hiking trip garda lake

A long weekend among the beauties of Garda Lake

4-day trip from 25/04/2024 to 28/04/2024

3 nights in 3* hotel in Nago

Half board with 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners included

Daily excursions with expert guide

Garda Lake

Where

Garda Lake

When

25 – 28 April 2024

Price

495,00 €/pp

A 4-day trekking trip to discover the northern side of Lake Garda, among forests, waterfalls, rocky peaks, mountain pastures and medieval villages.

Garda Trentino is a true trekking paradise to explore with a backpack on your back and boots on your feet to experience a long and regenerating weekend.

Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, stretches between Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, and in its northernmost part concentrates some of its most precious wonders.

A true natural jewel of the Trentino region, the lake is at the centre of an ecosystem that will allow us to hike among trails and crystal-clear waters, rocky rises, dense forests and stunning views.

We will explore some of the most beautiful mountains that crown the shores of Alto Garda and places that are still little-travelled, such as Monte Brento and its scenic ridges.

This hiking trip will also be a voyage of discovery of the history of these places and their traditions, such as the food and wine that we will appreciate by visiting mountain huts.

An experiential journey not to be missed, under the banner of Hike & Taste!

Technical specifications
  • DURATION: 4 days
  • LEVEL: moderate
  • TRAVEL STYLE: group, fully guided, explorer
  • HIKING GUIDE: Andrea
Meeting point

Thursday April 25th at noon at the 3* Hotel in Nago. All data will be given at the time of registration. All data will be given at the time of registration.

Return

Sunday April 28th in the late afternoon

Day 1 – Ancient road Valletta di S. Lucia – Castel Penede – Marmitte dei Giganti

Length: 7 km
Elevation gain: 300 m

After arriving and settling into the hotel in Nago, to oxygenate ourselves a bit from the journey we will take a walk along the Valletta di S. Lucia, the ancient road that connected the town of Nago to Torbole, for a first, close contact with the majestic Lake Garda. Crossing a small, silent valley and an ancient olive grove, we will hike along a path with one of the most beautiful views of the lake, a view that can reach as far as Sirmione on the opposite shore. We will pass under the Penede Castle of Nago, a medieval fortress now in ruins that once controlled the transit route between the Lagarina Valley and Lake Garda, to arrive on the shores of the lake and enjoy some relaxation. Finally we will ascend to Nago along the path leading to the Marmitte dei Giganti, a fascinating place consisting of large glacial pits created by stone erosion. Dinner at the hotel will follow.

Day 2 – Lake Tenno – Borgo Canale – San Pietro mountain hut

Length: 12 km
Elevation gain: 600 m

Our day will set off to discover a true natural beauty of Trentino, Lake Tenno. Situated at an altitude of 500 m and set in an intact alpine landscape, it is a true oasis of quiet, an enchanted place that thanks to its turquoise and transparent waters is also called “Blue Lake.” We will then continue towards the medieval village of Canale, included in the list of the “most beautiful villages in Italy”, and will hike through a magnificent forest to reach the San Pietro mountain hut, at an altitude of 1,000 m. Here we will have the opportunity to taste some delicious typical dishes, but above all we will enjoy a superb view of Lake Garda. On the way back, to end on a high note, we will visit the Cascata del Varone (Varone Waterfall), where the water from Lake Tenno falls thunderously for a good 90 metres!

Day 3 – Monte Brento – Tour of the scenic ridges – Ruins of S. Martino

Lenght: 15 km
Elevation gain: 700 m

On the third day, we will explore Mount Brento and its ridges on a fascinating loop hike. It is a mountain that is still little known and appreciated despite the extraordinary panorama it offers from the summit over the whole of Lake Garda and the Brenta Dolomites. To reach the summit of Mount Brento at an altitude of 1545 m and its scenic ridges, we will hike among pastures and dense forests of spruce and beech, and with a little luck we will have the extraordinary opportunity to spot roe deer, eagles and chamois. We will then have lunch at the Malga San Giovanni. On the way back, we will visit the archaeological area of San Martino: considered one of the oldest and most important fortified settlements in the Alps, it was set up by the Romans to stop the incursions of the ‘barbarians’. In fact, it is located on a rocky spur straddling the Upper Garda and the Giudicarie, and covers an area of more than 15,000 square meters!

