This is a nature trail which joins up Lake Tenno with the medieval village of Canale, counted among the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”, and Calvola, a little hamlet overlooking Lake Garda
Lake Tenno is one of the most uncontaminated alpine lakes in Italy and you can swim in it in summertime. The lake is famous for its characteristic hue, a rich turquoise colour which changes with the seasons. Another characteristic feature is the way in which the water level varies: in autumn it can be 15 metres higher than in summer.
A short distance from the lake, the medieval village of Canale is counted among the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”. It is a concentrated mixture of history, art and tradition, preserved virtually intact to the present day. Its solid stone houses, vaulted archways, underpasses, narrow laneways and wooden balconies are the perfect illustration of the rural architecture of the area. Here you will find the "Casa degli Artisti": opened in the 1960s, it offers hospitality to artists in search of inspiration, who in return, donated one of their works. Today, the Casa hosts exhibitions, workshop and all manner of activities open to the public.
The stretch of the trail between Canale and Lake Tenno is also suited for a trekking baby buggy.
The Hidden Treasures itineraries were designed in order to give visitors a chance to get to know places in Garda Trentino that are off the beaten track. For this reason, the signposting is not always in the same style and sometimes missing altogether. We therefore recommend you to take a good map with you on these excursions. And then bear in mind your general reference points: Lake Garda = South, Monte Stivo = East, Rocchetta = West, Arco Castle = North.
The telephone number for the emergency services is 112.
The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
This excursion is quite simple and presents no particular difficulty. However, we still recommend you to wear suitable footwear, a hat, sun screen and sunglasses. And be sure to bring water!
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
There is pay parking at Lake Tenno. Free parking spaces can be found in Canale, half-way along the trail.