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Mount Terlago - Paganella summit
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A long, difficult route from Monte Terlago to the top of Paganella.
The trail starts above the village of Monte Terlago and winds up the slopes of the Paganella until it reaches the summit.  The first part of the route, which leads up to the middle of the mountain, intersects a forest road several times, after which you will tackle the most difficult climb up to the San Antonio pass.  The second part of the route continues along the western side of the mountain until it reaches the antennae located on the Paganella peak at an altitude of 2000 metres above sea level.  At the top you can opt to climb as far as the "La Roda" refuge, the only refreshment point on the route.  The Paganella peak boasts a panoramic view spanning from Lake Garda to the Brenta Dolomites, and from Trento to the entire Val di Non.
Further information and useful links
For more information on routes and hike services: guides, shops and hiking friendly accommodation:  APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 
Route info
12,2 km
Activity time
6 h 35 min
1.536 m
1.536 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
2.102 m
Lowest point
750 m
The top of the mountain proudly offers a view over the whole Trentino area, including Lake Garda: a spectacle you can’t afford to miss!
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.
The route is well signposted with SAT signs.  Start from the free car park above the village of Monte Terlago and follow the SAT 606 route to the crossroads at Passo San Antonio, then continue on the SAT 602 route.  Follow it until you reach the top of the Paganella at the former Cesare Battisti refuge. The return journey is along the same route.
public transportation
Monte Terlago is connected by regional buses.

From Riva del Garda:

  • Bus line 205 (Riva del Garda - Trento) until Cadine
  • Bus line 206 (Trento – Monte Terlago) or Line 230 (Trento – Ranzo/Margone) until Monte Terlago

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

How to get there
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino

To reach Monte Terlago: from the SS45bis road follow the directions for Monte Terlago.

Where to park
In the village of Monte Terlago there are free parking spots at the end of Strada della Paganella or at the basketball court.
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 Mountain Rescue 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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