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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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.
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.
Ballino is connected by the intercity bus line 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche).
Attention! Buses are not very frequent!
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
From ponte Arche follow the street signs to Ballino Pass (about 10 km).
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Free parking at the Ballino pass.
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:
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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