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GREEN-ACTIVE TRAILS

ENDLESS EMOTIONS ON AND AROUND THE LAKE

Heed the call of nature.

Explore the biodiversity and unique natural treasures that Lake Garda has to offer, immersing yourself in nature, history and magic.

Immerse yourself in Garda's lush greenery .



 

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THE GREAT PARK

Established in 1989 by a regional law, the Alto Garda Bresciano Park covers the municipalities of Salò, Gardone Riviera, Toscolano Maderno, Gargnano, Valvestino, Magasa, Tignale, Tremosine and Limone sul Garda. Spanning an area of around 40,000 hectares, it encompasses rich and varied vegetation: from the lemons of the coast to the mountain pines of the wooded slopes. Some endemic species have also been preserved in the innermost area, such as the Saxifraga tombeanensis, particularly noticeable in May when it forms small cushions of white flowers among the rocks. These places are ideal for lovers of nature, sports and flavoursome local cuisine. The municipalities of Gardone Riviera and Toscolano Maderno along the shores of Lake Garda are proud recipients of Blue Flag recognition: a prestigious marker of quality and respect for environmental standards.
From the green of the forests to the blue of the lake: experience adventure in 360 degrees.

NATURE AND CULTURE

On the promontory of Manerba del Garda, standing amidst the ruins of a medieval castle, you can admire one of the most evocative panoramas of the entire Lake Garda area, encompassing Sirmione, the Venetian shore, Toscolano Maderno, San Felice del Benaco, Garda Island and the Island of San Biagio. Needless to say, it will be love at first sight. The area covers about 90 hectares and is criss-crossed by several marked trails: an iconic trek through neatly cultivated fields and charming pockets of woodland. The trails are all named after local flora e.g. Roverella (‘Italian oak’), Leccio (‘Holm oak’) and Carpino (‘Hornbeam’) to name just a few. The part of Lake Garda beneath the Rocca di Manerba is a nature reserve protecting and preserving the ecosystem of the lake as well as archaeological finds dating back to some of the earliest settlements in the area, such as the remains of a pile dwelling. If you want to learn more about the local history and wildlife, why not visit the museum to gain an even greater appreciation of our amazing ‘habitat’?

AN OASIS FOR TRAVELLERS

Located in the municipality of Desenzano del Garda, the Oasi San Francesco encompasses reed beds, scrubland and grassland areas. In this little corner of paradise, the plant life lives in symbiosis with the local fauna, from squirrels to swans, and dragonflies to newts, forming a unique ecosystem. Various bird species stop here during their long migrations, while others prefer to stay the whole season: you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the rare purple heron, since a number of pairs have chosen to nest in this peaceful corner of the lake.
This wild corner of Garda is taken care of by the Associazione Airone Rosso (‘Purple Heron Association’), who open it up to the public for environmental education and awareness-raising activities, aimed particularly at children.

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Desenzano del Garda
Umida San Francesco
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Magasa
Observatory of Cima Rest
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Tignale
Museum of the Alto Garda Bresciano Park
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