Summer 2020 on Lake Garda

Last news about Coronavirus: which sports, where and how

  • 05.07.2020
  • Coronavirus
Angela Trawoeger
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Angela Trawoeger

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#4: Covid-19 – 5 July 2020
The new section with updates on post-Covid-19 reopenings. How to live at Lake Garda in safety: which sports, where, how and with whom.

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Despite being July, here on Lake Garda during the week everything is still quite quiet, enough to enjoy the lake without the usual crowd of high season. Take advantage of it! 😉

This year could be the right one to try the activity you always wanted to try or to spend some precious time with your family or your best friends by booking a tour or a guide all for yourself.

The shelters over Monte Baldo are open, the alpine and the mountain bike guides are operative, the sailing, windsurf and kite schools are also open as well as the paragliding landing and the beach of the Kite Club Malcesine. Obviously hotels, apartaments, shops bar and restaurants are open too.

Safety protocols: how does it work

Sailing, windsurf and kitesurf

This year we are having some really super windy periods. How cool is that?

On July the 9th in Italy the season of regatta started and the first took place on Lake Garda, at the Fraglia Vela Malcesine with the Melges 20.

All the clubs of the lake have a good scheduled plan for regattas and are also active with courses and with the days running up to the sailing.

Water sports are among the safest and easiest to keep social distancing. To date is still mandatory to wear a mask when the distance of one meter apart cannot be kept.

All the schools follows the rules about hygiene and that’s why some of them aren’t renting wetsuits this year; its better to contact the school before starting the course.

To do kitesurfing at the beach of Navene, it is mandatory to be a member of the KiteClub Malcesine and to have a valid subscription for 2020. A medical certificate and kiting licence are also mandatory. The rules are the same as always and the gathering on the beach is forbidden. On the Facebook page of the club you will find all the last updates.

Climbing, via ferratas, canyoning with alpine guides

Everyone has to have a mask to wear when the distance cannot be kept. Bus transfers are running at half the normal capacity and during the trip it is mandatory to wear a mask.
The equipment provided by the guides such as harnesses, helmets or ferrata kit are sanitized after every activity.

Some guides will measure your temperature, that has to be below 37.5°, and will ask you to complete a form that states your good health status.

Respecting the rules of your alpine guide will anyway be enough to avoid problems.

For the mountain bike guides are still valid the rules we wrote some time ago.

Bikes, MTB giudes and renting

For bikes the same rules are also valid: keeping your distance during the activity, you won’t need to wear a mask during strenuous cycling but you have to have it with you to be worn when you meet someone or when the mandatory distance cannot be kept.

The groups with guides will be less numerous and we have to keep a distance of a bike between bikers.

The bikes for rental will be sanitized each time they come back to the shop. We suggest to book your bike in advance and ask for the time of the pick up, to avoid groups in the shop.

Gloves, protective gear and helmets are also sanitized every day after the use. Some rentals suggest or ask you to wear something under the helmet while some others prefer not to rent equipment that has direct contact with the body. Remember to ask when you call to rent your bike.

Trekking

Trekking and strolls in the mountains also follow the same rules that we wrote some time ago in the article with the CAI reccomendations. Please help the shelters owners and book in advance.

And please stop throwing used masks and gloves on the ground: we find more and more every day.

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Paragliding

The landing at Malcesine, the recovery service and the bar are open. The rides up in the cable car for the paragliding are, now, at every 35′ of every hour from 08.35 to 17.35.

For this year – at the moment – there are no seasonal tickets but single back and forth tickets (if the conditions are not suitable for flying).

If you feel in good condition and don’t want to take the cable car, we have published a hike and fly route from Malcesine to the take off on Monte Baldo.

A few days ago, the two seater flight also restarted. During the flight it is mandatory to wear a mask.

Cable car Malcesine Monte Baldo

In the first days of June the cable car Malcesine Monte Baldo also reopened, as well as the chair lift of Prà Alpesina that takes you over Monte Baldo from the eastern side, if you prefer to stay on the outside. It also has a hook for the bikes.

At the reopening the rides could carry from 6 to 12 peoples, now they can carry half its capacity. The rules could change, therefore we redirect you to the site and to the Facebook page of the cable car to have real time updates. Is still mandatory to book the ride, keeping your distance and to wear a mask.

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