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From Malga Campo to Monte Stivo

Val di Gresta, Arco
Duration in hours
Distance in km
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This is a trail for experienced hikers which leads to Cima Bassa and then along the ridge to the summit of Stivo, one of the most spectacular viewing points in Garda Trentino

The trail climbs among beech and larch woods before coming out above the tree-line where it begins to wind among rock, dwarf pine and rhodendron, the surroundings gradually changing as it rises to the summit of Monte Stivo at over 2000 metres above sea level.

There is an observation/viewing point near the mountain hut with a viewfinder and dial showing the names of all the surrounding peaks: Monte Baldo to the south, Brenta and Adamello to the west, and the lower Dolomites and Pasubio to the east


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
8,4 km
4 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
690 m
Altitude difference (-)
690 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
2.057 m
Lowest point
1.370 m

Along the trail there are many signs of the Great War. Stivo was in fact a second line of the Austro-Hungarian front and they left clearly visible traces of the defences.

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.

Caution! SAT 617 runs along the eastern ridge of Monte Stivo and is very exposed in parts. It is classified EE, meaning it is only recommended for experienced hikers.

Punto di partenza
Malga Campo

You take the path SAT 623 as far as Cima Bassa, where you continue along the SAT 617, in the direction of the hut Rifugio P. Marchetti. At the turn-off take the path SAT 617B which first leads up to the summit and then heads down to the mountain hut, where you follow again the SAT 617 and then the SAT 666 to Le Mandrie. Here take on the right the path SAT 666B until Malga Campo.  

public transportation

Drena is connected by the intercity bus lines 204 (Riva del Garda – Cavedine – Trento) to the other places in Garda Trentino. The nearest stop to the route is "Luch". 

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.


How to get there

You can get to Malga Campo by following directions for Drena (strada statale 45 bis, take the turn-off to the right at Dro) and then continue as far as the junction at Luch, where you turn onto the forestry road for Malga Campo.

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.


Where to park

Free parking at Malga Campo.

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.

Rifugio Stivo - Prospero Marchetti
mountain hut
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