Lake Ledro Holidays

Adventure and the great outdoors await!

In the mountains above Lake Garda, you’ll find Lake Ledro – the perfect place for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. There are loads of woodland trails, as well as mountain and valley routes. Our favourite trails lead up to the mountain huts where they do food tastings and you can try Ledro Valley’s local cheese.

What to see on a Lake Ledro holiday 

Ledro's known for its clean water and is great for swimming in! In the summer the lakes' temperature can get up to 24 degrees, so you won’t have to worry about freezing water. There are four pebble beaches, with grassy sunbathing spots, so you can relax by lake. You can also hire sailing boats, kayaks, paddle boards and pedaloes. Getting out on the water's a great way to see the area.   

With Lake Garda just a short way away and a regular bus service, there’s plenty of chance for a day trip. If you wanted, you could even venture a bit further out and visit Venice or Verona

Why book a holiday in Lake Ledro with Inghams

We have years of expertise in putting together people's perfect holiday experiences, so can guarantee you a fantastic trip. Our well established business and travel knowledge mean you'll be in safe hands when booking with Inghams.

  • from£499pp
  • 27 rooms
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This traditional hotel has a great location. It's right on the lakefront with the mountains behind - the views are incredible. Use it as a base to explore the walking and cycling trails or use the local buses to get to towns like Riva del Garda, about a half hour's drive away.

  • from£419pp
  • 35 rooms
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This hotel is perfect for an active holiday. There's lots of nearby trails in the area and they're all easy to get to thanks to the hotel's location in the old centre of Pieve. It's full of mountain character and charm with excellent home cooked food.

  • from£739pp
  • 37 rooms
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This a welcoming, family-run hotel with an amazing location on the lake. We love the views from the terrace (best enjoyed with a drink in hand) and the stylish pool. There's a modern décor throughout with comfy rooms and a lovely restaurant. The location's good for exploring with nearby towns in easy reach as well as the area's walking and cycling trails.

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE EXCURSIONS

Please note that excursions are not pre-bookable in Lake Ledro for summer 2022 - some excursions are available to book locally, but will only run subject to meeting minimum numbers.

Venice Classic (full day)

Spend a day in this rich and indulgent city; known for its spectacular Renaissance architecture, dramatic theatre history, cobbled streets and charming waterways. It’s not to be missed! Our Venice Classic excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide as well as at your own pace. You’ll arrive there by coach and a water taxi transfer is included into the historic centre. You’ll also have the option to add on a gondola ride (payable locally). There’s plenty of time to take in sights of the Basilica, Doge's Palace, St Mark's square and the Rialto bridge in your own time – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Price: from £92 per person

Departs: Mondays

Verona (full day)

Verona is one of Italy’s most charming little cities. This day trip dips into the romance of the medieval city, reliving the scenes from Romeo and Juliet while wandering around through the cobbled streets and past ancient buildings. The impressive 2,000-year-old Roman arena is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and is currently home to the Verona Opera, and the marble paved shopping street of Via Mazzini leads you to the stunning Piazza Delle Erbe. The handsome city mixes its rich past and modern present with great style.

Price: from £68 per person

Departs: Tuesdays 

Majestic Dolomites (full day)

We think the Dolomites are the most breath-taking part of the Alps and this excursion gives you the chance to embrace mountain life with one of our fantastic tour guides. It starts with a scenic drive through the exceptional South Tyrol, Val di Fiemme, Cavalese and Moena regions. You’ll then stop off at Passa Pordoi and take in the incredible views from this 2,000-metre-high vantage point. Then there’s some free time to explore the terrain at your own pace, either by taking one of the trekking paths or simply enjoying an Aperol at a refugio and taking in the views. A stop off at the chocolate box town of Ortisei is included on the way back to your hotel as well as plenty of stops for photo opportunities in this awe inspiring landscape.

Price: from £73 per person 

Departs: Mondays

Please note that the price of excursions will vary depending on the resort you are staying in. We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions. Price shown include transport to/from pick up point in Riva.

Resort Combination

TWO CENTRES

You can combine your stay in Lake Ledro with 3, 4 or 7 nights in Venice or Verona, or with a stay in Lake Garda, Merano or Selva.

