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Giro della Madonnina di Besta

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One doesn’t need to climb the mountains of Valle di Ledro to enjoy a breathtaking view over Lake Ledro. The Madonnina of Besta dominates the village below and encompasses at a glance the whole of Lake Ledro.

Further information and useful links

For more information on routes, services (guides, mountain huts, shops etc.) and hiking friendly accommodation: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444


Route info
Route number
6,5 km
2 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+)
399 m
Altitude difference (-)
399 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
1.008 m
Lowest point
645 m

The view from the Madonnina is at its best at sunset, when the sky turns into shades of orange and red which are reflected in the waters of Lake Ledro.

Safety guidelines

Safety Tips 

  1. Choose itineraries that suit your physical and technical abilities. Collect information about the area you are visiting and the trail’s conditions and get a detailed trekking map.
  2. Wear clothes and take equipment that suit the difficulty and length of your tour. Keep emergency gear in your rucksack, including first aid supplies.
  3. Do not go walking alone in the mountains. In any case, tell someone where you are going and report back on returning.
  4. Look at the weather forecast before setting off and always keep an eye on the weather.
  5. In case of doubt, go back. It is better to give up than risk bad weather or face difficulties beyond your strength, ability and equipment.
  6. Do not leave marked paths and do not take shortcuts.
  7. All described walks are in a natural environment and therefore their use is at your own risk.

This information is subject to inevitable variations, so none of these indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason, we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, it is advisable to check environment and weather conditions before setting out.

Punto di partenza
Molina di Ledro, Pile-Dwelling Museum

Start from the Pile-Dwellings Museum. We turn into Via dei Colli on the opposite side of the main road and we keep left. At the end of the asphalt road we take the small path on the left side of a small wooden hut. We follow it to the Madonnina di Besta. We continue along the same path (Ledro Trek Low) and we reach the forestry road. We turn left and we keep on the forestry road. We take the path on the left side (Ledro Trek Low) and we walk downhill. We reach Via Fior di Bella and we turn into Via Belvedere. We return to Molina along the lakeside path.

public transportation

Valle di Ledro is connected to Riva del Garda by the intercity bus line 214 (Riva-Valle di Ledro-Storo).

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.


How to get there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud - Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 to the Pile-Dwelling Museum in Molina. 

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino

Where to park

Car Park near the Pile-Dwelling Museum.

You need to wear the right clothing and take the proper gear when you go hiking in the mountains. Even on relatively short easy outings make sure to take all you need so you don't run into trouble if things take an unexpected turn, for example a storm blows up or you have a sudden drop in energy levels.

What should you take when you go on a hike?

Your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do) should contain:

  • water canteen (1L)
  • snacks (e.g. mixed dried fruit or chocolate)
  • First aid kit
  • windproof jacket
  • fleece
  • change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
  • make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
  • hat
  • sun screen
  • sunglasses
  • gloves
  • whistle to attract attention in an emergency


Make sure you're wearing the right footwear for the trail and season. The going can get rough and rocky underfoot and a pair of hiking boots will protect you from sprains. When wet, a grassy slope, rocky slab or steep trail can be dangerous unless you are wearing the proper footwear.

And finally... don't forget to bring your camera! You'll need it to capture the stunning views you come across all over Garda Trentino. And if you like, you can share your memories with us at #GardaTrentino.

Emergency telephone number 112.

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