escursione lago di toblino
escursione lago di toblino

Hike from Lake Toblino to Calavino

May is the best month for this extensive circular walk between Lake Santa Massenza, Lake Toblino and the hamlets of Sarche, Calavino and Padergnone

After the cold winter months, now the landscape of the Valle dei Laghi valley is blossoming again. Our walking tour at the bottom of the valley starts at the hydroelectric power station near the village of Santa Massenza. From the parking space we walk towards south, along the waterfront of Lake Santa Massenza until the junction with the state road “Gardesana Occidentale” which we cross.

Here the hiking trail adjoins Lake Toblino and offers side trips to the romantic Toblino Castle. Information boards tell about the rich fauna and flora in this nature reserve. Unfortunately this wonderful path has a little disadvantage as it proceeds near the state road. The traffic noise disturbs a bit the quiet of nature around the lake.

We continue our walk to the hamlet of Sarche and the neighbouring villge of Ponte Oliveti. After we have crossed the bridge across the Rimone river we branch to the left onto the path, which leads us into the forest and up the hill. Forest and vineyards alternate until we reach the little church of Corgnon. Along the Frassene Path we reach the road 251 after about 1 km. From there we want to walk towards Madruzzo Castle. So we walk until the junction with the road to Calavino and from there a nice walking path through the vineyards leads us to the village which is well-known for its historic centre with impressive houses.

The next stage of our walking tour is really attractive. We follow the Waalweg path to the Forra dei Cenevai gorge, an idyllic valley with a stream and little waterfalls. It ends south of Padergnone and Lake Santa Massenza. By following now the path to Padergnone and Santa Massenza we have once more the possibility to enjoy Lake Santa Massenza which is as beautiful as Lake Toblino.

Please note: Currently it's not possible to do this hike, as the path along the Lago di Santa Massenza and Lake Toblino is closed (updated to May 2024).

Author: AT

circular route difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Santa Massenza
  • Time required:
    04:45 h
  • Track length:
    16,5 km
  • Altitude:
    from 234 m to 468 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +355 m | -355 m
  • Route:
    Lake Santa Massenza - Lake Toblino round path - Sarche - Ponte Oliveti - church of Corgnon - Frassene path - Madruzzo - Calavino - Calavino Waalweg path - Canevai Gorge - Padergnone - Santa Massenza
  • Resting points:
    various restaurants at Sarche and Calavino
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike from Lake Toblino to Calavino

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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