What to do in Limone sul Garda: sports and leisure activities
Garda is a real open-air gym.
All kinds of "active sports" can be practiced here. This is confirmed by the many guests who come here to windsurf, sail, kite, mountain bike, trek or simply take a walk. A varied landscape that ranges from 60 meters above sea level in the waters of Lake Garda to peaks of over 2,000 meters in height.
This is one of the most protected landscapes in the world, with rich vegetation, an oasis that seems to have no equal, and this is confirmed by the number of tourists, over 15 million per year, most of whom come from abroad.
The triangle that has its vertices in Torbole-Malcesine-Limone is considered an authentic paradise by enthusiasts, who consider this area one of the European capitals of active sports.
Discover the activities in Limone sul Garda
Bike Tours on Lake Garda: the Ciclopedonale in Limone sul Garda
On 14 July 2018, the new section of the cycle and pedestrian path was inaugurated in Limone sul Garda, which runs from the town to the border with Trentino.
Mountain biking and Lake Garda
For lovers of two wheels, there is nothing better than discovering Lake Garda by bicycle. A true paradise made up of roads, dirt tracks, paths and mule tracks that climb up beautiful mountains and hilly areas.
There are kilometers of footpaths overlooking the lake and unparalleled routes for all levels: from beginners who want to enjoy a leisurely hike to experts looking for adrenaline-pumping routes.
Cycling in Limone
In Limone sul Garda you can get around by bike in complete peace, on the cycle path, trails and itineraries that are ideal for cycling with friends. If you don't want to travel great distances by bicycle, and perhaps return comfortably by public transport, you can take advantage of the services offered by shuttle, ferries, and buses for transporting bicycles. For those who wish, a bicycle or e-bike rental service is available in Limone.
Let yourself be moved by the bike trails in Limone!
Limone is the ideal destination for trekking with its many scenic routes, suitable for every sportsperson: from the relaxing walk along the cycle-pedestrian path to the more extreme routes such as Cima Mughera and Carone Peak.
Windsurf & Kite
Lake Garda is famous for its winds, in particular the north wind, the strong "Pelèr" in the morning and the "Ora", which blows from the south after lunch.
Windsurfing and kiting on Lake Garda is great for both beginners and experts who want to perfect their style. In order to go kite surfing you have to show your card or Wind and Kite surfing level certificate (IKO, FFVL, BKSA, ...) if required: courses are organized by the many excellent schools on Lake Garda.
In the last few years Sup (stand up paddling), a new sport with a Hawaiian tradition, has become very popular in all the seas and lakes of the world! A solution when the wind dies down and the waves have stopped.
In many centers you can also rent single and two-seater canoes. These canoes are easy to handle and stable, allowing you to tackle the lake in safety and comfort. Organize a morning in a canoe and enjoy a moment of relaxation among unforgettable places.
Windriders - Limone Watersports
Sailing: a Garda tradition
Garda boasts a long and consolidated sailing tradition. In the last 50 years the sailing clubs have been able to create the best skippers of the Olympic classes.
More than 36 winds blow on Lake Garda, but two of these thermal winds, the "Pelér or Suer" that blows in the morning from the north and the "Ora" that blows after midday from the south, have made our lake famous throughout Europe. It is not for nothing that this area is said to be a great training ground for sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts, so much so that national teams from various countries come here for international regattas and periodic retreats and training sessions. One of the first sights the lake offers is the view of its waters dotted with white sails. The numerous schools throughout the area give beginners the opportunity to approach this fascinating sport.
A member of the Italian Sailing Federation since 1999, the "Circolo Vela Limone" offers sailing courses during the summer months to anyone who wants to take up the sport, even temporarily. The courses, held by federally certified instructors, include theory and practical lessons at various levels: on board Optimist for children from 7 to 12 years old; Laser and 470 for young people from 12 to 16 years old; Caravelle and One-design for adults.
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Limone Rent boat
Excursions by boat and motorboat
Leaving from Limone and buying a one-day ticket, with the boat it is possible to have a pleasant day of navigation, freely choosing the places to visit. It is possible to get off, make stops and then leave on the next boat. Timetables can be found at www.navigazionelaghi.it
If you would like to take a trip by motorboat, you can book a short tour of the upper lake or the famous one-day Girolago: the trip begins by skirting the western shore of Lake Garda, seeing characteristic and historic places such as Gargnano, Isola del Garda and Sirmione. Disembarkation for lunch and free time for 2 hours.
Departure from Sirmione with a view of the Scaliger Castle and the Grottoes of Catullus, heading towards the eastern shore of Lake Garda to Bardolino. Return in the late afternoon, passing Garda, Punta S.Vigilio, Torri, Malcesine.
In Limone sul Garda, tennis enthusiasts can play on the municipal courts located in Via Fasse. The center has 3 uncovered clay courts with a garden to relax on, changing rooms, bar, and equipment for hire. Private lessons for groups and individuals are available for players of all levels.
For further information: Tel. 0365/954280
Limone has a modern multi-sports center in Via Fasse, consisting of a regulation football pitch, a five-a-side football pitch and an athletics track, which are used by tourists, citizens and sports clubs for training and tournaments at national and international level. On request, it is possible to book the football pitch for team training sessions. Opening hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Experience a unique emotion!
During your holiday in Limone, visit Mount Baldo and from here fly over Lake Garda on a paraglider. The take-off is at 1750 meters, reachable by cable car from the center of the village of Malcesine and what awaits you is an unforgettable adrenaline experience. It is possible to book a tandem flight with an expert instructor.
The flight will last about 30 minutes and the landing will take place on the coast in a large green area reserved for Paradigling. To fly individually, a license, insurance and life jacket are required.
First edition Vertical-Xtreme, route
There are races destined to leave their mark. The Vertical-Xtreme of Limone is one of them. Approximately 1,100 m of positive height difference in less than 3 km of track: these figures may be impressive, but surely what strikes spectators and the public the most is the amazing panorama that this itinerary offers. From just 60 m asl in the starting area it shoots across a specially "cleared" and signposted path to the 1,160 m asl of the finish banner. Start from the Marconi lakefront, after an initial flat section you enter the historic center of the village until you reach a characteristic olive grove. Then up along a ridge where the climb becomes more and more impervious and difficult.
When you reach Dosso dei Roveri (about halfway up), enter the woods and then take the ridge again towards the summit. At the end the path here also allows 2 short downhill stretches, but it is anything but relaxing: the route passes over rock falls that seem to break into the lake below. Arrival at "Nembra", where there is a breathtaking view.
Difference in Height: 1.080 mt.
Route first edition X-Treme SkyRace
23 km of skyrunning with a positive height difference of 2055mt, start and finish in the suggestive location of Lungolago Marconi in Limone, are the distinctive features of this race. After 2 km through the streets of the town center, you reach Reamòl.
From here begins a suggestive, but very muscular ascent that leads first to Punta Larici and then to Passo Rocchetta. Passing through lower Nembra you reach Cima Mughera, continue on path 101 on a false floor (direction Baita Segala) until you reach the path that leads to the gpm of the race, Monte Carone climbing 285 steps. From the summit, descend and then take the false floor again to the junction for Traversole. Here begins the last piece of up and down to reach Dalco.
Last descent to return to the village of Limone is the classic path nr. 112.