Outdoor sports vacation at Hotel Nettuno
Whether you go for a walk, a hike or a bike ride, the vast natural surroundings of Brenzone, the breathtaking viewpoints over the lake and our villages, deeply rooted in history and tradition, will definitely surprise you !
After a day high up in the mountains, take a dip in the cool water of the lake, or enjoy the sun and get a tan, read a good book while enjoying an aperitivo, before heading to the terrace for a lake-view dinner, totally relaxed.
The Nordic Walking Park in Brenzone, the first bilingual park on Lake Garda, opened in 2014 and consists of 5 circuits with lengths varying from 3.5 to 18 km. The hotel provides you with the map of the park, as well as with poles if needed.
The routes go through the scattered villages of Brenzone, and we strongly suggest to take some stops to discover them. Churches, relics and beautiful landscape witness of the rich past and the culture of the region.
- Borgo di Campo
An almost abandoned village with collapsed houses and spectacular views of the lake. Time truly seems to stand still up here !
- The medieval church of San Nicola in the village of Assenza, the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Campo, Sant' Antonio Abate in Biaza and San Zen de l'Oselet in Castelletto. In each church you will find an information brochure.
- Villa Romana in Castelletto
Near the cemetery you will find the remains of an amazing Roman villa, unique in size among the archaeological finds on the Veronese shore of Lake Garda.
- Ethnographic museum Castelletto : a collection of objects and tools that tell the history of our people.
- Library "Daniele Vangelista" in Castello
Open every morning and run by local volunteers.
The routes of the Nordic Walking Park can also be discovered by bike.
Since 2016, the Nordic Walking Park has been extended to Malcesine and now includes another 70 km of routes leading north and south.
In the surrounding hills you will find easy and short trails, suitable for outdoor walks, far away from the hustle and bustle of the beaches and towns. In the higher altitudes, on the other hand, you will find longer and more difficult hiking trails with a typical alpine character.
We can't tell you the exact number of trails and their lengths in kilometers, but we are sure that in Brenzone you will find exactly the trails you are looking for: whether you are looking for simple peace in nature or you want to work out to find a healthy fatigue and hence some peace.
You will fall in love with Monte Baldo not only for its famous and breathtaking views. Monte Baldo is also known among naturalists as "Hortus Europae" – garden of Europe, because of its rich botanic heritage. If you really want to experience Monte Baldo, you need to take the time to stop : take pictures of the flowers, visit the typical "malghe" (shepherds' huts) and learn about their history, or spend a night with friends in the G.Barana hut on the top of Cima Telegrafo.
Do not underestimate Monte Baldo and follow all the rules for safe mountain hiking. Get well informed about the route and choose one that suits your level. Make a note of where you are headed, find out about the weather before setting out and choose suitable footwear and clothing. Make sur you have warm, windproof clothing, plenty of water, energy bars, a topographic map, a first aid kit, sunscreen and sunglasses in your backpack. Stay on the marked trails during the hike, limit the use of your cell phone and please take your trash home. Remember that the mountain and its great natural habitat must always be respected, but also protected. Loving the mountains means discovering them respectfully and consciously.
If you need any advice, feel free to ask Franco here at the hotel : he knows every single path of our beloved mountain.
If you prefer the company of a local expert to discover the treasures of Monte Baldo, we recommend our friends, the mountain guides of Equipe Natura.
Mountain bikes and road bikes
Cross-country, all-mountain or enduro, in Brenzone there are routes to suit your tastes, from easy rides along the lake to difficult climbs with great differences in altitude and technical descents.
For a calm and safe ride with your little ones, we suggest the 17-kilometer bike path along the beach that connects Brenzone with Malcesine.
Brenzone is famous for the steep climb called Punta Veleno. Did you know that the climb was excluded from the Giro d'Italia because it was considered technically too difficult? Without a doubt : a difference of thousand meters of altitude on only ten kilometers; from kilometer two to kilometer eight, the climb has an average gradient of 14.6% with peaks of up to 20%. Quite a challenge !
For mountain bike tours, we obviously have our guide too, which we gladly recommend.
Cableway Malcesine Monte Baldo
The Malcesine Monte Baldo cable car is located in Malcesine on Lake Garda. It is open ten months a year and consists of three stations (valley, middle and top station). The cable car of Malcesine is the first one in the world with rotating cabins ! During the ride you can admire the 360° breathtaking panorama ! Near the top station there are short hiking trails with several huts where to stop for a break. You will also be at the starting point of a series of hikes, some of which are quite difficult.
Check the cable car website for opening ours and get yor tickets on the online shop.
Prada Costabella Chairlift
As of August 14, 2022, the basketlift and chairlift between Prada and Costabella are open.
The basket lift is located on the first section from Prada to the former Mondini/Turri hut, which is still closed. The double chairlift is located on the second section from the former Mondini/Turri hut to Costabella near the Fiori del Baldo hut.
From the top station it is a short walk to the Rifugio Chierego hut, which you can easily spot from the chairlift. From here it takes about 1.5 hours to walk to our friend's Alessandro’s Rifugio Telegrafo hut, just follow path 658 and walk along the Camino Pass.
Tennis, beach volleyball and field soccer
In Cassone, about 1 km from the hotel, you will find 5 terraced tennis courts overlooking the lake, of which 4 are clay courts and 1 synthetic. Alternatively, less than 10 minutes from the hotel, you will find a concrete court at Hotel Du Lac. For reservations, please contact the reception.
In Brenzone, at the Acquafresca sports center, 700 meters from the hotel, you will find a beach volleyball court and a small football field with artificial grass.