The lake Garda is a true outdoor fitness center where all sorts of "active sports" can be enjoyed. This fact is confirmed by the many tourists that visit and the extraordinary opportunities on the banks of the lake garda, on its waters and throughout the inland area. In the area that extends from 60 meters on sea level to the mountains over 2,000 meters high, you can find just about anything: wind that blows in the windsurf sails and yachts of all sizes, the crowded beaches with all possible amenities, mountains to be climbed using any means, from bikes to hikes along special trails, and the snowy slopes worthy of the most famous winter ski resorts.
Right in the middle is one of the most protected natural reserves with lush vegetation, an oasis that is unequaled worldwide and sits right at the center of Europe, the heart which could be called the living park of the Old Continent. Confirming our claims are the number of tourists each year, over 15 million people, mainly from foreign countries.
UPPER LAKE GARDA: THE EUROPEAN WINDSURF TRIANGLE
The triangle between Torbole sul Garda, Malcesine and Limone sul Garda is an authentic paradise for windsurfers, who consider this area one of the European capitals of this sport.
A TRUE OUTDOOR FITNESS CENTER
Lake Garda is proud of its long and consolidated tradition. In the past 50 years, its yacht clubs have been the hotbed for top Olympic skippers. The winds vary from one zone to another: there are light breezes in the lower part of the lake and brisker winds north of Gargnano towards Malcesine and Torbole sul Garda.
The LAKE GARDA is a genuine paradise made up of paved roads, lanes, dirt paths, and trails that wind up the slopes of the beautiful mountains or disappear amidst the vineyards and chestnuts groves.
The mild, gentle climate of Lake Garda permits golfing all year round. Many tournaments, in fact, take place in the winter. Playing golf in the extraordinarily beautiful scenery of lake Garda is a memorable experience: the cypresses, vineyards, olive groves and centuries-old oak forests harmoniously blend with the blue lake, forming that typical Garda landscape that has always been loved by the foreign artists and poets who stayed here.
Numerous golfing buffs come here to play on the many fine golf courses of varying difficulty. Many attractions and activities make a vacation in this unique setting all that more special for the people who consider golfing a moment of relaxation, a sport and a true passion. If you choose a hotel in the right location, you can play golf on lake garda every day within a radius of 20 kilometers, as well as explore and discover beautiful places and things to remember the rest of your life.
Nature lovers who want to enjoy relaxing activities can explore the lake garda area on horseback thanks to the many stables in the area. Besides offering riding lessons for beginners and more expert equestrians, the stables also organize horseback tours that range from a simple excursion of one or two hours to a one- or two-day trip with stops in equipped refuges and mountain farmhouses. Special courses are also available for people who want to improve their riding technique. These stables also provide a valuable service: for a few days they can take in the horses of guests who want to spend their vacation in the lake garda area.
To take advantage of this particular service, you must contact the stables or riding clubs in advance to make arrangements. Exploring the Garda area on horseback is not just one of the latest trends on the lake. Riding inland to visit the marvelous verdant meadows, hills and trails, or alpine parks takes us back to a time when life was more relaxed and livable. In those moments we forget the hectic pace of everyday life and the feeling that something is always missing.
Real treasures are to be found on Lake Garda bed, such as old galleys from the time of the Venetian Republic and warships, like the one discovered during the last studies and surveys carried out by the University of Parma.
There is a lot you can see and photograph in observance of the interregional navigation rules concerning diving.
Lake Garda and its surroundings represent the perfect training ground for people fond of active holidays and sports, who like to enjoy them either at leisure or on competitions. The inland area surrounding the lake garda is a very suitable holiday resort, too: with its multifarious environments and modern facilities it is in fact perfect for tennis fans.
The simplest, most efficient, pleasant, and relaxing way to escape from your hectic pace, recharge your batteries and enjoy life is...to hike!
Hiking is a well-known and natural activity of humans and all animals on land. Unfortunately, due to a lack of time and our frenetic daily life, hiking is much more difficult to enjoy.
The solution can be found outside the hustle and bustle of the city, and it takes just a few hours or a few days:
It just takes one hour, one day, or one week, depending on the available time and training. Walking in the great outdoors is the simplest and most effective way to relax your body and mind. On Lake Garda, with Liberavventura.
With this exciting sport, you'll be hiking, diving, gliding, descending with ropes, and climbing in canyons with rapids, waterfalls and lakes: these are the main ingredients you'll find during Liberavventura's or Skyclimber's fun-filled excursions. Water flowing in the many rivers and torrents of the area has eroded the rock over thousands of years to form corridors and canyons, waterfalls and ravines, kettle holes and lakes. Incredible shapes have been patiently sculpted by the incessant flow of water, creating breath-taking sculptures in a spectacular setting.
By riding down the stream, walking or diving into the water, tobogganing or lowering yourself with ropes, you can arrive fairly easily to see breathtaking, truly unique and fascinating settings that are absolutely invisible and unable to explore without canyoning techniques.
Scaling a rocky wall, 5 or 500 meters tall, with a slight slope or a sheer vertical drop; harnessed to ropes or completely free; wearing ballet slippers, bare feet or hiking boots: whatever your technique, this is free climbing (free from artificial anchors, not ropes!), also known as sports climbing (there are even competitions).
It is not a difficult sport, nor is it intrinsically dangerous as long as it is done with the right training and following certain safety rules. The first level (I) is like climbing a ladder. The second and third levels (II and III) can be done the first time by 90% of the people. The fourth level (IV) starts to get interesting...
The 9a (XII) level is the most difficult climb today. You can enjoy free climbing alone or with the help of Liberavventura alpine guides in the Lake Garda area.
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