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The S. Vili’s path: through Deggia, Moline & Ranzo

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A walk between nature and history.

Itinerary: Moline, Deggia, Ranzo, Moline.

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
13,9 km
5 h 00 min
Altitude difference (+)
400 m
Altitude difference (-)
641 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
899 m
Lowest point
558 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
Fraz. Deggia, San Lorenzo in Banale - Santuario della Madonna di Deggia

From S. Lorenzo in Banale reach the borough of Moline, continue uphill towards Deggia along a picturesque cobbled road. When you arrive at the fountain, where the road turns left sharply, turn right and park near the shrine. Continue on foot along the road on the right following the SAT “San Vili” 613 sign towards Ranzo. This captivating itinerary runs above the Limarò canyon from where you can enjoy a beautiful panorama. When you reach Ranzo, make your way up to the more elevated part of town and continue towards the “Beal” area, along a road that starts off flat and then rises to reach a mixed wood of pine and larch tree. At the crossing with the forest road, bear left following the road up and down to reach “Localita’ Bael” - an area rich in pastures and therefore used, in the past, for haymaking - and its characteristic “case da mont”, mountain houses, once used as shelters for farm animals during spring and autumn, today renovated private homes. Next, make your way to Località Argiè and Località Pezol, an area immersed in vast grassy fields with few houses scattered around, and finally to Località Nembia. To return to Deggia, the starting point of this walk, follow the paved road on the left descending towards Santuario della Madonna di Deggia, a place of faith dedicated to Beata Maria Vergine del Carvaggio.

public transportation

The nearest bus stop to the route is San Lorenzo in Banale. Bus line 208 (Ponte Arche - San Lorenzo in Banale - Molveno). 

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

How to get there

From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme go in the direction of S.Lorenzo in Banale. From here head towards Moline and then Deggia. When you arrive at the fountain, where the road turns abruptly left, instead turn right and park near the chapel (10 km).

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Where to park

Free parking along the street to the village of Moline/Deggia.

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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