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Winter Sports on Lake Iseo

So you are probably asking yourself where is the nearest ski slope to the area of Lake Iseo and what type of skiing can you do……, ahh well the best kept secret of Lake Iseo is that it is literally surrounded by beautiful mountains and tranquil alpine trecks that you can enjoy all year round.

From Cross country Skiing to Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding you can enjoy all these family sports just a short drive from Lake Iseo.

VAL  PALOT

The closest is probably Val Palot, just 12 kms from the town of Pisogne, on Lake Iseo, Val Palot at 1100meters high dominated by Mount Gugliemo with breathtaking views, can be reached comfortably by car and offers an authentic corner of paradise for those who enjoy nature and serenity. Val Palot is blanketed with a white cape of snow in the winter for the joy of all skiiers. There is an artificial plant system that guarantees good skiing all the way up to the month of March. In the summer it is appreciated by those who enjoy taking a quite stroll or for those more adventurous out there, Nordic walking and trekkers and even joggers. For those who wish to take a weekend break in this nature paradise, there are 2 hotels and an agriturismo ( working farm house ) which also produce a number of delicious cured meats and cheeses especially around the area of Bionda dell’Adamello.

Val Palot
25055 Pisogne
Tel. 0364/888923
Fax. 0364/888923
E-mail: valpalot@harpotech.it
Web: www.valpalot.it

MONTECAMPIONE

Montecampione is a popular modern skiing village situated in the heart of the Val Camonica, Brescia, which surrounds Lake Iseo. Around 60 kms from Brescia,  Montecampione is easy to reach by car and is around 11kms from the Tonale Pass in the direction of Darfoe Boario. Those who like to ski can enjoy the 30km of ski slopes, amongst which are  4 black runs, 12 red runs and 4 blue runs and plenty of mini slopes for children and beginners.  For those who like skidoos there are plenty of tracks at a quota height of circa 1800 meters.  There is the possibility of taking the ski lifts from the village so you don’t need to take the car and an artificial snow plant guarantees good skiing until March.

Montecampione
Via Legazzuolo di Montecampione, 25040, Artogne, Brescia
Tel. 0364/563009
Fax. 0364/088009
E-mail: contact@montecampioneskiarea.it
Web: www.montecampioneskiarea.it

BORNO

Set amidst the Brescian mountains situated in Valley Camonica at a height of 1704 meters lies ‘Monte Altissima’. It’s surrounded by pine forests and woodlands and offers a magnificent backdrop onto Lake Iseo, this is a modern ski station which has recently been updated with a new ski lift plant, which offers  8 lifts in total which can transport  up to 7815 people per hour.  This ski station is part of the Lombardy regional circuit, information regarding the seasonal ski passes can be found on the following link http://www.anefskilombardia.it/?q=skipass

This ski station holds many competitive events annually and is really worth a visit should you be planning to go skiing on Lake Iseo.

Borno
Via della Funivia 28, 25042, Borno, Brescia
Tel. 0364/310295
E-mail: info@bornoskiarea.it
Web: www.bornoskiarea.it

TONALE, PRESENA, PONTE DI LEGNO AND TEMU’

A fairy-tale landscape, perfectly groomed slopes, modern lifts, sun, snow and fun are the ingredients of the district  of Adamello Ski.  These four ski stations,  Temù (from m. 1121), Pontedilegno (from m. 1255), Passo Tonale ( m. 1880) and the Glacier Presena ( m. 2585), are one beautiful compliment of diversity and each reality offers a haven of complete tranquility and enchanting landscapes. The slopes are suitable for skiers of all levels, from beginners to professionals, suitable for those who like steep slopes or those who prefer to ski with a quiet confidence on the gentle slopes. A carousel of ski emotions from the smallest slope in Temù at 1,000 meters high up to the most adventurous slopes of the Presena at 3,000 mt high . Adamello Ski, where snow and sun are always home features with 30 modern and fast ski lifts, over 100 km of perfectly groomed slopes are taken perfect care of with great professionalism, one ski pass which offers a winter dream in a four beautiful natural oasis of peace and relaxation with sun and great skiing.

Website:-www.pontedilegnotonale.com

Madeleine Morgan – 27th January 2017


me and mollyFor all of those who are interested in purchasing lake front properties and want to know what’s available on Lake Iseo, here are just a few of the interesting proposals that we have to offer you this month.
Lake front properties are always desirable not only for their vicinity to the lake but also for the convenience to the proximity of the local towns. Often a car is not needed to reach the local town and services, which is a comfort to those who are looking to leave the car at home for the holidays. Some towns equipped with both rail and ferry services around the lake, gives holiday makers time to kick off and really relax without getting caught in the holiday traffic jams.

