During the summer the Alpe Cimbra continues to be a hotspot for outdoor sporting activities. Folgaria and Lavarone are great starting points for walkers and mountain bikers. The scenery rivals the Dolomites, yet the lower altitude and smaller peaks make for some very accessible and well-marked trails for all abilities. Several of the ski lifts are open in the summer too, which means reaching the peaks couldn’t be easier. Make the most of nearby Lake Lavarone, where you can wild swim in the clear waters. One of our favourite ways to explore it is to hire a kayak - you’ll find hidden spots only reachable from the water.
When you’re not engaging in sporting activity, there’s still lots of opportunity to learn about the regions history and culture, and even just relax in the beautiful surroundings – it is a holiday after all! Chiesa di Lavarone is one of the many picturesque historic town's in the region, where you’ll find 16th century churches, quaint shops selling locally produced infused oils and rich balsamic vinegar, cafes serving delicious cakes with freshly brewed espresso – so there is plenty of culture to immerse yourself in too. You’ve got to give the Trentino food a try while you’re here. You’ll find everything from sophisticated gourmet restaurants to rustic ‘malghe’, huts up in the mountains, where you’ll get the best traditional home cooked dishes – there’s no better reward after a long hike.
Please note that the public bus service in Folgaria and Lake Lavarone begins in mid-June and chairlifts do not open until July.