Holidays in Limone

A laid-back, ancient village on the north shores of Lake Garda, with plenty of opportunities for downtime

Limone sits on the shores of Lake Garda, the village is built into the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains near Trento. It’s a romantic village of old houses, winding alleys, flowered balconies, shops, taverns, bars and restaurants, with a church dating back to the 10th century. A weekly market sells local products - lemons, olive oil, wine, cheese - and a fishermen’s museum tells the story of Limone’s history. 

Walking is a great way to explore the Limone landscape

Easy lakeside trails and challenging hikes stretch from lake-level up to 1,000m around Limone. There are no gondola's so if you want those views from the top you'll need to work hard, but it's very rewarding! Whatever path you choose, the views are immense.

Boat tours of Lake Garda and visits to other towns

Taking a boat to and from Limone is where you’ll get the best views of the village. The ferries are a quick way to visit other areas around Lake Garda, and you can take tours that follow the coastline and its historic spots, docking at other charming Lake Garda villages. 

Italian food & wine

It being Italy, the food and wine scene in Limone is great, and you don’t have to pay much for it. Head out to local restaurants and bars for the best food and atmosphere. Lake Garda is famous for its vineyards, with traditions and roots in the Bronze Age; try Aperitivo Chiarè, a pink sparkling wine spritzer made from local rosé, or a glass of classic Bardolino. For a small village, there are a surprising number of good bars in Limone.

Biking around Limone

In 2018 the Limone sul Garda section of the Ciclopista del Garda (Garda Cycle Path) was completed, and takes you on a stunning lakeside trail along Limone’s coastline. The path is built into the rocky cliffs, hanging 50 metres above the lake. You can even cycle on it at night, thanks to LED flood lighting. Head inland and there’s a paradise of dirt tracks and mule paths for mountain biking, and kilometres more paved roads for cycling.

Why book a summer holiday in Limone with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Limone's best activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Limone. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Limone include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Added value

Exclusive to Inghams: Join up to two included walks with a professional, local guide (limited availability, pre-booking is essential)

Free Garda Promotion Card with discounts on a selection of attractions (max. 3 days)

Inghams rep based in resort

Flights and airport transfers included

Walking in and around Limone

On an Inghams walking holiday, you have the freedom to explore the area at your own pace. Make each day a new adventure, with as much or as little walking as you like.

Why we love walking in Limone

Who knew that Lake Garda had so many fantastic opportunities for walking. Come to Limone and experience it in a new way, heading into the surrounding mountains and exploring vineyards and trails with stunning lake views. Walking here gives you a completely different perspective of the surrounding area and means you can get to know the hidden gems of this popular resort.

Guided walks

Don't forget, you have the option to join two included Inghams guided walks per week, with a local, professional guide. Get to know our favourite walking trails with insider knowledge and the company of other guests. Pre-booking is essential - check out the Guided Walks section below for more information.

Getting around Limone

Fantastic ferries

The ferry network in Lake Garda is extremely useful. It's perfect for hopping from town to town around the lake and is a perfect if you want travel in style! Check out those sparkling waters as you drift along the lake. Many of our hotels are close to ferry landing points, so you won't have far to go. You'll find information on ferry timetables and prices on the NaviGarda website.

Public transport

There are lots of bus stops dotted around Limone. The bus network is really useful for exploring nearby towns such as Riva which takes around 25 minutes on the bus. The main ticket office is in Via IV Novembre but you can usually buy tickets in a nearby tabaccheria or on the bus itself.

Guided Walks

Guided walks

We’ve included one full-day and one half-day walk per week in Limone, just for Inghams guests. Join a small group and be led by a professional mountain guide on some of their favourite trails. It’s a great way to get to know the area.

The full-day walk will run every Monday and the half-day walk will run every Friday from 15th May until 14th October 2023 and until 11th October 2024. You can add the walks onto your holiday at the time of booking, through My Booking or by calling us on 01483 319 652.

For a break down of how we grade our guided walks head over to our walking grades page. Routes may vary from week to week but as a guide you can see some of our planned routes below:

Nature Trail & Olive Oil Mill

Limone's Sentiero Natura (nature trail) is a really relaxed walk that allows you to immerse yourself in the nature around Limone sul Garda and admire beautiful views over the lake. It's a circular route starting from the town centre and passing the lake, beaches and mountains. You'll end this walk with a tasting of some fantastic quality olive oil from Lake Garda.

  • Grade: Easy-Moderate (a standard fitness level is required)
  • Distance: 5km
  • Duration: Half day (Walking time approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Ascent/Descent: 200m
  • Terrain: Asphalt, dirt tracks, natural trails
  • Useful information: You'll stop at an olive oil mill for a tasting and a comfort break.

