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From Nago to the summit of Monte Altissimo

Torbole sul Garda - Nago, Surroundings
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Monte Altissimo is one of the most popular destinations with hikers in Garda Trentino who are drawn by its wonderful lake views which change with every bend along the trail.

This trail is a section of the Peace Trail or Sentiero della Pace in Trentino, a long-distance trail which touches on points of major interest on what was the Front during the Great War. All the mountainside above Nago bears traces of the Austro-Hungarian defences, tunnels and barricades which recall the distant days of the First World War.

This trek runs through the Monte Baldo Local Nature Reserve, a protected area notable for its exceptional biodiversity. Monte Baldo has been renowned since the 15th century for its extraordinary variety of plants and flowers and known as the “Garden of Europe”.

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
8,6 km
4 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
761 m
Altitude difference (-)
762 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
2.069 m
Lowest point
1.308 m

Don't miss the chance to try some of the typical dishes from the Trentino cuisine at hut Damiano Chiesa! 

The Monte Baldo Local Nature Reserve has many hiking trails with panels providing information about the particular features of this fascinating reserve. A list can be found on the website of the reserve


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
Prati di Nago - Nago

Start out from Prati di Nago (1560 m) where you turn onto the trail SAT 601. This leads first to Monte Varagna and then, by the north ridge, to the summit of Monte Altissimo and the mountain hut Rifugio Damiano Chiesa. You come back down the same way.

public transportation

The main towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Nago – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point of tours or in the immediate surroundings.

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.

Attention! From Nago to Prati di Nago there is no public transport service available. 


How to get there

Take the main road strada statale 240 to Nago and then follow directions for Monte Baldo. A steep tarmac road takes you up the mountainside till you come to a barrier and the start of the trail SAT 601 (about 14 km from Nago).

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.


Where to park

Free car parking at the start of the trail.

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 Altissimo Damiano Chiesa
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