Lake Garda is the perfect holiday destination for hundreds of Italian and international tourists.
No matter if you just need to relax or practise outdoor sports, Lake Garda – and even more at its northern side – offers everything you need to spend an unforgettable holiday: sailing and windsurfing, wall climbing, panoramic cycling or walking.
If you love walking, Lake Garda and especially Torbole gives you the chance to try a lot of often easy paths where you can stare at beautiful views. Well, the fabulous landscape of a huge lake surrounded by green mountains can bewitch everyone going for a trek.
From Residence Toblini, very close to the lake, and Casa al Lago, situated at the beach, you can leave for various trekking courses. Here our Top 5 and, when you are back, you can get relaxed even more in the swimming pools of Residence Toblini or by watching the restful panorama of Casa al Lago.
And, if you are a gourmand, the heady fragrances from the restaurants of Torbole will be the best way to end your day without feeling guilty thanks to the long calorie-burning walks!
About 400 steps to get a breath-taking view over the whole Lake Garda. It is called the “balcony over the lake”. Five thrilling kilometres that cannot be missed. You can also leave from Tempesta and get to Torbole then go back by bus or viceversa. This trek takes half a day or even a whole day, but don’t worry! At Busatte you can have lunch in an excellent restaurant!
Walk to Castel Penede.
A course from Torbole in Piazza Vittorio Veneto of about one hour. Walk up towards Nago on an old panoramic 1-kilometre road, then through a green park – illuminated at night – until the ruins of Castel Penede. Finally, the amazing view over Lake Garda.
Marmitte dei Giganti.
What are the “marmitte”? They are boulders vertically digged in the ice age (130,000-10,000 b.C.) in the living rocks. You can reach the main wells from the left side of the main road from Torbole to Nago or walking on a path leaving from the end of Via Strada Granda in Torbole and arriving at Marmitte (1.5 km). A unique landscape, it seems like being on the moon!
The real trekking experts will love this path. Altissimo is the highest mountain of Baldo in Trentino (2,090 metres) and to walk to its top from Torbole it takes about five hours (path no. 601), but you can drive until Doss Casina then walk for about two hours. This path is one of the most beautiful ones – you can see ruins of foxholes, sheltered walkways and artillery posts of the First World War. The boundary between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy passed here. Nature and history, what a legendary combination.
From Torbole to Monte Brione.
Nice walk along the north shore of Lake Garda from Torbole to the harbour San Nicolò, in Riva del Garda. You can leave from the harbour of Torbole and walk along the lake until the mouth of river Sarca, towards Riva. The keep walking along the climbing walls of Monte Brione until the harbour, where you can find pretty boats, coffee bars and restaurants. Here you can decide if walking up to Monte Brione – it is a wonderful biotope where there are many historical proofs of the First World War – or walking back to Torbole. Walking to the mount – you will climb many wood steps through the wood – takes about one hour. From the top, the view is simply amazing!
From Torbole there are many courses you can take, but you will need more than your leg muscles: open your eyes and heart and let the beauty overwhelm you! You just need to book your dream.