/ Lake Garda at Easter

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el diablo - on 12 Mar 2013
Staying at the south end with wife and young bairns. Any point in me taking the ferrata stuff and hoping to sneak away for a few hours or is everything to do too far away? Otherwise any suggestions for things to do as a family?
Cheers
jd
IainRUK - on 12 Mar 2013
In reply to el diablo: Bit of a trek.. there is nice walking up the tops Balde? few years ago now.. its not strictly the true dolomites but some great mountains directly behind Malcesine.
Humphrey Jungle - on 12 Mar 2013

Boats on the lake are good - a few nice beaches. Suspect lake might be a bit chilly at Easter.

Limone, Malcesine and Sirmione are stand out towns on the lake - all connected by ferry. Some nice fairytale castles.

Monte Balde gas a good cable car from malcesine - stunning views from the top and child friendly (with a coat). Bit of a paracending mecca too.

There's a big themepark/waterpark at bottom of the lake.

Verona is 40 mins away and a stunning wee city.

Watch out for afternoon thunder storms!

If you are mobile some nice wee mountain roads on east side of Monte Baldo - head to Madonna della Corona Sanctuary for a spectaculer setting.
Full moon addict - on 12 Mar 2013
In reply to el diablo: I seem to remember that there's a great via ferrata at the far (North) end. you look right down vertically to the lake from 3000 feet up. Well worth doing. My memory is a bit hazy but I've a vague recollection that the start wasn't too obvious.
GridNorth - on 12 Mar 2013
In reply to el diablo: There's a via ferrata behind the campsite just outside Arco. It's not that long but is interesting enough to pass a couple of hours on.
birdman - on 12 Mar 2013
In reply to el diablo:

There's a few good VF routes near the top of the lake, in the cicerone southern Dolomites book.

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beardy mike - on 12 Mar 2013
In reply to el diablo: if you go up to Riva del Garda there is the SAT via ferrata. It's pretty decent and can be done most of the year. If you have a car, its probably an hour ish to get up there depending on where you're staying.

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