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Monte Carone


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Circular route that runs along the border between Trentino and Lombardy, once the last frontier of the Habsburg Empire, as is testified by the military fortifications that are to be seen along the way.

Monte Carone dominates Lake Garda from the west and offers a spectacular view over it. The way back goes through the valley of Leano, a village up in the mountains which only comes to life during the summer. It once served as a pasture ground.

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
14,7 km
7 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
1.170 m
Altitude difference (-)
1.150 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
1.618 m
Lowest point
467 m
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.

Please note: Part of the path is marked by stone steps.

Punto di partenza
Car Park, Via San Giacomo, Prè

Follow the SAT 421 path from Pré to the chapel of the Madonna del Cinale. Turn right onto the path leading to the meadows of Cadrione and to Bocca dei Fortini. Turn left towards the top of Monte Carone. Part of the path is marked by stone steps dating back to the First World War. Take the path towards Malga Vil and then turn onto the SAT 421 path, that goes through the valley of Leano and leads back to Pré.

public transportation

Valle di Ledro is connected to Riva del Garda by the intercity bus line 214 (Riva-Valle di Ledro-Storo).

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.


How to get there

Exit A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud - Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro and turn into the village of Pré onto Via San Giacomo. 

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.

Where to park

Car Park in Via San Giacomo, close to Prè-church.

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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