Stretching between the Alps and the Dolomites, the imposing mountain backdrop frames the lake and is the perfect playground for outdoorsy types. Hiking, mountain biking, cycling and water sports are all popular activities. There’s even a cycle track spanning the entire lake being built! Don’t miss a ride on the funicular from Malcesine to the top of Monte Baldo for breathtaking views of the lake.
One of the best bits of Lake Garda is exploring the picturesque towns that dot the scenic shoreline. Spend your days village-hopping – you can take the bus or visit by boat. Why not take a leisurely stroll around the cobbled streets of Peschiera or head to Sirmione to discover its 13th century castle? Keep an eye out for the weekday market that tours around, popping up at a different resort every day!
Full of flavour
The rolling hills to the east produce the famous full-bodied wines, Bardolino and Valpolicella. This region flourishes with olive groves and fragrant lemon orchards. Be sure to dine al fresco in Limone and sample delicious dishes made with fresh local produce for a true taste of la dolce vita.