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Monte S. Martino

Comano
Category
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
3:00
Duration in hours
Distance
6.2
Distance in km
Status
open
Suggested period
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Trekking with a beautiful view over the Comano valley.

Itinerary: Passo Durone, San Martino, Passo Durone

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
Intermediate
Route number
Distance
6,2 km
Duration
3 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
429 m
Altitude difference (-)
429 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
1.440 m
Lowest point
1.012 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.

Punto di partenza
Passo Durone
Directions

After leaving your car at Passo Durone, take the forest road towards mount San Martino, signposted SAT 465. After 250 metres, leave the main road and walk up the street on the right that leads to the top of the mount through a steeper and less accessible shortcut. En route, you will come across a shrine dedicated to S. Martino with the saint’s image displayed on a carved wooden panel. The track passes a field, on the right, dotted with several farmhouses (“Prà Marani”) and continues along a steep gravelly track accessible to tractors.  At the top of the track you will find a plain (“Le Quadre”) where, on the right, you will re-join the main road, strada dell’antenna, on which you started the journey. Following strada dell’antenna, the route continues to the left becoming slightly steeper and bordered by a wooden fence on the right-hand side.  In just a few minutes, you will reach the mount’s peak where the RAI television aerial stands. Here, after the climb, you will be rewarded with a stunning 360-degree view of Care’ Alto, Presanella, Brenta, Bondone, Casale, Misone, Cogorna, and Val Marcia with its peaks, spanning from Val d’Algone to Dòss del Sabiòn, down to the Fiavè plains and the towns of the Giudicarie Esteriori area. Yet the attractions don’t end here as, in the surrounding forests, you will discover the remnants of a small ancient church, the foundations of several old dwellings and, the ruins of what, most likely, used to be - long ago - a fortress. These ruins are linked to the archaeological site of S. Martino on Mount Blestone di Vigo Lomaso where the remains of the saint are currently being exhumed. After the visit and a stop to rest you can make your way back to the car following strada dell’antenna all the way to Passo Durone.

public transportation

There is no public tranport service to reach Durone Pass. 

How to get there

From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme go towards Bleggio and stop when you arrive at Durone Pass (10 km).

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino

Where to park

Free parking at Durone Pass.

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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