A walk through local history
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Castel SpinePhoto: Fototeca Trentino Marketing foto di B. Bolchi, North Lake Garda Trentino
An itinerary to discover the Lomaso highland with the Franciscan cloister, the castles and the churches, reaching at the end the Museo delle Palafitte di Fiavé (Stil-houses Museum) and its archaeological site, dating back to 2300 B.C., one of the 111 pile-dwelling areas of the Alps and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Itinerary: Ponte Arche, Campo Lomaso, Dasindo, Stumiaga, Fiavè archaeological site, Favrio, Dasindo, Vigo Lomaso (shortcut from Dasindo, Vigo Lomaso, Poia, Ponte Arche).
The route is marked with red footprints.
The Pile-dwellings Museum in Fiavé with its collection, unique in the whole of Europe, showing artefacts, cooking utensils and tools that will transport you back to the Bronze Age.
- 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.
- Wear clothes and take equipment that suit the difficulty and length of your tour. Keep emergency gear in your rucksack, including first aid supplies.
- Do not go walking alone in the mountains. In any case, tell someone where you are going and report back on returning.
- Look at the weather forecast before setting off and always keep an eye on the weather.
- 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.
- Do not leave marked paths and do not take shortcuts.
- 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
From Giardino Al Sarca take the footpath that runs along the entire river Duina walking up towards the Carabinieri station until you reach Campo Lomaso. When you arrive near the Franciscan convent, continue straight through the countryside. You will spot on the right, through the trees, Castel Campo, now a private residence. As you approach the end of the plain, where the crop fields start spreading uphill and the road enters the woods, turn left onto a paved road that leads swiftly to Dasindo. Here, you will find a sanctuary dedicated to Madonna Assunta, Our Lady of the Assumption, enriched with beautiful frescoes by Simone Baschenis. Continue walking up, bearing right, to reach Stumiaga and then Fiavè, with its Pile-dwelling Museum located in the town centre. After visiting the museum, continue towards the archaeological site of Fiavè, one of the 111 alpine pile-dwelling UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here, follow the signposted path leading to the birdwatching towers. At the end of the circular path around the archaeological site, continue towards Fravio, where you will enjoy stunning views across the Brenta range. Afterwards, descend to Dasindo and continue for Vigo Lomaso. Here, you can visit the church dedicated to San Lorenzo that stands on a grassy terrace overlooking the town. Dating back to 1206, it’s one of the oldest churches in Trentino, second only to the cathedral in Trento. Leave the church and turn left on a secondary road that leads, ascending and descending, to Poia first and then Ponte Arche.
The area around Comano is connected by the intercity bus lines 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche) and 201 (Trento - Ponte Arche - Campiglio – Tione) to the other places in Garda Trentino.
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
From Ponte Arche tourism board descend on the road that goes towards the Park of the Thermae. After 50 metres you will find a car park, that will be the starting point of this tour.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Free parking near the Tourism Office in Ponte Arche.
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
- change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
- make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
- sun screen
- 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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