Six things to do at Lake Garda in autumn
From trekking to SUP and fun on two wheels: choose the weekend that suits you best!
Autumn at the lake. What could be more perfect? Nature casts warm, romantic hues as the waters of Lake Garda grow more turquoise than ever, the sun shines but no longer burns, the woods give off the fragrance of resin and the hubbub of summer gives way to a slower, more relaxed rhythm.
It’s the perfect chance to indulge yourself in the magical atmosphere of a season that’s packed with surprises, all against the backdrop of one of Italy’s most beautiful lakes.
So, here are 6 tempting ideas for you to enjoy Riva del Garda and its surroundings in autumn.
A weekend on Lake Garda
If you’re looking for ways to spend a weekend, follow this itinerary to discover stunning villages, ancient castles and breath-taking views. There's no shortage of mouth-watering stops for refreshment too, so you can try our fine wines and extra-virgin olive oil from the world’s most northern olive groves
Imagine a sport that’s halfway between surfing and canoeing, an activity that helps you stay toned and relaxed, restoring both body and mind, accessible to all. The sport is Stand-Up Paddleboarding, or SUP, and all that’s needed to try it is a vast expanse of water, a breath-taking view, and the beauty of nature around you.
Walks and treks
Ponale, Busatte-Tempesta, Monte Altissimo, San Pietro: nature-lovers and keen trekkers will find themselves spoilt for choice. Here’s our top recommendation for a route that’s a little less ordinary: a journey of discovery of the Austrian fortresses guarding the border along the Sentiero della Pace, or Peace Trail.
A MTB adventure
This tour is aimed at people who aren’t interested in technical routes and are happy to cycle on asphalt, while the 600-metre change in altitude makes it accessible to most. Lake Tenno is the final destination, and along the way you will be able to admire stunning views of Alto Garda as you cycle through olive groves, vineyards and chestnut trees. Try it out on an e-MTB.
The olive harvest
The olive harvest is always an exciting time. The “green gold” of Garda Trentino has a unique and unmistakable flavour that brings a perfect balance of fragrance and taste to every dish. The harvest takes place when the fruit is at its ripest.
Wellness by Lake Garda
Treat yourself to a weekend devoted to relaxation, immersed in the warm waters of outdoor pools amid the glow of gentle lighting and the smell of natural essences. You can even enjoy toning and regenerating massages. Get your fill of well-being at Garda Thermae.