Water Sports on Lake Garda, Lake Garda
Concierge.com's insider take:
Water sports fans flock to the northern end of Lake Garda Riva in the summer, when stiff morning winds combine with afternoon gusts to turn it into a mecca for windsurfing and sailing. Many shops rent equipment by the hour or the day and will arrange for lessons. In the town of Riva del Garda, try Sailing Du Lac (44 Viale Rovereto; 39-0464-552-453; www.sailingdulac.com) or Pier Windsurf (2 Loc. Gola; 39-0464-550-928; www.pierwindsurf.it). In Torbole, the best places are Surf Segana (19 Lungolago dei Pini; 39-0464-505-963; www.surfsegnana.it) and Conca Windsurf (6 Lungolago Verona; 39-0464-548-192; www.windsurfconca.com). If you are there in the spring and fall, when the winds are lighter, you can also rent rowboats and pedal boats by the beach next to the castle.