Salo, a lovely Belle Epoque town full of handsome cafes, townhouses and hotels, many the result of rebuilding in the prevailing liberty (Italian Art Deco) style after a 1901 earthquake. Its history dates back to the Romans and Venetians. It is especially fun to visit for the big Saturday market, or on Sunday when the residents take their evening stroll on the promenade. Treat yourself to wonderful music of all kinds on the Lungolago (the lakeside promenade) which becomes the open-air setting for several bands. If you go on Thursday night you'll get the best sounds of the summer.
Things to do in resort
Salò is especially fun to visit for the big Saturday market, or on Sunday when the residents take their evening stroll on the long lakeside promenade. To get to know the Gulf of Salò, carry on along the promenade perhaps as far as the Conca d'Oro beach (40 minutes) for a drink and a great view of the town. Or visit the botanical gardens at nearby Gardone Riviera 10 minutes away on the boat. Salò holidays are for lovers of Italy and all things Italian.
Gardone & Salò Cycle Tour
A new way to explore the outer reaches of Gardone & Salò, discovering new places of interest and sampling some of the local specialities.
Laghetti Sovenigo | Moderate | 3 hrs approx
After meeting your professional cycling guide and collecting your trusted steed (a regular mountain bike) for the tour, the cycle tour heads along the lake through Salò and to Polpenazze to visit an ancient archaeological site from the bronze age, a fascinating UNESCO protected site. After a leisurely cycle you then arrive at the nature park of Lake Sovenigo, consisting of pretty flatlands and marshes criss crossed with small waterholes filled with lotus flowers. The cycle track takes you around the park and to the popular cantina of Delai Sergio to sample wines of the area accompanied by local specialities.
Bookable locally £35 per person
Please register with your Rep on arrival. The tour is subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions (price shown is for guidance)
Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.
Location in resort
- Longitude: 10.530396
- Latitude: 45.607133
For more information on travel and transport visit our Salo page