Folgaria and Lake Lavarone Holidays

Great walking in this hidden gem of Italy's Trentino region

Located in the Alpe Cimbra region at the base of the Dolomites these towns make fantastic bases to enjoy the many activities available with some wonderful walks and trails for cycling and E-biking. While the scenery is often as stunning as the Dolomites the lower altitude and smaller peaks make for some very accessible walking for all abilities. Several of the ski lifts are open in the summer and are free to use with your Trentino guest cards.

Chiesa di Lavarone is one of the many localities or villages in the Lavarone region and in the warmer summer months gives you the chance to immerse yourself in sports, recreation and relaxation. But if you'd rather explore the historical town then the ancient 16th century buildings nestled in the forests of the high plateau are a fantastic starting point. From the 16th century churches to the quaint shops selling locally produced infused oils and rich balsamic vinegar to cafes serving gloriously sinful cakes with freshly brewed espresso, there is plenty of culture to immerse yourself in.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Folgaria and Lake Lavarone.

Please note that the public bus service in Folgaria and Lake Lavarone begins in mid-June and chairlifts do not open until July. 

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Folgaria, Italy | 20 Jul 2018 | Inghams
  • from£589pp
  • 39 rooms
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This hotel is perfect for nature lovers with a fab location that gives you easy access to the mountain walking and cycling trails. It's got a modern style and a great spa. We love the indoor pool or just chilling on the terrace and admiring the mountain views. 

  • from£532pp
  • 64 rooms

You'll feel away it all at this homely hotel. It's hillside location means it has great views of Lake Lavarone and the Alps. Enjoy time in the spa or head out on one of the hotel's bikes (payable locally) to explore the mountain trails. It's a great base for walkers and cyclists.

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Information about Folgaria and Lake Lavarone
Resort Code ITFO
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 45.915743
Longitude 11.175259
Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Verona Gatwick  

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins by coach.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

Self drive is available

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No


The Gorge of the Wolf - Serrada near Folgaria
4.8km / 2 hrs
The gorge of the Wolf is a long trench dug by the
Austro-Hungarians from World War I which goes from the
Fort to Serrada. It was discovered in 2014 and thanks to
photographs from the war taken by an Austrian officer
groups of volunteers marked out the area and made into a
walking trail. The trail is 4.8km in length at an altitude of
400 metres and is dug between high rock walls, made up
of bolt-holes, observatories and caves that overlook
spectacular cliffs. The Gorge of the Wolf can only be seen
when on a guided tour.

The Breath of the Trees - near Lavarone
5.6km / 2 hrs
The breath of the trees is a path which takes you through
the woods with pieces of art on the route; it is the
brainchild of Giampaolo Osele. It is in the north-western
part of the plateau of Lavarone and it consists of a series
of works of art made from wood, trees and other 'pieces of
nature' which are in places that have sweeping panoramic
views on the valley of the Centa and high Valsugana. It is
an exhibition of Art Outdoor made by both Italian artists
and artists of different nationalities started in 2001.

Good to know

  • Some hotels offer Trentino Guest Cards which give free or discounted entry to the main museums, castles and natural parks as well as use of public transport, including cable cars. 
  • Great for mountain biking and hiking in the summer
  • Lake Lavarone was a favorite walking and swimming spot of Sigmund Freud's
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