An interesting hike, connecting Riva del Garda to the archaeological site of San Martino. The circular route allows you to continue to Capanna Grassi for the lunch and then return to Riva along the other mountain side
The trail,which climbs the slopes of Rocchetta and Monte Tombio, heads up the valley of the Gamella stream, a little known but spectacular area of Garda Trentino, rich in hidden waterfalls.
It has small sections fitted with metal cables and steps; this is the reason why it is graded EE and should only be used by experienced hikers.
After the visit of the archaological area of San Martino, continue to Malga Grassi and stop off at Capanna Grassi, well known for the tasty local food. To return follow the "sentiero della pinza", which follow the other side of the valley leading you down to Riva del Garda.
To shorten the walk, take the path SAT402 in Campi to go back.
The archeological site San Martino, is one of the most important and significant of Garda Trentino.
Rest stopsRifugio Capanna Grassi
Safety informationThe 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
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Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino
ParkingParking place in San Giacomo
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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: 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.
... 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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