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Lake Garda Vacation with your dog – You are planning a vacation with your dog on Lake Garda? Lake Garda is a beautiful destination that is perfect for a vacation with your four-legged friend. With an abundance of dog-friendly accommodations, activities and attractions, Lake Garda is a perfect place to spend an unforgettable time with your four-legged friend.

There are many dog-friendly accommodations on Lake Garda that specialize in meeting the needs of dog owners. Many vacation rentals and cottages offer special amenities such as fenced gardens, dog bowls and dog beds. Some accommodations also offer special dog services such as dog sitting and dog showers.

Lake Garda vacation with the dog – What do I have to consider?

When you are out and about with your dog in public places, you must always keep him on a leash. The length of the leash must not exceed 1.5 meters. It is also compulsory to have a muzzle with you, but you only have to put it on your dog if requested. An example of this is the cable car Prada Costabella, here it is compulsory to muzzle dogs.

If you want to travel with your pet within the EU, there are some regulations that you must follow:

Microchip and vaccination:
Your dog must be marked with a microchip. In addition, your dog must provide proof of complete vaccination protection against rabies. The last vaccination should have taken place at least 21 days before departure. Italy reserves the right to prohibit the entry of young animals up to 12 weeks until further notice.

Pet ID:
The EU requires for travel with dogs (and other small animals) a so-called pet passport, which you can apply for at the vet. This contains information about your four-legged friend’s appearance, vaccination status, a unique identification number and information about you as the owner.

For more information on travel regulations for pets within the EU, please visit the website of the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection:

The vacation on Lake Garda with the dog can be a real paradise for the four-legged friend. There are many opportunities to spend time together and explore the surrounding area. A great way to exercise your four-legged friend and give him some variety are dog playgrounds.

On Lake Garda there are some campsites and parks that offer special dog play areas. Here, your dog can romp and play to his heart’s content while you relax. Some of the best dog playgrounds on Lake Garda are:

Camping Fornella: This campsite offers a 300 m2 dog playground or dog beach with seating under olive trees for the dog owners. You can also use the dog shower. You will find dispensers with dog waste bags and corresponding waste garbage cans everywhere on the premises.

Map with dog playgrounds on Lake Garda

Camping San Francesco: This campsite offers spacious dog parks with access to drinking water and a shower. You will also find dispensers with dog waste bags on the streets. There is also an agility area for dogs. There is also a beach where your dog can swim and run. A veterinarian is only 2 km away from the campsite.

If you’d rather visit a public dog playground, there are a few options here as well (see map). Note, however, that many public dog play areas in Italy are not fenced. So always keep your dog on a leash to make sure he doesn’t escape or disturb other dogs.

Dog playground (Dog Park) in Tremosine

A brand new dog playground is located in Tremosine, in the Valle di Bondo near Vesio. This Doc Park was recently completed and is completely fenced. There is some great playground equipment on the grounds for your four-legged friends. One advantage of this dog playground is its location: in summer, when there is a lot going on directly at the lake, it is a bit quieter in Tremosine.

Valle di Bondo is also about 600 meters above the lake, so it doesn’t get too hot there even in summer. In addition to the dog playground, the Valle di Bondo offers numerous hiking opportunities and the little river Bondo offers additional cooling opportunities for dog and mistress or master.

Lake Garda Vacation with Dog – Dog Beaches

You can visit beaches on Lake Garda and Lake Ledro that are specially accessible for dogs. A dog beach on Lake Garda is often delimited by fences and specially equipped for the needs of your four-legged friend. Here your dog can also swim in the lake, which is prohibited in other places. Not only are there water stations and trash receptacles at dog beaches, but sometimes there are even lounge chairs – for you and your dog.

One example is the dog beach Bracco Baldo Beach in Peschiera del Garda. This section of the beach has been open for dog owners and their four-legged friends since spring 2011. Over the summer months (from May) the Garda dog beach can be visited daily from 9:30 to 19:00.

The well-signposted beach covers about 1000 square meters and offers enough space for you and your dog. There are also plenty of shaded areas where you, your dog and other visitors can relax. In addition, the shore with its beautiful vegetation invites you to take walks directly on the lake, up to three kilometers long. While on the beach you must keep your dog on a leash, but in the sea he can swim without a leash.
The beach is equipped with deck chairs, umbrellas, toilets and showers. There are also areas for your dog’s needs, including water bowls and feeding stations.

The dog beach Bracco Baldo Beach in Peschiera del Garda is chargeable (prices follow), an advance reservation is recommended in any case. Phone number: +393421254336

Dog beaches on the eastern shore of Lake Garda

Other dog beaches on Lake Garda are located on the eastern shore of the Lagos. Worth mentioning here, for example, is the Fido Beach in Manerba del Garda:

You can find him at Via Repubblica 108, 25080 Manerba del Garda. This beach has 36 sunbeds with umbrellas, 10 water sunbeds and furthermore there are 20 sunbeds for dogs. Best of all, the dog beach is open every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm all summer long. But beware: here, too, you have to pay:

April / May: 15,- Euro for a parasol and 2 sunbeds

June to September: Here 20,- Euro for the half day and 25,- Euro for the whole day are due, also for a parasol and two sunbeds. A voarbreservation is mandatory, here the phone number: +39 392 443 0874

Also in Toscolano Maderno you can go swimming with your four-legged friend at a dog beach. Just like in Peschiera del Garda, such a beach was opened to the public in 2011. The 700 meters long fenced dog beach is located on Rivagranda beach and is located below the Parocchia Dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, if you drive from Toscolano Maderno in the direction of Gargnano.

This beach is open 24 hours a day all year round and is free of charge for you and your dog.

Lake Ledro dog beach

For some years now there has also been an attractive and pet-friendly bathing beach at Lake Ledro for vacationers with four-legged friends. The beach has a green lawn and shady plants for a relaxing siesta. The dogs can jump directly into the water and swim exuberantly in Lake Ledro.
The dog beach is located in Pur on the south side of the lake and is easily accessible via a foot and bike path.

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