This hike takes you to discover some of the wonders of the Tenno area.
It starts from Canale di Tenno, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy. Here, among alleys and old stone houses, time really seems to stand still. Going into the woods you go up the slopes of Calino, up to Bastiani. From here, in a few minutes you reach the mountain hut San Pietro, located on a natural terrace that offers a spectacular view of the Upper lake Garda area.
The hut is one of the favorite destinations in Garda Trentino, because it is easily accessible also by car. If you plan to eat here, remember to book!
On the way back, the path leads to the shores of Lake Tenno, famous for the extraordinary blue color of its waters. In summer, a stop for a refreshing dip is a must, before reaching the starting point of the hike.
You can hike this tour (almost) all year round, but remember to check the status of paths as well as the opening of the hut San Pietro.
Rest StopMONTE CALINO "SAN PIETRO"
Canale di Tenno medieval village
Safety informationThe 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
- Next to the hut, there is the small church of San Pietro, once a hermitage and a place of pilgrimage, which can be visited and is still consecrated today.
- For any information about opening time of San Pietro hut or contact for reservations please check this website
For more information on routes and hike services, guides, shops and hiking friendly accommodation: all about trekking in Garda Trentino- Tel. +39 0464 554444
Ville del Monte can be reached on theroad SS 421, following the signs for Tenno / Terme di Comano / Madonna di Campiglio; it is about 10 km from Riva del Garda. Leaving the car at the parking lot at the junction to Canale di Trenno, go back to the main road staying on the right and take the uphill road that leads to the village of Canale (trail sign SAT 406B / Garda Trek Medium Loop).
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino
Shortly after the junction for the village of Canale there is a free parking on the left.
Other possibilities for free parking near Canale.
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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
- 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
- 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.