lago di lavarone
lago di lavarone

Hike to the Monte Rust and Lake Lavarone

This nice walking tour leads us from Carbonare di Folgaria through the woods to the military signal station on the Monte Rust and to the beautiful Lago di Lavarone lake.

Our hike starts in Carbonare di Folgaria, to be exact in the Via del Parco road, where a forest path to Lavarone and the Monte Rust mountain starts. After a slight ascent of about 1.5 km through a beech forest we reach the former military road which proceeds uphill. Here we can find the remains of the “Optische Signalstation Monte Rust” of the Austro-Hungarian troops. This signal station was the communication centre between the surrounding fortresses of Vezzena, Luserna, Belvedere, Cherle, Sommo Alto and Dosso delle Somme.

At the foot of the Monte Rust, the Lago di Lavarone lake is located, from the signal station it can be reached within about half an hour (descent). The small lake is a true natural gem and a popular excursion destination. It is allowed to swim in the lake, there are plenty of spots to catch some sun, rest points and paddle boat rentals. To come back to Carbonare there are two possibilities, without climbing the Monte Rust again. On the two routes, one proceeds through the village of Chiesa di Lavarone, the other one through Pra di Sopra, Monte Rust is circumvented.

Author: AT

stroller-friendly suited for families difficulty: easy route with lake
  • Starting point:
    Carbonare (Folgaria)
  • Time required:
    02:50 h
  • Track length:
    8,7 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.101 m to 1.265 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +318 m | -318 m
  • Destination:
    Monte Rust, Lago di Lavarone
  • Resting points:
    Bazzario Lakeside, Ristorante Hotel al Lago
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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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