The lakes: walks and hikes
The Lakes of Altopiano di Pinè & Valle di Cembra
The Pyramids of Segonzano, the nature reserves of Laghestel, Lona Lases and Vedes, the phenomenon of the holes in the ice, the river park of Avisio, the blind (hiding place) of Sauch that now is an ornithological observatory.
Altopiano di Pinè and Valle di Cembra are characterized by numerous bodies of water and lakes and you can reach them on foot or riding a horse, then have a pic-nic on their shores. Get ready for an active but relaxing holiday, discover our offers and promotions.
The most famous both bathing and fishing lakes at Altopiano di Pinè and in Valle di Cembra are:
LAGO DI SERRAIA
It’s the main tourist attraction of Baselga di Pinè. In the wintertime, you can ice skate on the frozen surface of the lake or go cross-country skiing along its shores. In the summertime you can practice several water sports, there. There’s also an equipped beach. You can also have a long walk along the path running along its whole perimetre, connecting it to Lago delle Piazze. The lake and its partial rushes are part of the biotope of Paludi di Sternigo.
LAGO DELLE PIAZZE
Twin pearl of Lago di Serraia, many people go to this lake to practice water sports and fish. The lake is surrounded by green meadows where you can sunbathe.
It lies at 5km from Cembra. During the winter time it gets frozen and you can practice the curling. Its name derives from a legend speaking of its creation: in the past, it was a forest belonging to three brothers who continuously quarreled because they didn’t manage to decide on the division of that property. One day, during their umpteenth argument, one of the brothers wished that land could turn into a lake… it happened! Water began to flow from the ground, it couldn’t stop.
The inhabitants of Cembra were scared and worried, therefore they went on a pilgrimage there together with their parish, who throw the Holy Mary’s ring into the water. Suddenly the water stopped flowing and, since that day, the name of the lake has been Lago Santo. No one ever found the ring and still today some adventurous people are trying to find it out.
In 1971 it was recognized as the first protected biotope in Trentino.
Near the place called Ferrari there is the entrance path – a ring-course, approximately two-hour-and-a-half long. Laghestel is surrounded by big rushes, which has almost completely become a peat bog. Since 1975, a very strange phenomenon has happening: in the summertime, the water redden because of Euglena sanguinea, a protist of the seaweed Euglena.
LAGO DI LASES
In the municipality of Lona-Lases, at 629 mt asl., about 110.000 sq.mt. of surface and 30 mt deep. It’s teeming with fish and surrounded by meadows.
Lago di Caldonazzo and Lago di Levico
Valsugana and the area of Lagorai at a few kilometres from Altopiano di Pinè are full of lakes and bodies of water – the best places to spend your days outdoor during your holiday in Trentino. In and near the lakes of Levico and Caldonazzo you can practice several water sports, such as rowing, windsurfing, horse-riding, walking and Nordic walking, water skiing, fishing, sailing and swimming. There, you can walk along suggestive naturalistic paths along the lake
Lago di Caldonazzo
In Alta Valsugana, is the largest lake of Trentino.
Together with Lago di Levico, they are considered the warmest lakes of the Middle-south Europe. There are several beach resorts where you can spend your day under the sunlight. In our region, this lake is the only one where you can practice windsurfing, rowing and sailing. For the quality and cleaning of its water, this lake has been rewarded with the FEE “Blue Flag” (Foundation for Environmental Education).
The park of Levico Terme is the biggest historical park of the province of Trento. It was opened in 1902. It is more than 131,000 square metres large and hosts 125 species of plants. It’s open all year round and hosts several events, like the Christmas market or the musical matinées in the summertime.
The Pyramids of Segonzano and The Road of Shrines
The starting point to visit the Pyramids of Segonzano is the bridge above Rio Regnana, on the provincial road connecting Lases to Segonzano. You can follow the assisted trail from the visitors’ centre (you can park your car, there). The route winds into the coniferous and broad-leaved forest, that creates a mild and temperate climate, and drives the tourist to the first three groups of Pyramids. The fourth group is a bit farther than the others, eastwards.
The visit from the assisted trail is permitted all year long (snow permitting). Throughout the millenniums, the erosive action of water has caused deep carvings and parallel dales.
The Road of Shrines in Montagnaga di Pinè
It’s a one or two-day long walk, according to your skills, to feel the spirituality – from the shrine “Madonna di Montagnaga di Piné” to the shrine “Madonna dell’Aiuto” in Segonzano, two of the most favourite destinations for pilgrims. “The Road of Shrines” is 22 km long on streets and paths in the peaceful atmosphere of pines, larches and beeches – the most common trees in Altopiano di Piné and Valle di Cembra – walking along the shores of two lakes, water streams and the dirt pyramids of Segonzano.
Sportspeople, but also families and children, love walking to Malga Stramaiolo at 1667 mt asl., to the mountain hut Tonini at 1900 mt asl., to Malga Vernera at 1670 mt asl.