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. 

Mountain Hut Croz dell’Altissimo – Lake Molveno

As you walk along the equipped 340 path, you won’t stop looking out across the turquoise gem nestled in the Brenta Dolomites. The splendid Lake Molveno is a natural marvel and a perfect spot for a summer dip, after a pleasant one-hour walk (combined with a cable car ride from località Prendel) and a tasty stop-off at Rifugio Croz Altissimo, managed for generations by the Spellini family. An unforgettable hike.


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

HOTEL ALLE PIRAMIDI

HOTEL ALLE PIRAMIDI

Hotel ***

SEGONZANO
from € 40,00 per person / Night
GARNI' DAL MOZAT

GARNI' DAL MOZAT

Hotel Garni ***

Ledro
from € 34,00 per person / Night
AL FRANTOIO

AL FRANTOIO

Hotel ***

ARCO
from € 39,00 per unit / Night
GARNI' LAGO ALPINO

GARNI' LAGO ALPINO

Hotel Garni ***

MOLVENO
from € 34,00 per person / Night