Lying between the pre-alps and the Po Plain, the Garda Lake stretches out over three regions: Trentino, Lombardy and Veneto. Olive Tree Coast is the name given to the Venetian shore. The lake's presence makes the climate more mild, and Mediterranean vegetation can even be seen growing on the surrounding hills, which is very unusual for a nothern region. If you head north via the road that runs along Garda Lake, you will find, on the right, row upon row of terraces cultivated with vineyards and olive trees and, on the left, a succession of lakeside villages: Peschiera, with its 16th century Venetian castle; Lazise, built around the port and encircled by the wall of the Veronese castle; and Bardolino, which is famous for its Garda wine. If you continue right to the border with Trentino, you will arrive in Malcesine. From there you can take a cable car to Mount Baldo, at the summit of which you can enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the lake.
Lake Garda offes an attractive network of routes for fans of hiking and climbing.© Janos Gaspar / 123RF
Certain hikers chose to cross the natural desert to reach the shore of Lake Garda.© GRAPHICOBSESSION
The edges of the Trentino Alto-Adige offeres a a panorama of mountains, valleys and deep water.© Nata Rass / 123RF
The lake offers numerous activities and interesting sights for adults and children.© GRAPHICOBSESSION
Lake Garda is home to several companies who provide hiking and boating trips.© Ewastudio / 123RF