Touring The Dolomites to Lake Garda

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Trento / Riva del Garda
  • Distance 66 km / 42 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
  • Availability
    July - September
  • Price From $1,621


From the limestone peaks of the Brenta Dolomites to the shore of the brilliant Lake Garda, you can walk along classic paths among forests, ascents and mountain descents. You can experience the height advancing between mountain cabins from Lake Molveno to the innermost of The Dolomites.

You'll spend two nights in a natural amphitheatre of giant monoliths, a unique experience before descending Val d'Ambiez. You will walk to the hot springs of Comano Terme, just before continuing along the wooded road that will take you to Lake Garda. Relax by enjoying the views and get to know some of the dreamy villages nearby.

  • Walk from the summits of the Brenta Dolomites to Lake Garda. 
  • Walk remote trails between rocks, forests and meadows 
  • Enjoy views of Lake Garda, the largest in Italy. 
  • Have a coffee overlooking the beach and enjoy the clean air in beautiful parks.
  • Find a historic mountain retreat surrounded by golden limestone peaks. 

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    • Accommodation in en suite rooms in charming hotels
    • 2 nights accommodation in refugees in shared room
    • Daily Breakfasts
    • Evening meals on days 3 and 4
    • Luggage transfers between accommodations on days 2, 5 and 6
    • Transfers as specified in the itinerary (On day 2)
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Sustainable travel, we compensate the CO2 emissions of your trip
    • Taxes


    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Extra nights
    • Additional transfers


    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.


    Travel & Transfers

    The starting point is Trento, where you can arrive by train from Venice (2 h 10 min), from Milan (2 h 50 min) or from Rome (4 hours). You can check the train schedules in TrenItalia.

    From Riva del Garda, you can take a bus for 40 minutes to Rovereto to take a train to Venice (1 hr 50 min). The alternative is to take a bus for 1 h 50 min to Peschiera del Garda and take a train to Milan, Verona or Venice. 


    Absolutely! Each traveller has included 1 piece of luggage that we will transfer between your accommodations. It's important that this piece of luggage meets the following criterias:

    • Maximum weight of 45 lbs (20 kg).
    • Must be only 1 piece of luggage without any attachments or accessories.
    • Should not contain valuables, fragile items, food or medications.
    • Must be correctly identified (booking reference of your trip and the full name of the trip holder).

    The approximate luggage delivery time will be at 4:00 PM.

    We recommend booking as soon as you have decided your plans because Lake Garda is an extremely popular area. Accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking. Anyway, we'll accommodate your plans to find the best option. 

    In general, it is a moderate trip with walks of between 8 and 15 km daily. Routes include ascents and descents from 800 to 900 metres high.

    Day 3 is the most challenging of the week, as the ascent will be of 1,200 metres to the Tosa Pedrotti Refuge.

    Although the routes of this trip are not technically difficult, some roads are remote and high up, so it is recommended for walkers experienced on mountain trails and who do not suffer from vertigo.

    Hat, gloves, comfortable clothes and good walking boots, ideally waterproof. A backpack where you can bring clothes for the two nights you will spend in the mountain hut, including sleeping bag and ground blanket. 

    In the refuge, you can rent a sleeping bag. Anyway, when you book we will send you a detailed list of everything you need for this walk.

    In summer, from July to September, you will have warm temperatures and sunny days perfect for hiking. The average temperature can reach 25ºC, but always accompanied by a gentle wind that will cool the walk. 

    As you ascend, the temperature will decrease by about 6.5ºC for every 1,000 metres of height. At the beginning and end of the season, you could find some small snowy areas.

    You can take advantage of the days when we transfer your luggage from one accommodation to another and, if you notify us in advance, you can take the taxi that will make that journey to avoid walking. 

    Alternatively, you can make use of local public transport or taxis in the area. To and from the mountain huts, the only option is to walk.

    The two nights you'll spend in mountain huts is a cosy experience where you will enjoy the unsurpassed hospitality of the locals in The Dolomites. Accommodation is considered as a mixed room with bunk beds and shared bathroom, but if you require a private room, we can organise a smaller room, subject to availability. 

    Please note that in mountain or refuge cabins there are paid hot showers and beds are usually allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend you bring your ground blanket. If you don't have a sleeping bag, don't worry because you can rent one on arrival.

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