Monte Bestone & Tremosine

This is a fantastic hike which starts at Voltino, one of the 18 hamlets of Tremosine, and goes all the way back to Limone. On the walk you'll pass by Monte Bestone, which has one of the most beautiful views in Lake Garda. The trail runs along the last stretch of Bassa Via del Garda, which is famous as a five-day trekking route which goes from Salò to Limone. This route has the most amazing panoramic views and wild nature.

  • Grade: Moderate-Challenging (a good fitness level and sure-footedness is required)
  • Distance: 10km
  • Duration: Full day (walking time approx. 3 hours)
  • Ascent/Descent: 500m (ascent) & 900m (descent)
  • Terrain: Dirt tracks, natural trails, loose rocky terrain
  • Useful information: Please make sure you bring a packed lunch and at least one litre of water with you as there will be no stopping places along the route. You'll be able to have your packed lunch in the open air on the walk. You'll be taking public transport as part of this walk (payable locally, €2 each way).

Il Sentiero del Sole (The Sun Path)

The fantastic walk will take you through some of the most beautiful and less known streets of Limone. You'll get the chance to experience are really stunning stretch of the Sentiero del Sole, which has great views over-looking Lake Garda! You'll end the day with a visit to a waterfall and some historical WWI fortifications.

  • Grade: Easy-Moderate (a decent fitness level is required)
  • Distance: 8km 
  • Duration: Half day (walking time approx. 3 hours)
  • Ascent/Descent: 200 meters
  • Terrain: Asphalt surfaces, dirt tracks, natural trails
  • Useful information: You'll have a chance for a comfort break near the beginning and the end of the walk. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch and at least one litre of water with you as there will be no stopping places along the route. You'll be able to have your packed lunch in the open air on the walk.

The Ponale Way

This is a relaxed walk which offers stunning views of the lake. You'll walk along the ancient Ponale road which overlooks the glistening lake. This is a great way to learn about the history of the area, as our guides are very knowledgeable and are always happy to teach you about different sections of the routes.

  • Grade: Moderate-Challenging (a decent fitness level is required)
  • Distance: 10km 
  • Duration: Full day (walking time approx. 4 hours)
  • Ascent/Descent: 440m (ascent) & 440m (descent)
  • Terrain: Asphalt surfaces, dirt tracks, natural trails
  • Useful information: You'll take the bus from Limone to Riva where the walk begins, this takes about 15 minutes (approx. €4 return ticket). You'll have the chance to buy a packed lunch at the beginning of the walk which you'll be able to eat in the open air on the walk.

For every walk you will need: suitable walking shoes with good grip, appropriate clothing, sun cream, sun glasses, rain jacket, a warmer layer, rucksack, at least a litre of water, a snack and cash for mountain huts/transport. You may find walking poles useful.

Early booking is strongly recommended as spaces are limited. All walks are subject to availability of local guides, weather conditions and maximum numbers. Planned routes are subject to change. Any distances and ascents/descents stated are approximate. Full details of the walks with the meeting points and routes will be provided to you on arrival. In some instances there may be a small charge for local transport that is payable locally. In resorts where the walks run over more than two days, the day of the walk will be allocated to you by your Rep in your welcome meeting. Where we cannot confirm your preferred option in resort, we will endeavour to offer an alternative subject to the above conditions.

Please ensure you are comfortable with the grade of walk, planned distance covered and terrain before booking. The decision of the guide on the suitability of the walk for you is final and no compensation will be paid where the guide believes, in their professional opinion, that it is not suitable. Please ensure you are well-equipped for the walk have suitable clothing and footwear. Walks are not recommended for guests under 12 years. Any guests under 18 years will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Our Favourite Walks

The walking in Limone is so good that every route could be classed as a favourite, but here are just a few routes that we really love:

Ciclopedonale Limone 

  • Grade: Easy with some uphill sections 
  • Distance: approx. 2 hours 
  • Perfect photo point at Limonaia (old lemon greenhouses), where you can see Limone from afar as well as the lake and the mountains

This walk begins from the Limone Centro Ferry Port, where you continue for around 30 minutes before reaching the start of the walk. The route can be travelled on by foot or bike. Part of the route overhangs the lake where you can enjoy breath-taking views suspended between the lake and the sky. Break up the walk with a gelato along the way.

Cascata Di Sopino 

  • Grade: Moderate with some uphill sections 
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Gorgeous landscapes 

This walk begins from Nova Street, behind Hotel All'Azzurro. A real delight is when you reach the Sopino Waterfall with a 15 metre drop, it is a feast for the eyes. Along the hike, you'll pass gorgeous landscapes with lemon plantations and olive groves. 

