A historical hike up the slopes of Mount Corno, offering magnificent views of Lake Garda, Arco, the Sarca Plain, and Lake Loppio.
This ‘fortified’ hill is located to the north of the town of Nago, and is home to numerous relics dating back to WW1. Along the way, you’ll spot trenches, lookouts, and stations once used to monitor the slopes of Mount Altissimo. This area stood directly in the path of enemy troops advancing from Loppio or Torbole and hoping to climb Mount Corno in order to bypass the defence at Riva and to reach Arco directly. These stations belonged to a larger fortified system built to help defend the territory between Riva del Garda and Loppio.
Since 2010, volunteers and Schützen from the Albrecht von Habsburg Association in Arco have been restoring structures and stations in collaboration with the Castagneto di Nago Association and the Nago-Torbole Alpini Group in order to make them accessible to hikers.
Thanks to the help of Garda Trentino SpA and the Municipalities of Arco, Nago-Torbole and Mori, the Occupational Support and Environmental Enhancement Service in the Autonomous Province of Trento has created a circular route along a stretch of land that marked the border between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy until 1918.
There is a stunning view of Lake Garda from the area of Perlone and of Predabusa: on clear days you can see as far as Sirmione at the other end of the lake.
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.
Tips and hints
- The entire Monte Corno area has been the subject of extensive recovery work by the "Un territorio due fronti" association, which includes over 25 groups of volunteers united by the desire to recover and enhance the traces of the Great War in the municipalities of Mori, Brentonico, Ronzo-Chienis and Nago-Torbole.
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Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino
ParkingThe car park “al Coel” in Nago, which is accessed from the roundabout, or in Via Castel Penede.
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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
- change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
- make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
- sun screen
- 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.