Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda Trail Running Favorites

Hiking and trail running are popular ways to enjoy the scenic landscape of Lake Garda. While there are many trails to choose from around the lake, we’ve picked out a few of the best and most runnable options. 

Busatte Tempesta. Creative Commons Benreis

Busate Tempesta: Located just east of Riva del Garda. These gentle dirt paths eventually lead to 387 steep metal stairs with stunning views of the lake. Use caution if running the stairs, especially in wet weather. 5 km out and back. TRAIL INFO.

Rocca di Manerba. Creative Commons
Monte Brionne. Google Street View

Rocca di Manerba: The area surrounding the Rocca di Manerba fortress has many smooth gravel paths, while narrow and slightly rocky trails wind along the coast from the Manerba ferry terminal to the Riserva Naturale Orientata della Rocca e del Sasso. We’ve mapped a 5km loop that also includes some country roads. ROUTE MAP.

Monte Brione: This option is reserved for serious trail runners who want some hill work and to get the lungs going. Wide stairs lead from Fort Garda to Batteria di Mezzo to the summit of Monte Brione. It’s only about 4 km out and back, but a 275 meter climb. Additional InformationROUTE MAP