Un Percorso Nella Natura - A Natural Trail 

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Distance: 4.5km
  • Spot the local sight of the Statue Bridge ''San Giovanni''

A route filled with pleasant rambles, varied terrain and uphill sections. Admire the amazing views of Lake Garda and the vegetation around Limone Sul Garda. The trail is well marked with maps showing where you are throughout. 

Limone & the Singol Valley

  • Grade: Very challenging
  • Distance: 11km
  • Ascent and descent: 700 metres 
  • Terrain: Asphalt surfaces, dirt tracks, natural trails, loose rocky terrain, narrow mountain paths, shere drops
  • Incredible views of Limone and the Singol Valley from above

Starting from the centre of Limone the walk heads up alongside the San Giovanni torrent to the Dosso dei Roveri. The walk is a constant ascent from Limone up to the Dosso dei Roveri and has a fantastic panoramic viewpoint over Limone once you reach the top. You'll walk along a historical route which runs along a road built by the Italians during the First World War. This route isn't for the faint hearted but if you love a challenge and are desperate to get views of Limone right from the top then it's worth the effort!

More great walking route inspiration

You can view lots more recommended routes and maps on the Visit Limone Sul Garda website, you can also see pictures of the routes and public transport options here.

Useful Information & Guidelines

Recommended equipment

Comfy walking boots, waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles are useful for hiking around Limone. 

Walking Maps

We recommend using the Kompass 690 paper map for hikes around Limone.

Hiking guidelines

The mountains and lakes are a natural paradise, with lots to explore and discover. To help them stay that way, and remain enjoyable and safe places for everyone, we recommend following our little list of do's and don'ts:

  • Plan your route well and don't overestimate yourself
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Tell someone where you're planning to walk and what time you're expecting to be back
  • Take all the recommended equipment
  • Make a note of emergency numbers:
    • Italian Emergency Services: 112
  • Don't leave the marked trails without a guide
  • Let nature stay wild by not picking flowers (it's illegal in some places) or getting close to/making contact with wild animals
  • Always leave gates as you found them
  • Leave no trace

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If you're looking for a warm welcome, great facilities and unforgettable views, the Hotel Splendid Palace is the ideal place to spend your Italian getaway.

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The Hotel San Pietro has amazing lake views from its tropical gardens and is a great base for exploring Limone. It has a good range of facilities including three restaurants and a fantastic outdoor pool.

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Hotel Cristina has spectacular views across Lake Garda from its position above Limone. Stay in the best panoramic rooms, which all have furnished balconies facing the lake. Soak up the sun beside pool or relax with a drink from the bar.

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Hotel Alexander, Pool and Gardens

Hotel Alexander has a fantastic infinity pool in the gardens and the centre of Limone is less than five minutes away so it's in the ideal location for exploring.

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Hotel Royal Village, Evening

This large resort is on the outskirts of Limone - around a 15-minute walk from the centre. It has great views over the lake and is a good choice for families with a children's pool and mini club to keep them entertained. All your meals are included here too, so it's good value for money.

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High up on the hill, Villa La Gardenia & Oleandra has some of the best lake views in Limone. This hotel is perfect if you're looking for somewhere peaceful and out of the way. It's been done up to a very high quality, and its tranquil setting has people coming back year on year.


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Hotel Le Palme (14)

Hotel Le Palme has the perfect lakefront position right in the centre of Limone. It's a great base for exploring the sights of Lake Garda, especially with the ferry point just next door. When you're not out exploring enjoy time relaxing beside the pool or on the terrace with views across the lake. 

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Hotel All'azzurro, Lakefront

Hotel All'Azzurro is in a pedestrianised area right on the lakefront in central Limone. The ferry port is just down the road so it's a great base if you want to explore. We love the lake views, from the panoramic terrace in the restaurant to the rooftop pool. Inside the rooms are modern and comfy - some even have private balconies with lake views.

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Villa Dirce is built into the cliff above Limone and it has stunning views across the lake. The hotel has just been renovated and is just a 20-minute walk along the lakeside promenade or a short shuttle ride from the centre of town.

Lake Garda Promotion Card

Lake Garda Promotion Card included for all Inghams guests

The Garda Promotion Card gives you discounts on various local cultural sites such as museums, waterparks and castles. You can even get discounts on bike rentals if you fancy a day cycling by the lakeside. The card can be used over three days and you can get it for free from any of our hotels.

Things To Do

Traditional Italian Dining

Limone is filled with traditional restaurants using the lemons that grow all around. There is an abundance of choice of traditional Italian cuisine to be enjoyed, whilst sitting back and enjoying the wonderful views Lake Garda has to offer. A perfect time to enjoy after a morning of hiking in Limone. 

