies around the lake offering this. The north part of the Lake is very good for this.
If you are into Sailing then Lake Garda is the perfect place. It is always possible to go sailing on Lake Garda because of its constant winds.
Rollerblading/Inline skating is something that can be done in certain areas of Lake Garda where trails are suitable for skating.
Mountain Biking in Lake Garda is fantastic especially the North of Lake Garda which is a great area for mountain biking. Whether you are looking to hire bikes for the day with your family with some easy trails (kids bikes and adult bikes are available to rent) or looking to try something more adventurous Lake Garda provides all for this sport.
Kitesurfing is the perfect sport in Lake Garda with its famous winds! For those just starting out beginners courses are available. Kitesurfing is described as fun, dynamic and easy to learn.
Paragliding and Tandem Paragliding in Lake Garda, what better way to take in the magnificent views. Take a flight from the top of Monte Baldo Mountain and experience the unique feeling this sport has to offer.
As with the wakeboard, the lower part of the lake is perfect for practicing Parasailing. Parasailing is where you fly with a parachute behind a special boat and enjoy the stunning views of Lake Garda. Single and Tandem flights for kids and adults on Lake Garda starting and landing on the boat.