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Cavedine Archaeological Route
Valle dei Laghi
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The Cavedine historical archaeological route is accessible via a pleasant dirt path that accompanies the visitor as they discover the local sites of archaeological importance with points of historical, cultural, archaeological and naturalistic interest.
Among the archaeological artefacts present in the Valley, the Cavedine archaeological trail is of particular interest. The Cavedine Valley is a hanging terrace on the left of the orographical basin of the Sarca River that has been inhabited since the Neolithic era (fourth millennium BC) due to excellent climate conditions for settlement and the fact that it was one of the main routes between Lake Garda and the Adige Valley. During the Roman era the valley, along with the Giudicarie Valley and the Lake Garda area, belonged to Brescia rather than the Municipium Tridentinum, and this remained unchanged until the Medieval period.
Further information and useful links
For more information on routes and hike services: guides, shops and hiking friendly accommodation:  APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 
Route info
3,6 km
Activity time
1 h 00 min
100 m
100 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
595 m
Lowest point
501 m
The Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (at the start of the route) is worth a visit for the works of art it contains, particularly the frescoes painted in the mid-1700s.
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.
The hike starts from the centre of Cavedine, in the upper part of Piazza Garibaldi, near the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Assumption. The route follows the so-called 'Roman road', along the western ridge of the Cavedine valley, which was a side stretch of the main north-south communication route linking Tridentum with Garda.
public transportation

Cavedine is connected by the intercity bus lines (204). For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

How to get there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino

To reach Cavedine from Riva del Garda, follow the SS 45bis road until Dro and then turn on the SP84 towards Cavedine.

Where to park

In Cavedine you can park for free at the cemetery on Via Carnion, not far from the church.

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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