Sport and Fun
Active Holidays at Lake Garda
Lake Garda, an endless source of ideas for a holidays. The expanse of water and variety of countryside make the area a real outdoor recreation ground.
Besides sailing and windsurfing that have made Lake Garda famous throughout the world, there are plenty of other sports you can do.
If you love nature and greenery, you can go on splendid excursions around the lake and plateaus, go horse riding to discover the most isolated corners of Garda, or you can relax with a game of golf. Mountain bike enthusiasts can venture along the over 1000 km of marked trails and the more athletic will find around Arco one of the best destinations for free climbing areas in Europe. Here there are excellent schools of free climbing and perfect practice walls.
Interested in new activities? Don’t miss kite surfing, the latest fashion straight from Hawaii and try canyoning, a descent in torrents in contact with uncontaminated nature, for a really unique adventure!
If you want to get a different view of the blue lake, try underwater diving to discover the treasures in its depths, or take flight on a paraglider from the top of Monte Baldo to admire the incomparable beauty of Lake Garda...
Our strategic location means that almost all sports can be engaged in at or close to the hotel. Golf (see the pdf file on the 7 courses in the area and the green fee discounts), mountain biking, football and five-a-side, nordic walking, wind surfing, sailing, horse riding and rock climbing. The hotel itself has a pitch for five-a-side soccer, volleyball and basketball, plus a golf driving area and 4 holes for putting practice).
Professional football players and cyclists often stay here in springtime for training.
Lake Garda becomes also a massive Golf Destination in Italy, thanks his 11 golf courses.
Highly rated for the quality of their courses and modern club house facilities. Lying in green oases on gentle hilly slopes, the Garda golf courses offer facilities for expert players and beginners wishing to discover the pleasure of this sport. Gripping the “iron” and playing from hole to hole with a splendid view of the lake and encircling mountains in the background is a once in a lifetime experience.
Due to the mild climate of Lake Garda it is possible to play golf all year round.
The golf clubs and practice ranges at Lake Garda are:
• Circolo Golf Ca’ degli Ulivi (27 holes, 2,5 Km distance from Le Torri del Garda)
• Golf Club Paradiso del Garda
• Chervò Golf San Vigilio
• Golf Club Verona
• Golf Club Villafranca
• Arzaga Golf Club
• Circolo Golf Bogliaco
• Garda Golf Country Club
• Garda Golf Il Colombaro
• 46° Parallelo Golf Club
Sailing and Windsurfing
An ideal place for regattas accessible all year. It is always possible to go sailing on Lake Garda because of its constant winds: the Ora, which blows from south to north from late in the morning to late in the afternoon and the Pelér that blows from north to south from early in the morning to noon. This steady and punctual flow of air is the driving force behind sailing events of high standard organised on the lake.
The northern part of the lake is the best place for those who like windsurfing or who want to learn the secrets of this sport. There are windsurf centres along the lakeshores that organise national and international events and courses for adults and children.
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.
The breathtaking scenery and unparalleled natural beauty guarantee all enthusiasts an unforgettable time of complete and utter freedom.
In this section you will find everything you need for the rides: maps, altimetry and a description of all the itineraries.
Wellness & Relaxation
The magnetic charm and particular climate of Lake Garda make it an ideal place to regain your physical and mental equilibrium and restore your energy, beauty and interior harmony.
The Sirmione Spas, situated on the peninsula of the same name, is one of the most important spa centres in Europe. Due to the precious sulphurous water, containing sodium chloride, bromine and iodine, flowing naturally from the depths of the lake, the Sirmione Spa centres are advanced in the cure of pathologies of the respiratory system, the treatment of rheumatic complaints and motory rehabilitation. The spa water feeds the “Virgilio” and “Catullo” establishments and a new well-being spa centre, Aquaria, that offers numerous courses for relaxation and beauty treatments.
In the magnificent Garda Thermal Park with sweeping lawns and secular trees, near Colà di Lazise, you can bathe in two pools of thermal water.