Lakeside holidays in Valsugana
What to do at Lake Caldonazzo and Lake Levico as the warm weather approaches
SPRING / SUMMER 2020 - A mixture of sport, entertainment and culture, naturally woven works of art which you can admire in the open-air museum of Arte Sella. In spring, Valsugana throws off its white mantle and takes on the hues of green and light blue.
Cerulean like the waters of Lakes Caldonazzo and Levico, where you can enjoy a variety of water sports or travel their shores on foot or by bicycle, exploring the Valsugana cycle path. Green like the grass, the perfect location for a picnic or just an afternoon of sunbathing.
Here, you can find our top suggestions for a lakeside holiday.
Sports on the water
Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and SUP: choose whichever sport you like on Lakes Caldonazzo and Levico, both awarded the Blue Flag. Climb aboard a sail boat and enjoy the gentle waves and breeze as they accompany you on your voyage. Lake Caldonazzo boasts a strong sailing tradition.
The cycle path
Long, straight paths with no rough terrain: the hallmark of the Valsugana Cycle Path, the long route that runs along part of Lake Caldonazzo and the Brenta river, as well as passing a number of Bicigrill rest stops. This 80 km track for bikes and pedestrians is a true paradise for cycling enthusiasts.
Aperitivo al lago
Watch the sun as it sets over the lake with a glass of bubbly in your hand. As temperatures rise, so does the desire to spend time outdoors and enjoy an aperitif. Lakes Caldonazzo and Levico offer a variety of venues for a drink with friends, such as the Rociondola, a two-storey bar on Lake Levico.
An open-air museum, a creative process, a showcase of constantly evolving interactions between humans and the environment: this is Arte Sella. In this centuries-old forest, art and nature come together as the changing seasons dictate the colours of the spectacular natural display. For visitors to Valsugana, Arte Sella is not to be missed.
Spend the night at Pergine Castle
At Pergine Castle, your dream of staying in a real castle can come true. Sleep like a king, admiring the frescoed ceilings and imagining the fearsome warriors who used it as a waypoint centuries ago. Though furnished now with soft beds, the walls of Pergine Castle still whisper their ancient legends.
What better way to fully experience a lakeside holiday than on a camping site? Waking up immersed in nature, unzipping your tent to be greeted with the scent of freshly baked pastries and coffee from the on-site café: you will immediately be ready for a day by the lake, relaxing, soaking up the sun, and playing sports with friends and family.