Lake Idro is a perfect destination for a scenic motorcycle ride in the Alps between Lombardy and Trentino, a few kilometers from Lake Garda.
It is the coolest of the Lombard lakes, but also the least known and most popular. Lake Idro, called Eridio by the Romans, is a small body of water at almost 400 meters above sea level.
|Length||12 Km (lakeside)|
|connection||Lombardia - Trentino|
|Road conditions and notes||Reachable via the A4 Milan - Venice motorway, Brescia Est exit, follow the signs towards Lake Garda.|
How to reach us
After leaving the A4 motorway, follow the signs for Madonna di Campiglio, up to Iseo. You will be almost there because this location marks the beginning of the lake to the south Brenner A22 exit at the Mori tollbooth and continue on the SS240 for Riva del Garda, then follow the signs for Val Di Ledro and Storo. Here take the road that goes back to the south SS237 up to Ponte Caffaro, the beginning of Lake Idro in the north.
The lake and its surroundings
Lake Idro straddles the two provinces of Trento and Brescia passivated From The Dolomites. You will find yourself surrounded by dense boschi, paths to explore, montagne green on the top of which you will enjoy an extraordinary view, crystalline waters very pure. The lake offers historical and naturalistic cues, so take some detours to visit the villages with strong traditions of popular folklore, such as bagolino e Bondone, just to name a few. And the beautiful buildings, no doubt you will not be able to leave without at least seeing it from the outside Rocca d'Anfo, a mammoth Napoleonic fortress, among the largest European military fortresses.
What to do
The lake in summer offers the opportunity to practice watersports such as canoeing and windsurfing, without forgetting activities such as climbing, via ferratas, free climbing and paragliding motocross. On returning to the A4 motorway, keep in mind the SS237 road you are traveling on, as if the tour of the lake turns out to be fast and you still have time, you can choose to deviate towards the Crocedomini pass at the intersection with the Sp669 or towards the step Maniva (which will then connect to Crocedomini) at the height of Anfo. Otherwise you can dive into the canyons of the mythical and timeless Strada della Forra, unfortunately very crowded on weekends.
Where to sleep and eat