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where to stay around Garda

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where to stay around Garda

Hello,

we are parents + 2 teenage kids and want to stay 3 nights aroung a lake in north of Italy, and thought of Garda

Where exactly should I look for acomodation?

if you have a B&B for me - please send me the name?

What are the best attraction over there

thanks

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1. Re: where to stay around Garda

Hi, welcome to the Lake Garda forum. The lake is huge and there are many places we could recommend, but we can give you a lot more help if you can give us some more basic information, i.e. where will you be arriving from?; will you be driving or using public transport?; what are your interests?; do you or your teenagers like water-sports?; do you prefer mountain scenery or flatter ground?; what is your budget?; what kind of "attractions" are you looking for?

And, most importantly, what time of year?

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2. Re: where to stay around Garda

Thanks

we are coming in the beginning of August by a rental car (self driving) from the west (France).

We love hiking on the mountains, walking treks (up to 5 hours per day) , and water sport can be also great idea (we didn't think about it, but they gonna love it).

We are planning to stay about 3 nights around the lake and 4 nights somewhere in the mountains (we prefer to sleep in the same place for the all week, but if it will make us drive long distance to the mountains everyday, we'll take 2 places to sleep)

thank you again

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3. Re: where to stay around Garda

Hi, August is a very busy time at Lake Garda so it's a good idea to look for accommodation soon.

As you like the mountains you should look at the towns in the north of the lake where the mountain scenery is spectacular - Malcesine, Torbole, Riva del Garda and Limone.

From Malcesine there's a cable car up to Monte Baldo where there are several paths for walking, or you could even walk back down (which I believe takes a few hours!).

www.funiviedelbaldo.it/index.php?lang=en

Some general information about Malcesine:

www.malcesinepiu.org/en/lake-garda.html

The watersports in the north of the lake include windsurfing and sailing (unfortunately there is no water-skiing at the north because of the speed restrictions - it is only available at the south of the lake), and you can also hire mountain bikes.

These sites may help:

rivadelgardaweb.com/en/…sport.asp

http://www.lakegarda.com/

lago-di-garda.org/en_visitare_lagodigarda.htm

360globe.net/italy/…public-beach.html

http://www.gardatrentino.it/en/lake-garda/

lakegarda-exclusively.co.uk/Lake-Garda-Touri…

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4. Re: where to stay around Garda

Thanks you very much !!

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5. Re: where to stay around Garda

From Malcesine you can reach the Selva, Ortisei & Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomites in 2 hours.

www.valgardena.it/en/val-gardena/page28.html

www.alpedisiusi.info/en/summer-active.html

HOWEVER you may find you have a huge problem getting accommodation.

Around Lake Garda and also in the Dolomites August is peak season. Not only is it difficult to get accommodation generally but also a reluctance of the Hoteliers (in both areas) to accept anything less than 7 nights - Sat to Sat.

I suggest you are very flexible of where you want to stay both around the lake and in the mountains.

Having a car makes it easier for you.

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6. Re: where to stay around Garda

From whats been said id suggest malcesine ....gives you the choice of going a bit further north to torbole for the water sports or going up in the cable car ..as said walking down or going for walks on the top..

or if you fancy a lazy day you can easily catch a ferry to Riva del garda.

Hope that helps

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7. Re: where to stay around Garda

after Garda my plans is to look for bed & breakfast or hotel in the mountains close to treks area.... any suggestions? or maybe I can stay near the lake and travel (and everyday drive bake to the hotel close to the lake)?

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8. Re: where to stay around Garda

How is Malcesine?

I found hotel that looks good over there?

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9. Re: where to stay around Garda

Hi, Malcesine would be a great place to base yourselves. Which hotel have you found?

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10. Re: where to stay around Garda

Lido Hotel