Walk 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.

Author: AT

If you want to do this walking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Santa Massenza
Route: Lake Santa Massenza – Lake Toblino Hiking Path - Sarche - Ponte Oliveti – church of Corgnon - Frassene Path - Madruzzo - Calavino - Calavino Waalweg path - Canevai Gorge - Padergnone - Santa Massenza
Distance: approx. 15 km
Walking time: approx. 5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 340 m
Altitude level: between 220 and 470 m asl.
Experienced in: beginning of May 2016

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Alpine Mugon
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    Hotel Alpine Mugon

  2. Hotel Lucia
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    Hotel Lucia

  3. SportHotel Panorama
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    SportHotel Panorama

  4. Sport Hotel Rosatti
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    Sport Hotel Rosatti

  5. Hotel Chalet al Foss
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    Hotel Chalet al Foss

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