Make this a summer to remember
You deserve a break. So make sure it’s filled with sunshine, interest and adventure, by targeting one of Trentino’s top lakes
There are nearly 300 lakes in all, scattered right across the region, and they serve up a mouthwatering range of holiday experiences. If all you want to do is lie back and soak up the mountain views, then we’ve got beaches aplenty. If it’s a more action-packed experience you’re after, then you can take your pick from a dazzling range of watersports.
Lake Garda is the best-known of our lakes: a Mediterranean mix of blues skies and brilliant sunshine, cooled by reliable mountain breezes. On the lake, kite-surfers, windsurfers and sailors jostle for the clearest air and the strongest gust. Meanwhile, hikers, road cyclists and mountain bikers explore every nook and cranny of the surrounding landscape, with the help of way marked footpaths, cycle tracks and the Mountain & Garda bike circuit.
In the Valsugana, you'll find the lakes of Caldonazzo and Levico, set within a lush landscape of forests and farmland. Both have a European blue flag, in recognition of the quality of their water, and they offer all kinds of sports, from water-skiing to canoeing - as well as a state-of-the-art spa centre. There are plenty of ways to explore the shoreline, too: on horseback, on hiking trails, and by bicycle, courtesy of the Valsugana cycling path.
Near Garda, Lake Ledro is famous for its crystal-clear waters and its forest walks. Last but not least, Lake Molveno - set beneath the towering peaks the Brenta Dolomites – has once again been nominated “Best Lake in Italy” for its water quality by the Italian Environmentalist Association and the Italian Touring Club. Moreover, for the seventh year running, Molveno has been awarded the prestigious Orange Flag. It’s an accolade which recognizes not just the cleanliness of the water and beaches, but also the quality of its tourist infrastructure.