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A panoramic and little-known ring route on the trail of the wonders of the local flora and fauna.
An excellent ring route in terms of the panorama and nature it offers, where the presence of man, mostly limited to the activities related to the mountain pasture and forest environment, is well integrated with the surrounding nature. Characterised by the influences of the Mediterranean climate of Lake Garda and the subAlpine climate of the Dolomites, the area is rich in flora and fauna, which only the most attentive and silent hikers will spot.
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Route info
15,2 km
Activity time
6 h 42 min
1.412 m
1.400 m
Highest point
1.911 m
Lowest point
710 m
Malga Nardis, malga Cogorna , panorama point "polsa del meneght"
Safety guidelines
The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the 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, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
Punto di partenza
Frazione Cornelle, Fiavè
Take the SAT461 forest road immediately after the village of Cornelle in Fiavè and keep to the right as far as Corde, where you will find the next signpost. Here we change to the SAT 462B trail. The path follows the road through the forest and, after a short, steep stretch, we reach the Tombus area. Continue walking along the flat road, which then becomes a path until it crosses the forest road heading uphill from the Ballino pass. Follow it as far as Rocchetta, where the gravel road ends, turning into a military mule track that climbs the magnificent beech forest at a constant gradient. Once in sight of Malga Nardis, we continue along the trail that crosses the pasture among the mountain pines to the malga.

After a well-deserved rest, take the SAT 461 trail up the pastureland to the north of the alpine hut until you reach a clearly visible pass. From here, the panorama becomes even more extensive and satisfying, ranging from Lakes Garda and Tenno to Mount Baldo, from Pasubio to the Brenta Dolomites, the Adamello Presanella group and the nearby Ledrensi Prealps. We continue along the ridge, keeping to trail 461 and after a short descent through rhododendrons and alders we reach Malga Cogorna. Cross the pasture in a northerly direction, following the signs for Cornelle, until you reach the edge of the forest. Here the downward trail, always well shaded in the woods, becomes steeper in places and in a couple of hours brings us back to our starting point, thus closing a ring route that is definitely rewarding from a landscape and panoramic point of view.

Given the scarcity of water along the route, it is a good idea to have an adequate supply of liquids and, given the exposure, to tackle the climb early in the morning, especially in hot weather. This is a circular route that can be tackled in both directions, climbing first to Cogorna if you want to tackle the more technical part uphill.

How to get there
From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme follow the road SS 421 till Fiavé. Then drive following the Bleggio direction till frazione Cornelle.
Where to park
Parking lot in the center of Fiavé or in Cornelle area.
There is nowhere to stop off for refreshments along the trail so you are advised to bring water and something to eat

You need to be wearing 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?

What you should have in your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do):


  • 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


Emergency telephone number:  112

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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