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.
Rest StopRifugio Marchetti
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.
Getting thereFrom 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.
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
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.