Lake Garda. A paradise for sportsmen

Windsurf on Lake Garda
Windsurf on Lake Garda
A vacation at Lake Garda is synonymous with sports activities for all tastes, from water activities to those at high altitude, from the most relaxing to the most challenging, from those reserved for experts to those for absolute beginners.

Lake Garda offers many opportunities to practice sports throughout the year and on all three of its shores, the one in Brescia, the one in Verona and the one in Trentino, as well as on the respective hills and mountains in the hinterland. With regard to water sports, for which Lake Garda is internationally famous, sailing stands out: its shores, in fact, thanks to the presence of constant winds and mild and sunny climate, constantly host regattas and prestigious competitions. On all the shores of the lake, there are equipped sailing centers even if the most famous places to practice this sport are Torbole and Riva del Garda. Here experts and beginners can find everything they need to make their sailing experience unforgettable, full of fun and absolute freedom.

Surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing are practiced especially in the upper part of the lake, where motorboats are forbidden, as well as rowing, which has a very old tradition here. Even the most daring are spoiled for choice between water skiing and parasailing: being transported by a motorboat while suspended in the air with a parachute is certainly one of the most exciting experiences to try in the area. Scuba diving enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the deep waters of the lake that hold unexpected treasures such as shipwrecks, statues and caves, as well as real underwater routes. There are countless diving schools and centers along the coasts of Lake Garda where you can rent equipment and be guided to the discovery of the lake bottom.

Even inland, there are plenty of opportunities to have fun: for example, riding a mountain bike and taking one of the many scenic routes that offer unique views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Those who prefer strong emotions can dedicate themselves to climbing, thanks to the numerous vie ferrate in the area, especially in the surroundings of the town of Arco, or they can paraglide from the summit of Monte Baldo, to let themselves fall into the blue waters of the lake. When you say: an adrenaline rush! If you are not afraid of freezing waters and not afraid of heights, you can go canyoning along the streams that are mainly located in the north and north-west of the lake. If, on the other hand, you prefer a quieter and more elegant sport, you will be happy to play golf in the first inland area, an area of slightly hilly landscapes, perfect for lovers of the green that here, thanks to the mild climate, can practice outdoors almost twelve months a year, and almost always cheered by a soothing lake view.