Lake Ledro is not only famous for its shimmering turquoise waters but also for the UNESCO heritage site Bronze Age pile dwelling.
Lake Ledro is a great natural swimming pool 650 m above sea level where you can paddle your SUP in freedom.
To go around the lake you can start out from any of the four beaches (Molina di Ledro, Mezzolago, Pieve di Ledro and Pur): the Molina beach was chosen for its easy access.
The panorama is breathtaking and there are numerous bays and inlets in natural surroundings where you can go in on your board and find utter peace and tranquillity. It is extremely rare that the wind conditions create any difficulties for paddling but if the length of the tour becomes a problem, you can always stop off at one of the beaches.
Lake Ledro owes its origins to a morainic barrage during the fourth ice age. In 1929, when the level of the lake was lowered for hydroelectric work, a pile dwelling settlement came to light which dates back to the Bronze Age and is now a UNESCO heritage site.
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From the car park it is only a couple of minutes to the beach Spiaggia di Besti. Once you get to the beach, just put your board in the water and paddle along the shore of Lake Ledro until you have done a complete lap, clockwise or anti-clockwise, passing Mezzolago, Pieve di Ledro and Pur and then coming back to Molina di Ledro.
There are buoys to mark the archaeological site in front of museum and the area in front of the intake for the pipes feeding the Hydroelectric power plant of Riva del Garda.
Valle di Ledro is connected to Riva del Garda by the intercity bus line 214 (Riva-Valle di Ledro-Storo).
For arrive to Lago di Ledro, take the road statale SS 240 in direction Valle di Ledro (10 Km fromRiva del Garda).
Free parking "Besta 2" along the SS240 road or for a fee at the Molina beach.
In spring and summer you are advised to wear a semi-drysuit, in summer all you need is a swimsuit and lycra suit. You always need to wear a life jacket.