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Grotta Camerona & Lake Tenno
Tenno, Garda Trentino
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An excursion through history and nature. From the vast Grotta Camerona to the splendid Lake Tenno with its surrounding mountains and the quaint medieval village.
Itinerary: Ballino, Grotta Camerona, Lake Tenno, Ville del Monte, Canale di Tenno, return via the same way.
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Route info
13,0 km
Activity time
4 h 00 min
575 m
575 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
911 m
Lowest point
586 m
You can swim in Lake Tenno.
Safety guidelines
-plan with care your itinerary

-choose an itinerary that suits your physical condition

-choose carefully the appropriate equipment

-check the weather forecast

-if you walk alone it could be more dangerous

-tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll probably be back

-don’t hesitate to contact an expert if you think you’re going to need one

-pay attention to the signposts

-don’t hesitate to retrace your steps

-in case of accident call 112

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Punto di partenza

From Ballino follow the SAT 406 towards Loc. Castìl. Stop for a short while to admire the sheer rocky walls of Mount Cogorna and the Val d’Inferni gorge with its Dòss della Torta. Continue following the signs to enter a forest of beech and conifer trees. After half an hour, you will come to a gigantic rock formation. Turn right passing the rocky boulder and, after a short steep climb, you will come to the Grotta Camerona. The cave is truly enormous boasting a width of 20m and a height of 12m. After a visit to the cave, descend along the same path and continue towards the “Laghisòi” area. The path carries on through a wood of conifers and after a short climb it starts descending towards Lake Tenno. The lake formed following a landslide from Monte Magnone and now rests at the bottom of a green valley enclosed by woods.  Measuring 720m long, 270m wide and 50m deep, it has crystal clear waters whose colour changes with the weather. After looping around the lake, re-join the road which is partly covered in cobblestones. Shortly after, you will catch sight of the boroughs of Ville del Monte and the medieval town of Canale di Tenno, one of “The most Beautiful Villages in Italy”. This historic hamlet is famous for its charming rural architecture, worth visiting and cherishing in your memories. At the end of the visit, return to Ballino along the same route or catch public transport from Ville del Monte.

How to get there
From ponte Arche follow the street signs to Ballino Pass (about 10 km).
Where to park
Free parking in Ballino.

-hiking backpack

-trekking shoes

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