Lake Garda Mountain Bike. There is no better place than Lake Garda for bike lovers.
More than one thousand kilometres of waymarked trails for all abilities, from beginners who want to go on easy outings, to more experienced riders with a high level of commitment.
From cross country to free riding, from road cycling to downhill, without forgetting the easier bike trekking: at Garda Trentino, your bike is your steed, 12 months a year.
The departure points lie at 60 m a.s.l. and reach peaks of more than 2000 metres, offering slopes and trails for all kinds of bikers, all with a high adrenaline content. Many cycle paths offer relaxing itineraries for cycle tourists.
The breathtaking scenery and unparalleled natural beauty guarantee all enthusiasts an unforgettable time of complete and utter freedom.
Nordic Walking & trekking
Nordic Walking Holiday Lake Garda & Trekking at a walking pace.
Itineraries to follow alone or with expert guides, through the woods and along the lake shore.
Garda Trentino is a paradise for Trekking and Nordic walking, counting on trails with exceptional views, and footpaths dotted with historical and artistic landmarks.
Promenade Riva - Torbole
Permanence: 50 min
From the center of Riva del Garda walking along the beach you reach S. Nicolò harbour in about 30 minutes. There you can go further walking for about 20 minutes from the right side of the tunnel till Lido di Arco beach. There you can decide if to go further and reach the center of Torbole or walking left direction Arco(5 km).
Permanence: 1 h
From S.Nicolò’s Fort there is a nice path through a beautiful olive grove and Mediterranean vegetation; on the way you can find some First World War military forts and the TV aerial on the top (about 1 hour).
Parco delle Busatte – Tempesta (Torbole sul Garda)
Length: 4 km - Permanence: 1h. 30 min. - Level: Moderate
From the heart of Torbole sul Garda a road climbs to Parco delle Busatte on the slopes of Monte Baldo (about 30 minutes). From the Park’s grassy area we head off for a spectacular hike along the Busatte–Tempesta trail, a nature route overhanging the lake which winds for 4 km and includes flights of metal stairs with a total of 400 steps. The route is mostly level with two climbs: Corno di Bò and Salt de la Cavra. This 90 minute hike through wonderful scenery, leading right above the lake in the midst of nature, flowers and geological phenomena, leads us to Tempesta. From here the trip back to Torbole can be made aboard a bus of the A.T.V. line.
Bastione and S.Barbara
Permanence: 1h. 20 min.
The Bastione is a Venetian fortress of 1508 reachable from the Circonvallazione. The path (n°404) starts on the left side of the road yard . There is a bar next to the ruins. Excellent view over the town and the whole region. Following the path 404 for about an hour it is possible to go up to the chapel S.Barbara built in 1935 by some miners.
Sentiero "Strada del Ponale" - Riva del Garda
Length: 7 km - Permanence: 3h. - Level: Easy
One follows via Gargnano (Gardesana Occidentale National Road SS 45bis) from the centre of Riva heading towards Limone. On the right before the tunnel, take the old road which once linked Riva del Garda with the Ledro Valley. From there one can enjoy breathtaking panoramas for once in a lifetime photo opportunities. After the statue of “Regina Mundi”, in a panoramic position near Pregasina by the artist Silvio Bottes we find a natural balcony, a ledge of rock practically overhanging the lake at a unique scenic point; the trail then leads on to the heart of the little village of Pregasina, on its rocky perch above Lake Garda. An alternative route takes the “old Ponale road” trail to Lake Ledro at the turnoff for Pregasina (from the turnoff: approx. 2 hours – 6 km).
Windsurf & sailing
Lake Garda Windsurfing
Driven by the Ora or the Pelèr, windsurfing in Upper Garda is good for beginners and experts alike.
Riva del Garda, but above all Torbole sul Garda, are the most famous locations for “riding down the wind”, also thanks to the quality services available: schools and equipment hire of the highest quality, letting you have fun in total safety.
For years, these areas have played host to important international events which attract surfers from all over Europe.
Sailing on the surface of the water
The winds that blow regular make every day the perfect day for a trip out in a boat or with the windsurf. The waves, never overly large, are suited to both experts and beginners.
Lake Garda is renowned as one of the best Italian regatta locations, and is as good as any of the great international circuits.
Great attention is paid to safety, which is assured by an efficient rescue service.
Do you need powerful emotions? If so, Garda Trentino is perfect for you: throw yourself headfirst into the torrents which descend from the mountains towards the lake. Do it, but together with a guide from the canyoning centre, which organize daily trips during the nice season.
Canyoning is possible on Lake Garda and also in the Ledro Valley.
The routes are only known to few people because the guides are possessive over them!
Put on a wetsuit, a helmet and a harness, and brave the fast Trentino torrents which are immersed within the woods, flowing between rocks to meet small lakes unknown even to those who live her.
For information: www.guidealpinearco.com
For the more daring climbers, but also for those who want to try new senses of wellbeing, Lake Garda Trentino offers over 2000 equipped routes for sportive climbing and numerous routes are to be discovered: not only in Arco, homeland of this sport at an international level, but also in Nago, Torbole sul Garda, Dro, and Drena.
Vertical cliffs and faces onto Lake Garda, for climbing barehanded or following the routes with fixed ropes and iron steps of Riva del Garda: a climb along natural rocks of very good quality and surrounded by a fantastic landscape.
In Arco, renowned throughout the world for its many specialist sports equipment and quality high tech clothing shops, you will find everything you need for your climbs.