Very easy route, ideal for families looking for a day trip in the mountains.
Distance 4.6 km
The old military road runs flat for much of the way towards Cima Avez, along the border between Trentino and Lombardia, a combat zone during the Great War. Tremalzo is a biodiverse garden, well-known all over the world for its endemisms, flowers ant plants which do not grow anywhere else in the world. Thanks to its border location, Cima Avez offers beautiful views over the Trentino and the Brescia region, over the Adamello and Lake Garda.
The period between August and September is the perfect one to go looking for Silene elisabethe, en endemic plant which sprouts among the limestone and dolomitic rocks of Tremalzo. The plant owes its name to a woman called Elisabeth. According to some it was the Empress, Sissi, according to others it was the wife of the botanic who discovered it, according to others still it was the wife of the governor of Lombardy-Venetia.
The Visitor Centre in Tremalzo is the right place to discover more about Silene elisabethae and the other endemic botanical species of Tremalzo.
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.
From Hotel Garda walk downhill and turn left onto an old military road (SAT 444 path). Keep on this flat road for some kilometres, until you come upon a crossroads. Turn right onto a switchback road leading up to Cima Avèz. This stretch is the only uphill slope of the whole trek.
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There: 214 bus Riva del Garda - Tiarno di Sopra And back: 214 bus Tiarno di Sopra - Riva del Garda