6 easy hikes with stunning views
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SUMMER 2020 – After a lovely walk in the mountains, you usually go home with your water bottles empty, your lungs full of fresh air, a light heart and a lot of gorgeous photos. Because — let’s be honest — it's hard to resist the temptation to snap a quick shot when you spy the Brenta Dolomites looming before you, or the immensity of Lake Garda spread out at your feet. So you stop and take a photo, maybe to share with your friends later on.
For this reason, we have chosen 6 easy hikes which anybody can do, culminating in spectacular views for you to photograph or just admire in silence, drinking them in through your eyes and storing them in your heart.
Malga Ritorto route, Madonna di Campiglio
This is a really easy hike, even if you are taking a stroller or are with small children. It begins at Patascoss, not far from Madonna di Campiglio, and follows an asphalt road (which is closed to traffic in July and August) for about 45 minutes. At the end of the road, you are greeted by the Malga Ritorto restaurant and its spellbinding views of the Brenta Dolomites.
Lake Nambino route, Madonna di Campiglio
Staying in the same area, we recommend this as another easy hike, again suitable for families with small children, perhaps with the use of a baby backpack. Hikers set out from the Nambino plain and, after a slight change in altitude at the beginning, walk along a level path to reach the Alpine lake of Nambino and the mountain hut of the same name, where they can stop for a break and enjoy the panorama.
Baita Segantini route, Pale di San Martino
This hike may be a little more gruelling than the others, but we are sure you can handle it, particularly because of the unforgettable view of the Pale di San Martino mountain range that awaits you at the end. Leave the car near the Rolle Pass and walk for almost an hour until you arrive at the Baita Segantini meadow and its little lake, where the Dolomites peer down at their reflection.
Fuciade Mountain Hut route, Val di Fassa
This is one of the most photographed locations in Trentino. After a walk that lasts about an hour, with no particular obstacles, hikers reach the Fuciade basin, where a mountain hut of the same name is located (check opening times). Here, you are locked in the embrace of the mountains: before you rise the walls of Cima dell’Uomo, while behind you are the Pale di San Martino. All that’s left to do is stop and take a panoramic shot.
Busatte-Tempesta route, Lake Garda
Although this is not a difficult trail, it is not accessible with a stroller and is not suitable for very young children or elderly walkers. This is because much of the hike consists of a jaw-dropping staircase suspended between the cliff and the lake. The view from the steps is the classic postcard image of Lake Garda stretching towards the horizon, encircled by the mountains.
Gardeccia Mountain Hut route, Val di Fassa
This is a super-easy hike, thanks in part to the cable lifts that will take you from Vigo di Fassa to the Ciampedie facility, where your walk begins, in just a few minutes. Once you have reached the top, you simply follow a path that loops its way through woods and mountains to the Gardeccia Mountain Hut, nestled in the majestic Catinaccio Group of the Dolomites.