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Vertical Crazidei

Trail running · Garda Trentino
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A very steep vertical climb takes you up to admire the solitary peak of Monte Rocchetta (Cima Giochello)
Distance 11.7 km
3:30 h
1,501 m
1,501 m
1,447 m
111 m
A challenging ascent to the summit of Monte Rocchetta, the mountain of the "Rivani", which offers breathtaking views but also some technical/exposed sections (the ascent of the "Crazidei").

From Foci/Santa Maria Maddalena, after an initial stretch of easy path that leads to the Torrione di San Giovanni along the historic "Strada della Pinza", take the steep climb on the left. With about 95 hairpin bends one after another on the climb, it leads to the base of the Cima Sat, the arrival point of the Ferrata dell'Amicizia, which stands out with its flag. 

Continuing along the forest path, after the last demanding stretch (a short climb through the woods, skirting the masonry and remnants of the borders of the Great War), you can enjoy the 360 degree view from the solitary Cima Giochello.

For the return journey, take the same path as for the first stretch, then continue, following the signs for Riva del Garda towards Bocca d'Enzima, with a panorama that helps you imagine the history behind such beauty, then descend to the "Fontanoni" area where there is a military depot and the "Belvedere della Grola" with a view of the town of Riva del Garda. From here, the descent is easier and less steep and, passing behind the Bastion, it quickly leads to the Santa Maria Maddalena area, from where we return to the car park.

Water points: there are none along the route, so stock up with adequate water supplies in San Giacomo (fountain at the car park). 

Author’s recommendation

The first section follows the historic "della Pinza" road, an ancient communication route between Riva del Garda and the village of Campi. 
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Update: January 10, 2022
Highest point
Cima Rocchetta, 1,447 m
Lowest point
Riva del Garda, 111 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 6.74%Dirt road 13.49%Forested/wild trail 8.06%Path 68.50%Unknown 3.18%
0.8 km
Dirt road
1.6 km
Forested/wild trail
0.9 km
8 km
0.4 km
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Rest stops

Officina Verde
Bastione Lounge & Restaurant

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:  APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 


Riva del Garda - San Giacomo (110 m)
45.895332, 10.835652
45°53'43.2"N 10°50'08.3"E
32T 642405 5084056
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Riva del Garda - San Giacomo

Turn-by-turn directions

From San Giacomo, follow the signs for Santa Maria Maddalena, then take the SAT 402 trail towards Pinza-Campi. After the San Giovanni tower, continue along the wide path and shortly afterwards, on the left, take the SAT 418 "Crazidei" trail with destination Cima Sat- Cima Giochello.

A long series of steep hairpin bends (about 95!!! be careful and give them a miss in bad weather) leads to the bottom of Cima Sat. Continue into the woods and, at the fork, take the SAT 413 trail to the right towards Cima Giochello, following it backwards to continue along the SAT 404 trail (follow the signs for Riva del Garda/Capanna Santa Barbara).

At the fork, continue straight ahead on trail 404 A (Cima Capi-Bocca d'Enzima) and at the next fork, instead of going up towards Bocca d'Enzima, descend to the left, following the signs for Riva del Garda. After descending along the cemented ramp, continue straight ahead along the forest road that leads back to the ruins of the small church of Santa Maria Maddalena and finally to Foci/San Giacomo, as far as the car park. 


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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:  

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: 

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino:  


Parking space in San Giacomo


45.895332, 10.835652
45°53'43.2"N 10°50'08.3"E
32T 642405 5084056
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 

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11.7 km
3:30 h
1,501 m
1,501 m
Highest point
1,447 m
Lowest point
111 m
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