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Lake Garda Newsletter , Issue #002 -- September 2007 - Find out what's going on!
September 01, 2007

Welcome to the September Issue Newsletter! Included in this issue are all the major events going on at Lake Garda this month, as well as an update on the latest additions to our web site.
In "This Month's Topic", you're also going to find out all about going up the cable car at Monte Baldo.
Also, we have some exciting and exclusive Free Gifts for you!! You'll find out all about them in this issue.

Major Events going on at Lake Garda

There are always lots of fantastic events going on around the lake. Are you going to Lake Garda this month? Check out these great events for September, and make sure you get to them all!

  • "Festival del Garda" - The Garda Festival
    This is a singing competition for amateur singers, and the show travels to various towns around the lake. Included in the show are singers, dancers, comics, a beauty contest, body painting, and displays with local produce. It goes on throughout the day into the evening.

    The Festival is nearly over now, but the Final is on the 5th September at Toscolano Maderno...don't miss it!

  • "Torneo Internazionale di Tennis"
    An International Tennis tournament taking place at Limone sul Garda between the 1st and 8th of September.

  • "Rock Master" - Free Climbing International Competition
    This goes on every year at Arco. It is the most famous and oldest sports climbing competition in the world. This great event will be preceeded by the second edition of the 'Arco Rock Legends', the sports climbing Oscars, which on Friday 7 September will award the 'Salewa Rock Award' and the 'La Sportiva Competition Award'.

    On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2007, Arco will host the XXI Rock Master.

  • "Centomiglia"
    An International regatta that takes places on the 8th and 9th September at Gargnano.

  • "TRAUBENKUR" - The Grape-cure
    This goes on in the Trentino area between 15-30 September. You can participate in guided visits between nature and culture and be amused by various entertainments. And of course, taste the wines, brandies and sparkling wine of Trentino with an expert sommelier during an exhibition organized at the Casino.

  • "Ciottolando con Gusto"
    A Gastronomical-cultural event going on at Malcesine September 22-23.

  • "Lake Garda Marathon" - International Marathon
    This 42,195 km Marathon is held on 23 September. It was created to promote the attractions of Lake Garda's tourism industry. The run is beautiful, going along the banks of the lake. It starts at Limone sul Garda and goes through Riva, Arco and Torbole before finally ending up at Malcesine. For more info, click here.

  • "Grape and Wine Festival"
    From 27 September to the 1st of October, This famous wine Festival is held at Bardolino and celebrates the grape harvest. There is a varied entertainment programme including games, shows and concerts.
    There are also folk-lore groups from different regions performing and they welcome you to participate in their processions around Bardolino. During the festival you can go on a guided tour of the local wine-cellars.
    The individual producers will tell you about the different grape varieties, the wine-making techniques and the cultivation methods. Of course, you must try the different types of Bardolino and you can even buy direct from the producers, too!

    This Month's Topic: Going on the Cable Car at Monte Baldo

    If you plan on going to Malcesine, make sure you go on the cable car (called the "Funivia Malcesine") up Monte Baldo. It's a great way to enjoy the views of the lake; at the top the panaramic views are truly spectacular! We always go in the morning during the hot weather, otherwise the haze that comes with the heat can affect the views.
    Cable cars leave from piazza Marconi 1, Malcesine. The running times are: Early April-middle Sept: 0800-1900, middle Sept-middle Oct: 0800-1800, middle Oct-early Nov: 0800-1700.

    Tickets prices are: 14 Euro return, 9 Euro single. And cash only! The cable car climbs from 100 m to 1750 m in around 15 minutes with a break in the middle. On the upper section the cars revolve slowly to give a spectacular panorama of the lake and its surrounding mountains.

    There are lots of lovely walks at the top with plenty of paths that wind their way around the peaks. There are some breathtaking views down to both the east and west. In spring and summer there is a profusion of beautiful wild flowers. You might see eagles, chamois and marmots too! Maps of paths are available from the Malcesine tourist information office, though sometimes the paths they mark are less than clear.

    Itís also possible to rent bikes at the bottom cable car station, carry them to the top and cycle down. The walk down takes around two and a half hours from the top, and around an hour from the halfway station.
    After going on the cable car, we usually spend the rest of the day at Malcesine, it's a wonderful town! Check out what you can do and see there on our Malcesine page.

    To get an even better idea of what going on the cable car is like, watch this video.

    Your Stories

    We 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 favorite hotel, town, family outing, or sport you've experienced at Lake Garda, we'd love to hear all about it.

    What's New? We've added lots of exciting things to our site recently, including:

  • Lake Garda car rental
    Thinking of renting a car for your trip to Lake Garda? Why not find out which car rental company we always use here.

  • Lake Garda sports videos
    These give you a great feel of what the sports here are like! Check them all out: There are paragliding, sailing, and windsurfing videos...all guaranteed to get the adrenaline rushing!

  • Lake Garda Revealed Site Map
    Make it easier to navigate this site by using the complete site map.

    Free Gifts for Subscribers!!

    We are now rewarding all of our Newsletter subscribers by giving you exclusive access to our Free Gifts! As a current subscriber, you can be the first to take advantage of these useful Lake Garda gifts. To gain access to this page, you'll need to type in the following password: EnjoyLakeGarda (this is case-sensitive, so type exactly as shown). Get your free gifts here!!

    Thank you for reading our Newsletter, see you next month!

    Marcus & Sylvia

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