Lake Garda Holidays: Cheap Package From Ireland! Inc Flights, Accomodation & Transfers!
As the largest lake, Garda offers a variety of contrasting landscapes, from the dramatic mountain backdrops of the northern villages to the pretty promenades along the southern shores.
The most popular resorts on the lake, both enjoy an idyllic position less than an hour from the historic city of Verona. Approx. transfer time from airport: 1 hour
A typical lakeside town, unspoilt by tourism, with historic features dating back to Roman times. Approx. transfer time from airport: 1 hour 20 minutes
This is a quaint village with cobblestoned alleyways and streets on the northern shores of Lake Garda. Approx. transfer time from airport: 2 hours 15 minutes
Activities, scenery and good value make this a top family resort. Approx. transfer from airport: 50 minutes
The principal resort on the northern shore of Lake Garda, Riva is known for its Venetian castle, museums and art galleries. Watersports are very popular. Approx. transfer time from airport: 2 hours
Watersports on Lake Garda
The shores of Lake Garda are a haven for watersports fans. Sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, rowing and kayaking are all popular here.
The northern part of the lake is narrower, surrounded by mountains, the majority of which belong to the Gruppo del Baldo. The shape is typical of a moraine valley, probably having been formed under the action of a Paleolithic glacier. Although traces of the glacier's actions are evident today, in more recent years it has been hypothesized that the glacier occupied a previously existing depression, created by stream erosion 5 to 6 million years ago.
The lake has numerous small islands and five main ones, the largest being Isola del Garda. Nearby to the south is Isola San Biagio, also known as the Isola dei Conigli ("Island of the Rabbits"). Both are offshore of San Felice del Benaco, on the west side. The three other main islands are Isola dell'Olivo, Isola di Sogno, and Isola di Trimelone, all further north near the east side. The main tributary is the Sarca River, while the only emissary is the Mincio River.