Lake Molveno

Lake Molveno

Molveno lake is a beautiful one dolomitic lake, formed about 4000 years ago due to a landslide that blocked the valley, set in a wonderful natural setting: it is in fact surrounded by beech and fir woods, with the massifs of the Brenta Group dominating it from the west and of Mount Gazza and Paganella from the southeast.

In summer, the Molveno lake is very popular with tourists and residents, thanks to the beautiful beach of the lido di Molveno and the sports area equipped with swimming pools, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, and bowls area.
Children have access to a playground where to spend hours of fun while adults can sail the waters of the lake by renting motor boats or rowing boats.

But the lake is also suitable for those who love swimming or water sports such as sailing, canoeing and windsurfing. Finally, the eastern part of the beach of Lake Molveno is dedicated to dogs.

Mountains surrounding Lake Molveno

Mountains surrounding Lake Molveno

The waters of Lake Molveno are exceptionally clear, and provide visibility up to 14 meters deep (Alpine lake for swimming). You can admire a very rich lake flora as well as a remarkable wealth of freshwater fish.

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The lake is home to the arctic char, a native species: you can indulge in sport fishing on the shores of the lake, to the delight of fans of the sector.

Molveno Lake with Children

Molveno Lake is one of the top destinations in Trentino for families with children. The wide beach, the low altitude and the child-friendly hotel facilities make it one of the most accessible lakes in the Alps.

They are many families who decide to spend their summer holidays here and for this reason many hotels in the area have decided to upgrade their facilities by becoming Family Hotel.

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Not only the hotels but the whole Paganella plateau (the area where Molveno is located) offers many family-friendly activities and play areas for children. They are also found different paths suitable for children with shelters always open for a regenerating break.

One of these routes is the tour of Lake Molveno, which can also be traveled with a stroller.

Campsite in Molveno

Like all Alpine destinations in Trentino, facilities for those traveling in could not be missing camper.

Near the beach is the Bungalows Chalets Molveno Lake, a structure suitable for those arriving in Molveno with the camper and looking for a comfortable and modern accommodation near the lake.

What to do in Molveno?

If you are wondering what to do in Molveno in the summer, here are some interesting ideas that will allow you to plan your trip or holiday in the best possible way:

Relax on the beach

Most of the people who reach Molveno do so to relax on the beach. You can make yourself comfortable to sunbathe and lull yourself with the waves of the lake.

Near the beach there are also bars where you can refresh yourself from time to time.

Swim in Lake Molveno

Lake Molveno is suitable for swimming. This will allow you to to swim and swim without problems. However, remember that we are at 1000 meters above sea level and therefore the water will be "fresh".

However, if you are daring or the day is hot, a nice swim in the crystal clear waters is fine.

Boat ride on the lake

If you want to experience the lake while sailing to its full size, you can rent one boat, or pedalos! The lake is so large that you can spend several hours sailing surrounded by woods and alpine peaks.

Tour of the lake on foot

Il tour of the Molveno lake it is one of the most popular excursion itineraries for those visiting this Trentino locality. It allows you to walk along the shore of the lake, always returning to the starting point.

It is a path almost 11km long that you go along with a leisurely step in 2 hours, maximum 3, and suitable for everyone given it low altitude difference.

The path enters and exits the woods surrounding the lake and offers wonderful views of the Brenta Dolomites which are reflected in the crystal clear waters.

The trail is also accessible with a stroller!

Walk at high altitude and panorama!

The lake can also be admired from above and without great effort. In fact, in Molveno there are the ski lifts that lead up to the top.

From here you can enjoy a magnificent view over the lake and on the peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, or rest in the mountain huts or for the more sporty to undertake excursions or mountain bike tours.

Ski lifts in Molveno in Summer

Ski lifts in Molveno in Summer

Mountain Bike from the Lake

Molveno and more generally the whole Paganella Plateau is a real one paradise for mountain bike lovers.

There are several routes, suitable for all levels of experience, which take you on a mountain bike to discover the surroundings of the lake and the magnificent natural pearls of Molveno and Andalo.

Mountain bikes they can be rented directly on site and for those who want, local guides are available to discover in the best possible way, and in safety, all that this fantastic Alpine Lake and the locality that hosts it has to offer.

When to visit Lake Molveno

Molveno lake can be visited all year round even if the months in which this offers the best of themselves go from June to the end of September. In correspondence with the summer and with hot days, Lake Molveno is a top destination that will certainly not leave you disappointed!

How to get to Lake Molveno

Reach Lake Molveno it is very simple, it is located directly on the Strada Statale 421 which connects Riva del Garda to Mezzolombardo, passing through Andalo. Coming from the Brenner motorway, on the other hand, the exit to take is that of Trento: from there the lake is about 40km away.


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