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Bocca Caset. Flying over the Alps

Ledro
Category
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
2:00
Duration in hours
Distance
4.6
Distance in km
Status
open
Suggested period
Jan
Feb
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Oct
Nov
Dec

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

 

 

Route info
Easy
Route number
Distance
4,6 km
Duration
2 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
288 m
Altitude difference (-)
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

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
Rifugio Garibaldi
Directions

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

public transportation

 Valle di Ledro is connected to Riva del Garda by the intercity bus line 214 (Riva-Valle di Ledro-Storo). The nearest bus stop to the route is "Tremalzo Bivio". 

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.

 

How to get there

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

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.

 

 

Where to park

Car park near the Monsignor Ferrari Visitor Centre in Tremalzo.

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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