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Grotta Camerona & Lake Tenno
Comano, Tenno
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Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
4:00
Duration in hours
Distance
13
Distance in km
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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
Intermediate
Distance
13,0 km
Activity time
4 h 00 min
Ascent
575 m
Descent
575 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
911 m
Lowest point
586 m
Suggestions
You can swim in Lake Tenno.
Safety guidelines
The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the 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, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
Punto di partenza
Ballino
Directions

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.
There is nowhere to stop off for refreshments along the trail so you are advised to bring water and something to eat

You need to be wearing 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?

What you should have in your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do):

 

  • 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

 

Emergency telephone number:  112

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.

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