Riva del Garda

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

Riva del Garda, also known simply as Riva, is one of the larger towns on Lake Garda and is set on the lake’s northern corner.

Riva del Garda

There are two harbours and a paddle-boat centre in Riva, making it an ideal choice for enjoying watersports with easy access to the ferry services to the different towns around Lake Garda.

Read more about: The Beach | Things To Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Riva del Garda Reviews

Riva del Garda Hotels (18)

The Du Lac and Du Parc Hotel is set directly on Lake Garda and features indoor and outdoor swimming pools....

Relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of lemon and olive groves, palm trees, mountains and beaches. ...

The Ambassador Hotel and Suites is located on the outskirts of Lake Garda and has a swimming pool and whirl pool on site....

The Antico Borgo Hotel is located in the pedestrian centre in the heart of the Riva del Garda with local attractions close by....

The Astoria Park Hotel can be found in Riva del Garda and is situated in its own gardens. This is a good choice for guests who require a relaxing holiday....

This Hotel will appeal to families and couples with a welcoming and friendly amenities in a quiet area close to the beach and the lake....

Ideal holiday accommodation for families and couples who are looking for a break in the lake garda area within easy reach of the town, lake and many activities....

The Campagnola Hotel has a quiet location 2km from the centre of Riva del Garda. Well suited to those happy to explore the area by car, bicycle or foot....

Popular with those looking for a location in the heart of the resort and surrounded by amenities, as well as being convenient for the ferry....

Perfect for all kinds of holiday or business visitors. The hotel is modern and confortable, in a quiet place....

Central and modern hotel offering elegant and luxurious accommodation and warm hospitality; ideal for a relaxing break by the lake....

Modern hotel set on the outskirts of the resort offering a limited selection of facilities with well maintained accommodation; an ideal base for exploring the Lake and surrounding areas....

The Lido Palace Hotel is a 5 star hotel set within extensive grounds on the edge of Lake Garda....

A holiday at the Hotel Luise will leave its guests wondering what to do next with such outdoor activities as walking or cycling along the lake and in the mountains, hiking, climbing, sailing and winds...

Parc Flora Hotel is set in a lush garden with an outdoor swimming pool, a high standard of accommodation and an adult only Spa....

The Portici is centrally located ideal for those looking for accommodation close to all the resorts amenities....

The Royal hotel by name royal by class this hotel lives up to it's name with all the amenities that you could ever want....

The Hotel Sole with it's friendly service and comfortable accommodation, welcomes you to Lake Garda....

The Beach

There are three beaches in Riva, found to the east of the harbour;

Sabbioni Beach is made of pebbles with grass areas and facilities include a bar, showers, canoe hire, a floating platform, basketball court and a playground with trampolines and sand pits.

Pini Beach is pebbly with a large grass area, a bar, showers, a small playground with sand pit and a floating platform. It also has a dedicated area for windsurfers.

Miralago Beach is a small pebbly beach with an offshore platform.

Things To Do

Lake Garda is ideal for enjoying land and water sports; with plenty of options available all around the lake, where there are many sailing schools, dives centres and tennis courts to be found. Waterskiing and jet-skis are only available in the south area of the lake where it’s wider and calmer and better suited for these activities.

The southern end of Lake Garda is home to a number of challenging golf courses, most of which are within easy reach of the holiday resorts.

Rock climbing is a popular activity at the more mountainous north end of the lake in particular the town of Arco, with surrounding 2000 metre high mountains and over 2000 climbing routes its ideal for the advanced climbers, while training walls offer a great place to learn.

Windsurfing is another activity more popular at the north end of the lake, due to the reliable winds. The town of Torbole has played host to many major championships and cater very much for surfers.

Out and About

Whilst driving around Lake Garda is possible, narrow windy roads and limited parking spaces mean it’s not the easiest, the simplest option is across the water by boat. There are a number of choices available; car ferry, the slowest option; hydrofoil, the quickest; motorised catamaran; and paddle steamer, though limited towns are covered, the paddle steamer is an ideal choice for a more leisurely journey.

The towns and villages around the lake offer an abundance of cafes, restaurants and ice-cream parlours; good shopping opportunities too, where the larger the town the more shops and greater variety you’ll find. Many of the towns around the lake have a weekly market, and well worth a browse for the wide selection available.

Nearby Attractions

Gardaland theme park at the southern end of the lake, just outside the town of Peschiera, is a popular place for families, with lots to do there’s thrilling rides, fun water rides, play areas, shows, and lots of eateries.

Canevaworld Resort found just a little further north up the road from Gardaland, consists of two theme parks; Aqua Paradise Park a water-park with plenty of water-rides and slides, beaches and pools and, Movieland Studios a theme park with rides and shows; as well as a Medieval Times Restaurant and Show.

The city of Verona is close enough for a day-trip from Lake Garda, it’s a great city to wander around by foot and discover its many historical buildings such as the ancient Roman amphitheatre and Juliet’s balcony.

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