Lake Garda and its mountains — the botanical garden of the Alps

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Garda Trentino

Between palm trees and alpine huts, between blue water and high rocks, between vineyards and olive groves. Lake Garda offers an unbelievable variety in its landscape and athletic possibilities. From the small topic lead walk up to a seven day trekking tour, from the easy path to the challenging via ferrata. Once you're done stunning around, you will immediately find the next memorable view, that takes your breath away.

No matter which mountain you climb, the view onto the deep blue lake blows your mind – every time. And the uncomparable blossom of the plants and flowers around Lake Garda makes the region to the botanical garden of the Alps. The best part: A vast number of paths, well maintained and signposted lead you through this wonderful landscape. Here you will find some hike for anybody, no matter their interests and skill level.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    39:49
    57.9 mi
    1.5 mph
    24,025 ft
    18,600 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    A hut tour in 7 stages, over all the peaks that tower over the north side of Lake Garda. A circular route as beautiful as a crown, in which unforgettable views merge into a unique panorama, and which leads from the lakeshore to more than 2000 meters in height. A demanding trekking experience that awakens indescribable emotions - not least thanks to the final drive across the lake.The highest of all GardaTrek's circuits (the so-called top loop) is made up of 7 stages, which can be undertaken directly one after the other or at different times. The route can be shortened, depending on desire and constitution. There are many ways to return to Riva del Garda - on foot or by public transport. Normally, the top loop is walkable from June to October, but it is still advisable to check for snowfall before departure.

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  • Easy
    01:45
    3.86 mi
    2.2 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Ferry
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The tour includes crossing by ferry.

    From the center of Riva del Garda, we follow the lakeshore past the historic hydroelectric power station. After about 1 km we cross the Gardesana road and follow the signpost D01 towards Ledro. Soon we are in the midst of a wonderful panorama path, which clings to the rocks and leads partly through small tunnels.

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  • Difficult
    01:31
    2.08 mi
    1.4 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    A light entry-level climbing trail (B) at Arco. Not too difficult, also suitable for children. With great views of Arco, Lake Garda and the castle of Arco. The climb is ideal as a tour, hardly exposed passages 300 Hm, 2.5 hours after cappuccino drink in the picturesque old town of Arco.

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  • Easy
    01:41
    3.69 mi
    2.2 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Easy mountaineering route. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short hike leads through the most diverse landscapes in no time. The environment changes from green to surprising in a rock pile, which presents itself as a desert-like moonscape. At the end you reach an area in which you can discover the imprints of dinosaurs from the Jurassic era. The path continues through the forest down to the Sarca River and the old hydroelectric power station in Fies. Along the protected wetland area of ​​the Laghi Soli, you return to the dry, stony area and back to the starting point.

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  • Intermediate
    04:03
    5.60 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,725 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Monte Misone perched solitary above the northwest of Lake Garda. Although it may be one of the lesser known peaks that rise up around the Great Lake, the view you can enjoy from its summit is still a feast for the eyes. The ascent to Monte Misone begins immediately with a very steep passage. But do not let that scare you off, because later the path becomes flatter and gives you wonderful views of the Lake Tenno, whose unmistakably vibrant blue is visible at the foot of the mountain.After you have conquered the summit and returned to the starting point, you are within walking distance of the San Pietro hut. In addition to a beautiful panoramic terrace, the hut also offers culinary delights from Trentino: a worthwhile stop for refreshments, where you can relax with delicious dishes from the rigors of the tour. Back in the valley it is also worth a detour to Canale di Tenno, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The small town center has preserved its medieval features until today, which is why time seems to stand still there.

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  • Intermediate
    04:11
    5.31 mi
    1.3 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Monte Altissimo is one of the most popular destinations in the Garda Trentino. Hikers are especially attracted by the impressive view of the seascape, which accompanies you on this tour at every turn. The route runs along the Sentiero della Pace del Trentino (Peace Trail), a long-distance trail that passes by the most important sites of the First World War. On the whole side of Monte Altissimo, which overlooks Nago, you can still see parts of the Austrian defenses, such as trenches, tunnels and barracks depicting the distant days of the Great War.The route runs within the Parco Naturale Locale del Monte Baldo, a nature reserve that hosts an extraordinary biodiversity. The Monte Baldo is particularly known since the 15th century for its impressive wealth of plants and flowers, which is why it is also known as the "Garden of Europe".

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  • Difficult
    03:10
    4.00 mi
    1.3 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Sitting high above Riva on the steps of the Santa Barbara Chapel, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the city and Mount Brione, the northern Lake Garda and the previously visited Bastion of Riva. Previously, the almost vertical slopes of Mount Rocchetta are always uphill.The path from Riva to the Bastion is easy and easy to manage. The way up to the chapel is much more demanding. It is a real mountain trail and always leads along the steep mountainside, so that there is a certain risk of falling. Also at the chapel Santa Barbara there are no fuses, so caution and concentration while walking is required.

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  • Difficult
    03:12
    4.65 mi
    1.5 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    Beautiful, well-insured, easy trails connected by historic terraces created for agricultural purposes.Park best in Dro and then take the valley path through olive groves until you climb over the village of Ceniga. From Ponte Romano in Ceniga, head north on the road to Maso Lizzone (NO parking). Turn left up the SAT 428, turn right just past the farm and go up to the foot of the Anglone cliff. Here begins the via ferrata.

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  • Easy
    01:02
    2.15 mi
    2.1 mph
    175 ft
    675 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    What did Goethe feel when he saw Lake Garda for the first time on his trip to Italy? This route is modeled after its descent down to the lake on the historic Santa Lucia. On the way you can visit the great castle ruin Castel Penede. A wonderful little hike that has the port or beach of Torbole to the destination. Ideal for the whole family.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    89.2 mi
  • Duration
    60:24 h
  • Elevation
    34,075 ft

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