Around Lake Garda: 5 breathtaking experiences

Do you want to take a memorable tour of Lake Garda and live an original experience? Find out how to do it and how to visit it in a unique way! Here are 5 curious ideas.

12 June 2024
Around Lake Garda: 5 breathtaking experiences

Around Lake Garda: 5 breathtaking experiences

If you are looking for original ideas for a unique and memorable tour of Lake Garda, continue reading this mini-guide because we will provide you with excellent suggestions for exploring the area with a touch of originality.

As we know, the Garda area is magical and varied. There are towns that directly overlook the lake (such as Sirmione, Peschiera del Garda, Bardolino or Lazise) and then there are wide territories, rich in vineyards, paths and hills all to be discovered, better if with a pinch of creativity...

In this article, then, we suggest five breathtaking ideas for visiting the Benaco by unusual means. Let's see them together!

1. Sur-Ron around Lake Garda: excitement on two wheels!

If you love adventure and fun and would like to get to know the hinterland of Lake Garda, a great idea could be to get on a Sur-Ron electric motocross bike to ride through back roads, dirt tracks and mule tracks, immersing yourself completely in nature, respecting it to the utmost.

These very special two-wheelers are in fact electric, with no environmentally harmful emissions. This, however, does not affect the power of the engine; on the contrary, Sur-Rons are high-performance vehicles, as well as being light and easy to manoeuvre. The ideal way to spend a few hours of carefree, adrenalin-pumping fun and take a truly unexpected tour of Lake Garda, don't you think?

2. A tour of Lake Garda on a Vespa, like the VIPs of the past

The Vespa is an iconic vehicle that immediately takes us back to the Dolce Vita of the 1950s and art-house cinema (remember the cult film 'Roman Holiday' with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck)? This Piaggio vehicle is a true legend that you can ride independently through vineyards, hills and olive groves.

Which places to explore on a Vespa? For example:

Tours that will allow you to admire the area and stop at the best agritourisms or the most renowned wine cellars to taste excellent local products.

3. Admiring the beauty of Lake Garda with a boat tour

A tour of Lake Garda by boat is a dream experience. It conveys a unique sense of freedom and offers a privileged viewpoint of the beauty of this area. Whether by sailing boat, or by other means (such as the speedboat and the luxurious Riva), a boat trip on the Benaco is a must on your to-do list.

If you are looking for a romantic experience, the ideal is to choose a private outing in a Riva with skipper from Garda. An activity that combines luxury and elegance, on board a vehicle that is a symbol of Italian craftsmanship, with an aperitif at sunset.

Other options to consider on a boat? For example, you can choose:

4. A tour of Lake Garda by e-bike... very slow!

Looking for an activity suitable for the whole family? A tour of Lake Garda on an e-bike may be the perfect solution: touring Lake Garda with children will introduce you to magnificent villages and views. Thanks to the e-bike (with assisted pedalling), excursions become longer and more effortless, so that you can admire the Benaco slowly and enjoy an authentic and exciting experience.

For example, you can set off on a tour of the Valtenesi (on the west coast of Lake Garda), following an easy route, at a relaxed pace, that will take you past nature trails, beautiful vineyards and olive groves and into the Rocca e del Sasso Nature Park with a unique view of the lake.

If you love historic villages, however, you can also consider a tour of the Risorgimento Hills, on the east coast, to pass through beautiful places rich in history such as Solferino, Castellaro Lagusello and San Martino della Battaglia.

And why not combine the exploration of the area with the discovery of food and wine? In this case, you can book a bike tour with tasting of typical products in the Upper Garda area to get to know the Vione Valley and taste its traditional and seasonal foods.

5. A horseback ride through the nature of Lake Garda

The last suggestion we offer you to experience Lake Garda in an unusual way is to do it on horseback! You will have to dress appropriately (with comfortable clothes and the right equipment) and begin to get acquainted with the steed that will be entrusted to you, but once you make friends, this experience will be priceless. If you want to get to know the Benaco area better, the ideal thing to do is to try your hand at a ride through nature and historic villages in the Trentino Dolomites, crossing pastures, forests, valleys and small towns, or among vineyards and olive groves in the Valtenesi area. A relaxing activity from another era!

