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Trentino on the road

Picture postcard landscapes, lakes and valleys, castles and hermitages, shepherd’s huts and Dolomite peaks... travelling through Trentino on four wheels is a fantastic experience!

14 September 2022

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Travelling through Trentino on four wheels is a fantastic experience. You’ll be met by picture postcard landscapes, with lakes and valleys, castles and hermitages, shepherd’s huts and Dolomite peaks. There really is so much to see. You'll only need your car or camper van to reach the recommended destinations, because remember, you can only truly experience nature on foot with a backpack on your shoulders.

We're off!

1. Val di Non: Lake Tovel, Sanctuary of San Romedio, Castle of Thun

Start your tour by reaching Lake Tovel, where the crystal clear waters are surrounded by the woods of the Brenta Dolomites. It is also known as the Red Lake because in summer, a particular algae colored the waters bright red, an event that has not taken place for several years now. From Lake Tovel, head northwards to Sanzeno. From the Rhaetian Museum of Sanzeno take the path in the rock (remember that the path is closed in winter) and venture along a spectacular itinerary that follows the route of an old irrigation canal to the Sanctuary of San Romedio, a truly unusual destination. Then visit Thun Castle. The sumptuous rooms, starting from the Bishop's Room, still contain the original 16th-century furnishings, works of art, weapons and porcelain objects. It's like going on a journey to savor the atmosphere of the noble families of centuries ago. 

2. Madonna di Campiglio: Tour of the 5 lakes and the Vallesinella Waterfalls

Immersed in the landscapes of the Brenta Dolomites, Madonna di Campiglio is the dream destination for skiers. It is also ideal for those who love trekking, cycling or simply being in contact with nature. Take the cable car from the center of town and tour the 5 lakes: Ritort, Labin, Serodoli, Gelato, Nambino, take beautiful pictures and breathe in the clean air! Visit the Vallesinella Waterfalls, listen to the sound of the water and regenerate your mind, body, and spirit. Take a break at the Tuckett shelter and enjoy the view!

3. Val di Rabbi: the Tibetan Bridge and the Terme di Rabbi hot springs

Among the excursions available in the Stelvio National Park, you surely won’t want to miss one in the Val di Rabbi, on the Tibetan Bridge, suspended 57 meters high in the silence and in the wonder of the mountains, where you will feel like an eagle in flight! If you have a zen-like soul with a meditative style and your goal is wellness for the mind and body, you'll find several Kneipp therapy circuits.  At Rabbi Fonti, you will find the Terme di Rabbi spa with its mineral water springs that are rich in iron and carbon dioxide. Count on it, you'll return as good as new!

4. Lake Molveno: Paganella Peak, a tour of the lake and the Spormaggiore wildlife park

The Adamello Brenta Natural Park is home to one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy, Lake Molveno. Set out from Andalo and walk to Cima Paganella. This is one of the most scenic excursions in the area, where mountain trails and a 360° panoramic view of Trentino await you. Take a tour of Lake Molveno by mountain bike, or give yourself a moment of adrenaline with some paragliding. The lake and the Dolomites will give you one of the most exciting flights ever. The Spormaggiore wildlife park is home to the brown bear of the Alps, the lynx, the eagle owl, the fox and the wild cat, each in its ideal habitat. Guided tours are available to show you the secrets of the animal world that inhabits this natural environment. 

 

There are many on the road routes to choose from in Trentino and the one we recommend here is one of the most beautiful. To visit everything, then you might take from five to seven days, depending on your pace and your interests.