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Coste di Baone

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  • The Castle of Arco from Laghel
    / The Castle of Arco from Laghel
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. Vuilleumier), Garda Trentino
  • / Coste di Baone - Arco
    Photo: A. Seneci ©APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Coste di Baone - Arco
    Photo: A. Seneci ©APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Coste di Baone - Arco
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. A. Seneci), Garda Trentino
  • / Coste di Baone
    Photo: Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
  • / Coste di Baone
    Photo: Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
  • / Coste di Baone
    Photo: Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
  • / Coste di Baone
    Photo: Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
  • / Coste di Baone
    Photo: Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
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With its rocky slope and hillsides covered in olive groves Monte Baone is a landmark of Garda Trentino. From here there is an absolutely spectacular view over the entire  area.
easy
Distance 5 km
2:00 h
233 m
233 m
282 m
115 m

Arco has an extraordnary microclimate with agave and prickly pear thriving on limestone slabs, so that on crisp winter days there is a unique blend of Mediterranean vegetation against snow-capped Monte Baldo and the sunshine shimmering on the waters of Lake Garda.

The olive groves are an essential part of the Garda Trentino landscape and this trail is easy and suited to families with children who can have fun watching all the climbers in action on the Placche di Baone crag.

There is a fabulous view over the entire Garda Trentino area from Rochetta to Monte Baldo, stretching across the glittering waters of Lake Garda.

An easy trail suited to all, this is however a hiking trail and it requires the ability to walk on rough terrain. Some stretches run along the upper perimeter of the slabs so be careful to stay on the path

Author’s recommendation

After the hike, walk up to the Castle of Arco for a visit through its walls.
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Update: August 02, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Coste di Baone, 282 m
Lowest point
Arco, 115 m
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Cardinal direction
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Safety information

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

For more information on routes and hike services, guides, shops and hiking friendly accommodation:  all about trekking in Garda Trentino - Tel. +39 0464 554444 

 

Start

Parcheggio al Calvario - Arco (140 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.923727, 10.885758
DMS
45°55'25.4"N 10°53'08.7"E
UTM
32T 646218 5087302
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Destination

Parcheggio al Calvario - Arco

Turn-by-turn directions

This is a 5 km loop that starts from the “al Calvario” car park at the beginning of the road which heads up from Arco to Laghel. The first stretch of the trail crosses the Fontanelle olive groves, then runs beneath the sheer rock walls of “Bus de la Stria” as far as the Placche del Baone slabs.

The path proceeds along the side of the rocky slopy and a short, steeper stretch takes you to the top, while the view opens out over the entire Garda Trentino area. When you get to Sorgenti di Moline, head back towards Arco through the Romarzolo olive grove, passing the base of the Placche di Baone.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda and Arco – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point or in the immediate surroundings.

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino

 

Parking

Free parking in Caneve (5 min. walk from the town centre).

More Pay parking: Foro Boario parking, via Caproni Maini (Car park near the bridge), Post office (Via Monache).

Coordinates

DD
45.923727, 10.885758
DMS
45°55'25.4"N 10°53'08.7"E
UTM
32T 646218 5087302
w3w 
///headstrong.basis.familiarity
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Garda Trentino TREKKING Map - On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole

Equipment

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 
  • 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 

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. 

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
233 m
Descent
233 m
Highest point
282 m
Lowest point
115 m
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