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Sass de Santa Cros

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This short excursion, suitable for everyone, is ideal for beginners who wish to discover everything that mountain can offer.

Itinerary: Santa Croce, Bivedo, Cengledel, Sass de Santa Cross, Castel Restor, Santa Croce

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
7,2 km
2 h 40 min
Altitude difference (+)
418 m
Altitude difference (-)
421 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
966 m
Lowest point
629 m

The Stations of the Cross and the thaumaturgical cros.

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
Santa Croce

Leave the car at the carpark of Belggio Superiore town hall in Santa Croce and start walking towards Bivedo along a small road heading south from the town hall. Continue on this road uphill following the Stations of the Cross towards east. Cross the village of Bivedo until you reach the SAT 465 sign. Here, the road becomes narrower and slightly steeper bordering  the fields dotted with walnut and mulberry trees and few rural homesteads scattered around. This narrow road is flanked on one side by dry-walls and on the other by granite slabs stuck vertically into the ground. This system was used to mark the borders of private land in the old days. En-route you will see, rising on the south-east corner, Cima Sèra, on the north-east Monte S. Martino, on the east Val Marcia and at the bottom of the valley the villages of Bleggio and Lomaso. The SAT 465 continues uphill to the right in the direction of “Tre Vie”; follow instead the path signposted SAT 465/B, also known as “Via Piana”, along a slight slope. Walk through a forest of fir trees and shrubs and reach shortly after “La Guarda”. Here, an imposing granite monument, “El Sass de Santa Cros”, dominates the vast grassland standing as a tribute to the thaumaturgical cross. Make your way back descending the SAT 465/B path until you reach Vergonzo. Here, you can admire the ruins of Castel Restor. With the castle on your right and the village of Vergonzo on your left, continue towards Duvredo. Before reaching the bridge over Rio Tanfurin, leave the SAT 465/B and follow the signs to Santa Croce on the right after the bridge.

public transportation

The area around Bleggio is connected by the intercity bus lines 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche) and 210 (Ponte Arche - S.Croce - Cavrasto - Bivedo) to the other places in Garda Trentino.

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes here and on the website of Trentino Trasporti.

How to get there

From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme continue along Bleggio SP (provincial road) until you reach Santa Croce (5 km).

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.


Where to park

Free parking close to the town hall in Santa Croce.

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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