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Tour of Lake Terlago
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Easy ring trail around Lake Terlago with some interesting nature points.
The route around Lake Terlago is just over 3 km long and is also accessible to less experienced hikers: there are no particular difficulties as the road is mainly flat. Along the trail you may encounter some special features of natural interest, which are illustrated on the explanatory panels placed along the route.  

Lake Terlago is made up of two basins. During the hottest periods of the year, these are almost or completely separated from each other. Various leisure activities are available on the first of the two, such as: two bars, a restaurant, a beach and the Lake Line Terlago where you can wakeboard towed by a pulley connected to a cable suspended above the lake. On the other hand, the second of the two basins is more natural in character, hosting various species of birds and no buildings or businesses.

Further information and useful links
For more information on routes and hike services, guides, shops and hiking friendly accommodation: all about trekking in Garda Trentino - Tel. +39 0464 554444 
Route info
3,4 km
Activity time
1 h 00 min
20 m
20 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
447 m
Lowest point
416 m
On the second part of the trail, at certain times of the year, you can sometimes spot the herons who build their nests in the trees above the lake.
Safety guidelines
The trail is very easy to follow and is adequately signposted.


  • During winter, Lake Terlago may be frozen: walking on the frozen surface is not recommended as it is very slippery!
  • In the event of heavy rainfall, the route may be flooded and so partially inaccessible.

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
Car park at Lake Terlago
From the car park at Lake Terlago, follow the trail in a clockwise direction, following the signs. There are no points where particular difficulties prevent you from following the path.
public transportation
Terlago is connected by regional buses.

From Riva del Garda:

  • Bus line 205 (Riva del Garda - Trento) until Cadine
  • Bus line 206 (Trento – Monte Terlago) or Line 230 (Trento – Ranzo/Margone) until Terlago

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

How to get there
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino

To reach Terlago: from the SS45bis road (Gardesana) follow the signs to Terlago.  Once you reach the village, after the cemetery follow the signs for the lake along Via Omigo.  Follow the road as far as the car park by the lake.

Where to park
In the village of Terlago there are several free parking spots:
  • At Lake Terlago
  • In via Omigo
  • In via A. Degasperi
You need to be wearing 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?

What you should have in your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do):

  • 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 

Emergency telephone number Mountain Rescue 112

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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