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Credata Fort

Comano

Category
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
1:00
Duration in hours
Distance
3.9
Distance in km
Status
open
Suggested period
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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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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
3,9 km
Duration
1 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
281 m
Altitude difference (-)
283 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.066 m
Lowest point
787 m
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
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.
public transportation

There is no bus service to reach Val d'Algone. 

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.

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Where to park

On the side of the road where you start the walking tour.

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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