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A discovery trail through different expressions of art: from a castle to a waterfall, from “Bosco Arte Stenico”, with its artistic creations inspired by nature, to the rural villages with their charming churches, some embellished with frescoes realized by the itinerant painters Baschenis.

Itinerary: Ponte Arche, Premione, Stenico, Bosco Arte Stenico, Seo, Sclemo, Premione, Ponte Arche.
The route is marked with purple footprints.

Further information and useful links

For more information on routes, services (guides, mountain huts, shops etc.) and hiking friendly accommodation: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444


Route info
Route number
13,1 km
Activity time
4 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+)
540 m
Altitude difference (-)
540 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
840 m
Lowest point
389 m

Bosco Arte Stenico, a trail through nature as a form of art with spectacular views of Stenico Castle and of the entire valley.

Safety guidelines

Safety Tips 

  1. Choose itineraries that suit your physical and technical abilities. Collect information about the area you are visiting and the trail’s conditions and get a detailed trekking map.
  2. Wear clothes and take equipment that suit the difficulty and length of your tour. Keep emergency gear in your rucksack, including first aid supplies.
  3. Do not go walking alone in the mountains. In any case, tell someone where you are going and report back on returning.
  4. Look at the weather forecast before setting off and always keep an eye on the weather.
  5. In case of doubt, go back. It is better to give up than risk bad weather or face difficulties beyond your strength, ability and equipment.
  6. Do not leave marked paths and do not take shortcuts.
  7. All described walks are in a natural environment and therefore their use is at your own risk.

This information is subject to inevitable variations, so none of these 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, it is advisable to check environment and weather conditions before setting out.

Punto di partenza
Giardino al Sarca di Ponte Arche/Comano Terme

Starting from Giardino Al Sarca enter the road on the left towards Stenico. At Maso al Pont, typical house of the Giudicarie region, take the paved road to the right that winds through the woods until you reach Premione and then continue for Stenico. When you arrive in Stenico, overlooked by its imposing castle, walk up to Localitá La Cros to join the art trail Bosco Arte Stenico (BAS), a path lined with art creations (sculptures and larger installations). After visiting the BAS, walk up the road to reach first the village of Seo, with its church dedicated to S. Michele, and after, Sclemo with S. Pietro & Paolo church, both embellished with frescoes by the Baschenis.  Continue towards Via dei Cavai and then take the country lane that leads to Premione. As you reach the church, start descending along the paved road that runs through the forest until you come to the first houses of Villa Banale. When you reach a shrine, take the road on the right leaving the houses behind you to descend through the woods which reveal sights of Comano ValleSalus. Continue, passing a vineyard and a stream, down a gentle leafy slope until you reach the main road that connects Villa Banale with Ponte Arche.


public transportation

The area around Comano is connected by the intercity bus lines 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche) and 201 (Trento - Ponte Arche - Campiglio – Tione) to the other places in Garda Trentino.

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.


How to get there

From Ponte Arche tourism board descend on the road that goes towards the Park of the Thermae. After 50 metres you will find a car park, that will be the starting point of this tour.

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.


Where to park

Free parking at Ponte Arche / Comano Terme.

You need to wear 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?

Your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do) should contain:

  • 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


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.

Emergency telephone number 112.

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