Here are some of the occasions on offer this month:-

In the town of Iseo and in a lovely position in the old port area, with lake views are these 2 one bedroom apartments that are adjacent to each other. A great investment as they are ready to go, furnished and with parking included. Anyone who knows Iseo town knows the difficulty of finding lake front properties with parking. The good thing about these properties are you can use them and rent them out as short term holiday lets for the many tourists that visit the area each year at a very good return. Here is the link to these properties:-

Occasion for investment – Iseo Town Center – Lake View…

For those who like the town of Sulzano, we have 2 apartments here that fit that criteria, the first is a one bedroom apartment with terrace overlooking the lake and 2 mins walk to the town center. This comes with a private parking space and a storage area, here is the link:-

Sulzano – Directly on the lake – walking distance to…

The other is a two bedroom apartment, LAKE FRONT in a small residence with swimming pool and private parking with views of the breathtaking island of Montisola.

Sulzano – Characteristic Apartment Directly On The Lake – Pool

Both are good investment properties as they can be given to the Hotel Riva Lago to be managed and rented out, guaranteeing an income all year round.

If on the other hand you prefer to be on the Bergamo side of the lake why not take a look at these apartments in the town of Sarnico in a residence with pool and quayside, with lake views and just a 5 minute walk into the town, all with parking and separate storage as well as a concierge service included as part of the community fees.

Here are the links:

Sarnico – Two Bedroom First Floor Apartment – Lake Front…

Sarnico – Lake Front Residence – 2 Bedroom Ground Floor…

Sarnico – Overlooking the lake – One bedroom apartment

If it’s a house you are looking for then check this one out in the town of Sarnico directly on the lake front:-

Sarnico – Single 3 Storey House situated in the town…

If the tranquil location of Predore is more to your liking then these three properties may suit you more, very central, directly on the lake and the port and walking distance to the town and facilities:-

Predore – Directly on the lake – 2 Bedroom Luxury…

Predore – Lake Front First Floor 3 Bedroom Apartment –…

Predore – Impossible to find apartment directly on the lake…

If a larger town like Lovere is more your taste then look no further we have these brand new properties in the town center, with lake views, modern and spacious, take a look at these links:-

Lovere – Central – Brand New One bedroom Unit

Lovere – Brand new residence – very central – Lake…

Lovere – Residence Bersaglio – Last Apartments Available

Dreamhomes has been satisfying clients property needs in this area for over ten years and they have a large selection of properties to offer on their website on all towns around the lake, if you don’t find what you are looking for, contact them and let them know what it is you are interested in and they will forward proposals onto you that suit your property criteria and budget. Better still sign up for one of their viewings, they will prepare an itinerary of properties that suit both your criteria and budget and will customize a visit for you free of charge.


Extreme Sports on Lake Iseo

me and mollyMany of you who have already visited this lake probably think it’s a quiet place with very little to do, well that would be a mistake as this little’ole lake has quite a lot going on.  The company ‘You can do it’ run by Alpine Guides and experts of this area, Ruggero Andreoli and Franz Carrara have some fantastic activities for the dare devil and adrenaline junkies out there.

Why not try Canyoning, exciting and breaktaking experiences through the many intriguing caves and valleys of the Bergamascan and Brescian mountains, you will just need  a towel and a pair of trainers and they take care of the rest. If that’s not daring enough for you there’s the adventurous via-ferrato climbing routes with its treacherous drops but fantastic back drops of the lake and mountains………. Alright for those who don’t suffer from heights…..or there is alpine trekking through the glaciers and high peaks of the mountains or just plain climbing up the mountain if you like. There again you could try one of their trekking programmes which will take you around the panoramic mountains and valleys with its hidden views and secrets, that everybody can do.  For more information and their full itinerary check out their website www.rogeradventure.it

For those who like to be up in the clouds you could try the amazing experience of Paragliding in tandem with the experts of ‘Air Activities’ they will take you over the most amazing panoramas of the lake and mountains or why not try their tandem aircraft programme  over Lake Iseo or Lake Garda. More information on their website www.volosportivosebino@gmail.com

In the tiny fishing village of Predore, did you know that there were a Roman baths which can be visited from April to September on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the evening from 18.00 to 20.00 and on Sunday mornings from 9.00 to 13.00. For a guided visit you can contact them direct on +39 338 1744582

If you just want to relax and discover the food and wine, you could visit one of the many wine yards and taste some fantastic wines. Not to miss is the vineyard of ‘Ca del Bosco’ and ‘ Bellavista’ a full itinerary can be arranged through ‘ Strada del vino di Franciacorta’ by contacting them at www.franciacorta.net

Or if relaxing is on your itinerary then why not chill out in the Thai Spa in the Cocca hotel on Lake Iseo in the town of Sarnico, where you can try one of their many specialized Thai massages www.coccahotel.com

Iseo express run a transfer service from Milan-Bergamo airport to Lake Iseo and Lake Endine, its easy, cheap and quick – check out www.iseoexpress.it  or if you want to have a personal driver and unique experience you could contact Marco Moraschi at www.iseotaxi.it – he speaks perfect English and would be able to entertain you with his wit and humour throughout your whole trip.

Madeleine Morgan 21st October 2016


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