Folgaria and Lake Lavarone Holidays

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

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.

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Folgaria, Italy | 20 Jul 2018 | Inghams
  • from£707pp
  • 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£592pp
  • 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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