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ITALIAN LEISURE WAY

Energy Itinerary

Lake Garda is an extraordinary place for all sports, thanks to the constancy and variety of its winds is considered the mecca of kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing. The lake winds, varying in intensity area by area and from morning to afternoon, meet everyone's expectations.

The hinterland is characterized by hills and mountains over 2000 meters, rich of kilometres of paths to cover on foot and by bike. Unmissable, over 500 rock climbing paths, safely placed in the hight side of the Garda.

Below the links about all the sports that can be practiced during the whole year and our selection to be discovered within 3 days.

Sailing, Windsurfing, Mountain Biking, Cycle routes, Hiking and adventure sports, Horse riding, Golf, Bird watching, Sub, other water sports, Kite surfing, Trekking, Go-Kart, Winter sports, Rock climbing.

 

Day 1
Golf all year long

Playing golf in the extraordinary natural setting of Lake Garda - and you can do it all year round thanks to the favorable climate - it's an unmissable experience.

In the sweet hills, surrounding the lake, there are numerous and prestigious golf courses and a lot of golf fans come to Lake Garda to play golf in a unique environment, which offer sportive people various opportunities to enrich their holiday.

Day 2
Cycle routes

Bicycle routes for all tastes and seasons

Enchanting landscapes and panoramic views by cycling along the cycle paths, between plains and climbs, between villas and castles, among olive and lemon trees ...

Lake Garda offers a wide range of itineraries: from cycling along cycle tracks to steep slopes in the presence of stunning panoramic views over Lake Garda. Thanks to the lake’s mild climate one can practice cycling all year round. Due to the intense traffic it is not advisable to cycle along the beautiful Gardesana road. Use the ferry or Bus & Bike service on the eastern side to move along the Lake.

The cycle track network enables connection northwards by means of the road that crosses Alto Adige, southwards via the road that reaches the Po Valley, eastwards through the one which leads to Venice. The tracks are mostly traffic free, thus offering easy routes for cyclists of all categories. In many places there is a possibility for a bicycles hire.

On the Trento’s side of Garda there are many cycling paths and itineraries, which alternate plain and uphill, changing within a few kilometres from the Mediterranean scenery of Lake Garda to alpine one. The bike path connects Mori (line Rovereto-Verona) with Torbole, Riva, Varone, Arco, Dro in the Sarca Valley.
>> Mori - Torbole - Riva del Garda (15,5 Km)
>> Valle del Sarca (11 km)

On the Brescia’s side of Garda the Valtenesi territory, which includes the green hills between Desenzano and Salò, is crossed by several routes: eastwards towards Lonato, Mazzano, Rezzato and Brescia; southwards through the morainic hills up to Mantua, northwards a path to Limone is being projected.
>> From Mazzano to Desenzano (19 km)
>> From Sant'Eufemia to Rezzato and Salò (29 km)
>> From Desenzano to Pozzolengo (15,6 km)

On the Veneto’s side of Garda there are some paths along the lake, avoiding the busy Garda street from Peschiera to Lazise and from Bardolino to Garda or to Punta San Vigilio. Other itineraries cross the inland territory, on the slopes of Monte Baldo and Monti Lessini, in the hills of Valpolicella, following Adige cycle track.
You can also reach the Monte Baldo and continue up to the peaks with a bike by chair lift of Prada Monte Baldo, or with the Monte Baldo Malcesine cableway up to 1760 meters and to discover the breathtaking and panoramic mountain tracks. An easy bike path running along the River Mincio connects Peschiera del Garda to Mantua.
>> Peschiera-Mantova (43,5 km)

On the Mantua’s side of Garda the cycle paths are winding through the low morainic hills. In the countryside, among woods and vineyards, there are towns rich in history and medieval villages situated near ancient castles.
>> Morainic Corridor of Upper Garda (20,8 km)
>> Morainic Corridor (25,5 km)
>> Peschiera-Mantova (43,5 km)

Look also for the mountain bike routes!

Day 3
Sailing

Lake Garda can boast a long and great sailing tradition and in the past 50 years its sailing clubs have trained the best Olympic class skippers.

On the lake the winds vary from place to place. Light winds blow in the lower part of the lake, while fresher air currents blow northwards from Gargnano towards Malcesine, Riva and Torbole. Each place has its own sailing club and association with sailing school for both children and adults approved by the Italian Sailing Federation. Very famous are the sailing competitions on lake Garda like "Centomiglia" and "Intervela", regattas which have been held for 50 years.

Lake Garda is not only the perfect place for sailing but also the place where the "HOMERUS Project" - self-governing sailing for blind people - is born, a new and involving project of world-wide relevance. If you meet boats with bicoloured sails, old brown at the top and white at the bottom, be aware they are steered by blind people. (Please be very careful and so kind as to give them way. Thank You!)

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