Other alternatives? A ride in a horse-driven carriage on country tracks, dirt roads and secondary roads.

Motocross, e-bike, boat ride... and other unique experiences on Lake Garda

A tour of the historical and geographical beauty of Lake Garda can always be combined with one or more experiences. For example, one can consider wine tastings, outdoor picnics, brunches and dinners in alpine pastures to sample typical foods after a long bike ride or after a horseback ride. There are many activities related to the discovery of taste, to be sifted according to your location (north, west, east or south coast) and obviously taking into consideration the time you have available. In this way, your trip or holiday on the Benaco will be unique and tailor-made for you.

With NowMyPlace the Lake Garda tour goes beyond your expectations!

At NowMyPlace, we have designed proposals to satisfy all the needs of travellers who choose Lake Garda for their holidays or for an escape from the city (even for just one day!). In our portfolio of offers you can count on numerous experiences that will allow you to spend unforgettable moments during your stay.

The advantages of choosing NowMyPlace? For example, with us you will be able to:

  • discover beautiful places and new views of Lake Garda;
  • carry out each activity safely, with the right equipment, always supervised by experts and professionals;
  • experience fun and unforgettable moments to share with all family members, friends and loved ones;
  • evaluate best practices that can create an unbreakable bond with the people you are spending the holiday with;
  • enjoy the experience in peace, without having to worry about organisation;
  • spend carefree moments and build fantastic memories.

What do you say, shall we organise your Lake Garda tour together? Discover all Lake Garda experiences NowMyPlace!

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E-Bike Tour Experience: The Hills of the Risorgimento

E-Bike Tour Experience: The Hills of the Risorgimento

Lake Garda - East coast - Peschiera

A bike experience and a plunge into history to discover the morainic hills of Basso Garda

7h

Max 10

from 80

Available
Riding a horse through hills and olive groves at Lake Garda

Riding a horse through hills and olive groves at Lake Garda

Lake Garda - West coast - Gavardo

A horseback ride led by an expert instructor to discover the Valtenesi

2h

Max 4

from 50

Available
Carriage ride with driver at Lake Garda

Carriage ride with driver at Lake Garda

Lake Garda - West coast - Gavardo

A horse-drawn carriage ride led by an expert guide, along country and secondary roads

2h

Max 6

from 70

Available
Sunset aperitif on the electric boat in the Gulf of San Felice

Sunset aperitif on the electric boat in the Gulf of San Felice

Lake Garda - West coast - San Felice del Benaco

Two hours of sailing in the Gulf of San Felice del Benaco in complete privacy

2h

Max 4

from 50

Available
Motorboat rental Riva at Lake Garda with skipper, departing from Garda!

Motorboat rental Riva at Lake Garda with skipper, departing from Garda!

Lake Garda - East coast - Garda

Live an exclusive experience with the rental of a Riva motorboat on Lake Garda with skipper. Enjoy the class and luxury of an Italian icon.

2h

Max 6

from 163

Available
Horse trekking Dolomites & Upper Garda: a unique experience

Horse trekking Dolomites & Upper Garda: a unique experience

Lake Garda - North coast - Bleggio Superiore

Discover the Giudicarie Valleys with an exciting horse trekking between the Dolomites and Lake Garda. Explore breathtaking landscapes and live a unique experience.

2h

Max 5

from 50

Available
Around Lake Garda on a Vespa starting from Peschiera del Garda

Around Lake Garda on a Vespa starting from Peschiera del Garda

Lake Garda - East coast - Peschiera

The most pleasant and interesting way to circumnavigate the lake

8h

Max 12

from 70

Available
Discovering the four Lakes on a Vespa from Riva del Garda

Discovering the four Lakes on a Vespa from Riva del Garda

Lake Garda - North coast - Riva del Garda

You will pass through one of the most picturesque areas of Lake Garda

8h

Max 12

from 70

Available
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