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

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

Starting point: Carbonare di Folgaria (Via del Parco)
Signposts: Monte Rust, Lago di Lavarone
Distance: approx. 4.8 km (each direction)
Walking time: 1.5 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 200 m
Altitude level: between 1,120 and 1,280 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: June 2016

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