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Hike to Rifugio San Pietro

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Hike to the mountain hut with the most envied panoramic terrace in the upper Garda.

Rifugio Monte Calino - San Pietro lies on a beautiful meadow with a wide view over the upper Garda. Its structure was obtained from the hermitage adjacent to the ancient medieval church, which is still well preserved.

The ample garden area is furnished with a playground for children.

The mountain hut can also be reached by car. The parking area is 500 m from the facility, and is connected by a comfortable road. It is therefore also suitable for children in prams or for people who have trouble moving about. By contacting the manager, it is also possible to request motorised transportation.

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
5,2 km
2 h 45 min
Altitude difference (+)
510 m
Altitude difference (-)
510 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
966 m
Lowest point
457 m

Do not forget to bring your camera to take pictures of the beautiful panorama 

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! The final part of access to the mountain hut via trail 401 is classified with difficulty level EE (Escursionisti Esperti - Expert Hikers). In fact, a section about 15 m long is equipped with a good steel handrail which helps with the rather exposed crossing.


Punto di partenza

From the parking area mentioned in the access section, you return to the bend on SS421. You will see a mule track that climbs sharply. Following markings for trail 401 (directions for Rifugio San Pietro), you travel the gravel road that leads to the medieval town of “Calvola”, at 640 m asl.

You cross the town and continue along trail 401, following the signs for “Rif. Monte Calino San Pietro”. The route climbs a narrow cobble road and then a path, partially on rocky terrain, running through the vegetation. At 789 m asl, you reach “Doss de la Cros”, where you cross the paved road near a parking area.

You climb along the paved road to the “Calino” turn-off at 850 m asl. Here, you follow directions for trail 401, which invite you to turn right in the direction of Rifugio San Pietro. You continue along the road until you end up on a narrow forest road which pulls off to the left, with signs for trail 401 for “Rif. San Pietro”. After about 50 m, the road makes a hairpin bend to the right. Right on the bend, you take the path (marked 401) that climbs sharply. The final section (difficulty level EE) has a steel handrail which helps with the rather exposed crossing, which is only a few metres long. In this way, you come to the mountain hut’s panoramic meadow.

To return, you follow the same route backwards.

public transportation

Tenno is connected by the intercity bus line 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche).

Attention! Buses are not very frequent!

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.


How to get there

From Arco di Trento, you follow road SS421 in the direction of Tenno, Passo Ballino. On the last bend above the town of Tenno, you turn onto “Via di Revedù”. You continue for a short while and stop in the parking area that is clearly visible on the right hand side of the road.

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Where to park

Parking in the village of Tenno in Via dei Laghi, near the playground.

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.


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