Hiking at Lake Garda

With currently 620 hiking routes all around Garda Trentino there are plenty of options for outdoor enthusiasts. In total 537 hikes, 77 long-distance hikes and 6 city walks are waiting to be explored. We know it’s hard to pick one, so here’s an overview of some of the best hiking routes around Garda Trentino.
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The best hiking routes at Lake Garda

Hiking route · Ledro

Around Lake Ledro

Hiking route Passeggiata lungolago
9.3 km
2:30 h
100 m
100 m
Whoever visits Valle di Ledro can’t miss the promenade along the shore of Lake Ledro, with its four beaches and its villages (Pieve, Mezzolago and ...
from Apt Valle di Ledro,   Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
4.8 km
1:30 h
60 m
60 m
Easy walk around Lake Tenno and as far as Canale, a medieval village belonging to the club of the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy.  
from Valentina Bellotti,   Garda Trentino
Hiking route · Ledro

Lake Ampola

1 km
0:30 h
18 m
19 m
Easy route on footbridges and cycling, to the discovery of Lake Ampola, one of the few lake still preserved in their natural state.
from Apt Valle di Ledro,   Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
Long-Distance Hiking · Garda Trentino

GardaTrek - Top Loop 5: Across the former Austrian Front

difficult Stage 5 closed
11.8 km
4:00 h
4 m
1788 m
A breathtaking descent from the over 2000 metres a.s.l. of the pastures of Monte Stivo to Nago in the valley floor, across the former front of teh ...
from Valentina Bellotti,   Garda Trentino
difficult Stage 1
13.7 km
7:00 h
1822 m
317 m
This stage counts nearly 1600 metres of elevation gain, from the mediterranean shores of Lake Garda to the alpine peaks between Garda Trentino and ...
from Valentina Bellotti,   Garda Trentino
9.7 km
2:35 h
77 m
77 m
An easy itinerary which focuses on the historic frescoed churches around Arco, little known gems, the perfect walking tour for lovers of art and ...
from IAT Garda Trentino,   Garda Trentino

The Dürer Promenade in Arco

A walk from the centre of Arco to Varignano, in the footsteps of the painter Albrecht Dürer who at the end of the 15th century was inspired by these places to paint the castle and town.

GardaTrek - Top Loop 6: In the Garden of Europe

This stage takes you to Monte Baldo, renowned for the exceptional variety of its flora (it's therefore known as "Garden of Europe") and the incredible views over Lake Garda.

The meadows of Legos

This walk unwinding through the woods and meadows of Legos reveals a less well known and less well-trodden corner of Valle di Ledro, which is just nonetheless as fascinating.

Hidden Treasures: The secrets of river Sarca

An easy walk for families and nature lovers which follows the course of the River Sarca between the bridges of Ceniga and Arco, also suitable for baby buggies.

Open Air Gallery: art in the open air in Drena

Lots of different unexpected installations, objects and splashes of colour which transform the woods into an open air art gallery

Madonnina di Bezzecca

It takes just a few minutes from the village to reach the Madonnina of Bezzecca, a nice spot with a beautiful view over Lake Ledro. Val di Mulini stretches through meadows and barns. 

Giro della Madonnina di Besta

One doesn’t need to climb the mountains of Valle di Ledro to enjoy a breathtaking view over Lake Ledro. The Madonnina of Besta dominates the village below and encompasses at a glance the whole of Lake Ledro.

Hidden Treasures: To Torbole in Goethe's footsteps

A literary stroll which follows in the footsteps of the great German poet Goethe from Nago to Torbole, during his celebrated Italian tour (1786 - 1788).

Garda Trek - Top Loop: The crown of Garda Trentino

7 challenging stages from one mountain hut to the next, from the shores of the lake to 2000 m and above, touching on all of the peaks surrounding the northern shores of Lake Garda.

The contrade of Bezzecca

Bezzecca is famous for the battle which took place in 1866. It is here that Garibaldi pronounced his famous answer, Obbedisco! There’s much more to uncover in the village though!

Hidden Treasures: The Heart of Dro, in the Sarca valley

An easy walk around Dro, a small town in the Sarca Valley, from the central town square to the chapel of Sant'Abbondio on the hill of the same name

Hidden Treasures: The old "road to the castle" in Drena

An easy walk that takes you from the protected area Marocche in Dro up to Drena Castle along an ancient mule track dating back to the Middle Ages.

Pieve - Memories on show

Pieve lies on the western shore of Lake Ledro. Its turquoise water is not the only attraction of the village though. Among its picturesque streets are to be found traces of the history of the village and of Valle di Ledro.

Hidden Treadures: Rilke Promenade

A literary stroll in the shadow of Arco Castle, following in the footsteps of the great Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke, who drew inspiration from these surroundings. 

GardaTrek - Top Loop 4: to the balcony over Lake Garda

Another uphill stage! From the bottom of the valley there is almost 2000 metres of elevation gain to get to one of the most spectacular viewing points in all of Garda Trentino.

GardaTrek - Top Loop 2: descent to Lake Tenno

This stage goes from a hut to the next, from Nino Pernici to San Pietro, touching the verdant shores of lake Tenno and the evocative medieval village of Canale di Tenno. 

Molina and Legos

Easy walk to explore the alleys of Molina and Legos, on the shores of Lake Ledro, and the meadows above the village.

GardaTrek - Top Loop 3: a long descent to the River Sarca

From San Pietro hut (1000 m above sea level) to the valley bottom again. Another stage characterized by a great variety of lanscapes as you descend to the Sarca river shores. 

Vom Tourismus und einer langen Geschichte

6.2 km
3:00 h
470 m
5 m
Ponale Trail is the best known and most popular in Garda Trentino: easy but at the same time spectacular as its winds sheer above the lake, a ...
from Valentina Bellotti,   Garda Trentino
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