The Brenta Dolomites
With the majestic Brenta Dolomites in the background, your holiday on the Paganella Plateau means fun, training with Olympic champions, water sports in the Molveno Lake and trekking tours in wonderful nature reserves.
The Paganella Plateau rises in the west-central section of Trentino, under the Paganella Mountain and the imposing Brenta Dolomites, an all-time favorite destination for trekkers and climbers, who love to explore the variety of its many trails, vie ferrate and climbing routes.
Facing the Brenta Dolomites, the Molveno Lake attracts water sport lovers and all those who want to relax on a beautiful shore.
During the winter season the Paganella ski area offers wonderful ski slopes like the Olimpionica 2 and the 3-Tre, two cross-country trails and one terrain park.
Children can have fun and learn how to ski in the Paganella Fun Park or in the Pinocchio ski kindergarten in Andalo, whereas adults can enjoy one of the many snowshoeing routes in the nature reserve Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta.
If on the other hand you are looking for something more exciting, you can try a snow cat tour or ice climbing. Are you a romantic at heart? You can go for a wonderful horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Summer on the plateau means long walks on the many hiking routes: some run through the wide nature reserve Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta and in the Spormaggiore Animal Refuge Park, where you can admire several protected plant and animal species, like the brown bear.
Only for experienced hikers looking for a challenge: Sentiero degli Orsi and Via delle Bocchette, going up towards the peaks of the Brenta Dolomites.
Other two famous natural attractions are the peak of the Paganella Mountain (uphill facilities take you easily to the top), and the beautiful Molveno Lake, where you can practice sport fishing, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing with the famous Olympic champion Antonio Rossi.
And in the leisure center of Fai della Paganella every summer you can take gymnastics classes with no other than the great Olympic champion Yuri Chechi!
Mountain bikers can have plenty of fun with the Dolomiti di Brenta Bike, a 160 km long mountain bike stage tour, whereas unpowered flight enthusiasts can enjoy hang gliding and paragliding.
The trail Sentiero Osvaldo Orsi is a medium altitude route running parallel to the trail Via delle Bocchette and connecting the mountain refuges Tuckett and Pedrotti: the perfect chance for hikers to admire the breathtakingly beautiful mountain range Catena degli Sfulmini.
The trail Sentiero Osvaldo Orsi starts from the mountain refuge Tuckett (2272 m). Follow the trail sign 303, in about one hour you get to the top. Take trail Rosat and get to Bocca di Tuckett. The route then goes along the shores of Molveno, towards the Val Perse valley.
The ruins of the imposing Belfort castle tell a complex story of different owners, madness and suspicion, and restless ghosts.
The castle rises between the villages of Spormaggiore and Cavedago, in Trentino, and nowadays shows to its visitors the high crenellated tower, surrounded by the ruins of the stronghold. Dating back to the 14 century, the history of Belfort Castle is characterized by a long line of different owners and by shady political events.