Historical sights

There’s lots of little nooks to explore in Limone. The Church of Saint Rocco is a hidden gem. We love visiting the oil mill for some tastings. Take a visit to Limonaia Del Castel to learn about the town’s history with the citrus fruit. Or take a visit the free tourist museum to learn why the residents in Limone live longer thanks to their genes. 

Enjoy local discounts

Take advantage of the Garda Promotion Gard, available from your hotel. It's valid for three days and gives you special discounts and reduced rates for the ferries, museums, castles and other attractions.

Watersports on Lake Garda

Like the whole Upper Lake Garda area, Limone is a great spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing, thanks to the two winds that constantly blow over this area of the lake: Peler blows from the north in the morning and Ora blows from the south in the afternoon. Stand up paddleboards (SUP) and private boats are easy to rent, whilst the shoreline has beautiful beaches ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Explore Lake Garda

Limone’s not too far from Malcesine so we recommend hopping onto a ferry and visiting the town. Make sure you head up Monte Baldo if you’re a fan of walking and great views! Riva is easy to get to, too. You can also pre-book our Tour of Lake Garda excursion to see even more of the lake during your stay.


Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Valpolicella Wine Tour from £58 per person (full day)

Who doesn't love a wine tour. On this trip you'll get to visit a traditional wine cellar in Valpolicella, where you'll have a wine tasting with a very knowledgeable guide. Enjoy a lunch of fresh, local ingredients where you can experience 'agri-turismo' first-hand. After lunch, you'll be taken to the historic church and cloisters of St Giorgio. There's no better way to spend a day than by indulging in wine, food, history and stunning vineyard views.

Departs on Thursdays.

Venice Classic from £73 per person (full day)

Venice is not to be missed! This excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide and at your own pace. You’ll arrive by coach and grab a water taxi to the centre. You’ll also have the option to add on a gondola ride (payable locally). There’s plenty of time to take in sights of the Basilica, Doge's Palace, St Mark's square and the Rialto bridge – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Departs Tuesdays and Thursdays

Majestic Dolomites from £56 per person (full day)

Start with a scenic drive through the exceptional South Tyrol, Val di Fiemme, Cavalese and Moena regions. You’ll then stop off at Passa Pordoi and take in the incredible views from this 2,000-metre-high vantage point. There’s some free time to explore the terrain at your own pace, either by taking one of the trekking paths or simply enjoying an Aperol at a rifugio and taking in the views. A stop off at the chocolate box town of Ortisei is included on the way back to your hotel as well as plenty of stops for photo opportunities in this awe inspiring landscape.

Departs on Mondays. Guests may have the opportunity to go up in a cable car for an additional fee of approx. €23pp (payable locally). Make sure you take some warmer clothes as temperatures really drop when you get up to the top!

Tour of Lake Garda from £50 per person (full day)

Get ready to explore the best of Lake Garda on this excursion – there’s so much natural beauty and picturesque towns to discover. See the spectacular mountain scenery of the north and the sunny plains of the south. Travelling by both coach and ferry, the tour itinerary for this excursion varies depending on where you start but will usually follow the famous Gardensana road lined with fragrant olive and lemon trees to reach the likes of Malcesine, Sirmione, Salo and Limone. This is the ideal taster tour of the entire lake where you'll get to spend a short period of time in a variety of stunning towns.

Departs on Mondays

Verona from £50 per person (full day)

Verona is one of Italy’s most charming little cities. This day trip dips into the romance of the medieval city, reliving the scenes from Romeo and Juliet while wandering around through the cobbled streets and past ancient buildings. On a walking tour of the city you'll see the impressive 2,000-year-old Roman arena (entry not included). It's one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and is currently home to the Verona Opera. Explore the marble paved shopping street of Via Mazzini which leads to the pretty market square Piazza Delle Erbe.

Departs on Tuesdays and Fridays

Book locally

Verona Opera (evening)

The Verona Opera is definitely one for the bucket list! The season runs from mid June to early September and covers all the classics including Aida by Verdi or Turnadot by Puccini. Whichever performance you choose; you’ll have an incredible evening.

Please note that the price of excursions will vary depending on the resort you are staying in. We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our Terms & Conditions.

Good to know

Hiking trails: Around 70 trails to choose from and you can easily access other resorts on the lake 

Terrain: Varied terrain from mountain climbs to a flat walk along the lakeside 

Best time to go: June to October. It can get quite warm in July and August so cool off with a dip in the lake 

Recommended for: Experienced walkers, regular walkers

Fly into: Verona (approx. 2 hours)

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 15 mins  by coach

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