Enclosed between two mountains, in a valley of superlative beauty, Lake Garda appears unexpectedly in its intense blue and every time it’s an extraordinary surprise. It is exactly because of this beauty and for its great fascination that it has been celebrated since ancient times with the most enthusiastic accents and has always succeeded in capturing the attention of travellers from all over the world.
During the age of the Grand Tour Lake Garda became the destination of aristocrats, artists and, in the 1800’s, a real place of pilgrimage. Dürer was one of the first and then Nietzsche, Rilke, the Mann brothers and Kafka and finally the great Göethe who wrote with enthusiasm about “a wonder of nature, a charming sight”.
The climate is mild and temperate thanks to the mitigating influence of its waters, a special climate for this altitude which favours a Mediterranean vegetation rich in fragrances and scents.
From the small village of Nago, sheltered behind the ruins of Castel Penede, among olive trees and rocks, it is possible to enjoy surprisingly beautiful glimpses of the lake.
For cycling enthusiasts there’s nowhere better than Lake Garda. More than thousand kilometres of marked paths for all levels, from beginners who want to ride without having difficulties to the skilled ones who want to train seriously.