Olympics Italian style
Lake Garda is well-known as a perfect location for outdoor activities whilst on a holiday escape. For water sports enthusiasts the setting is simply beautiful. With regular winds blowing on the lake it is ideal for sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing.
Interestingly, the Pelér wind blows north to south, from the early hours of the morning until around midday, while the Ora wind blows south to north, from late morning until the end of the afternoon, providing superb regatta conditions.
There are plenty of sailing clubs in the towns and villages with many offering an officially accredited sailing school where beginners can sample this fun activity. For the more experienced canoeist or kayaker, the livelier waters or torrents that run along the mountain slopes are awesome! There are also a number of venues where visitors can learn to canoe, or kayak.
Cycling enthusiasts can enjoy the area surrounding the lake and try out a gentle ride, or a more adventurous mountain biking experience for experienced riders. Many routes are available offering hilly manageable routes, or cycling along the lake edge, to several more testing climbs.
For tennis lovers, there are numerous courts available and golf enthusiasts can enjoy a few rounds at some of the best-equipped golf clubs in northern Italy, including the highly-rated Gardagolf Country Club.
Where to stay?
A 3-nights B&B break in early September at the 3-stars Hotel Dolomiti, located in the historic centre of Malcesine in a double room, costs from just £46.53 pp, per night, based on two sharing.
Experiencing the Olympic games in the most perfect location of all at Lake Garda will be hard to beat this year. There will be no room for disappointment!
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