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Ascent to Monte Stivo

· 4 reviews · Mountain tour · Rovereto,Vallagarina,Altopiano di Brentonico
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  • / Monte Stivo - panorama sul Lago di Garda-Visitrovereto
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A loop from Lago di Garda to the Dolomites with amazing panoramas
moderate
Distance 14.5 km
6:21 h
890 m
892 m
2,014 m
1,231 m

A scenic route free of technical difficulties, the trail length renders it suitable for trained trekkers.

It begins at the rolling meadows of Passo Bordala, in Val di Gresta. Follow the little road to the right of the restaurant of the same name, with the sign Cima Bassa, until you come upon trail (sentiero) 623 to your left, which will lead you, along its steep curves, to the ridge that separates the Adige valley from that of Sarca.

From here, take trail 617 to rifugio Marchetti and to the nearby peak of Monte Stivo, through mountain pines and enchanting views, from Lago di Garda to the Dolomites. Then, head down the mountain’s opposite slope   following trail 608 to Le Prese and then trail 608bis to Sant'Antonio. The little road that branches off to the left, passing the little Santo church, will lead you back to the point of departure, through splendid woods full of beech and spruce trees. It is not uncommon to encounter a goat-antelope and a black grouse along the way.

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Apt Rovereto Vallagarina
Update: February 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
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Highest point
2,014 m
Lowest point
1,231 m
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Rest Stop

Rifugio Marchetti

Safety information

Given the length of the route, the climb, and the altitude reached, a careful, preventive plan is opportune.  The route requires a suitable level of physical training.

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Start

Passo Bordala (1,259 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.907553, 10.977801
DMS
45°54'27.2"N 10°58'40.1"E
UTM
32T 653399 5085678
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Destination

Monte Stivo

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From Rovereto, follow the signs for Lago di Garda (SS 240) until you reach Loppio. From here climb to the right along the Valle di Gresta until Passo Bordala. Alternatively, from Rovereto Nord, take the S.P. 20 road from Villa Lagarina toward Lago di Cei. At the crossroad after Castellano, turn left onto  road S.P. 88, until you get to Passo Bordala.

Coordinates

DD
45.907553, 10.977801
DMS
45°54'27.2"N 10°58'40.1"E
UTM
32T 653399 5085678
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Normal clothing for mountain hiking:

Hiking boots and heavy windbreakers in spring and autumn

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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Rating

5.0
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Cristina Anesi
August 15, 2019 · Community
Stivo
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Mucche
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Vilma Arman
April 28, 2019 · Community
Bellissimo itinerario! Al bivio conviene prendere il 617B che sale in cresta direttamente alla cima sul 617 che arriva prima al rifugio c'è ancora molta neve non si vedono le indicazioni e si rischia di perdere il sentiero
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domenica 28 aprile 2019 17:58:12
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domenica 28 aprile 2019 17:58:37
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domenica 28 aprile 2019 17:58:51
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domenica 28 aprile 2019 17:59:05
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domenica 28 aprile 2019 17:59:23
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domenica 28 aprile 2019 18:00:04
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domenica 28 aprile 2019 18:00:54
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Ioana Luisa Florea
January 23, 2018 · Community
Monte Stivo vista
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Mucche
domenica 28 aprile 2019 17:58:12
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.5 km
Duration
6:21 h
Ascent
890 m
Descent
892 m
Highest point
2,014 m
Lowest point
1,231 m
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