Guide to Lake Garda rafting holidays

Dec 31, 2013 BY AWE365 Team

Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake, and certainly one of its most spectacular. Measuring 370 square kilometres, the lake’s calm waters are fringed with beaches, forests and attractive harbour towns. It is surrounded by Alpine mountains, covered in snow and ice in winter. When that snow melts, it feeds the fast-flowing mountain rivers that make a Lake Garda white water rafting trip so much fun.

Lake Garda Rafting Wikimedia Commons image by Herbert Ortner

Lake Garda lies on the doorstep of one of Europe’s best rivers for white water rafting: the Noce. From Trentino Alto Adige on the northern tip of the lake, travel into the remote Val di Sole to reach the Noce. It has hosted the Rafting World Championships in the past, so it definitely has the credentials to thrill. Expect high excitement as you paddle over the class 3-5 rapids, over boulders and crashing waves. If you get a chance to catch your breath, check out the unforgettable views over the wild, rugged mountains.

The Noce is not the only place to raft near Lake Garda. The Adige River is gentler than the Noce, and runs all the way down to the city of Verona…should you wish to paddle that far! The Iscaro River is another good choice, with some attractive deep gorges and canyons to take on, and fantastic scenery all around to take in.

A Lake Garda white water rafting trip is easy to arrange and lots of fun to do. It is a great way to get away from the heat of the lake, and into the fresher air higher up the mountains. With some of Europe’s most attractive white water just a short hop away from the lake, why wouldn’t you go rafting?

 
Europe, Italy, Lake Garda, Noce River, Trentino Alto Adige, Val Di Sole
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