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Cima Rocca

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Trek for hikers with experience along the side of the Ledro Alps facing Lake Garda. 

In 1916 the area around Cima Rocca was a battleground between the Italians coming up from Biacesa and the Austrians, who held the mountain fortifications. The little church of San Giovanni, Bivacco Arcioni and the trenches that are to be found along the way all date back to that time. 

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
8,3 km
3 h 30 min
Altitude difference (+)
902 m
Altitude difference (-)
750 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
1.003 m
Lowest point
389 m

Beautiful aerial view over Lake Garda from Cima Rocca! Rest stop at Bivacco Arcioni.

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.

Please note! Not recommended for people who are afraid of heights. Partly equipped with wire rope.



Punto di partenza

Take Via del Dazì in Biacesa, turn right into Via dei Toiane and then right again into Via per Caregna. Take the SAT 417 path and turn into the SAT 460 towards the little church of San Giovanni and Bivacco Arcioni. Proceed along the SAT 471, past the First World War trenches and all the way up to Cima Rocca, which offers beautiful views over Valle di Ledro and Lake Garda. Follow the SAT 405 bis and SAT 417 paths back to the village.

public transportation

Valle di Ledro is connected to Riva del Garda by the intercity bus line 214 (Riva-Valle di Ledro-Storo).

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.


How to get there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Biacesa. 

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.



Where to park

Car park by the helipad just outside the village of Biacesa.

 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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