Those who think that Lake Garda is a place to visit only in summer have got it very wrong. With its beautiful, long days, clear skies, mild temperatures and woodlands that take on all manner of different colours, Lake Garda in autumn is a must-visit destination.
From September, nature starts to offer up appealing, romantic atmospheres, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in days with slower rhythms and to allow themselves to be pampered just a little. Excursions to the resin-scented forests, tastings of the wonderful local produce, mountain bike trips without the oppressive summer heat – the magic of autumn, on the shores of the turquoise water of Italy’s largest lake, is to be savoured by the lungful.
But what should your schedule be if you want to make the most of your autumn holiday on Lake Garda? Here are some ideas for exciting days at Tremosine sul Garda in September, October and November!
Autumn on Lake Garda: foodie events and wine festivals
Formagella di Tremosine cheese, Garda DOP cheese, olive oil, wine, honey, Garda truffle, lake fish, charcuterie, Garda citrus fruits, Brescian skewered meat – in Tremosine del Garda there is a wealth of authentic local food and drink on offer, and by its very nature, autumn is the perfect time of year to throw yourself into some memorable tasting sessions.
Of particular interest in this regard is the “Flavour Paths” initiative, which takes you on a journey to discover the landscape of Tremosine and its producers, before ending with a delicious, themed meal. In late September, for example, it is the turn of horticulture, whereas in early October comes fresh pasta, and at that end of the month there is a day given over to saffron...all orchestrated by the local tourist promotion body in Tremosine.
Another interesting initiative for those who want to discover the gastronomy of Tremosine sul Garda is Tasting Tremosine, which puts together – at different restaurants, on an occasional basis – menus covering such themes as goat’s cheese, game, truffle and vintage dishes. And better still, if you visit this part of Italy at harvest time, you can enjoy one of the many wine festivals: this is the production zone for Garda Rosso DOC, with Tremosine specifically being the source for the widely acclaimed, full-bodied and intense Garda Marzemino DOP.
Trekking and mountain biking in September, October and November
Between one autumn tasting and another, there is great fun to be had discovering this rich part of Italy, either on foot or in the saddle of a bicycle. The torrid heat of summer has passed, and the temperature is perfect for making the most of the lakeside itineraries. The Strada della Forra, the Strada del Ponale, the Passo Tremalzo: it is no accident that cycling aficionados make a beeline year after year to the Upper Garda area to cycle on asphalt roads, dirt tracks through the forest, challenging mule tracks and old country roads.
Those who prefer hiking boots to bikes can take advantage of the dense network of well-signposted paths that start from Tremosine sul Garda. There are numerous options that are perfect for the whole family, affording panoramic views across the lake, but there is also an array of trails for more accomplished hikers. To learn more, take a look at Outdoor Experiences on Lake Garda.
Wellness and spas on Lake Garda
After a hike or a long bike ride, or perhaps before a dinner showcasing the best local produce, there is nothing better than enjoying some “me time” with a view to achieving pure wellbeing and relaxation. You can savour a hydromassage that caresses your skin, a rejuvenating dip in the spas of Sirmione or Lazise, or at Aquardens, a health-giving sauna or an invigorating massage – it doesn’t get much better than this! Lake Garda in Lombardy has no shortage of wellness facilities, and our residence offers guests a swimming pool with a view, as well as two hydromassage tubs on our panoramic terrace.
Autumn, on Lake Garda, is pure magic. There’s literally no chance of ever getting board!