Windsurfing, sailing and activity holiday on Lake Garda, Italy


Europa Holidays

Europa Holidays should be your first choice for a Lake Garda activity holiday. We have the perfect location for windsurfing, sailing or exploring and we welcome families. Our watersports centre has well-maintained, modern equipment for all levels and can be reached easily by foot, bus or car from all of the surrounding area. Our location 9km from the north end, means that we benefit from both morning and afternoon thermal winds.


Lake Garda

Lake Garda with its thermal winds and proximity to the mountains and classical Italian cities is the perfect place for a holiday. It’s the destination of choice for the passionate sailor or windsurfer as well as for mountain bikers, climbers and lovers of all outdoor sports. The cities of Verona and Venice are only a couple of hours away which mean that culture and shopping are very much on the agenda for a family who want an all round holiday. 


Windsurf courses and sailing courses and coaching 

All of our courses have the emphasis on the practical aspects and can be tailored to your requirements. Personal coaching can be organised for those who wish to perfect a specific skill and funsails are available for those who just want a personal or a family adventure.

The morning winds, typically Force 4 to 5, suit more experienced sailors while all will enjoy the lighter afternoon wind in the bright sunshine.

Perfect dinghies, catamarans and windsurf equipment for rental

Our dinghies and catamarans are maintained superbly and are rigged for you, whenever you sail. For alternative fun, we have kayaks and SUPs available.

Our windsurf boards and sails  are chosen for their suitability for Lake Garda and can be matched in hundreds of combinations, to suit beginners of all age, weight and athleticism.

Activity holiday plus …. theme parks, excursions, climbing, biking

We welcome families and our centre is well equipped for childrens’ windsurfing and sailing. Kayaking and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) are also available. We can arrange fun for all ages both on and off the water and are ideally situated for child-friendly accommodation and restaurants with excellent food.

Climate and winds

We have an average of more than 9 hours of sunshine each day, from June through to August and on 80% of the days there is a good wind away from the shore (Force 4 or above).

It can be very hot but there are always cool places to go such as Monte Baldo or the little castle of Malcesine, where you’ll also find the best ice-cream shop.

Culture, eating, exploring, enjoying the sun

The city of Verona only an hour away which means that culture and shopping are very much on the agenda for a family who want an all-round holiday. The ultimate tourist destination of Venice is a just couple of hours away.

Nearby are some of Europe’s best theme parks – Gardaland, Caneva, Movie World. There are also the festival towns of Bardolino and Lazise at the south of the lake.


Hotels, apartments and camping

We are happy to offer a wide range of accommodation to our clients, either close to our centre or near to Malcesine. Your choice will depend on the needs of your family or group, and  activity holiday options you want. Camping pitches for tents or camper-vans can also be pre-booked via our office.

What we can do for you

If you want to come and see Lake Garda, we can organize everything for your family activity holiday: from arrival to departure or just welcome you to our sailing centre.

We can:

  • Book you a 4-star hotel, a budget hotel, an apartment or a campsite
  • Arrange sailing, windsurfing, foiling or powerboat courses for some or all of the family or rent you windsurf, dinghies and catamarans, when you feel like it
  • Handle long stays, short stays, weekends, regattas, celebrations and parties
  • Meet you at the airport or arrange for a hire car or minibus transfer
  • Arrange trips to Venice or Verona (and the opera at the Verona Arena)
  • Find you boat trips around the lake or directions to hot springs at Sirmione
  • Recommend bike trips (and bike rental locations) for the many trails

Give us a call!

Beach opening hours

09:00 – 18:00 Easter to October 16


Phone: +39 339 665 9085
Call in: via Gardesana 205, 37018 Malcesine (VR)

Or send us a message



Find us

via Gardesana 205, 37018 Malcesine VR, Italy

We are inside the Malcesine Sailing Centre (Fraglia Vela Malcesine or FVM)

+39 3386053096

Driving Directions

The Europa Holidays beach centre for your activity holiday is within the grounds of the internationally renowned Fraglia Vela Malcesine  (FVM)   

Travelling North from Malcesine

From the South, pass through Malcesine and we are on the left after 4 km. You will see a small boat harbour with a floating pontoon about 100m long; turn left into the main entrance of the sailing centre.

Travelling South from Torbole

From the North, follow the lakeside road South from Torbole for 9km. We are inside the FVM Sailing centre which is 500 metres after you pass through the village of Navene. Use the second entrance for public parking.

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