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Water sports at the Trasimeno Lake

Water sports at Lake Trasimeno

An ideal destination to enjoy a sunset aperitif with friends, sunbathe, take pleasant walks, enjoy good food and listen to good music, Lake Trasimeno offers a wide expanse and shallow depth that make it perfect for water sports. These include windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, sailing, SUP and water skiing, made accessible by numerous rental outlets and schools in the area.

Water sport activities: what they are and where to practice them

The San Feliciano beach in Magione, where you can relax in contact with nature, is the perfect choice for windsurfers, kitesurfers, wakeboarders and water-skiers. One of the activities that has recently become very popular is paddle boarding: finding balance may not be easy, but once achieved, you can paddle on the SUP board, admiring the landscapes of the lake’s coast.

In Monte del Lago, Castiglione del Lago, Passignano sul Trasimeno and Tuoro sul Trasimeno it is possible to learn to sail thanks to the presence of several schools offering courses suitable for all levels. On board a sailing boat you can enjoy a feeling of freedom as you discover the villages and islands along the shores of the lake.

For sailing enthusiasts, Lake Trasimeno has always been one of the most popular racing grounds and hosts annual events and championships, including the Meteor class Italian Championship and the Kinder Joy of Moving Optimist Italy Trophy, an exciting competition that promotes the importance of inclusivity in the sporting-social sphere.

Along the shore, it is also possible to hire sailing or motor boats to explore Lake Trasimeno, with the option of being accompanied by a professional skipper or sailing independently for the more experienced. Unmissable sailing destinations the island Polvese and Maggiore. The former with its Rocca and picnic areas; the latter for its characteristic village, which also houses the Lace Museum. The third island, Minore, cannot be visited because it is private.

And if the day is hot, our advice is not to miss the opportunity for a refreshing dip in the waters of the lake!

After a busy day of sporting activities, nothing is more pleasant than a stop at one of the many cafés and restaurants in the lakeside villages. Here you can enjoy one of the picturesque sunsets, when the calm waters of the lake are tinged with the last rays of the sun, creating a magical play of light.

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