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Garda Trentino Trail

Tenno, Arco, Riva del Garda, Ledro
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The original Garda Trentino Trail, the first trail running competition organized in Garda Trentino, was specifically designed to highlight the area's rich landscape.

The Garda Trentino Trail route changes from year to year: in odd years it has a counterclockwise sense of travel. The resulting track has a very varied ground, with many dirty roads alternating with single track sections. Generally the slopes are modest but there are also some steep stretches.

At the highest point of the route (Bocca Dromaé, m. 1685) you run along a path that cuts the summit of the Ledroi Alps at a high altitude. In this section there is a point that needs to be addressed carefully, especially if there are still areas covered by snow.

The length of the descents and climbs, compared to the editions of even years, is divided in shorter sections. The last 15km of the route are overlooking Lake Garda with continuous breathtaking views and are almost completely downhill, so that the 1200m of negative gradient is very simple and easy to run.

Further information and useful links

The Garda Trentino Trail is organized by the Garda Trentino Trail association.

For information on dates and registration: Grada Trentino Trail

Route info
Route number
69,3 km
16 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
4.519 m
Altitude difference (-)
4.529 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
1.790 m
Lowest point
66 m

Do not forget your camera! 

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.

Emergency telephone number 112.

Punto di partenza
Riva del Garda

III Novembre Square in Riva del Garda, old Ponale road, Punta Larici viewpoint with the panoramic traverse till the wild Casarino Valley, Ledro lake, Bocca Dromaè/bocca Saval pass and Pernici Refuge at Ledrensi Alps, archeological site San Martino (Campi) , Borgo Canale medieval village, Tenno lake, Bocca di Tovo summit, Olivaia di Arco.

How to get there
Getting to northern Lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it

Trail running outings, however short, require specific clothing and equipment. Even on relatively short and easy outings, it is always best to be well equipped to avoid unpleasant surprises and to cope with unforeseen events such as a sudden storm or a drop in energy.

In your rucksack (for one of the proposed excursions a 5/12L is usually recommended) it is good to carry

  • water bottle or other container with at least 0.5 litre of water (in each case depending on the presence of water points, as described)
  • food supply (depending on individual needs - see also the presence of support points on the route)
  • first aid kit
  • whistle
  • windproof jacket (suitable for bad weather conditions in the mountains)
  • depending on the weather forecast at the time of the outing, consider bringing other equipment for possible adverse conditions (warm and waterproof clothing in case of rain or expected cold weather, such as gloves, cap, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers)

Wear footwear/socks suitable for running in a natural environment/slopes/technical descents.

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