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5 Lake Garda adventures you cannot miss

I spent a week exploring Lake Garda, sampling the best it has to offer in outdoor activities.

And my trip with Canvas Holidays didn’t disappoint.

Here are my top five adventures you cannot miss.

  1. Climbing Monte Baldo

This imposing ridge of mountains on the eastern shoreline provides the most dramatic of backdrops to the glistening blue of Lake Garda. Craggy peaks topping 2,000-metres rise above lushly forested slopes, creating a wild and rugged landscape that feels a million miles from the crowded tourist hotspots. Take a ferry to Malcesine, ride the cable car to 1,760 metres and get exploring. Short walks with stunning views satisfy most – but for a real adventure wear your hiking boots and trek to the 2,218-metre summit of Cima Valdritta.

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Camping Duinrell: The verdict!

Our Kids Ambassadors, Oliver & Ella took a holiday to Camping Duinrell in Holland. Here’s what they thought (in their own words). 

We have recently returned from a fab week at Camping Duinrell in Wassenaar, Holland and it was just a non-stop week of funfair and water park family fun.

We took the ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland which although a 7 hour journey went quickly as there is lots do on board including a cinema, play area and restaurants.

The drive down to Duinrell took around 45 mins and Mum and Dad found the drive very easy. On arrival we were shown to our two bedroom Comfort Plus caravan which was to be our home for the week. Although it was quite small it had everything we needed and was very close to the amusement park and water park which we thought was perfect. With the sunny weather we were able to make the most of the decking area and sun loungers, and of course the barbecue.

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Biking brilliance in Lake Garda

“Is this fun?”, asked my brother Adam, as we cycled around another winding bend high into the mountains above Lake Garda.

The gruelling ascent had left us sweaty, fatigued and saddle sore – and unsure of our sanity in voluntarily signing up for this painful outdoor adventure.

But we were not alone in our two-wheeled mission to explore the wilder side of Italy’s biggest lake.

The northern section of Lake Garda is somewhat of a Mecca for mountain bikers.

With hundreds of miles of world class trails heading into the craggy peaks that surround the water, the local tourist board claims it is the “best bike resort in Europe”.

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Adventures in the rain – a Lake Garda special!

YOU can still have awesome outdoor adventures in the rain.

Being adventurous is simply a mindset – a determination to overcome obstacles and squeeze every last drop of fun out of any situation.

And that is the approach my brother Adam and I have taken to the first three days of our trip to Lake Garda with Canvas Holidays.

The weather has been, well, dramatic – thunder has roared, fork lightning has flashed and torrential downpours have soaked everything in sight. But the adventure show has continued. While other gloomy holidaymakers have wrapped themselves in blankets, looking up from their sun beds accusingly at the grey skies, we’ve been out exploring the best Lake Garda has to offer. Mountain trekking, lakeside walks, refreshing swims and paddle boarding have been on the adventure menu – and every tasty course has satisfied our hunger for outdoorsy excitement.

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