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830 - Carbonare - Rust - Lago di Lavarone

Mountainbiking · Altopiano di Folgaria,Lavarone,Luserna
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  • Lungo le sponde del lago
    / Lungo le sponde del lago
    Photo: Noemi Mauro, Azienda per il Turismo Alpe Cimbra
  • / Relax al lago
    Photo: Noemi Mauro, Azienda per il Turismo Alpe Cimbra
  • / Verso il monte Rust
    Photo: Noemi Mauro, Azienda per il Turismo Alpe Cimbra
  • / Stazione di collegamento ottico di Monte Rust
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The Mount Rust is a mountain surrounded by a beautiful mixed forest of beech and spruce. Here there are testimonies of the Great War but above all there is the romantic beauty of Lake Lavarone!
Distance 9.2 km
0:45 h
319 m
319 m
1,256 m
1,042 m
In past times the village Carbonare was called "Kankohligen" which means "to the charcoal men", that is the place inhabited by woodcutters that produced charcoal.

This trail starts from Carbonare and climb the wooded slope of Mount Rust, having as its goal the top of the mountain. Up there you will find the “Observatory”, the optical link station during the Great War, a building without a roof and with some holes in its walls. There were electric projectors in these holes that allowed the exchange of optical signals between the forts and the control stations. Look in the viewfinder. You will no longer see the fortresses but the green of the firs, which have taken the scene. Now take the mtb and pedal down the hill. As soon as you leave the forest, a surprise awaits you... the beautiful Lake Lavarone! What about a dip in this Bike Friendly lake? Bikers will be given a towel kit at the lidos.

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Update: April 16, 2021
S1 moderate
Highest point
1,256 m
Lowest point
1,042 m
Best time of year

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Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

Medium effort path. The best parts are the different environments, the forest mantle, the historical testimonies, the panoramic views and of course the lake of Lavarone.


45.935061, 11.226688
45°56'06.2"N 11°13'36.1"E
32T 672617 5089243

Turn-by-turn directions

From the square of the village Carbonare, following the signs, pedal down into the basin of the Meuser, continue towards Malga Elbele, reach the ex-Austrian Military Command in the hamlet Virti (in a narrow natural gorge). Continue on the northern side of Mount Rust, until you reach the dirt road that goes up from Lavarone Chiesa and leads to the top of the mountain (ruins of the optical link station). Pedal down from the top turning right, you will reach the beautiful Lake Lavarone. After a relaxing pit-stop at the lake, continue downhill towards the village Prà di Sopra. Pass among the houses and turn right, further down to the dirt road connecting the village Nosellari to Carbonare. Turn right to reach the village from south-east.


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Public transport

You can reach Carbonare by public transport (Trentino Trasporti). Info APT Tel. +39 0464 724100

Getting there

Carbonare is only 7 km far from Folgaria and about 3 km from Lavarone.


Free parking in the main square, next to the church


45.935061, 11.226688
45°56'06.2"N 11°13'36.1"E
32T 672617 5089243
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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S1 moderate
9.2 km
0:45 h
319 m
319 m
Highest point
1,256 m
Lowest point
1,042 m
Circular route Cultural/historical interest


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