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Sentiero del Troc - Lago d'Ampola

Ledro
Category
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
1:30
Duration in hours
Distance
6.6
Distance in km
Status
open
Suggested period
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Lake Ledro is not the only lake in Valle di Ledro. 

Lake Ampola is a small pond which has remained untouched by man and thus provides a perfect habitat to frogs and pollywogs, reeds and water lilies. The pond can be easily reached from Tiarno di Sopra with a short walk in the wood or along the cycling path. Beati come rane su una foglia di ninfea (i.e. Happy like frogs on a water lily). The Visitor Centre by Lake Ampola is named after the Italian title of Tom Robbins’ novel ‘Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas’. There, you can learn more about the pond’s flora and fauna. The best time to visit Lake Ampola and its visitor centre is Spring, when the water lilies are in bloom! 

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
Easy
Route number
Distance
6,6 km
Duration
1 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+)
67 m
Altitude difference (-)
67 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
784 m
Lowest point
726 m
Suggestions

The pier along the wooden path which unfolds across the pond is the best point from which to admire the water lilies and the surrounding landscape.

Safety guidelines

The telephone number for the emergency services is 112.

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
Tiarno di Sopra
Directions

From the church turn left into Via Marconi and then left again into Via Angli, which leads upwards to the beginning of Via del Trocc. Follow the gravel path into the wood (upwards and then downwards) until it joins with the main road. Walk along the main road for a few hundred metres and then turn left onto the cycling path towards to the Lake Ampola Visitor Centre. On the way back walk along the cycling path and then turn left into Via Degasperi, which leads back into the village.

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 to Tiarno di Sotto. 

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.

 

Where to park

Free parking in Piazza Regina Elena in Tiarno di Sopra.

This excursion is quite simple and presents no particular difficulty. However, we still recommend you to wear suitable footwear, a hat, sun screen and sunglasses. And be sure to bring water!

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