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The Lakes: Walks and Hikes

THE LAKES: WALKS AND HIKES

The lakes of the Altopiano di Pinè and Valle di Cembra

The Pyramids of Segonzano, the natural reserves of Laghestel, Lona Lases, and Vedes, the phenomenon of ice holes, the Avisio River Park, and the Sauch roccolo, which has now been set up as a birdwatching observatory. The Altopiano di Pinè and the Valle di Cembra are characterized by numerous bodies of water and lakes where you can go hiking, horseback riding, or walking, and have a picnic. An active and relaxing vacation awaits you, thanks also to our offers and promotions. Among the most famous lakes for swimming and sport fishing in the Altopiano di Pinè and Valle di Cembra, you will find:

Lake Serraia

It is the main tourist attraction of Baselga di Pinè. In winter, you can skate on the frozen surface or practice cross-country skiing along the shore, while in summer you can enjoy classic water sports. It has an equipped beach for swimming. You can take a long walk along the path that runs along the entire perimeter, connecting it to Lake delle Piazze. The lake and its partial reed bed are part of the Sternigo Marshes biotope.

Lake delle Piazze

The twin pearl of Lake Serraia, it is very suitable in summer for water sports and fishing and is surrounded by green meadows where you can lie down to sunbathe.

Lake Santo

It is located 5 km from Cembra. In winter, it freezes over, and you can play curling. Its name is due to the legend of its creation, it is said that initially it was a forest belonging to three brothers who constantly quarreled over how to divide the land. One day during a violent argument, one of them wished the land to become a lake, and so it was… water began to flow out of the ground, seemingly intent on not stopping. The frightened and worried inhabitants of Cembra went on a pilgrimage to the site with the parish priest, who threw the Madonna’s ring into the waters. Suddenly the waters stopped, and from that day it was called Lake Santo. The ring was never found again; even today there are people who, out of a spirit of adventure, try to find it.

Laghestel

In 1971, it was recognized as the first protected biotope in Trentino. Near the locality Ferrari, you will find the entrance to the visitor trail, the path is circular and winds through the territory, lasting about two and a half hours. Laghestel is surrounded by a large reed bed; it is now almost completely silted up and turned into a marsh. Since 1975, a very particular event has occurred: the summer reddening of its waters due to the unicellular alga Euglena sanguinea.

Lake Lases

Located in the municipality of Lona-Lases at an altitude of 629m, with an area of 110,000 square meters and a depth of about 30m. It is a very fishy lake surrounded by meadows.

Lake Caldonazzo and Lake Levico

The Valsugana and the Lagorai area, just a few kilometers from the Altopiano di Pinè, are rich in lakes and bodies of water, ideal locations for your outdoor activities during a vacation in Trentino. The lakes of Levico and Caldonazzo offer you the opportunity to practice many sports, including rowing, windsurfing, horseback riding, hiking, Nordic walking, water skiing, sport fishing, sailing, and swimming. You can explore scenic trails and walks along the lake, immersed in nature.

Lake Caldonazzo

Located in Alta Valsugana, it is the largest lake in Trentino. Together with Lake Levico, they are considered the two warmest lakes in central-southern Europe. It has various bathing establishments where you can spend the day enjoying the sun. It is the only one in the region where you can practice water skiing, excellent also for windsurfing, canoeing, and sailing. For the quality and cleanliness of its waters, it has received the “Blue Flag” from the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education). The park of Levico Terme is the largest historic park in the Province of Trento, inaugurated in 1902. It covers an area of over 131,000 square meters with 125 tree species. It is open all year round and hosts many events including Christmas markets and musical matinees in summer.

The Pyramids of Segonzano and the Way of the Sanctuaries

The starting point for visiting the Pyramids of Segonzano is from the bridge over the Rio Regnana, on the provincial road that connects Lases to Segonzano. You can follow the equipped path that starts from the visitor center with convenient parking. The trail runs through a mixed forest of conifers and deciduous trees, which offers a mild and temperate climate to tourists in the summer months, reaching the Pyramids of the first three groups. The fourth group is a bit further away from the others, towards the east. Visiting from the equipped trail is possible all year round (weather permitting). Over the millennia, the erosive action of water has led to the formation of deep incisions and parallel valleys.

The Way of the Sanctuaries in Montagnaga di Piné

This is a proposal for a walk over one or more days, according to one’s abilities, to experience spirituality up close, from the Sanctuary of Madonna di Montagnaga di Piné to the Sanctuary of Madonna dell’Aiuto in Segonzano, destinations favored by numerous pilgrims. ‘The Way of the Sanctuaries’ is 22 km long, mostly on roads or paths immersed in the peace of the pine, larch, and beech forests that the Altopiano di Piné and the Valle di Cembra are so rich in, along two lakes, streams, and admiring the earth pyramids of Segonzano. Among the most beloved trips and excursions by sports enthusiasts but also by families with children, we find Malga Stramaiolo at 1667 meters above sea level, Rifugio Tonini at 1900 meters above sea level, and Malga Vernera at 1670 meters above sea level.

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