Magnificent view of Lake Garda from the hermitage of San Valentino
Hiking at Lake Garda
Hiking in the Mediterranean climate while admiring the alpine landscape - you only get this perfect mix in Garda Trentino. There are plenty of routes bringing you fun, adventure and challenge. Climb up the rugged, steep Dolomites or enjoy a stroll along the blue Lake Garda.
The 10 Most Beautiful hiking routes at Lake Garda
Due to the proximity to the Mediterranean Sea and the associated warm climate, visitors are offered a perfect setting for easy hikes and walks. From a landscape point of view, the area benefits mainly from its proximity to the Alps. To the north of the lake shore there are many options for hiking. It is logical that the great Goethe was also impressed by the region. When he visited Garda Trentino in 1786, he described its beauty in his diary.
On tourism and a long history
Riva del Garda has become a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. But apart from the beaches overcrowded during the high season, the 30.000 inhabitants city has a lot of history to offer. Riva did not always belong to Italy. In former times, it was part of Austria-Hungary. The fortifications defending the former fortress can still be seen today. Hikers can discover them either at close range during a walk to the Chapel of Santa Barbara or by climbing Monte Brione.