Looking for quick tips to plan your next trip to Garda Lake and nearby? Check out our Itinerary and some practical info that can be useful to inspire you organizing your travel!
DAY 1 - 280km - Parco Giardino Sigurtà - 30km – Sirmione
night in Sirmione
DAY 2 - Sirmione (Grotte di Catullo ArcheologicalArea – Center - Scaligero Castle ) - 30km –Twilight in Saló
Night in Salò
DAY 3 - Vittoriale degli Italiani (Gardone Riviera) - 55km - Malcesine
Night in Malcesine
DAY 4 - biking on the cycle path along the Garda Lake in Malcesine- Cableway Malcesine-Monte Baldo 1760m- panoramic walking on Monte Baldo (trail n.8 - approx 1h - easy) - 30km Ledro Lake
Night in Ledro Lake
DAY 5–Ledro Lake (circle path around the lake:10km – panoramic view from the Big Bench and Big Heart on the hill just above the lake)
Night in Lago di Ledro
If you have more time, do not miss on the Garda Lake
- The lovelyvillages of Limone sul Garda, Riva del Garda, Desenzano del Garda and Peschiera del Garda
- The cyclepath overlooking the lake in Limone del Garda
- Trekking to Punta Lerici viewpoint from Pregasina in Ledro Valley (approx 4hour/ 9 km and the same to come back)
- Panoramic trekking Busatte - Tempesta (approx 3h with return)
- Arco’s Castle and Varone’s Fall near Riva del Garda
- Tenno Lake and village
Place by Place
Parco Giardino Sigurtà
“🎵Parlano d'amore i tuli
Tuli, tuli, tulipan
Deliziosi, al cuore
Tutti i sogni miei ti giungeran
E di me ti parleranno
I meravigliosi tuli, tuli, tuli
Tuli, tuli, tulipan “🎵
The perfect place to spend half day in the nature and to see the biggest bloom of tulips in Italy in April.
If you have more time, do not miss the nearby lovely small villages of Borghetto and ValeggiosulMincio
Practical info forParco Giardino Sigurtà:
-open from 9am to 9pm
- ticket 15,50euro per person (purchasable at the ticket office or online)
- free Parking for camper and car just 600m from the entrance of the park
-dedicate to the park at least half day!
here the Top Things that you cannot miss in Sirmione
1 Scaligero Castle
2 Grotte di Catullo ArcheologicalArea
3 wandering in the picturesque tiny alleys of Sirmione
4 boat tour along the promontory of Sirmione
5 suntanning on Jamaica Beach
6 have some relax in the Acquaria Thermal Center
Did you know the Legend of Arice and Ebengardo?
The legend tells about Ebengardo and Arice who lived happily and in love in the Scaligero Castle in Sirmione until in one stormy night the couple hosted a knight: Elalberto. The knight, fascinated by the girl, joined Arice in her room during the night. Arice started screaming and so Elalberto stabbed her. Meanwhile Ebengardo ran into the room where she found Arice lifeless and for revenge killed Elalberto.
The legend said that even today, on stormy nights, you can see the soul of Ebengardo wandering around the castle in search of Arice.
Practical info :
-our stay: P for camper in Via C. Ederle 11 in Sirmione (25 euro/24h (or 2,20euro/h from 7-24h- no services); this is the nearest Parking to the Center: approx 2,5km
However nearby Sirmione there are also several campings
-combined ticket for Scaligero Castle - Grotte di Catullo archeological area: 14euro per person
... And we finish here on our second day, with a lakeside walk waiting for the twilight ..
Salò is also very nice for an aperitif or dinner in one of the many characteristic lakeside cafes and restaurants!
Practical info :
-our stay: P Paradiso for camper in Salò (20euro/24h with services); perfect position in front of the lake and walking distance from the village of Salò
Vittoriale degli Italiani (Gardone Riviera)
D'Annunzio's Garden House ... we had no exaggerated expectations, instead this place is incredible... ornamental gardens on several levels, a theater, a mausoleum, a ship in the middle of the woods, modern art installations at every corner ... every step a discovery and last but not least, the guided tour of the eclectic and opulent D'Annunzio’s House, a star of his time with a very strong ego ... thousands of books, ornaments everywhere ... you will be amazed! Unfortunately, you can't take pictures inside the house ... you have just to go and see it: you won't regret it!
-ticket 18euro per person (gardens and guided visit of the eclectic D’Annunzio House)
-P Olivo (parking number 7 of Vittoriale ): for camper 3euro/h with electricity (or 10euro/10h) just 2 min walking from the entrance of Vittoriale
-Dedicate at least half day to this amazing place !
Monte Baldo, Malcesine
Unmissable in Malcesine, the cableway to the top of Monte Baldo (1760m) ... from here various paths for all difficulties start and you can enjoy an amazing view on the whole Garda Lake.
At the cable car, there is a map of the trails that can be done on Monte Baldo: our choice the panoramic trail n.8 (approx 1h – easy)
-Cableway Malcesine-Monte Baldo: 25euro per person round trip. You can buy the ticket at the ticket office at the Cableway or online (as we did) to avoid the queue
-our stay in Malcesine: Camping BaitoneAlpino a lovely tiny camping in front of the lake approx 7km from the village of Malcesine that it is easily reachable by bike in 40min taking the cycle path along the lake.
-Nearest Malcesine (approx 3km) there are numerous campings in front of the lake (Camping Tonini, Camping Claudia, Camping Campagnola and many others!) but there were all complete since it was Easter!
Less known than the nearby and more famous Lake Garda, but equally an enchanting place to spend a relaxing day in a awesome scenario ... a crystalline lake in the middle of the mountains 🤩🔝
here the Top Things that you cannot miss in LedroLeko
1 . walk on the circle path around the lake:easy/10km (approx 2-3hour)
2.enjoy the view on the lake from the above from the Big Bench and Big Heart on the hill just above the Best Ledro Camping (10min walking from the lake)
3.Stilts complex (UNESCO)
4.An easy trekking to Madonnina di Besta (1hour uphill+1hour downhill) for another amazing view of the lake from the above and the Ledro Valley
5.Ledro Land Art, for a pleasant walk on the nature surrounded by suggestive and mysterious art installations.
-our stay in Ledro Lake: Camping al Sole, the perfect base to explore the lake !!
-around the lake there are also other campings and many parkings for cars and camper
For more info on these places have a look on the posts in May 2022 on our IG page@2intour
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