Day 4 – Val di Ledro and Nino Pernici mountain hut

Lenght: 8 km
Elevation gain: 600 m

After checking out, we set off on our last loop hike along a magnificent panoramic route in Val di Ledro, a glacial valley in the Pre-Alps. On the shores of Lake Ledro, near the village of Molina, around 10,000 pile dwellings dating back to the Bronze Age were discovered in 1929, a site that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011. These are the remains of ancient villages that had preserved pottery and bronze tools and statues, now collected in the Palafitte Museum. We will enjoy the more mountainous part of Val di Ledro, with its malghe and mountain huts. In fact we will reach the Nino Pernici mountain hut for a lunch stop and to enjoy a last, splendid view of the valley, Lake Garda and the Ledrensi Alps. We will then return to the cars for our departure.

Participation fee:

  • € 150,00 to be paid at the time of registration
  • € 345,00 thirty days before departure

The fee includes:

  • Professional English speaking Hiking Guide for the duration of the entire hiking trip (environmental hiking guide qualified in accordance with L.R. 42 of 23/03/2000 and subsequent amendments).
  • Accommodation of 3 nights in a 3* hotel in Nago in double rooms with single beds.
  • Half board service with 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners (drinks not included).
  • Parking space at the hotel
  • Accident insurance

The fee does not include

  • Travel costs to reach Nago and return (fuel and tolls) to be made by own car
  • Tourist tax of € 2,00 per/day
  • Lunches at the mountain huts
  • Anything not specified under “The fee include”.

Registrants will receive all booking and travel details by email. The event has a limited number of participants.

Technical organization by:

Certosa Viaggi
Via Mario Orsini 2
50125 Firenze (ITALY)
Tel. +39 055 2047019
Email: sabrina@certosaviaggi.it

Important

  • Report any food intolerances at the time of booking
  • Optional trip cancellation insurance available upon request

Cancellation policy

The following applies in case of cancellation:

  • Cancellations made up to 61 days from the date of departure: penalty 0%.
  • The cancellation of the reservation from 60 to 31 days from the date of departure: penalty of 30% of the booked services.
  • The cancellation of the reservation from 30 to 15 days from the date of departure: penalty of 40% of the booked services.
  • The cancellation of the reservation from 14 to 8 days from the date of departure: penalty of 70% of the booked services.
  • The cancellation of the reservation within 7 days from the date of departure penalty of 100% of the booked services.

Read the Terms and Conditions for participation in the guided trekking trip.

andrea leoni environmental hiking guide wehike contributor

Leoni Andrea, born in Arco(TN) and residing in the woods half an hour from the same, is an Environmental Hiking Guide regularly registered with A.I.G.A.E. A dynamic and sporty person, he loves to travel especially to remote destinations such as Alaska, Svalbard, Namibia… “self-organizing” trips. He also loves climbing, running, walking, and all this has just led him to Nepal to undertake the trek to Everest Base Camp, with the ascent of Lobuche East, 6,119 meters. He does not despise the sea and so how could he not also love surfing? A hobby that has led him several times to places like the Canary Islands and the Azores. He is finishing writing a guidebook/travelogue about this very beautiful Portuguese archipelago with which he has fallen madly in love. But he also loves lying down and relaxing in a hammock reading a good book in the beloved woods back home.

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Book your next adventure

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the magic of Garda Trentino this spring? Reserve your spot now for the 4-day trekking excursion to Lake Garda. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discover the hidden trails, secret waterfalls, and breathtaking peaks that only northern Lake Garda can offer. Taste the authentic flavors of the region while visiting traditional mountain huts and medieval villages. Fill out the form below to request your reservation. We will contact you as soon as possible to provide you with all the necessary information and to finalize your confirmation.

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