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Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
1:00
Duration in hours
Distance
3.9
Distance in km
Status
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This short walk will take you through one of the most interesting places of Val Algone: a small fortress tucked-away in the woods that covers the craggy left side of the valley.
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Route info
Easy
Distance
3,9 km
Activity time
1 h 00 min
Ascent
281 m
Descent
283 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.066 m
Lowest point
787 m
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
Val Algone (700 m)
Directions
Drive from Stenico along the regional road towards Ragoli. It’s worth stopping along the road to admire the Rio Bianco waterfalls. Continuing towards Ragoli, you will come to a bridge, ponte del Lisàn; at the intersection to Val d’Algone, turn right and continue on this road that runs along the bottom of the valley for about 2 kilometres until you reach the crossing with the forest road that sets off on your right. Park in the area near the intersection and start walking up the wide dirt track that climbs through the woods. After passing three bends, you will reach a grassy field where, on the north-west side, you will see the Credata Fort, built in 1866 by Giovanni Battista Sicheri of Stenico, one of the Garibaldini (Hunters of the Alps) while waiting - although in vain - for a new military march over Trento after the battle of Bezzacca. After a visit to the fort, return to Stenico along the same route.
How to get there
From Ponte Arche/Comano terme follow the signs to Stenico (3,5 km), then continue in the direction of Ragoli. At bridge Lisàn you will come to a crossing; take the road leading to Val d'Algone, turn right and keep driving on the valley road for about 2 km.
Where to park
On the side of the road where you start the walking tour.
There is nowhere to stop off for refreshments along the trail so you are advised to bring water and something to eat

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:  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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