Spring on Trentino’s lakes: adventure, water sports and lots of fun for kids

5 lake activities to do with your children in spring

SPRING 2020 - Deep blue pristine water, mild temperatures, vast grassy shores and spectacular mountains in the backdrop: the Italian Alps lakes offer oodles of family activities to fill an entire spring break weekend. Whether you are looking for an active holiday or simply a relaxing place in the sun, here are 5 must-do activities for you and your family to enjoy the great outdoors and re-energize in contact with water.

#1

Family-friendly rock climbing on Lake Garda

The Lake Garda area in the province of Trento offers many family-friendly cliffs where both adults and children can climb in complete safety. All young climbers need are some climbing shoes and a climbing harness to embark on their new adventures.

#2

Molveno MTB tours

If your little ones are not very keen on walking, try a MTB tour on the Altopiano della Paganella, a fantastic way to get out and about at a comfortable pace for everyone. Particularly scenic are the bike tracks around Lake Molveno and Lake Nembia. If you get a bit peckish, stop at La Baita "Fortini di Napoleone" for refreshments.

#3

Canoeing 

There’s no better way to discover those hidden spots you can’t reach by foot, those deserted wild little coves: canoeing on Lake Ledro is a beautiful activity to do with your children. It’s easy, with no fuss, just hire a canoe and paddle your way slowly into nature. Go before 11 am and after 5 pm, when it’s less windy and the water is calmer.

#4

Bike in Valsugana

Make the most of the sunny days and hop on your bike. Indeed, in the Valsugana valley there’s an 80-km cycle track that follows the course of the Brenta river along mostly flat land. Pedal your way past blossoming apple orchards and, when you need a break, stop off for a bite to eat and refreshments at any one of the many “Bici Grills” along the way. 

#5

Delicious picnics

 Take a break from the action and sit down on the grassy shores of Lake Serraia on Piné Highland. Dessert is already taken care of: taste the delicious ice-cream at Agrigelateria, made only with locally sourced ingredients. Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are in fact grown in the local fields, picked daily and served fresh on ice-cream.

Published on 17/02/2020