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LAKE GARDA Newsletter - All about the many 'Land' Sports you can do at Lake Garda!
June 01, 2008
Here we are, into June...summer officially starts this month!
Last month we got a bit side-tracked and talked about the new James Bond movie that was filmed at Lake Garda...but being huge fans of James Bond, it had to be done.
In April's newsletter, we went over the fantastic watersports at Lake Garda...but what about the
abundance of other 'land' sports found at Lake Garda?
Let's start with what we think are the most common land sports: Cycling and running...
You will see cyclists and runners everywhere at Lake Garda, particularly at the North end of the lake. There are some fantastic paths all around the lake, making running and cycling very enjoyable with the lovely views...and if you want a more challenging experience, you can cycle or run on the mountain paths.
If you're really competetive, there are also various cycling races and marathons
that take place throughout the year. To find out more about biking and running, check out our
website for more info...there are also some great photos worth looking at! Check them out:
Rock-climbing: You'll see this around the North coast of Lake Garda. But the sport is mainly done at Arco, which is a town near, but not on, Lake Garda. It's situated North of Riva, at the North end of the Lake. It's a brilliant place for rock-climbing, and has all the rock-climbing facilities...and there's an annual Rock-climbing competition there too. Find out more about the sport here.
Racquet Sports: Tennis, especially, and also Squash courts are all around the Lake. Squash is a great sport for the winter months, or when it rains...which is rare!! There are various sports centers that provide squash courts and equipment too. As for tennis...there are no shortage of courts there! You can even go to tennis training camps, and there are many hotels that have tennis courts within their complexes. Please look at our page on tennis and squash.
Paragliding: One of the most popular places to paraglide is from Monte Baldo. You can get the cable car from Malcesine, and then soar off the top...experiencing fantastic views of the lake as you glide down!! Take a look here for details on paragliding clubs around Lake Garda...and watch our video clip on it too!
Skiing: Yes, skiing is possible in the Lake Garda area during the winter! You can ski at Monte Baldo, and there are a number of ski resorts in the Dolomite mountains. Find out about skiing in the beautiful Dolomites here.
In most towns around the Lake, you'll find many things going on throughout the year, including art exhibitions, festivals, wine and food tastings, theatre events and sports events.
If you'd like to know about any of these events in particular for this month, then please contact us, as we only cover the main events each month.
Here are the main Events going on in June...
Fiera del Chiaretto e dell'Olio del Garda Bresciano -
Rampiledro - Mountain bike race
Ra.Ri. Radio Incontri di Riva del Garda -
Rock Junior - International Youth Climbing Festival
Triathlon Internazionale "Cittą di Bardolino"
Festa della Musica - Street artists: concerts and performances
Arena di Verona: Stagione Lirica -
Garda Jazz Festival
La Ponale - Mountain race
Festival del Garda - Singers and music
Palio delle Bisse -
Teatro del Vittoriale - Season of prose, operetta and dance
There are, of
course, all the usual markets that are definitely worth going to. To find out more about when and where they are,
We're getting more subscribers every month, but we still haven't recieved any stories! We really want to hear about your Lake Garda experiences and stories. Get your story in a future newsletter and share your experiences with others! Whether you want to share your favourite hotel, town, family outing, or sport you've experienced at Lake Garda, we'd love to hear all about it.
So as you can see, there are tons of great land sports to enjoy at Lake Garda this summer!! Whichever one you choose to do while you're there, we just know that you'll have a great time!
Take care and see you next month.
Marcus and Sylvia
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