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Comano Trail - 1st stage
Arco, Tenno, Dro, Garda Trentino
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Difficulty
Difficult
Activity time
6:46
Duration in hours
Distance
30.8
Distance in km
Suggested period
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Trail from Ponte Arche to Ballino Pass
Further information and useful links
If you need any further information you can contact Marco Buratti: 348 8203965 - marcogera81@gmail.com
Route info
Difficult
Distance
30,8 km
Activity time
6 h 46 min
Ascent
2.663 m
Descent
2.295 m
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.629 m
Lowest point
391 m
Suggestions
Points of support: Don Zio mountain hut on Mount Casale and San Pietro mountain hut (remember to verify if the huts are open, especially Don Zio, because it is run by volunteers).

We suggest to climb till the top of Mount Misone (Caminacol); you will find the signpost near malga Tenno.

Safety guidelines
-plan with care your itinerary

-choose an itinerary that suits your physical condition

-choose carefully the appropriate equipment

-check the weather forecast

-if you walk alone it could be more dangerous

-tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll probably be back

-don’t hesitate to contact an expert if you think you’re going to need one

-pay attention to the signposts

-don’t hesitate to retrace your steps

-in case of accident call 112

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Punto di partenza
Ponte Arche, near the river Sarca (400 m a.s.l.)
Directions
Walk by river Sarca heading towards south, when you reach the crossing take the road to Poia and once you’ve reached Hotel Flora continue on the flat road heading towards north for about 100 metres. Just before a little chapel turn right and cross the road, then keep on the left side while you climb up on a secondary paved road that leads to Comano 8619 a.s.l.)

Comano 4,86 km – from Comano follow the SAT signs to “Quadre” on path n. 411 until you reach the equipped area “Alpini del Lomaso”. Leave this area on your left and continue on the paved panoramic road for about 50 metres; when you reach the hairpin bend take the path n. 411 going towards the parking lot of le Quadre.

Parking lot Quadre 8,86 km – From here climb up for about 100 metres and at the crossing take the road on the left that leads to cima Quadre (1632 a.s.l.). From the top you will enjoy a breathtaking view on the marvellous lakes of “valley of the lakes” and the stunning peaks of Brenta Dolomites, Adamello and Mount Bondone.

Cima Quadre 10,03 km – From the top you have to descend to the mountain hut “Don Zio” and when you arrive at the junction, follow the steep dirt-road for about 20 metres and take the path n. 408 (dir Malga Valbona). This trail crosses loc. Duson (1370 m a.s.l.) and the fields “Granzoline” that goes down to the Valbona alpine hut, through a dense pine forests. Just before the hut, come out from the woods and cross a vast meadow towards another stretch of wood where you have to take the path to “Pra dei Muci” (1450 m a.s.l.) and then reach the peak Brento (1545 m a.s.l.)

Mount Brento 16,76 km – from the peak take the path that follows the ridgeline of Brento, then go down to Baita Cargoni (1184 m a.s.l.). Pay attention to this steep descent!

Baita Cargoni 18,79 km – From here descend on the forest road and then go up again to locality “Marcarie” (1104 m a.s.l.)

Loc. Marcarie 19,41 km – continue towards Loc Gorghi (1125 m a.s.l.) 21,47 km crossing “Prai da Gom” and “Pra della Zima”, then follow the path n.421 (Rifugi M.Clino-S.Pietro). You will arrive at S.Pietro mountain hut passing by Croce di Bondiga and locality Treni.

Rifugio S.Pietro 27,13 km – from the mountain hut head towards Mount Misone and then Sella di Calino (966 m a.s.l.), then continue to Sella di Castiol (1350 m a.s.l.). Pay attention because this is a strenuous and technical trail!

Sella di Castiol 29,97 km – From here climb up through a wood of beeches till you reach Tenno alpine hut (1573 m a.s.l.)

Malga Tenno 29,97 km – from the alpine hut take the path n.433 that goes through a beech forest and heads towards Sella del Misone or Calcherola (1545 m a.s.l.); follow the signs to Ballino Pass (764 m a.s.l.) until you reach the forest road. Pay attention to this steep but exciting descent!

How to get there
Starting point: Giardino Al Sarca di Ponte Arche.
Where to park
Different parking lots in Ponte Arche.
-hiking backpack

-trekking shoes

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