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Nosiola Trail 1

Valle dei Laghi
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Distance in km
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A walk through the cultivations of Nosiola, an indigenous grape variety of the Valle dei Laghi whose grapes are dried on special racks (called arèles) to produce Vino Santo Trentino.

The hike takes us through the Nosiola vineyards, cultivated in this part of the Valle dei Laghi to produce Vino Santo. The first part of the route takes us towards the village of Padergnone and then along the lake of Santa Massenza through the area’s characteristic dry stone walls and terraces. You then continue, to discover Santa Massenza, a village where several distilleries produce grappa. Next, follow the trail towards Lake Toblino, where its waters are overlooked by a castle that offers the perfect backdrop for some beautiful snapshots.  Once you reach the village of Sarche, continue towards Ponte Oliveti alongside the vineyards, which also continue on the promontory towards Calavino, where the last part of the trail unwinds.  The last part of the route ends with the descent back to Due Laghi.

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
12,1 km
3 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
140 m
Altitude difference (-)
146 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
328 m
Lowest point
242 m

During the hike there are many opportunities to taste local wine at some of the local wine cellars. We recommend a visit to Casa Caveau, an old drying room converted into a museum.

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
Due Laghi

We follow the Nosiola trail, first along the lake of Santa Massenza, then through dry stone walls and the vines on the hills above the lake. Riding through the village of Santa Massenza, famous for its distilleries, we pass the lakes of Santa Massenza and Toblino, as we head towards Sarche. From here, we go towards Ponte Oliveti, cross the Sarca river then take the small road immediately to the left and continue over the Calavino mountains back to the starting point.

public transportation

Pietramurata, Sarche, the lakes of Toblino and Santa Massenza (bus stop Due Laghi) and Vezzano are connected by the intercity bus line 205 (Riva del Garda – Sarche – Trento to the other places in Garda Trentino.

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.


How to get there

To reach Due Laghi from Riva del Garda, follow the SS 45bis road in direction Trento.

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.


Where to park

Free parking at the roundabout between Lake Toblino and Lake Santa Massenza or after the Giardino delle Spezie pizzeria on the right in via Nazionale.

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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