Lake Garda is the pearl of the Italian Alps. Owing to its steep slopes and mountains as well as its crystalline waters, the area is a beloved travel destination. Sailing in Navene di Malcesine? We help to decide which is the best time to visit and we also give some handy tips for putting together a one-week itinerary.
The article includes the followings:
- Weather in Navene di Malcesine: favourable conditions for sailing
- Ports and islands around Navene di Malcesine
- Navene di Malcesine sailing: a one week sailing itinerary
- Sailing in Navene di Malcesine: 7 days sailing itinerary
The Lake Garda area is characterised by the mixing of the Mediterranean and mountain climates. Summers are hot and sunny with the frequent showers, whereas winters are relatively dry. The lake’s water temperature is approximately 20-23 °C in the summer. However, temperatures in the northern part are always 2-3 degrees lower than the southern. Due to the precipitation arriving from the surrounding mountains and the natural hot springs, the lake boasts remarkably clean waters of excellent quality.
The two min winds of Malcesine the Ora and the Pelèr provide excellent conditions for sailing. The best time to visit stretches from spring to the beginning of summer, especially between April and mid-June.
Navene di Malcesine
Marina di Navene offers more than 200 moorings for motorboats amongst many. All moorings have free access to running water and electricity and there’re bathrooms in the Clubhouse. The marina provides two cranes for hauling and launching boats. There’s a superb restaurant and there’s also bar in the marina and it also boasts a small gym and private beach.
Moniga del Garda
The extraordinarily well-equipped, modern harbour is renowned for its quality of service. The harbour was built in 2005 in accordance with the highest building standards. It provides 280 moorings for boats, the size of which can be as much as 18 m. The water depth of the pier reaches 3.2 m. Visitors have access to freshwater, electricity, Wi-Fi and TV.
The journey starts in Navene di Malcesine and after exploring the surrounding area, this is where we return.
Day 1. Navene di Malcesine – Torbole
8.54 km (5.31 mi)
Torbole is 4 km away from Riva del Garda. If you like surfing, Torbole is the place to be, as it is internationally renowned as a surf paradise. The strong winds provide perfect conditions for surfing. Are you into extreme sports too? Here you can join a canyon tour as well.
Spend the night in Torbole’s harbour.
Day 2. Torbole – Riva del Garda
3.21 km (2.00 mi)
The next stop of our journey is located 18km from Malcesine. The town is nestled in breathtaking natural surroundings. The long Spiaggia Sabbioni is practically a beach and a park in one, where you can find both pebbly and grassy patches. There’re various water sports to try as well. In the town, you can make your choice between atmospheric restaurants and fine boutiques. Spend the night in Riva del Garda’s port.
Day 3. Riva del Garda – Limone sul Garda
9.36 km (5.81 mi)
Situated on the north-western part of Lake Garda, Limone sul Garda is one of the settlements with the most stunning location. If you end up here, you’ll definitely be stunned by the lemon groves and the steep cliffs. On its long lakeside promenade, you can choose between cosy restaurants and cafes. Spend the night in the town’s port.
Day 4. Limone sul Garda – Gardone Riviera
29.33 km (18.22 mi)
The main attraction of the town, Heller Garden, is located on a hillside, from the top of which hill you can admire a breathtaking view. In the botanical garden, you can wonder at beautiful plants, small lakes and statues. The garden is open for visitors between March and October. Spend the night in Gardone Riviera’s port.
Day 5. Gardone Riviera – Moniga del Garda
12.20 km (7.58 mi)
Thanks to its idyllic environment, the city belongs to the most favoured destinations. Choose the pebbly beaches to relax after the tiresome weekdays. If you have more time, the mountainous area here is ideal for cycling. As it’s the main production centre of the Chiaretto Rosé wine, you must taste it if you are in a restaurant. It is a light, cherry-coloured wine which is always an ideal choice with a nice dish.
Day 6. Moniga del Garda – Sirmione – Lazise
16.56 km (10.29 mi)
Sirmione can be found on a peninsula in the southern parts of Lake Garda. The city walls – reinforced by towers – are a unique treasure. If you dock here, you should visit the famous spas as well. You can choose from amazing restaurants and shops in Sirmione.
Lazise lies on the south-eastern shore of Lake Garda. If you seek serenity, the atmospheric, quiet town is an ideal choice. The Gardaland theme park, the Caneva Aquapark and the Movieland Park are also located in the vicinity of Lazise. In addition, you find the famous Parco Natura Viva wildlife park here too.
Day 7. Lazise – Torri del Benaco – Navene di Malcesine
37.45 km (23.27 mi)
After Torri del Benaco, we return to our first stop, Navene di Malcesine. After bringing back the yacht it is worth looking around in Malcesine if you have some time. Malcesine is on the north-eastern part of Lake Garda. Its main attraction is the Scaliger Castle that dates back to the 13th century. Another of Malcesine’s architectural sights is the lakefront Palazzo dei Capitani, inside of which you can also admire a palm garden. If you’d like to take a dip, Paina Beach with free access is located only 100 m from the town centre. It’s a well-equipped beach with bars, restaurants and you can also find a beach club here. If you’d like to swim, choose its pebbly public beach. It’s also perfect for families with small children. In addition, you can try numerous water sports. There’re some superb bars, pizzerias and restaurants nearby as well.
Day 1. Navene di Malcesine – Val di Sogno 2.40 km (1.49 mi), Day 2. Val di Sogno – Castelletto 7.91 km (4.91 mi),Day 3. Castelletto – Torri del Benaco 10.82 km (6.72 mi), Day 4. Torri del Benaco – Peschiera del Garda 20.14 km (12.52 mi), Day 5. Peschiera del Garda – Sirmione – Moniga del Garda 15.07 km (9.37 mi), Day 6 Moniga del Garda – Salo 14.12 km (8.77 mi), Day 7. Salo – Campinone -Navene di Malcesine 33.36 km (20.73 mi)
If you’re a lover of sailing, owing to the excellent wind conditions Navene di Malcesine and its surroundings are perfect for you. Wherever the wind blows you, you’ll be spoilt with stunning sights and exciting choices of activities. HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT