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25. WWI: Monte Corno

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  • View from Monte Corno
    / View from Monte Corno
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino (ph. G. Baldessari), Garda Trentino
  • / Trench "Salina"
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino (G. Baldessari), Garda Trentino
  • / Castagneto (Chestnut wood) in Nago
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Military post Perlone
    Photo: Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Trench AGO
    Photo: Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
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A historical hike up the slopes of Mount Corno, offering magnificent views of Lake Garda, Arco, the Sarca Plain, and Lake Loppio.
moderate
Distance 6.4 km
3:15 h
493 m
493 m
708 m
215 m

This ‘fortified’ hill is located to the north of the town of Nago, and is home to numerous relics dating back to WW1. Along the way, you’ll spot trenches, lookouts, and stations once used to monitor the slopes of Mount Altissimo. This area stood directly in the path of enemy troops advancing from Loppio or Torbole and hoping to climb Mount Corno in order to bypass the defence at Riva and to reach Arco directly. These stations belonged to a larger fortified system built to help defend the territory between Riva del Garda and Loppio.

 

Since 2010, volunteers and Schützen from the Albrecht von Habsburg Association in Arco have been restoring structures and stations in collaboration with the Castagneto di Nago Association and the Nago-Torbole Alpini Group in order to make them accessible to hikers.

Thanks to the help of Garda Trentino SpA and the Municipalities of Arco, Nago-Torbole and Mori, the Occupational Support and Environmental Enhancement Service in the Autonomous Province of Trento has created a circular route along a stretch of land that marked the border between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy until 1918.

Author’s recommendation

There is a stunning view of Lake Garda from the area of Perlone and of Predabusa: on clear days you can see as far as Sirmione at the other end of the lake. 
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Author
Valentina Bellotti
Update: July 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Monte Corno, 708 m
Lowest point
Nago, 215 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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Rest Stop

Al Fortino Bike Bar & Food

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

  • The entire Monte Corno area has been the subject of extensive recovery work by the "Un territorio due fronti" association, which includes over 25 groups of volunteers united by the desire to recover and enhance the traces of the Great War in the municipalities of Mori, Brentonico, Ronzo-Chienis and Nago-Torbole. 
  • Click here for further information on routes, activities, events and accommodation at lake Garda- Tel. +39 0464 554444 

Start

Nago - Parking place Coel (215 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.878685, 10.889228
DMS
45°52'43.3"N 10°53'21.2"E
UTM
32T 646605 5082304
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Destination

Nago - Parking place Coel

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Nago-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

The car park “al Coel” in Nago, which is accessed from the roundabout, or in Via Castel Penede.

Coordinates

DD
45.878685, 10.889228
DMS
45°52'43.3"N 10°53'21.2"E
UTM
32T 646605 5082304
w3w 
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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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Equipment

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.

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
493 m
Descent
493 m
Highest point
708 m
Lowest point
215 m
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