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20. Busatte – Tempesta Trail, a classic of Garda Trentino
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Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
3:25
Duration in hours
Distance
8.1
Distance in km
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The Busatte - Tempesta Trail is one of the most well-known and popular hikes in the area. 

The trek leads up a steep mountainside sheer above the lake through dense Mediterranean vegetation. The main feature of this hiking trail are the marvellous views and the iron ladders on the steep walls of rock overlooking lake Garda: they counts more than 400 steps, so be ready to climb! 

At the end of the path you can walk back taking the forest road or continue on the road to the bus stop on the main road to go back by bus. 

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Route info
Easy
Distance
8,1 km
Activity time
3 h 25 min
Ascent
305 m
Descent
306 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
369 m
Lowest point
152 m
Suggestions
Curious fact: during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Tempesta actually marked the Italian border.
Safety guidelines
The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case,  the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
Punto di partenza
Busatte Park - Torbole sul Garda
Directions

From Park Busatte’s grassy area you head off for a spectacular hike along the Busatte–Tempesta trail, a  nature route overhanging the lake which winds for 4 km and includes flights of metal stairs with a total of  400 steps.  The route is mostly even with two climbs: Corno di Bò and Salt de la Cavra. This 90 minute hike through  wonderful scenery, right above the lake in the midst of nature, flowers and geological phenomena, leads  you to Tempesta.

From here you walk back to Torbole: at the junction with the road leading down to Tempesta, just go up the road till you reach againg the Busatte - Tempesta path near the first stairs or you can descend to Tempesta and the main road and go back to Torbole by bus of the A.P.T.V. line. 

public transportation

To get back to Torbole from Tempesta you can take the buses on the  Verona - Malcesine - Riva del Garda line. 
Bus tickets can be bought on board the bus with a supplementary charge or can be bought in advance at the Garda Trentino Tourist Information Offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole.

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes.

How to get there
Where to park
There is free car parking in the Busatte park

You need to be wearing the right clothing and take the proper gear when you go hiking in the mountains. Even on relatively short easy outings make sure to take all you need so you don't run into trouble if things take an unexpected turn, for example a storm blows up or you have a sudden drop in energy levels.

What should you take when you go on a hike?

What you should have in your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do):

  • water canteen (1L)
  • snacks (e.g. mixed dried fruit or chocolate)
  • First aid kit
  • windproof jacket
  • fleece
  • change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
  • make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
  • hat
  • sun screen
  • sunglasses
  • gloves
  • whistle to attract attention in an emergency

emergency telephone number Mountain Rescue 112

 

Make sure you're wearing the right footwear for the trail and season. The going can get rough and rocky underfoot and a pair of hiking boots will protect you from sprains.

When wet, a grassy slope, rocky slab or steep trail can be dangerous unless you are wearing the proper footwear.

And finally...
... don't forget to bring your camera! You'll need it to capture the stunning views you come across all over Garda Trentino. And if you like, you can share your memories with us at #GardaTrentino.

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