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Galleria Riccabona
Riva del Garda, Ledro
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Difficulty
Easy
Activity time
1:00
Duration in hours
Distance
2.2
Distance in km
Suggested period
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Very easy route unfolding from Malga Trat to the slopes of Mazza di Pichea, where some fortifications dating back to the Great War are located.
During the First World War the emplacement under Pichea was used by the sentries who kept watch over Val Concei. Bocca di Trat and Saval were important logistic bases for the Austrian Army. Ludwig Riccabona, to whose memory the cave is dedicated, was native to Bolzano and was the commander of the Kaiserjäger (i.e. Tirolean infantrymen) regiment in Valle di Ledro.
Further information and useful links

Further information on www.vallediledro.com 

Route info
Easy
Distance
2,2 km
Activity time
1 h 00 min
Ascent
223 m
Descent
2 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.668 m
Lowest point
1.450 m
Suggestions
Just above Galleria Riccabona, the local Schützen group (i.e. folk group) have put up a cross and a banner in memory of the Fallen in the Great War. The nearby wooden hut is a faithful reconstruction of a military outpost as it might have looked during the Great War: truly a leap into history and into the lives of soldiers at the front!
Safety guidelines
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
Malga Trat
Directions
Follow the dirt road from the car park to Malga Trat and proceed to Bocca Trat. Turn into the SAT 420 path towards Mazza di Pichea to reach the Galleria Riccabona.
public transportation

Trentino Trasporti

There: 214 bus Riva del Garda - Lenzumo  
And back: 214 bus Lenzumo - Riva del Garda

Further information and timetable

Private shuttle service to Malga Trat (www.vallediledro.com).

How to get there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud - Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Bezzecca and turn towards Val di Concei. From Lenzumo follow the signs for Rifugio Nino Pernici. Keep on the asphalt road (later gravel) that runs up the side of the mountain and leads to the car park. Further options

Where to park
Car Park, Malga Trat – Rifugio Nino Pernici.
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