Ledro: the ideal lake for children
Six ideas for all the family, including your four-legged friends
“As soon as we got here, we saw this big, sky blue lake surrounded by countless trees. Mummy said that if I’m good she’ll take me canoeing and Balto can come, too. I’m going to put my swimming costume on right away!”
Calm, clean water, green meadows where you can take it easy, and fresh mountain air: Lake Ledro is the ideal place for a family holiday. You can also sign up for children’s sailing or canoeing lessons and the initiatives organized by the Museo delle Palafitte (Pile Dwellings Museum) on the shore of the lake. While the little ones are having fun, you can take a stroll around the lake, go for a bike ride or stretch out on the grass and bask in the natural wonders of the Alpi Ledrensi e Judicaria UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Here are six of the many ways that you can have a great time during a holiday by Lake Ledro.
Which beach should you pick?
There are four beaches around Lake Ledro. They are all open to the public and they are all different. For example, Besta beach is located on the eastern shore of the lake and it is near the Museo delle Palafitte (Pile Dwelling Museum). It is ideal for children not only because it is close to the canoeing club but also because the water is shallow in the four metres nearest the shore. There are all sorts of facilities and services for dogs around Lake Ledro, including the Pet Friendly beach in Pur.
A stroll around the lake
A relaxing stroll, a bike ride or a jog to start the day in the best possible way? The perimeter of Lake Ledro can be covered on foot in about an hour and a half. It is an easy walk on a flat terrain, which can also be completed with a stroller in tow, with the Lake keeping you company.
Explore the lake
How about exploring the most hidden corners of the lake? All you have to do is rent a canoe, a boat, a pedal boat or an SUP board. Piers, tiny harbour, inlets... there are many places to discover and secret beaches that are waiting only for you.
See the lake from a pile dwelling
Have you ever seen a pile dwelling at sunset? There is nothing else quite like the sights that you can find here. 4,000 years ago, there was a village of pile dwellings on the shore of Lake Ledro. The site is now on the UNESCO World Heritage List and recreations of the pile dwellings have been built there. Watching the sun go down behind their silhouettes is a spellbinding experience, especially for children.
Art in nature
Here is another place that will wow you! An art gallery without walls, where your gaze is lost in the woods and mountains. This is the feeling you get when you visit Ledro Land Art, an artistic path within everyone’s reach, ideal for families, which winds through the pine forest of Pur.
Have you given a try to wakeboarding yet?
The board is similar to a snowboard, and so are the evolutions; the only difference is that they are performed on the water surface. Jumps, tricks and somersaults: wakeboarding is a sport for those who love adrenaline. Lake Ledro is one of the places where you can try it in Trentino. How about testing yourself?