Dog-friendly places on Lake Garda
On Lake Garda, your four-legged friends are more than welcome!
With vast green spaces, various walkways, beautiful beaches and breathtaking views, Lake Garda is a great holiday choice for a pet-friendly stay full of fun and relaxation!
Let's discover the best places to bring your dog and the best activities to do together!
Bau Beach in Peschiera del Garda
What could be better than a sunny day at the beach, splashing in the water with your faithful friend?
Bracco Baldo Beach in Peschiera has been a popular dog beach on Lake Garda for many years. With more than 1000 m2 the beach with bathing area is perfectly designed to meet all the needs of your pets. Fun is guaranteed between a dip in the water, a walk along the lakefront and peaceful moments on the sun lounger.
And above all, your dog can romp around together with other peers.
The Dog Ice Cream Parlour in Sirmione
A place to pamper your four-legged friends. „My Dog“ is the first ice-cream parlour and pastry shop just for dogs. It is located in the old town of Sirmione and you can buy colourful biscuits, cupcakes, snacks and various flavours of ice cream for your pet here. You can also order personalised cakes to celebrate birthdays and other occasions. All recipes have been specially designed for animals according to their health and taste.
In addition to treats and drinks, there are other services offered, for example dog sitting.
Molina Waterfall Park
The waterfalls of Molina are embedded in a stunning natural park located in the Lake Garda hinterland. Here dogs are allowed free of charge, and they can walk with you amid nature and enjoy the views of rocks, caves, grottos, streams and waterfalls. Dogs must be kept on a leash and are not allowed to enter the waters, but that doesn't matter as the park offers lots of shade, which is very pleasant, especially in summer. For more information, read our story about the Molina Park.
Not far from the waterfalls, you can find the medieval village of Molina, which is worth a visit. Here you can also enjoy a nice walk with dog surrounded by nature and culture.
Busatte – Tempesta trail
A panoramic hike also suitable for your dog if it is not afraid of heights and steps. However, if your four-legged friend is of smaller size, you can carry it on the stairs. The walk starts at the Adventure Park in Busatte (Torbole) and leads towards the hamlet of Tempesta. Along the way, you will enjoy fantastic views of the northern Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains.
So, let's go and enjoy fun and adventurous moments on this hike with dog on Lake Garda.
La Rocca di Garda Tour
A panoramic walk in the middle of nature with your faithful companion. The Rocca di Garda is a rock of about 300 metres height between Garda and Bardolino. It offers one of the most beautiful views of the lake as it includes the town of Garda with its bay on one side, and all the southern lake up to Sirmione peninsula on the other. Up here, you can fully enjoy nature together with your four-legged friend. You can find the directions here.
Monte Baldo cable car
A paradise for hikers, nature lovers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. The cable car from Malcesine to the top of Monte Baldo is one of the best ways to admire stunning views of Lake Garda, especially if you are travelling with your pet.
Only one dog per gondola is allowed, with a muzzle and leash. The ride takes about 20 minutes and costs €6 per dog/way. Find out more about the cable car in our story.
The cable car is not far from the old town and the castle of Malcesine, and you can reach it with a short 5-minute walk with your dog through cobbled streets and winding alleys.
Boat trip with dog
Dogs and other pets are allowed on the Lake Garda ferries and boats. But what do you need to know before your boat tour?
Your dog must not occupy a seat, and he must be kept on a leash not longer than one and a half metres to not disturb other passengers. Small dogs (under 50 cm) travel free on the ferry, while medium and large dogs (over 50 cm) pay a reduced fare. Dogs accompanying blind people travel free of charge and without restrictions.
Enjoy the breeze, the views and the colours of the lake. A boat trip on Lake Garda is an opportunity to get to know the lake from a whole new perspective together with your dog.
Do you know where pets are also welcome on Lake Garda? In the following dog-friendly holiday apartments of Europlan!