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Ledro Trek Medium - Stage 1

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Ledro Trek Medium is a two-day trek along mountainside trails overlooking Lake Ledro. Highlights of the first stage: Wonderful views of Lake Ledro, village centre of Pieve, Monte Cocca, Madonnina di Besta, sanctuary of the Madonna de le ferle.

We follow the signposts marked Ledro Trek Medium starting from Pieve in clockwise direction. We return to the valley floor for the intermediate overnight stay.

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
11,0 km
5 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
942 m
Altitude difference (-)
1.006 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
1.352 m
Lowest point
591 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. Our tip for the perfect way to end the day: Visit the Pile-Dwellings Museum, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then head to the beach for a swim in the lake.

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

We walk into the village and we take Via Rabaglia. We take the SAT 454 path and we follow it to Sella di Monte Cocca. We make a short detour to enjoy the view from the summit of Monte Cocca and then we return to the saddle. We take the narrow wood path and we walk downhill to La Valle, above Mezzolago. We turn left and we walk uphill along the forestry road to Dromaè. Before we reach Coste di Salò, we turn into the small path on the right and we walk downhill to the Madonnina di Besta. We continue along the same path and when we reach the asphalt road, we turn left. We take the mule track, we walk past the sanctuary of the Madonna de le ferle and we reach Barcesino, which belongs to the village of Molina. From Molina we can follow the bike path to the lake.

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 della Val di Ledro, which turns into Via Nuova in Pieve. 

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Where to park

Parking between Via Imperiale and Via Nuova, near the info point.

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.

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