10 things to do in Molveno

On the banks of the “precious pearl in an even more precious treasure chest”

Between the Brenta Dolomites and Lake Molveno, the town of Molveno has a perfect location: immersed in the setting of the Dolomites - World Heritage, it is just over 20 km away from the nearest motorway exit.

Molveno is an Orange Flag village, a quality award assigned by the Touring Club which certifies small towns and villages on the basis of rigorous tourist, historical, cultural and environmental parameters. Its centre is well cared for and closed to traffic, its lake - as the poet Antonio Fogazzaro wrote - is “a precious pearl in an even more precious treasure chest” and its silent nature is that of the Adamello Brenta Natural Park.

If you choose Molveno as a destination for your holidays, you will have mountains, beaches, woods, wellness centres and frescoed churches: discover the 10 points we have grouped below.

Molveno | © APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella

Visit the village of Molveno

Molveno is a mountain village with a charming historic centre closed to traffic. From the main square the view looks directly onto the Brenta Dolomites. Its centre hides ancient treasures such as the still functioning water-powered sawmill and the 13th century Church of San Vigilio.

Lake Molveno walks

Go around Lake Molveno, on foot or by bike

This easy ride takes you all around the lake, through the Roman bridge and the Napoleonic forts. It is 12 km long, but you can decide if you want to complete only a portion of it. It can also be traveled by bike and with a trekking stroller.

Dolomiti Paganella - Lago di Molveno - Molveno - Sup | © Daniele Molineris

Experience Lake Molveno

Very clean and fresh water, a UNESCO World Heritage panorama (from the beach you can see the Brenta Dolomites), well-equipped and well-kept grass and pebble beaches. And then sports, many water sports, such as standup paddleboarding, sailing, or canoeing.

Paganella - parapendio sul lago di Molveno

Go paragliding

15 minutes in flight, starting from the plateau in front of the Brenta Dolomites down to Molveno, with legs suspended above the village, the woods and the lake. An adventure to enjoy together with expert instructors, who will let you experience the flight in complete ease, even if you are not lion-hearted.

Reach Cima Croz dell’Altissimo

Reach Cima Croz dell’Altissimo

The tour that leads to Cima Croz dell’Altissimo starts from the centre of Molveno: the cableways take you up to 1,500 metres, and then you continue on foot. The view is constantly on the lake and the Dolomite walls.

Parco Faunistico | © APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella

Visit the Spormaggiore Wildlife Park

Here’s where to see a bear or an Alpine wolf up close, in complete safety! An unforgettable experience, especially for the little ones. Without disturbing the animals, which are in the park, immersed in their natural habitat.

Molveno - Dolomia Wellness

Relax at Dolomiti Wellness

A few steps from Lake Molveno, at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites, there is an oasis of peace: it is the Dolomia Wellness Centre on the Spiaggia Camping grounds. Sit back and relax! You can choose the Finnish sauna, emotional showers, massages and many treatments. 

Visit Castel Belfort

Visit Castel Belfort

Near Molveno, you can visit Castel Belfort, a medieval castle built around 1311. Even if it is currently in ruins, the crenellated tower and the perimeter walls are still visible.


Have fun at the Dolomiti Paganella Bike

Whatever your level as a rider, this Bike Park is a must try! It is one of the most complete bike areas in Trentino, with over 400 km of routes and 8 trials of various levels.

Madonna di Campiglio  - Dolomiti di Brenta - Rifugio Tuckett Quintino Sella

Go on an excursion with the Alpine Guides in the Adamello Brenta Park

Trust the Alpine Guides of Trentino to immerse yourself in the nature of the Adamello Brenta UNESCO Global Geopark Natural Park, the largest protected area in Trentino. You will discover its flora and fauna in pristine and silent spaces.

Published on 14/12/2023