10 things to do in Val di Non

Discovering the valley, through apple orchards and castles

Val di Non, located between Piana Rotaliana and Val di Sole, is a Trentino valley that you will certainly know for the renowned quality of its apples, but not only that: Val di Non is also famous for its canyons carved into the rock by river Noce, for Lake Tovel and for its historic buildings, castles and palaces, to visit.

Here sports are at home. Not only because this valley is the birthplace of athletes such as Nadia Battocletti, Gianni Moscon and Andrea Pinamonti, but also for all the activities it allows you to practice. If you like cycling, you can choose between the bike trail and the Dolomiti di Brenta Bike trails, or you can go kayaking, trekking, golfing and, in winter, cross-country skiing.

Do you love good food? You are spoilt for choice: apple strudel, potato tortel, mortandela... each village has its own tradition and recipe, to be discovered around the table in good company.


Visit Castle Thun

The castle overlooks the apple orchards from the hill on which it stands. Dating back to the mid-13th century, it is a destination adored by history buffs, thanks also to the excellent state in which its interior is preserved. The feather on the cap is undoubtedly the sumptuous Bishop’s Room, covered in Cimbrian pine.


Discover Rio Novella by kayak

Starting from Lake Santa Giustina you can dive into a spectacular adventure, discovering the canyon formed by the flow of Rio Novella. In addition to visiting the two canyons, you can continue your excursion through the gorges of the stream, always in maximum safety thanks to the walkways fixed to the rock.


Taste the typical dishes of Val di Non

Val di Non can also be discovered at a slow pace, between one tasting and another. Mortandela, apples, craft beers and Alpine cheeses, if you don’t know what to choose, entrust yourself to the Tasting Trail so that you won’t miss any delicacy.


Visit Lake Tovel

Did you know that up until the 1960s Lake Tovel was tinged with red due to algae? There are many legends born from that natural phenomenon, such as that of Queen Tresenga. The jewel of the Adamello Brenta Natural Park is surrounded by a breathtaking landscape to photograph, and above all to experience.


Visit Castel Valer

Located in a panoramic area surrounded by apple trees, the castle of the Spaur family offers its visitors perfectly preserved rooms and furniture. Castel Valer was inhabited for nine centuries by the Spaur counts, who occupied a prominent position in Central Europe. Are you ready to see the Baschenis frescoes?


Trekking on the Lezi trails

The Lezi trails tell the story of the relationship between man and water. On this trail that runs through two of the nine secure ditches, you pass by the Church of San Udalrico and the playground near the lakes of Coredo and Tavon. Set off to discover these ancient ditches from 200 years ago!


Visit the Sanctuary of San Romedio

131 steps connect the five overlapping churches that make up the Sanctuary of San Romedio. The beauty of this building also lies in its position, atop a cliff. Yes, there is a bit of a way to go, but it is worth it to admire the most loved and well-known sanctuary in Trentino. Our advice? Reach the sanctuary along the path in the rock that starts from Sanzeno.


Relax at Aqualido di Ronzone

Olympic swimming pool and play pool. In Val di Non you can relax in the Aqualido di Ronzone whirlpool while the children have fun going down the slide. And to round it off, you can enjoy a cocktail on the outdoor panoramic terrace overlooking the Brenta Dolomites.


Take a swing at the Dolomiti Golf Club

In Sarnonico, in Upper Val di Non, there are 18 holes scattered in the middle of a fir forest measuring 50 and a half hectares. It is the Dolomiti Golf Club, one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the Alps. This Golf Club surrounded by the Brenta and Maddalene Dolomites is the only course in Trentino where a stage of the Alps Tour has been held.


On the snow in Val di Non

Winter in Trentino is a guarantee of snow and skiing. In Val di Non, you can choose between 3 ski areas according to your preferences. Not only downhill, but if you go to the Maddalene and Sarnonico area you can practice cross-country skiing. At the beginning of January you can’t miss the original Ciaspolada!

Published on 13/12/2023