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Bocca Caset. Flying over the Alps
Ledro
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Category
Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
2:00
Duration in hours
Distance
4.6
Distance in km
Status
open
Suggested period
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This route is ideal for families with children: it’s short, it’s undemanding and it’s got a nice treat at the end! 

Bocca Casèt is a very special place in the mountains overlooking Ledro Valley. In fact, migratory birds fly through here on their way to Africa in the autumn.

Bocca Casèt used to be a popular destination for hunters, who would cast wide nets to catch birds back in the nineteenth century. Legend has it that over 27,000 birds ended up in hunters’ game bags due to this practice in 1929! Today, this type of hunting is banned and you’re far more likely to spot a different type of hunter up here, the type that’s fascinated by small creatures. We’re talking about researchers from MUSE (Trento Science Museum), who patiently monitor migration patterns and attach small rings to the legs of birds so that they can track their paths and habits.

Bocca Casèt is one of the main areas in the Ledro Alps and Judicaria Biosphere Reserve, which has been awarded UNESCO status due to its incredible biodiversity and extraordinary historical and cultural heritage. For those of you wanting to learn more about the flora and fauna in this area, we recommend a visit to the Tremalzo Visitor Centre, which is located at the beginning of this tour.

Further information and useful links

For more information on routes and hike services, guides, shops and hiking friendly accommodation: all about trekking in Garda Trentino - Tel. +39 0464 554444 

Route info
Easy
Distance
4,6 km
Activity time
2 h 00 min
Ascent
288 m
Descent
288 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.648 m
Lowest point
1.417 m
Suggestions

These scientific activities tend to take place between August and October when researchers from MUSE also conduct workshops and educational activities. Discover more about the activities at Bocca Caset!

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
Rifugio Garibaldi
Directions

Take the path behind the visitor centre, which then joins the SAT 416 path to Bocca Caset.

public transportation

All the villages of Valle di Ledro are connected to Riva del Garda by the regional transport line 214 (Riva - Pregasina - Bezzecca - Storo - Baitoni). Up-to-date information on timetables and routes. There's no public transportation between Passo Ampola and Tremalzo.

How to get there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino. From Riva del Garda follow the SS240 to the bus stop in Ampola, then turn into the SP127 towards Tremalzo.

Where to park

Car park near the Monsignor Ferrari Visitor Centre in Tremalzo.

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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