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Hiking to the Archaeological Area of San Martino Lundo/Lomaso

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  • Archaeological Site of San Martino
    Archaeological Site of San Martino
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Easy walk to the archaeological site on the top of Monte San Martino that dominates the Valley of Giudicarie (do not confuse this area with the one above the village of Campi)

Distance 7.1 km
2:39 h
264 m
256 m
1,117 m
937 m

Along the forest road from San Giovanni al Monte to Malga Vigo is the easiest way to reach the archaeological area of San Martino. The road is mainly flat.

The archaeological area of San Martino Lundo/Lomaso was an ancient medieval fortified village, covering a surface of 10.000 square metres (the fortified area was of 17.000 square metres). The area was protected by a 1,5 km long wall.

The view opens on the wide pastures of Malga Vigo and on the Brenta Dolomites. 

Author’s recommendation

There are 4 sites in the surroundings dedicated to San Martino, bishop of Tours and knight, protector of fortified areas (Campi, Lomaso, Bleggio Superiore and Stenico)

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Update: March 28, 2023
Highest point
San Giovanni, 1,117 m
Lowest point
Forest road, 937 m
Best time of year
Cardinal direction

Track types

Asphalt 9.54%Forested/wild trail 78.22%Path 11.29%Road 0.92%
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
5.5 km
0.8 km
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Rifugio Malga San Giovanni

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




San Giovanni al Monte (1,072 m)
45.972777, 10.889704
45°58'22.0"N 10°53'22.9"E
32T 646395 5092759


San Giovanni al Monte

Turn-by-turn directions

From the little church continue straight on the asphalt road, then take the path on the left that reconnects with the road before Marcarie, where you keep going on the forestry road (signs SAT 425).

After a short ascent, you start going down or flat until the pastures of Malga Vigo. Go beyond the building of the dairy and after a few minutes, you find the fork to the archaeological area of San Martino. Turn to the left and go up until the ruins on the top.

The way back is along the same track.

Public transport

Trentino public transport lines do not reach the starting point of the route.

By road

From Arco, follow the signs for Padaro and then for San Giovanni al Monte.

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.



In San Giovanni, park wherever possible between the small church on the roadside and the locality of Marcarie where you leave the asphalt road.


45.972777, 10.889704
45°58'22.0"N 10°53'22.9"E
32T 646395 5092759
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.

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7.1 km
2:39 h
264 m
256 m
Highest point
1,117 m
Lowest point
937 m
Out and back Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest


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