How to spend a weekend on the Lake Garda

Summer and spring weekends are the perfect time to take a trip to Lake Garda, where you can visit its different villages rich in history and where you will remain fascinated by the wonderful landscapes, that this unique place can offer.

Let’s find out some interesting ideas for a weekend on Lake Garda.

7 Ideas for a weekend on Lake Garda

The classic destinations

Lake Garda is one of the main tourist destinations in Italy and thanks to its position in the northern heart of the peninsula, it is also an easy choice for those who decide to organize a last minute weekend to Lake Garda.

Lovers of weekend getaways can choose to visit villages rich in culture and history, as for example Salò, Gardone Riviera or Sirmione or to discover the different islands doing a boat tour around the Lake.

Sunset in Sirmione on Lake Garda

Weekend offers at the Thermal Spas on Lake Garda

Weekends are often the perfect moment to unplug from work and to seek some relaxation. This is why the spas on Lake Garda offer many different weekend proposals that allow anyone to pamper themselves a bit, including massages, saunas or relaxing treatments. 

The spas and wellness centres of Lake Garda offer a whole series of packages to make the most of every free weekend.

Relax and beauty in spa

Where to spend a romantic weekend on Lake Garda

When it comes to escaping from the daily routine, Lake Garda is the ideal place for your romantic getawayThe luxury hotels located on the western shore of the lake, between Salò and Gargnano, are the best choices for those who want to spend a romantic weekend on Lake Garda, where to enjoy the delicious food and wine, where to be lulled by the therapeutic waters of a spa and where to contemplate the incomparable views of the lake during a romantic candlelit dinner.

Romantic weekend

Boating Weekend

Whether it is a motor boating or a sailing weekend, Lake Garda is a must for those who love this type of family outing. The duration of the tours changes according to the chosen itinerary but each of these trips allows you to discover the beauty of the Lake from different points of view.

Those who choose to spend an all- inclusive weekend on the Lake Garda will have the opportunity to combine the hotel stay with a package of planned excursions, as a boat tour on the Lake Garda.

Weekend with children

Spending a weekend with your children on the Lake Garda, it often means to visit one of the many amusement parks, such as Gardaland, Movieland or Caneva, but for the families the Lake is often also the ideal destination for easy walks surrounded by nature, that allow the most little ones to breathe some fresh air.

Some of the favourite choices are the visit to the Rocca di Manerba, the Strada del Ponale or the Marmitte dei Giganti. For a breathtaking experience, it is possible to take your children for a bike ride on the suspended cycle path, which starts from the beautiful town of Limone sul Garda.

Fun for the little ones

Adventure Weekend

The Lake Garda is one of the favourite destinations for the fans of water sports.

Windsurf, Kite surf, Stand-up paddle (SUP), canoeing and diving are among the aquatic disciplines to practice in a weekend 

For nature lovers there are also many trekking, climbing and via ferrate circuits, but a really alternative choice is canyoning, to be practised especially on the Trentino shore of the Lake.

Windsurf on the Lake Riva del Garda

Weekend events

The Lake Garda offers a rich proposal of events that take place all over the year, so you can choose to spend a weekend on the Lake Garda both to visit a Christmas market in one of the medieval villages, that seem to come out from a storybook, as for example Canale di Tenno, or to take part to one of the many wine and food events, such as those that take place in the town of Bardolino during the harvest period.

Events on Lake Garda