Climbing, Trekking and Cycling: sports holidays
on Lake Garda in Trentino!
The epOche Hotel Zanella is the ideal location if you want to go on a sports holiday.
There are cliffs to climb, paths for trekking and routes for bikes and e-bikes.
Here is what you can do during the day.
You can take advantage of the sports corner during your stay at the epOche Hotel Zanella. Here you will find information and indications on climbing cliffs and rock-climbing gyms in the entire Valle del Sarca.
The two cliffs within walking distance from our hotelare among the many possible itineraries: Falesia Belvedere and Falesia di Nago.
Falesia Belvedere is just 200m from our hotel. It has level differences between 10 -25m and is suitable for all kinds of climbers even families with children. In fact, the climbing pitches are short and the wall is ideal for beginners.
The Cliff’s name is a promise kept: Belvedere. As soon as you climb up and are above tree level, the view over Lake Garda is wonderful!
The second is Falesia di Nago which is 200m from the hotel. To get there, walk through the countryside and then take the path that leads to the wall.
There are 6 sectors and more than 130 routes here. The walls are well-equipped and you can choose between simple and difficult routes.
Nago is ideal for spending holidays trekking and walking. You will find maps, bus schedules and all information needed for your sports day in our hotel.
There are numerous trekking routes around the hotel’s surroundings in Trentino. You will find the itinerary that suits you best whether you want to keep fit or you simply want to spend a few hours relaxing in nature.
Long trekking on the Peace Pathway
The Peace Pathway starts from the vineyards around Nago and reaches Malga Zurese. Besides giving you a wonderful view of Lake Garda, it brings you back to the period of the First World War. There are tunnels, military posts and roads carved into the rock built by Austro-Hungarian soldiers along the pathway. Upon your return you can walk along the ancient mule track (SAT 632) which allows you to admire the majestic cliffs. The 7.5km route lasts 4 hours and has a level difference of 565m.
Excursion to Monte Baldo
At the Monte Baldo valley station, you will find directions to Monte Altissimo (SAT 651) with a cable car. From here you walk for a few kilometers along the ridge of Monte Baldo. You are accompanied by stunning panoramic views of Lake Garda. Passing through meadows and stretches in the woods, you will come to the SAT 633 path which takes you to the top of Monte Altissimo where the beauty of the panorama leaves you breathless.
For years, the epOche Hotel Zanella offered hospitality to cycling fans in Trentino. So here you will find a lot of useful information on the many routes, level differences, difficulties, maps and descriptions.
We have tracks and routes in gpx files useful for those who use a GPS.
We also have a storage room with a small workshop where you can park your bike.
One of the most beautiful routes that we recommend is the one from Nago to Valle di Ledro. Get off at Torbole, cross the road that passes through Busatte, also following a dirt track through the countryside. The views of the lake are really pleasant. Once you get to Torbole, continue to Riva del Garda where the old Ponale road starts. This road is carved into the rock and "suspended" above the lake. The view is spectacular. The road is only accessible on foot or by bike.
After climbing gently for 2km, you arrive at the entrance of Valle di Ledro, from here you have to choose between two routes. You can continue towards Punta Larici at 950m, one of the most beautiful and panoramic places on the lake, or you can go around Valle di Ledro with a 650m level difference. Once you reach the lake you can also take a refreshing swim.
BOOK YOUR SPORTS HOLIDAY AT EPOCHE HOTEL ZANELLA
The enchanting view of Lake Garda gives you endless thrills