“Lafraun” is an ancient German-Cimbrian word that means Lavarone. Following this panoramic tour you will travel through the territory of Lavarone, its wide views, warm atmospheres, naturalistic and historical suggestions.
Get on the saddle of your mtb, it will be fun! When you arrive in Bertoldi, pedal up to the hamlet Slaghenaufi. The place is beautiful, with a splendid view. Then you will have to cut through the side of Mount Tablat, proceed down to Gionghi and start climbing again, up to Passo Cost. From here down to the fortress and museum Forte Belvedere. Take the time to visit it: history has passed through these walls!
Return to Lavarone Chiesa crossing meadows and pastures, passing through the beautiful Lake Lavarone, the blue and green pearl of Trentino. How about an aperitif on the beach?
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.
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The trail is challenging, suitable for well-trained legs. It develops mainly on dirt road with asphalted connecting stretches.
Lavarone Chiesa (1173 m)
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From the main square of the village Chiesa pedal in the direction to Folgaria, following the signs. After passing the Hotel Monte Rust turn right towards Lanzino, go up to the village Stengheli and continue to Bertoldi. Once you reach the village, go up to the hamlet Slaghenaufi and the Austro-Hungarian military cemetery above. Visit this beautiful place and then continue the tour pedalling up to Mount Tablat and down to Gionghi. Proceed to Cappella, then to Gàsperi up to the hamlet Magrè. From here go down towards Cappella, turning to the Forte Belvedere. You will pass through Villanova and a little further on, on the left, take the beautiful road that leads to the Fort. The fortress is also a museum of the Great War and worth a visit.
Take the bike again, repeat the last stretch of road in the opposite direction and, once you reach the main street, turn left, go downhill through the village Oseli and continue until you reach Masi di Sotto. Pay attention to the signs that invite you to turn right, along a dirt road. You will come out of the woods on the road connecting Nosellari to Chiesa. Follow it by turning left for a few dozen meters, then take the road that goes down to the Lake Lavarone on the left. Circle it all around. On the northwest side, follow the way that takes you back to the Church, from where you left at the beginning of your tour.
Lavarone Chiesa can be reached by public transport (Trentino Trasporti). Info APT Tel. +39 0464 724100
Lavarone Chiesa is only 12 km far from Folgaria and about 28 km far from Trento.
In the main square, next to the church
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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