View over lake Garda from the trenches of Monte Corno

Trekking on the paths of the Great War in Trentino

At the beginning of the 20th century, Garda Trentino and Ledro Vally were right on the border between Austria-Hungary and Italy, and because of this there are still visible traces of the works, trenches and fortresses constructed for their defence.

Local associations have been working to recover and enhance artefacts in our territory, to preserve the memory of a historical event, that affected the whole of Europe.

Here,  we suggest a series of itineraries, that retrace the most significant places of the two fronts.

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May 23, 2011
easy
6.2 km
3:20 h
470 m
237 m
Ponale Trail is the best known and most popular in Garda Trentino: easy but at the same time spectacular as its winds sheer above the lake, a ...
10
from Valentina Bellotti,   Garda Trentino
Mountain tour · Garda Trentino

21. The forts of Monte Brione

May 23, 2011
easy
6.9 km
3:00 h
375 m
376 m
An easy trek to explore the Austro-Hungarian border defences along the Sentiero della Pace or Peace Trail
2
from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino
Mountain tour · Garda Trentino

22. Great War: Doss Casina and Dosso Alto

August 27, 2013
moderate
7.2 km
3:20 h
448 m
452 m
A hike through some of the First World War sites where the Italian Futurists fought
from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino
August 27, 2013
moderate
5.1 km
2:30 h
451 m
451 m
A hike along the Austro-Hungarian line of defence, the imposing fortifications built at the turn of the Twentieth century to defend the southern ...
3
from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino
Mountain tour · Garda Trentino

24. The Great War: The Memorial Trail

August 23, 2013
moderate
11.1 km
5:00 h
620 m
620 m
A hike on the slopes of Monte Altissimo which aims to link up some of the most important locations on the Front Line of the Great War in Garda ...
from Valentina Bellotti,   Garda Trentino
Mountain tour · Garda Trentino

25. WWI: Monte Corno and the "Busa dei Capitani"

July 03, 2014
moderate
3.9 km
2:00 h
320 m
320 m
This trail goes from Monte Corno to Stützpunkt Perlone and Busa dei Capitani, some of the strongholds along the Austro-Hungarian front line during ...
from Valentina Bellotti,   Garda Trentino
July 01, 2014
moderate
3.2 km
1:44 h
313 m
313 m
A short hike in the mountains sheer above Lake Garda following the trail of the First World War
from Valentina Bellotti,   Garda Trentino
Mountain tour · Garda Trentino

7. Bosco Caproni and Trenches of Vastrè

May 27, 2011
easy
5.6 km
2:20 h
221 m
221 m
A nature walk which in just a few kilometres manages to give a fascinating insight into the historical events which left their mark on Garda Trentino
3
from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino
Mountain tour · Garda Trentino

Great War: from Malga Grassi to Rifugio Pernici

June 30, 2014
moderate
2.5 km
1:09 h
558 m
8 m
This is without doubt one of the most popular hiking trails in Garda Trentino. Short and not too hard, it leads to one of the busiest mountain huts ...
from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino
Mountain tour · Garda Trentino

WWI: from S. Giovanni to Cima Rocca

August 23, 2013
difficult
6.5 km
2:30 h
712 m
710 m
This trail is highly recommended for all history fans: a visit to the system of tunnels in Cima Rocca together with breathtaking views of Lake Garda
from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino
Mountain tour · Garda Trentino

From Nago to the summit of Monte Altissimo

August 22, 2013
moderate
4.3 km
2:33 h
752 m
7 m
Monte Altissimo is one of the most popular destinations with hikers in Garda Trentino who are drawn by its wonderful lake views which change with ...
4
from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino
Mountain tour · Garda Trentino

Path of the Defensionmauer

April 21, 2020
moderate
8.8 km
5:00 h
400 m
400 m
The “Defensionmauer” was the defensive wall built before WWI in the area of Sperone against possible attacks by the Italian infantry and was armed ...
from Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO,   Garda Trentino