For some of the best lakes in Trentino, here’s a guide you’ll not want to miss. These Trentino lakes are some of the most insane landscapes you’ll ever see.
The Best Lakes in Trentino – A Trentino Lakes Guide
Val Di Non (Lago Di Tovel)
Val Di Sole (Lago Covel, Lago Dei Caprioli)
Paganella (Lago Di Molveno)
Valsugana (Lago Di Levico, Lago Di Caldonazzo)
San Martino Di Castrozza (Lago Welsperg, Laghi Di Colbricon)
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Lago Di Tovel – Val Di Non
Lago Di Tovel is a stunning lake, situated in the Brenta Dolomites in Trentino, Italy. It sits at a height of 1178m metres high and is 0.38 square km. This miracle of nature was formed by a landslide, 1300 years ago.
The lake is in the depth of the enchanted forests with the stunning Brenta Dolomites as a backdrop, so you can only imagine how incredible it is. It’s emerald green water is something you’ll never forget, especially in autumn season with the contrast of the red and orange leaves.
This is rated one of the best lakes in Trentino and rightly so!
There’s also a cool story as to why the lake used to be red in colour.
Lago Covel – Val Di Sole
Lago Covel is a another stunning glacial lake reflecting the snow capped mountains in it’s backdrop. It’s one of the most picturesque spots in Val Di Sole, making it a haven for photographers.
Lago Covel is not just a lake. There is a small hike around the lake where you can take in the epic views of the mountains surrounding you. If you walk at slow pace, it takes around half an hour to get back round to the starting point. During the peaceful walk surrounding Lago Covel, you will also pass by a small waterfall.
Lago Dei Caprioli – Val Di Sole
Lago Dei Caprioli is a huge alpine lake situated in the heart of Val Di Sole Trentino and is the ideal starting point for treks.
This stunning lake is fed by several small streams and springs that flow from the Brenta Dolomites. The pine trees, snow capped mountains and nature walkways give it a real magic forest feel, making it one of the best lakes in Trentino. You can admire these mountains all day long from the reflections on the lakes crystalline waters.
Lago Di Molveno – Paganella
It’s not hard to see why Lago Di Molveno is voted one of the best lakes in Italy.
Spanning across 4.5 km in length, and 1.5 km in width, Lago Di Molveno represents the largest alpine lake located above an altitude of 800m.
The lake is one of the most popular things to do in Paganella in summer, amongst both locals and tourists, due to its incredible blue colours and lengthy beaches.
Plenty of activities are available both on and off the lake. Those on the lake range from stand up paddle boarding, to canoeing and electric boat rides. Then you have the surrounding areas which include a crazy golf course, pump track and the extremely popular Acquapark.
Lago Di Levico – Valsugana
Lago Do Levico is the ideal spot for an afternoon of relaxing with a picnic!
With tourists often comparing Lago Di Levico to a Norwegian fiord, it’s a peaceful haven amongst the pines that you won’t want to miss in Valsugana.
In summer there’s plenty to do at Lago Di Levico including canoeing, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding or renting electric boats. And come winter, Christmas markets are set up in the Habsburg Park, plus there are a few sports that can be practiced on the snow.
Lago Di Caldonazzo – Valsugana
An incredibly sized lake, with plenty to do for visitors of any age!
Spanning across 5 km in length, and 1.87 km in width, Lago Di Caldonazzo is the largest lake in Trentino. Many people think of Lake Garda as the largest, however Garda does not entirely belong to the Trentino region.
With plenty of activities to take part in such as; canoeing, sailing, wind surfing, water skiing, diving, swimming, rowing and camping there’s something for all the family!
Lago Welsperg – San Martino Di Castrozza
Not the largest, but definitely one of the prettiest lakes in Trentino.
Lago Welsperg, or Lake Welsperg, is a beautiful spot located just outside of San Martino Di Castrozza. The parameters of the lake can be circled on foot in less than 10 minutes. However you may want to spend a little more time there.
Surrounded by incredible scenery, from forests to the Pale di San Martino peaks, all of the the backdrops reflect on the water. Making for incredible photo opportunities depending on the season.
Laghi Di Colbricon – San Martino Di Castrozza
Laghi Di Colbricon, or the ‘Lakes of Colbricon’ as it translates, are located in the Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Natural Park.
You must walk a little to reach the lakes, and the best starting point is Malga Rolle, just outside of Passo Rolle. There is plenty of free parking, and from here you simply follow the signposts.
The lakes are swimmable and the views are incredible. With mountainous backdrops, much like most of San Martino Di Castrozza, Laghi Di Colbricon really is a photographers dream!
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