Things To Do

Things to see and do

The Pile dwelling museum in Molina's definitely worth a visit. It'll give you an insight into the way people lived on Lake Ledro 4000 years ago. It's a bronze age settlement and a UNESCO heritage site. For more history, the Garibaldi Museum's great for the first world war history of the area. Did you know Ledro was on the front line in World War 1? If you love nature, check out Lake Ampola which is only a ten minute drive away and has been kept in its completely natural state. The nature reserve's full of animals, in the Summer there are endless types of insects, birds and mammals. Our favourite thing about Ampola is the water lilies that bloom in the Spring and turn the whole pond yellow.

Food & Drink 

Who doesn't love cheese? The cheese in the Lake Ledro area is fantastic. You can visit the Alpine dairy farms and see cheese being made from scratch. The Ledro Valley's full of regional dishes, one of which, is Caponec, a sausage, herb and cheese mixture wrapped in vine leaves. There's also the hearty strangolapreti, green dumplings from Trentino, flavoured with spinach and parmesan.

When it's time for a drink, the Picco spritz is definitely one to try on a sunny day. It's a cocktail made with Picco Rosso, a strawberry and raspberry liqueur from the Ledro Valley and garnished with strawberries- delicious!

Activities 

Ledro's a fantastic spot for water sports. It's clear, fresh water is great for swimming, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. You can even try your hand at fishing which is a great way to relax, and take in the incredible scenery around you. Another way to enjoy the area is by checking out one of the many walking and bike trails in the valley. There's at least 200km worth of trails around. The Gorg d'Abiss waterfall in Tiarno di Sotto's hidden away in the valley. You have to walk along a narrow path along the Massangla stream to get there, but it's worth it in the end! Alternatively, if you love art, try out the Ledro Land Art trail in the Pur forest. Follow the trail and see how many sculptures you can spot.

Guest Passes

When you arrive at your hotel you'll get a Trentino Guest Card which entitles you to:

  • Free access to Ledro Tourist Office’s excursion programme
  • Free travel on the local public bus system in the Valle di Ledro
  • Free use of all public trains and buses in the Trentino region
  • Free entry to over 70 attractions in Trentino
Walking

Lake Ledro and its surroundings offer a wide choice of walks and hiking trails, with many start points easily reached by public transport (free with the Trentino Guest Card). For an ideal introduction to you resort, walk the 9km perimeter of Lake Ledro, taking in the restored bronze age palafitte houses (on stilts) at the southern end of the lake. The old Ponale Road to Riva is a famous, breathtakingly panoramic downhill walk, and not to be missed.

POPULAR WALKS include:

Val Concei / 3 hrs / Easy

Walk through the peaceful, remarkably unspoilt beech and pine forest of the Val Concei, keeping an eye out for wild game. Stop at the lovely chalet style Rifugio Al Faggio and refuel with a typical dish of the region before returning. Suitable for all abilities.

Gorg d’Abiss waterfall / 3 hrs / Easy

The ancient roman roads via Tiarno will bring you to the lovely Gorg d’Abiss gorge and waterfall, which over the years has carved a deep canyon through the rocks. Take in the Mulino dei Bugatini watermill en route.

Panoramas of Cime Pari / 6 hrs / Slightly Challenging

For more experienced hikers. From Lenzumo take the cow track to Bocca Saval then follow the First World War trenches to Cima Pari, an ideal spot for lunch as you take in views across Ledro, Lake Garda and the Dolomites beyond. On the descent join the Path of Peace until Rifugio Pernici, for a refreshment.

TOURIST OFFICE GUIDED WALKS

The local Tourist Office runs an excellent programme (FREE with the Trentino Guestcard) of guided walks, including two half day walks suitable for all levels including families, plus a full day walk requiring a minimum level of fitness, each week. Walks start from various points within the valley. Participation needs to be registered with the Tourist Office in Pieve.

Ponale Way to Riva / Approx 4 hrs / Easy

The old Ponale track from the southern end of Ledro to Riva del Garda is one of Italy’s most dramatic panoramic walks. Cut through the cliffs above Lake Garda, the views all along this most characteristic descent to Riva are superb. Return from Riva via public bus.


Botanical Walk to Dromae / Approx 6 hrs / Moderate

From Mezzolago follow the botanical path towards the gardens of Dromae, taking in First World War Austrian front line trenches en route. Completing the ascent to Dromae’s perfumed meadows of white narcissus and wild peonies, absorb the stunning views over Lake Ledro.

Good to know

  • Get the Trentino Guest Card for free public transport and free or discounted entry into local attractions and museums
  • Discover the Ponale way; a cliff-side trail connecting Ledro and Riva del Garda
  • Lake Ledro's known as one of the cleanest lakes in Trentino; great for swimming and water sports
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