The good season is coming and so the desire to spend days outdoors: Spring on Lake Garda blooms with different proposals.
Winter is almost over: days are longer, the sun starts warming up and the period of out-of-town trips begins. Lake Garda is a wonderful destination all the year round, but Spring is the ideal season to enjoy the colours and the beauty of its landscapes.
A quiet walk along the lakeside or to discover the historical centre of one of the many towns of the area is always a good option to spend a day during Spring on Lake Garda. Art and history lovers can’t miss Sirmione and especially the visit to Grotte di Catullo, where there are the remains of the Roman Villa of the latin poet. There are other interesting monuments, for example Vittoriale degli Italiani in Gardone Riviera, Peschiera del Garda Fortress, Rocca of Lonato del Garda and Rocca of Manerba. These places certainly share a breathtaking view of the lake. You can find further suggestions in the article Tourism on Garda Lake: a place of history and natural beauties.
Besides outdoor trips which are suitable for any occasion, spring calendar of Lake Garda is full of events in the coming months. The first major event of the new season is Easter: you can find the main events organized for this festivity in the previous article Easter on Lake Garda. However, Spring on Lake Garda will continue with May which will be just as much full of possibilities.
Spring on Lake Garda between music and culture
May starts with the Labour Day: this is the best opportunity to unplug for a few days, isn’t it? “Primo Maggio Rock Festival” will wait for you at Gino Vaia Park in Leno with live concerts, refreshment areas and stands. Therefore, it will be an opportunity to devote yourself entirely to music and fun.
Among the cultural events which will take place in our territory, we suggest you “Parole sull’Acqua” from 24th May to 26th May in Bardolino. With the aim of promoting reading, important writers and journalists will present their latest editorial publications and explore historic and topical subjects.
Spring on Lake Garda for sport lovers
Mountain bike, hiking, trekking, sailing and windsurfing are the main sporting activities which are suitable for spring temperature and lovers of physical activities surrounded by nature. Many itineraries, cycle paths and trails allow you to ease the fatigue with an amazing view of Lake Garda. Don’t miss “Garda by Bike“, a pedestrian cycle path overhanging the lake which will cover the whole perimeter soon.
For more competitive bike lovers, the event is from 3rd May to 5th May with the 26th edition of “Bike Festival Garda Trentino” in Riva del Garda with a program full of competitions for participants of any level and activities for visitors too. There will be an expo area with more than 150 exhibitors and 300 brands, the presentation of the news of the bike scene and the possibility of testing and buying new products.
If you love golf, Lake Garda is a perfect destination even for you. Discover the most beautiful golf courses in our article Holidays on Garda Lake for Golf players.
Spring on Lake Garda through local markets
If you love shopping and you visit a town on market day, don’t settle for the shops in the centre, but walk through the stands. The market is a traditional aspect of the territory of Lake Garda and it offers a great variety of products, including typical products of the area.
Besides the traditional weekly market, some towns set up antique markets occasionally. Desenzano opens “Un Mondo Vintage” between May and October (Saturday, 4th May 1st and June). In Lonato and Bardolino there’s the opportunity to buy antique pieces on the 3rd Sunday each month. Instead, in Valeggio sul Mincio the event is on the 4th Sunday each month.
Enogastronomic events during Spring on Lake Garda
From 5th May to 13th May, six evocative places on Lake Garda will host the 10th edition of the gastronomic event “Fish&Chef“. During these days, excellent chefs will present excellent products of the territory, including fish, wines, oil and the fine Venetian Garronese meat.
From 31st May to 2nd June, Bardolino turns pink with the “Palio del Chiaretto” to celebrate the rosé wine of the same name. Wine tasting will be accompanied by concerts, fireworks displays, music and sporting events which will liven up the old town centre.
If you plan a long weekend or a weekend for this Spring on Lake Garda, we invite you to consider Camping delle Rose in Moniga del Garda, directly facing the lake. The wide choice of accommodations, from bungalows and mobile homes to pitches, will satisfy all your needs; together with other facilities, this will guarantee a perfect stay!