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Busatte – Tempesta Trail, a classic of Garda Trentino

(6) Hiking trail • Lake Garda
  • The Busatte - Tempesta trail
    / The Busatte - Tempesta trail
    Photo: Manuela Bertolini, Garda Trentino
  • Along the Bustte - Tempesta trail
    / Along the Bustte - Tempesta trail
    Photo: Archivio Garda Trentino - Foto A. Seneci, Garda Trentino
  • Treppen am Busatte Park- Tempesta Weg
    / Treppen am Busatte Park- Tempesta Weg
    Photo: Gerhard Franz, Community
  • Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016, 11:08 Uhr
    / Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016, 11:08 Uhr
    Photo: Fred, Community
  • Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016, 11:53 Uhr
    / Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016, 11:53 Uhr
    Photo: Fred, Community
  • Treppen Busatte Park - Tempesta Weg
    / Treppen Busatte Park - Tempesta Weg
    Photo: Gerhard Franz, Community
Map / Busatte – Tempesta Trail, a classic of Garda Trentino
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The Busatte - Tempesta Trail is one of the most well-known and popular hikes in the area, largely thanks to the spectacular metal ladders which make it possible to get past the steepest sections and the marvellous views all along the trail.

5.4 km
2:08 h
156 m
231 m

The trek leads up a steep mountainside sheer above the lake through dense Mediterranean vegetation.

Author's recommendation

Curious fact: during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Tempesta actually marked the Italian border. User
APT Garda Trentino
Updated: 2018-01-29

268 m
84 m
Best time of year

Safety information

The 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.


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
  • fleece
  • change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
  • make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
  • hat
  • sun screen
  • sunglasses
  • gloves
  • whistle to attract attention in an emergency
  • emergency telephone number Mountain Rescue 118


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.


Busatte Park - Torbole sul Garda (159 m)
45.865590 N 10.881800 E
32T 646063 5080835



Turn-by-turn directions

From Park Busatte’s grassy area you head off for a spectacular hike along the Busatte–Tempesta trail, a  nature route overhanging the lake which winds for 4 km and includes flights of metal stairs with a total of  400 steps.  The route is mostly even with two climbs: Corno di Bò and Salt de la Cavra. This 90 minute hike through  wonderful scenery, right above the lake in the midst of nature, flowers and geological phenomena, leads  you to Tempesta. From here the trip back to Torbole can be made aboard a bus of the A.P.T.V. line.  It is also possible to walk back to Torbole: at the junction with the road leading down to Tempesta, just go  up the road till you reach againg the Busatte - Tempesta path near the first stairs.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

To get back to Torbole from Tempesta you can take the buses on the  Verona - Malcesine - Riva del Garda line. For bus times: .
Bus tickets can be bought on board the bus with a supplementary charge or can be bought in advance at the Garda Trentino Tourist Information Offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole.

Getting there

From Piazza Goethe in Torbole follow directions for "Busatte"


There is free car parking in the Busatte park

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Otto Leo
Der Weg ist traumhaft. Allerdings hatte der Bus von Tempesta nach Torbole über eine Stunde Verspätung. Oberhalb der Fahrplantafel sind nicht ohne Grund Taxi - Telefonnummern aufgeklebt.

Fred Schwister
Wir haben unser Auto am kleinen Hafen in Torbole geparkt und sind von dort aus gestartet. Dadurch verlängert sich die Strecke auf ca. 9 km. Leider haben wir in Tempesta den Bus zurück nach Torbole verpasst und hätten dadurch sehr lange warten müssen - und in Tempesta ist wirklich nichts was die Zeit verkürzen könnte! Glücklicherweise hat uns eine Einheimische mitgenommen 😜 Ich habe ein Foto mit den Abfahrtszeiten hinzugefügt... Alles in allem eine schöne, nicht allzu anstrengende Tour mit schönen Ausblicken!
Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016, 11:08 Uhr
Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016, 11:08 Uhr
Photo: Fred, Community
Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016, 11:53 Uhr
Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016, 11:53 Uhr
Photo: Fred, Community
Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016, 13:15 Uhr
Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016, 13:15 Uhr
Photo: Fred, Community

Janine Schaffer
Keine Wanderung sondern eher ein Spaziergang auf breiten Wegen und angelegten Treppen. Der Ausblick auf den See ist ganz nett, aber die sportliche Herausforderung in der Natur fehlt hier (abgesehen von den Treppenstufen). Hin- ist gleichzeitig Rückweg.

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5.4 km
2:08 h
156 m
231 m
Public transport friendly Nice views Suitable for families and children Botanical highlights


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