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Monte Biaina

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  • Monte Biaina
    Monte Biaina
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Hike to the Biaina Mount with its 360° view that goes from Lake Garda to the Dolomites
Distance 7.3 km
3:35 h
627 m
627 m
1,413 m
1,125 m

The route to Monte Biaina, almost entirely through the forest, promises an unexpected and charming panoramic view out over Riva del Garda and Lake Garda that reveals itself only in the final part of the course. 

Monte Biaina is a small elevation located south of the more famous San Giovanni pass that connects Valle del Sarca to the valleys Giudicarie Esteriori.

It is a family trek with a short difference in height and a lovely lookout point for a nice pic nic.

Author’s recommendation

Malga San Giovanni, with its typical Trento cuisine, is a stop-off point you cannot miss.
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Update: July 30, 2021
Highest point
Monte Biaina, 1,413 m
Lowest point
San Giovanni al Monte, 1,125 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 6.41%Dirt road 45.60%Path 46.39%Road 1.57%
0.5 km
Dirt road
3.3 km
3.4 km
0.1 km
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Rest stops

Rifugio Malga San Giovanni

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 


San Giovanni al Monte (1,071 m)
45.972792, 10.889887
45°58'22.1"N 10°53'23.6"E
32T 646409 5092761
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Monte Biaina

Turn-by-turn directions

Park at San Giovanni al Monte and take the forest road to the left, direction Prai Da Gom (where you can also park, to cut the hike). Once there, on the left side of the dirt road that leads to the Prai da Gom locality starts another dirt road that climbs up into the forest, Sat sign “Monte Biaina”, Trail No. 407. The road ascends with a few hairpin bends up to a thinner section of the forest, from which Sat trail No. 407 departs.

Initially, the trail climbs along the mountain side, then shifts to the right of the ridge that runs in the direction of the summit.

At an altitude of 1395 m the trail crosses over the ridge in a south-east direction and reaches a clearing in the forest. In the clearing there is a dirt road that climbs up from the valley and proceeds to the right. Reach the road and shortly after, on the right, you will see on a tree the typical red/white SAT sign with black lettering on a white background: a cross.

Leave the road and follow the trail initially up into the forest and then, up and down for a while, along the ridge, until you reach the cross on the summit from where you can finally enjoy the panorama that till then was barely visible through the vegetation.

Trace your steps back to the departure point.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino



Parking space in San Giovanni al Monte 


45.972792, 10.889887
45°58'22.1"N 10°53'23.6"E
32T 646409 5092761
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 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.

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Rabea Schmecht
August 16, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour, es lohnt sich und der Weg ist angenehm im Schatten, am Ende wunderbare Aussicht!
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Tim Heinrich
August 10, 2019 · Community
Wunderschöne Wanderung, allerdings nicht ganz so leicht, wie es die Beschreibung vermuten lässt. Teilweise recht steile Aufstiege. Wanderstöcke empfehlenswert!
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Samstag, 10. August 2019
Samstag, 10. August 2019

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7.3 km
3:35 h
627 m
627 m
Highest point
1,413 m
Lowest point
1,125 m
Out and back Scenic Family-friendly Refreshment stops available Healthy climate


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