GIRO DI MONTE BALDO HIKING TOUR
This is a great walk around Monte Boldo, known as the botanic garden of Italy. Panoramic walk along the crest of the mountain overlooking Lake Garda and the Adige Valley.
HIKING MONTE BALDO IN TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE
START POINT: Avio, Trento Province
TOTAL DAYS: 4 Days
DISTANCE: Less than 15 km per day.
ELEVATION GAIN: 2300+ meters
DIFFICULTY: Easy walk except for a 20 meter section on the third day that has a safety cord. You must be in shape to walk 5 to 6 hours per day.
SPECIAL NOTE: Make sure the Rifugio’s are open before departing.
DAY 1: Starting in Avio 130 meters a.s.l. walking to Monte Baldo Refugio 1100 meters a.s.l.. You can arrive to Avio via train along the A22 motorway, once in Avio you will go to the Romanist Church where ‘Sentiero della Salute’. Follow the Salute trail until linking up with SAT 652 trail which will take you to Rifugio Monte Baldo. Elevation gain: 1050 meters, 4 hours average walk.
DAY 2: From Rifugio Monte Baldo 1100 meters a.s.l. to Rifugio Telegrafo 2147 meters a.s.l.. Following SAT 652 trail to ‘Via dell’Or’ than following ‘dei Bovi’ trail to reach Telegraph Rifugio. Elevation gain 1100 meters, 4 hours 30 minutes walk.
DAY 3: From Rifugio Telegrafo 2147 meters a.s.l. to Rifugio Altissimo 2060 meters a.s.l.. This is the most panoramica section of the walk along the crest following SAT 651 trail, to reach Rifugio Altissimo. 5 to 6 hours walk.
DAY 4: From Rifugio Altissimo 2060 meters a.s.l. to Avio 130 meters a.s.l.. Following trail SAT 651 to Bocca di Navene then taking SAT 80 trail to reach Prato Alpesina. Then you follow the same trail to Madonna della Neve before returning down to Avio. 5 to 6 hours walk.
RIFUGIO TELEGRAFO ‘G. BARANA’: CAI Verona - Tel. 045-7731797
MONTE BALDO | PREALPS
Monte Baldo is a mountain range in the Italian Prealps, located in the provinces of Trentino and Verona. Its ridge spans mainly northeast-southwest, and is bounded from south by the highland ending at Caprino Veronese, from west by Lake Garda, from north by the valley joining Rovereto to Nago-Torbole and, from east, the Val d'Adige. The name derives from the German ("forest"); it appears for the first time in a German map in 1163. The Peace Trail (Sentiero della Pace), one of the most important long distance trails in Northern Italy, leads over the range. The ridge is reachable through a cable car from the nearby town of Malcesine, lying on the Lake Garda.
Monte Baldo shadowes the eastern shore of Lake Garda and offers a unique active vacation destination. The mountain is almost equally split by the provincial boundaries of Verona Province and Trento Province. Monte Baldo's base starts at just over 100 meters of elevation and the highest peak is 2218 meters a.s.l. This sudden rise allows you to pass through 5 ecological zones, on your way to the summit.
Monte Baldo’s ridges run for nearly 40 km along the eastern coast of Lake Garda, cutting a fine profile as they rise sheer from the lake shore to Cima Telegrafo and Cima Valdritta, both over 2,000 metres. These summits form a natural belvedere over much of western Veneto Region, eastern Lombardy Region, and the lower part of Trentino-Alto Adige Region.
Mount Baldo is characterized by a geographical identity, a ridge parallel to Lake Garda, which stretches for , between the lake to the west and Val d' Adige to the east, and on the south it is bounded by plain Caprino and North Valley Loppio. Mount Baldo reaches its maximum elevation of 2,218 m with the Cima Valdritta, and its minimum elevation of 65 m on Lake Garda. Other prominent peaks in the range are Monte Altissimo di Nago (2,079 m), Cima del Longino (2,180 m), Cima dellePozzette (2,132 m) and Punta Telegrafo (2,200 m).
Yet, it is not for these dramatic heights that this mountain is renowned, but for its flora: an immense botanical diversity, which earned Monte Baldo the title of ‘Hortus Italiae’ – the “Garden of Italy” – as far back as the 16th century. Monte Baldo owes its tremendous range of species to two main factors: the first is the wide geological variations, as the soil is mostly limestone broken up by basaltic lava, fossil-rich seams and more than 60 different types of marble.
The other factor is the broad range of microclimates: while the highest peaks have a distinctively Alpine feel, the lower slopes are subject to the benign climatic influence of Lake Garda, which acts like a natural greenhouse. The lake only froze once in recorded history (in 1701), and for its warm climate its shores host today a mix of olive and lemon trees, palms, cypress and other Mediterranean species.
TOWNS AROUND MONTE BALDO
ACTIVIES ON MONTE BALDO
HIKING MONTE BALDO
Hiking Tour Around Monte Baldo
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Classic Climbs
- Wind Surf
MONTE BALDO TRAVERSE HIKING TOUR
If you are enjoying hiking and happen to be visiting the Verona area and Lake Garda this simple traverse is a must. Great views, along a well marked trail, but do not take to lightly the elevation is 1700+ meters so make sure you have the appropriate gear.
|REACHABLE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
||5 hours from Malcesine lift to Mondini lift (1 hour to walk down to lake)
||From mid-May to late September is peak season. For experienced walkers this is a great winter traverse with snowshoes.
||Hiking boots, rain gear, good layer system, basic emergency gear
VIA DELL'AMICIZIA ferrate | MONTE BALDO
Excellent ferrate above the Lake town of Riva del Grada. One ofmany day trips to add to your active vacation, that adds a bit of physical challenge and great panoramic views.
NUTS AND BOLTS
||Riva del Garda
||Level 2 (difficult)
||Riva del Garda
|HUTS ALONG THE ROUTE
|HOW ROUTE IS EQUIPPED
||cables, iron pegs, and ladders
Challenging route best time of year is spring and fall, summer can be extremely hot.