From hiking boots to swimming trunks

Find here 4 excursions, suitable for everyone, topped up with a refreshing swim in crystal clear waters

On top of your hiking boots, windbreaker and water bottle, pack your swimming gear. Yes, you heard it right! You will need it, because what we are suggesting in this article involves… a final dip! 4 mountain excursions combined with a tasty stopover in a mountain hut and a swim in Trentino’s beautiful lakes.

Easy trails along gentle slopes so you can reach the top without breaking a sweat, just in time for lunch. On the way back, swap boots for your swimming trunks and venture into open-water. Choose your diving deck between Lake Garda, Lake Ledro or the more elevated Lake Molveno.

Mountain Hut Potzmauer – Lake Santo

The first itinerary on our list involves a relaxed hike from Lake Santo to the Potzmauer mountain hut in Val di Cembra. A comfortable two-hour woodland walk that joins, in some parts, the European Long-distance Trail E5. For lunch, enjoy some traditional local food at the hut and on the way back, don't forget to take a refreshing swim in Lake Santo, a picturesque glacier lake at 1200m of altitude.

Mountain Hut Pernici – Lake Ledro

A pool of pristine turquoise water is calling for a swim on a hot summer day. Lake Ledro is the perfect starting point for a hike to the Pernici refuge. After crossing the village of Pieve, continue following the directions for Val Concei. Join the path for Malga Trat and, in about half hour, reach the mountain hut, managed by Marco Deguelmi, offering regional staple food and 30 beds.

Mountain Hut San Pietro – Lake Tenno

Truly a spectacular lookout point on Lake Garda, not far from Lake Tenno. San Pietro mountain hut is a popular destination for its stunning panorama and the easy access. Start with a quick loop around the emerald waters of Lake Tenno, then follow the signs for Canale di Tenno, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy. Then join the 406 path to San Pietro on top of Mount Calino. This easy hike takes one and a half hour. 

Malga Andalo Mountain Hut - Molveno Lake

It’s not the shortest of walks (about 3 hours outbound) but you’ll be rewarded by the view. You set off from the car park on the shores of Molveno lake and make your way up through the woods until you reach the Malga Andalo Hut (currently under renovation). Here you can enjoy the panorama across the lake and the Brenta Dolomites before returning to the lake along the same route and maybe take a refreshing swim.


Where would you like to stay: lake or mountains? It's your choice!

HOTEL ALLE PIRAMIDI

HOTEL ALLE PIRAMIDI

Hotel ***

SEGONZANO
from € 39,00 per person / Night
AFFITTACAMERE B&B CA' MEA DINA

AFFITTACAMERE B&B CA' MEA DINA

Town House/Guesthouse

LEDRO
from € 36,00 per person / Night
VILLA FRANCA

VILLA FRANCA

Hotel ***S

ARCO
from € 75,68 per unit / Night
ALPENROSE

ALPENROSE

Aparthotel - Residence - Holiday Homes ***

MOLVENO
from € 420,00 per unit / 7 Nights
Published on 16/10/2019