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Sentiero Frassati - Leg 2

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  • The mountain hut Rifugio San Pietro
    The mountain hut Rifugio San Pietro
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. Promovideo), North Lake Garda Trentino

The Sentiero Frassati in Trentino unfolds over seven legs, from the church of the Madonna delle Grazie to the Sanctuary of San Romedio, along dirts roads, paths and mule tracks suitable to all hikers.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

Distance 23.3 km
8:40 h
800 m
1,219 m
1,153 m
387 m

The second leg of the route links Rifugio San Pietro to Villa Banale, in the first part through the meadows and woods between Monte Biaina and Monte Misone, then across the gentle landscapes of Lomaso and Bleggio, dotted with picturesque villages, historical churches, castles and cultivated fields.

The Sentiero Frassati is dedicated to the mountain loving Blessed Piergiorgio Frassati. A little curiosity: each Italian region has its own Frassati Path.

Author’s recommendation

The Limarò Canyon, located almost at the end of this leg of the route, is a wonder of nature! Here, the river Sarca has carved the rock over the centuries, forming narrow gorges. Bridges and panoramic terraces offer a vantage point to observe the marvels of the rushing water.

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Update: June 09, 2023
Highest point
1,153 m
Lowest point
387 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 12.22%Dirt road 36.09%Forested/wild trail 24%Path 23.12%Road 4.54%
2.8 km
Dirt road
8.4 km
Forested/wild trail
5.6 km
5.4 km
1.1 km
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Rest stops

Rifugio San Pietro

Safety information

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.

Tips and hints

For more information on routes, services (guides, mountain huts, shops etc.) and hiking friendly accommodation: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444



Rifugio San Pietro (966 m)
45.932810, 10.838239
45°55'58.1"N 10°50'17.7"E
32T 642510 5088225


Villa Banale

Turn-by-turn directions

The Sentiero Frassati is marked in its entirety with SAT 401 signposts. From Rifugio San Pietro take the SAT 401 path and hike up to Monte San Pietro. Continue downhill until you meet the dirt road (SAT 401) leading to Bondiga and San Giovanni. Here begins the descent towards the valley, passing by Malga Vigo and the archaeological area of San Martino di Lundo, a fortified settlement built in the Early Middle Ages to control the whole valley and the ancient road connecting the Po Valley to Mitteleuropa. Just before reaching the little church of San Lorenzo, the path joins a narrow asphalt road. The first village encountered this way is Lomaso, above which are visible the ruins of Castel Spine, built in the 13th century. Between Lomaso and Poia the path coincides with the Sentiero della Patata (Potato Trail), which unfolds through the cultivation area of the Lomaso potato, also known as Montagnina. From Poia walk uphill on country lanes towards the village of Comano, from where a small path descends towards the valley. Cross the main road and continue towards the Limarò Canyon. Cross the Balandin bridge over the river Sarca and take the asphalt road, which then rejoins the main road. Cross this once again and reach the village of Villa Banale, at the food of the Brenta Dolomites.

Public transport


To reach Rifugio San Pietro is the intercity bus line 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche) available. Bus stop: Ville del Monte (Tenno) and then continue on foot. 

Attention! Buses are not very frequent!

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.

By road

From the lower Sarca Valley follow directions for Tenno (strada statale 421). When you come out on the other side of the town you come to the hamlet Ville del Monte and turn right at the junction after the church. Go straight on past Canale and Calvola, head up the mountainside and follow directions for the mountain hut Rifugio San Pietro and the car park.

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Free parking close to Rifugio San Pietro in Loc. Calino.


45.932810, 10.838239
45°55'58.1"N 10°50'17.7"E
32T 642510 5088225
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Garda Trentino TREKKING Map – Available in the info points of Garda Trentino (Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Ledro, Comano Terme)


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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23.3 km
8:40 h
800 m
1,219 m
Highest point
1,153 m
Lowest point
387 m
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