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Church of San Giovanni - Bivacco Arcioni

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  • Chiesa di San Giovanni - Bivacco Arcioni
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    Photo: Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Chiesa di San Giovanni - Bivacco Arcioni
    Photo: Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Chiesa di San Giovanni - Bivacco Arcioni
    Photo: Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Chiesa di San Giovanni - Bivacco Arcioni
    Photo: Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
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Climb up from the little church of San Giovanni to the Arcioni bivouac with its panoramic terrace.
Distance 4.7 km
2:30 h
553 m
390 m
This itinerary follows an old winding cartway ascending Val Vasotina, on the slopes of Cima Rocca, to the small mountain church of San Giovanni, which is visible from the town below, and then in a few minutes to the Arcioni camp, a privileged viewing point towards the more renowned Cima Capi.
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Update: September 13, 2021
Highest point
San Giovanni, 841 m
Lowest point
Biacesa - sports field, 405 m
Best time of year

Safety information

1) Prepare your itinerary

2) Choose a route that is suitable for your skill level

3) Choose suitable equipment and gear

4) Consult the snow/weather bulletins

5) Heading out on your own is more risky

6) Leave information on your itinerary and on the approximate time you expect to return

7) Do not hesitate to seek the support of a professional

8) Pay attention to the information and signs that you find along the trail

9) Do not hesitate to follow your steps backwards

10) In case of an accident, sound the alarm by calling the emergency number 112.


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.


Biacesa – sports field (470 m) (404 m)
45.865620, 10.806719
45°51'56.2"N 10°48'24.2"E
32T 640236 5080704


Biacesa – sports field (470 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park make your way back, on foot, to the SAT signs indicating trail No. 417.

Turn right at the group of houses.

At the next crossroads, turn right again and take the uphill lane leading out of the village, and then, at the following crossroads on the edge of the village, continue uphill keeping on the left.

After about 300 m you come to the crossroads with trail No. 470, which is called the Senter del Bech. From here continue straight ahead.

Shortly after the crossroads you will inevitably slow down to admire a house, on the left-hand side, and especially the profusion of objects in the garden.

Continue uphill on the country lane that runs through the fields.

At the first right bend, keep to the right, ignoring the trail heading straight uphill (SAT sign).

The ascending lane becomes increasingly narrow and steep along the wooded slope.

You pass by another two crossroads, uphill, but always keep to the right.

After a while you come out into an open field near the little church of San Giovanni, at 858 m, from where you can look down to the village of Biacesa.

To reach the Arcioni bivouac, head along the flat trail to the left of the church, which takes you up the few hundred metres in elevation separating the two buildings.

Trace your steps back to the car park.


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Getting there

Reach the village of Biacesa , in Val di Ledro. At the only traffic lights, turn left (coming uphill from Riva del Garda) and cross the village. Turn right at the second turning and drive towards the sports field, where there’s a large car park.


45.865620, 10.806719
45°51'56.2"N 10°48'24.2"E
32T 640236 5080704
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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.

Questions and answers

Question from William Zabeo · September 16, 2021 · Community
buongiorno,quanto preavviso si deve dare per prenotare ?
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Buongiorno William, per ritirare le chiavi del Bivacco Arcioni bisogna contattare l'ufficio info di Pieve di Ledro (0464 591222) con almeno un giorno di preavviso. Cordiali saluti, A.p.t. Valle di Ledro
Question from Giusi Berasi · February 23, 2020 · Community
È aperto oggi domenica 23 febbraio? Si può mangiare un panino??
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Answered by Redazione Visittrentino · February 24, 2020 · VisitTrentino
Ciao Giusi, è un bivacco con una cucina a disposizione ed alcuni posti letto. Per poterne usufruire è bene sempre contattare prima per verificarne la disponibilità. Puoi contattare il signor De Giacomi che si occupa delle prenotazioni al numero 347 0918603


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