Lake Ledro is beautifully situated in the mountains west of Lake Garda at around 600 metres, and a fifteen minute drive from Riva del Garda, which is the northernmost of Lake Garda's famous cities.
Despite the large amount of tourists who frequent the area, Lake Ledro is still relatively unknown, which is an absolute plus for those seeking peace and tranquillity in beautiful surroundings. The lake is an ideal resort for families with children, where there are many opportunities to enjoy water sports. fishing is also a popular option and of course as is swimming from many of the lakeside beaches.
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There are several small towns around the lakeside, and in the town of Molina di Ledro there is an interesting museum called "Museo delle des Arts". The museum presents an exhibition on the history of the lake - a story that was discovered by accident in 1929.
Lake Ledro is also an ideal starting point for interesting excursions in the region. Firstly, there are many picturesque towns in the mountains, many hiking trails. The area is a veritable playground for mountain bikes. The Tremalzo is a very special area, with one of the most beautiful views on Lake Garda, which has been dubbed "Balcony of Lake Garda" because of the fantastic views.
- Round 1: A day trip by car could for example take you to the Ampolada area, Storo. It is an incredibly beautiful journey that ends in Gargnano on Lake Garda, after several hours of sometimes very narrow road. If time permits, make a stop in the small town of Campione. In one of the many tunnels is a small town that once housed a large cotton mill and housing for its employees. The city was deserted for many years, but now there has been a renaissance, thanks to tourists.
- Round 2: Another day, you can head to the north side of the lake. To Madonna Campiglio, the famous ski resort in the Dolomites, you can make a stopover in the area Génovada and walk to the impressive waterfall "Cascata Di Nardis." Alternatively, you can turn right to Stenico when you come to the road, but shortly after, turn left onto the river to Ragoli where you continue east along the old and beautiful road to Stenico.
This will take you past the rock formations which often are worshiped by mountaineers. Before reaching Stenico, the road passes through a small waterfall. In Stenico, you can head north to Lake Malveno, which has become a popular destination even for Italians. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the back of the Dolomites. You can also visit Vezzano and Trento. When you come from the highway Riva del Garda Trento, turn left and stop at the small castle Toblino, where you can enjoy a coffee, or even dinner. Following this, you can visit En Calavino, Lasino, Cavedine and Drena, you can stop and see the impressive castle, which overlooks the bottom of Lake Garda.