This stage takes you to Monte Baldo, renowned for the exceptional variety of its flora (it's therefore known as "Garden of Europe") and the incredible views over Lake Garda.
This stage is the final uphill stretch in the Garda Trek circuit. The destination is Monte Altissimo, one of the best loved and most frequented mountains around Lake Garda.
This stage is long and demanding, with more than 1800 elevation gain. There are no stop off fro refreshments along the route, so be sure to take with you enough water and food.
The trail SAT 601, along which much of the trek runs, is part of the Sentiero della Pace (Peace Trail) , a long distance itinerary which links the major points along the Front of the Great War in Trentino. Malga Zures, which we pass along the way, conceals a complex system of 4 kilometres of underground fortifications and was the set of violent fights.
As the trail climbs, it enters the Monte Baldo Local Nature Reserve, a protected area characterised by its exceptional biodiversity. Since the 15th century, Monte Baldo has been famous for its extraordinary variety of plants and flowers and known as the “Garden of Europe”.
For more information on routes, services (guides, mountain huts, shops etc.) and hiking friendly accommodation: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444
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.
The trek starts at Nago, passing through the town and following directions for Monte Baldo and the trail SAT 601. It climbs uphill until a point where you can take Sat 601 as far as Malga Zures. From here on follow SAT 601 to Monte Varagna. Cross a flat open area and then climb again among the dwarf mountain pines. After a straight stretch head up a slope along a series of bends until you come to the mountain hut Rifugio Altissimo Damiano Chiesa. From the summit behind the hut you have a spectacular view over Garda Trentino and the entire lake.
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.
A22 motorway, exit: Rovereto Sud - Lake Garda. Then SS240 until you reach Nago.
Parking Al Coel in Nago, with access from the roundabout.
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:
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.
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