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Lake Ampola

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Lake Ledro is not the only lake in Valle di Ledro. 
easy
Distance 6.4 km
1:30 h
82 m
82 m
Lake Ampola is a small pond which has remained untouched by man and thus provides a perfect habitat to frogs and pollywogs, reeds and water lilies. The pond can be easily reached from Tiarno di Sopra with a short walk in the wood or along the cycling path. Beati come rane su una foglia di ninfea (i.e. Happy like frogs on a water lily). The Visitor Centre by Lake Ampola is named after the Italian title of Tom Robbins’ novel ‘Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas’. There, you can learn more about the pond’s flora and fauna. The best time to visit Lake Ampola and its visitor centre is Spring, when the water lilies are in bloom! 

Author’s recommendation

The pier along the wooden path which unfolds across the pond is the best point from which to admire the water lilies and the surrounding landscape.
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Apt Valle di Ledro
Update: September 08, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
794 m
Lowest point
725 m
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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

Further information on www.vallediledro.com 

Start

Tiarno di Sopra (749 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.888825, 10.670807
DMS
45°53'19.8"N 10°40'14.9"E
UTM
32T 629632 5083052
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Destination

Lake Ampola

Turn-by-turn directions

From the church turn left into Via Marconi and then left again into Via Angli, which leads upwards to the beginning of Via del Trocc. Follow the gravel path into the wood (upwards and then downwards) until it joins with the main road. Walk along the main road for a few hundred metres and then turn left onto the cycling path towards to the Lake Ampola Visitor Centre. On the way back walk along the cycling path and then turn left into Via Degasperi, which leads back into the village.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Trentino Trasporti

There: 214 bus Riva del Garda - Tiarno di Sopra
And back: 214 bus Tiarno di Sopra - Riva del Garda

Further information and timetable

Getting there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Tiarno di Sotto. Further options

Parking

Piazza Milín, in front of the church.

Coordinates

DD
45.888825, 10.670807
DMS
45°53'19.8"N 10°40'14.9"E
UTM
32T 629632 5083052
w3w 
///stinger.weeds.disbelieve
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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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Rating

2.3
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Nicoletta Traversa
August 14, 2021 · Community
Non ci sono indicazioni, il lago è mal tenuto e il percorso ciclabile è super sconsigliato nei mesi più caldi perché senza un filo d'ombra.
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When did you do this route? August 14, 2021
Katia Bülow Boje ferrentino
April 28, 2021 · Community
la strada che porta al lago è di per sé carina e piacevole ma il lago risulta essere lasciato allo stato brado e non consiglierei a nessuno di farsi un viaggio per venirlo a visitare
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Mercoledì 28 Aprile 2021 19:07:21
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Dörte Casino 
September 22, 2019 · Community
Kleine, nette Runde, hat uns gut gefallen.
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When did you do this route? September 22, 2019
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
82 m
Descent
82 m
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