- Activities in and around Lake Garda: Spoilt for Choice -


Lake Garda is truly stunning and deserves to be explored. 370 square km and 158 linear km of coastline, this is a unique environment for recreation and fun. From nature trails, canyoning, amusement parks, water-sports, archaeological sites, wine tours and much, much more.

Do you know that there are many things to do on Lake Garda?
There are many places to visit on Lake Garda and a lot of tourist attractions, like Gardaland, the Grottoes of Catullo, etc.
Here we have summarized the best places to visit on Lake Garda.

Amusement Parks: Gardaland

Distance 29,9 Km

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Without doubt the most popular Amusement Park in Italy. 200,000 m2 in surface area, major attractions at the park include Mammut, Jungle Rapids, Fuga Da Atlantide, Blue Tornado, Ramses: Il Risveglio, Raptor and Oblivion: The Black Hole. Connected is also Gardaland Sea Life.

We sell tickets at reception.

Whilst it is easiest to drive there, you can take the train to Peschiera from Desenzano and every 30 minutes there is a free shuttle bus.


Sirmione: Grottoes of Catullo

Distance 21 Km

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The breathtaking Archeological park of the Roman poet Catullo’s Villa. Built between the end of the 1st century B.C. and the beginning of the 1st century A.D. in an excellent panoramic position, at the extreme tip of Sirmione peninsula, is the most important example of a high-class residence in the whole of northern Italy.

Just after the entrance to the archaeological park you can visit  the Museum, where objects brought to light during the excavation of the villa, and in archaeological work conducted in Sirmione and other localities of lake Garda, are displayed.

If you want to view from a separate prospective go to the stunning rock ledges at the foot of the villa and swim from the boat (just be careful of the Ferry!).

Boat Rental

Distance 900 m

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The best way to enjoy the Lake is in the Lake. Ask us at reception about boat rental, kayak rental, sailing and more. Remember we have moorings for rental for those who come with their own boats.

Cycle Routes

Distance Varies

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Cycling is a firm favourite amongst Lake Garda’s visitors. Whether you want an easy route suitable for the whole family or a more extreme downhill route there is plenty to explore. The link above brings you to Garda Lombardia pages in which you can select your difficulty level, area and distance. Click directions for the closest Cycle Route around Moniga.

Culture: Vittoriale

Distance 18,8 Km

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The Vittoriale degli italiani (English translation: The shrine of Italian victories) is a hillside estate in the town of Gardone Riviera overlooking the Garda lake in province of Brescia, Lombardy. It is where the Italian writer Gabriele d’Annunzio lived after his defenestration in 1922 until his death in 1938. The estate consists of the residence of d’Annunzio called the Prioria (priory), an amphitheatre, the protected cruiser Puglia set into a hillside, a boathouse containing the MAS vessel used by D’Annunzio in 1918 and a circular mausoleum.

Adventure Parks

Distance 16 Km

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Raised routes between the trees at different heights and levels of difficulty. The routes are suitable for children and adults alike. Great combination of fun, learning and sport!

Excursions: Pizzocolo & More

Distance 27 Km

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From the Pizzocolo to the Baldo there are plenty of hiking excursions around Lake Garda. Select in the link below the excursion that best suits your needs.

Nature Park: Heller Botanical Gardens

Distance 17,7

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Within 10,000 square meters at the Heller Botanical Gardens in Gardone Riviera there are botanical species from all over the world, from the Alps to the Himalaya, from Mato Grosso to New Zeland, from Japan to Australia, from Canada to Africa. A peaceful meditative space to get away from the hustle and bustle of Lake Garda.

Nature Park: Parco Sigurtà

Distance 36 Km

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Beautiful 60 hectare nature park with plants and flowers from all over the world in Valeggio sul Mincio.


Distance 5 km

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Lake Garda offers a wide choice of places to play Golf. The closest is Garda Golf Country club only 5 km’s away. Other options see here: