The vast, varied landscape of Lake Garda offers countless things to do. From windsurfing off the northern shores to cycling along the flat southern lakeside to exploring vineyards and olive groves, this region is ideal for all kinds of outdoor adventures.
For history buffs there are ancient Roman ruins and medieval castles to visit as well as scenic hiking trails and picturesque rooftop panoramas. If you are looking for thrills, then there is a lot to choose from at the fun parks and amusement rides, too.
There are also plenty of places where you can just relax and enjoy the sunshine. Sit back at a cafe right on the shore or at one of the many restaurants in Riva del Garda and simply watch the world go by.
If you want to get out on the water, you can take a cruise around the lake or rent your own boat for a day (or a week if you like). You will find several fun companies that offer different excursions or even a trip up to Monte Baldo.
Besides ferries and boats, you can also hire a car to explore the lakeside towns and beaches or head into the mountains for wonderful hiking trips and exhilarating climbs. The more athletic visitors will love the opportunities to mountain bike or try out free climbing in the area around Arco.
If you have kids, then you will be happy to hear that all of the lakefront towns have centrally located playgrounds and most of them are right behind the medieval Scaliger castles in the town of Lazise and Desenzano del Garda. And there is the huge amusement park of Canevaworld located on the southeastern shore of Lake Garda where you will be able to get your kid’s adrenaline pumping with a bunch of wild rides. activities lake garda