Lake Ledro Holidays

Up in the mountains above Lake Garda, you’ll find Lake Ledro – it’s the ideal holiday destination for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. There’s a range of trails through the woods that surround the lake and others that lead up into the mountain’s or through the valley. Our favourite trails are the ones that lead up to the mountain huts where they have food tastings and you can try the Ledro Valley’s local cheese’s.

Known for its clean, sparkling waters, it’s great for those who enjoy a wild swim! In the summer months the lake temperature can reach up to 24 degrees, so you won’t even have to worry about that initial chill. There’s are four lovely pebble beaches, with grassy sunbathing spots, so you can relax at the lakeside. You’ll also find places with sailing boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and pedaloes for hire too – getting out on the water is a great way to see the area.   

Stay in the historic village of Pieve, on the north-western shore or Mezzolago half way down the north side of the lake. With Lake Garda just a short way away, and busses that run to and from it regularly, there’s plenty of opportunity for day trips. You can easily venture a bit further afield for the day to visit Venice or Verona, too. 

  • from£659pp
  • 27 rooms
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This traditional hotel has a great location. It's right on the lakefront with the green mountains behind and 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. The hotel's traditional and family run. We love the little private beach where you can recharge your batteries and relax.

  • 35 rooms
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This hotel is perfect for an active holiday. There's lots of nearby trails in the area and their all easy to get to thanks to its location in the old centre of Pieve. The hotel's full of mountain character and charm. The owner Francesca, and her family, ensures friendly attentive service, good home cooked food and are a mine of local information.

  • from£619pp
  • 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.

Useful Information
Information about Lake Ledro
Resort Code ITLE
Time difference GTM +1
Currency EUR
Latitude 45.885054
Longitude 10.7401005
Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Wednesday/Saturday Verona Gatwick £19/Nil
Southampton £19/£39
Cambridge £39
Bristol £59
Birmingham £49
Manchester £29/£49
Leeds Bradford £49
Newcastle £79
Edinburgh £59

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Excursions

PRE-BOOKABLE EXCURSIONS

Please note that excursions are not pre-bookable in Lake Ledro for summer 2021 - 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
  • Visit a dairy farm and see cheese being made
  • Market on Thursdays in Pieve
  • Pile dwelling museum in Molina (the Bronze age settlement is a UNESCO listed site)
  • Sailing, canoeing, fishing and windsurfing
  • 200km of walking and bike trails in the Ledro Valley
  • Gorg d’Abiss ‘hidden’ waterfall at Tiarno di Sotto
  • Garibaldi Museum (Ledro was on the World War 1 front line)
  • Lake Ampola nature reserve & visitor centre
  • Ledro Land Art in Pur - cultural walk celebrating local artists works
  • Regular public bus to Riva del Garda
  • Your TRENTINO GUEST CARD will be given to you by your hotelon arrival and entitles you to:
    • FREE participation to Ledro Tourist Office’s excursion programme (see panel)
    • FREE travel on the local public bus system throughout the Valle di Ledro
    • FREE use of all public trains and buses throughout the Trentino region
    • FREE entrance to over 70 visiting attractions throughout Trentino, including museums, castles and natural parks
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.


WANDERWALKS

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 to enjoy free public transport and free or discounted entry into local attractions and museums!
  • Discover the Ponale way; a panoramic trail carved into the cliff-side connecting Ledro and Riva del Garda
  • Lake Ledro is regarded as one of the cleanest lakes in Trentino, so take this as an invitation to swim or enjoy sports in the beautiful, clear waters
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