Lake Garda Waterfalls – A Dip Between Heaven and Earth

A dip between heaven and earth. A gentle splash that is music to the ears of walking and hiking enthusiasts. We’re talking about the melodious sound of waterfalls. Nature’s true wonders. 

Which are the most beautiful waterfalls in Lake Garda?

You can find some really wonderful ones here that can easily be reached by car, like the Varone waterfalls, or after a nice walk in the woods, like the Gorg d’Abiss in Val di Ledro, or even those that are a bit more off the beaten path, like the Ponale, which you can get to also by water. 

Gorg d’Abiss waterfall

cascata Gorg d’Abiss

We’re in Val di Ledro, in Tiarno di Sotto, just thirty minutes by car from Residence Toblini and Casa al Lago (Torbole). 

Starting from town, you reach the start of the trail that, from the old Bugatini Mill, after a short walk into the woods, will lead you to the Gorg d’Abiss – “Vortex of the Abyss” – waterfall and its splendid emerald green color. Just like a fairytale! 

Varone waterfall between Riva del Garda and Tenno 

We’re in Trentino, home of waterfalls and woods, and the most vivacious wild nature. These spectacular waterfalls are the easiest to visit, even with small children. A practical parking area is available right outside of the entrance. And this is  where the amazing tour of the park begins. The waterfalls are in Foci, within the Parco Grotta Cascata Varone. 

The waterfall originates from the underground springs of Lake Tenno and, through limestone caves that were hallowed out over thousands of years, ends in an almost 100-meter gorge.

The Varone waterfall, just 8 kilometers from the Toblini apartments, is one of the most popular places to visit around Lake Garda. Historical note: the building, which serves as an entrance, was designed by a very famous local architect, Giancarlo Maroni, the same architect who, in that period, also designed the Vittoriale (Gabriele D’Annunzio’s villa in Gardone).

Simply spectacular and a must-see. 

Ponale waterfall

You’re probably already familiar with the Ponale trail, which we wrote about here. It’s one of the most popular scenic cycling and walking trails in all of Europe. But what you may not know is that there are some very lovely waterfalls you can visit right along it.

After Ponale Alto, you cross the bridge over the Ponale stream and continue to the left, taking the trail that leads to the Ponale waterfall, a hidden location, and that’s probably why it’s even lovelier to visit. 

And it’s even more exciting if you reach the waterfall by lake, with a canoe or even a SUP! Some extra “exertion” that will be amply rewarded by a spectacular view. 

These are the three waterfalls you can admire around Torbole and our facilities: Residence Toblini e Casa a Lago, both located in Torbole. 

Already have some ideas for your next vacation? If you want it to be vacation surrounded by the spectacle that is nature, take a look at our availabilities for the 2021 season.

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