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From Malga Campo to Monte Stivo, a balcony over Lake Garda

· 6 reviews · Mountain tour · Garda Trentino · Open
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  • On the top of Monte Stivo
    On the top of Monte Stivo
    Photo: Archivio Garda Trentino (Ph. Jennifer Doohan), Garda Trentino
m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Rifugio Prospero Marchetti
This is a trail for experienced hikers which leads to Cima Bassa and then along the ridge to the summit of Stivo, one of the most spectacular viewing points in Garda Trentino
Distance 8.6 km
4:00 h
710 m
711 m
2,039 m
1,371 m

The trail climbs among beech and larch woods before coming out above the tree-line where it begins to wind among rock, dwarf pine and rhodendron, the surroundings gradually changing as it rises to the summit of Monte Stivo at over 2000 metres above sea level.

There is an observation/viewing point near the mountain hut with a viewfinder and dial showing the names of all the surrounding peaks: Monte Baldo to the south, Brenta and Adamello to the west, and the lower Dolomites and Pasubio to the east


Author’s recommendation

Along the trail there are many signs of the Great War. Stivo was in fact a second line of the Austro-Hungarian front and they left clearly visible traces of the defences.
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Update: July 30, 2021
Highest point
Monte Stivo, 2,039 m
Lowest point
Malga Campo, 1,371 m
Best time of year

Track types

Dirt road 25.90%Forested/wild trail 3.60%Path 70.48%
Dirt road
2.2 km
Forested/wild trail
0.3 km
6.1 km
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Rest stops

Rifugio Prospero Marchetti

Safety information

Caution! SAT 617 runs along the eastern ridge of Monte Stivo and is very exposed in parts. It is classified EE, meaning it is only recommended for experienced hikers

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 


Malga Campo (1,373 m)
45.937946, 10.970139
45°56'16.6"N 10°58'12.5"E
32T 652722 5089040


Monte Stivo

Turn-by-turn directions

You take the path SAT 623 as far as Cima Bassa, where you continue along the SAT 617, in the direction of the hut Rifugio P. Marchetti. At the turn-off take the path SAT 617B which first leads up to the summit and then heads down to the mountain hut, where you follow again the SAT 617 and then the SAT 666 to Le Mandrie. Here take on the right the path SAT 666B until Malga Campo.  


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Getting there

You can get to Malga Campo by following directions for Drena (strada statale 45 bis, take the turn-off to the right at Dro) and then continue as far as the junction at Luch, where you turn onto the forestry road for Malga Campo.

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino


Free parking at Malga Campo


45.937946, 10.970139
45°56'16.6"N 10°58'12.5"E
32T 652722 5089040
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 


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: 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.

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February 26, 2022 · Community
Wonderful path. Easy except for a part in coming down after reaching Stivo. The path insist on several rocks on the path itself and a bit of care needs to be taken on where to put your feet, but nothing stellar.
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When did you do this route? August 13, 2021
Fabio Cornegliani
October 31, 2020 · Community
Giornata stupenda per un giro molto bello
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8.6 km
4:00 h
710 m
711 m
Highest point
2,039 m
Lowest point
1,371 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Exposed sections


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