This summer, make a bigger splash

Sun-drenched and action-packed: our lakes and rivers are waiting for you

However you like your water – windy, wild or well-stocked with fish – Trentino can provide the perfect setting for an action-packed holiday.  

We’re home to one of Italy’s finest sailing and kite-surfing venues, as well as more sheltered waters for messing about in kayaks with your kids. Meanwhile fishermen, canyoneers and white-water rafters will love our mountain streams and rivers.

If you’re a sailor, windsurfer or kite-surfer, then Lake Garda is the obvious target. Long, broad and beautiful, it’s blessed by two extraordinarily consistent winds: the Pelèr, a morning wind that comes down from the mountains in the north, and the Ora, which blows almost every afternoon from the south. Together, they’ve helped to create one of the most vibrant sailing scenes in Italy.

At Riva del Garda and Torbole, you’ll find a highly-developed infrastructure of clubs, schools and rental centres. Whether you want to learn the basics, or simply hire a dinghy and test your expertise against the Pelèr and the Ora, we’ll be able to take care of you.

But Lake Garda isn’t the only watersports hub we have. Sailing and windsurfing are also possible on Lakes Caldonazzo, Ledro and Molveno, as well as stand-up paddle-boarding, canoeing and kayaking.

And if you like your water a little more fast-moving, remember our valleys are streaked with rivers. Several make thrilling venues for a canyoning or white-water rafting trip. Others are perfect for fly-fishing. Brown trout are the most abundant species here, and thanks to the recent introduction of tourist permits, obtaining permission to fish from one of the local Associazioni Pescatori Dilettanti is both easy and inexpensive.