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2 days in the mountains of Garda Trentino and 1 night in Rifugio Pernici

Mountain tour · Garda Trentino
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  • On the old "pinza" road
    / On the old "pinza" road
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Ruins (San Giovanni)
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / On the trail SAT 402
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / The hut Pernici - Bocca di Trat
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / On the trail SAT 413
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Ruins from WWI (Bocca Saval)
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Following the ridge, along the trail SAT 413
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / On the trail around Cima Giochello
    Photo: G.P. Calzà ©APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Cima Giochello - Rocchetta
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / View on Lake Garda
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / The part of "via-ferrata" close to Santa Barbara
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / Santa Barbara
    Photo: Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / The "Bastione" (Venetian fortress)
    Photo: Archivio Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / mountain hike at Lake Garda: 2 days in the mountains of Garda Trentino and 1 ...
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ft 8000 6000 4000 2000 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 mi Il Bastione - Riva del Garda BOCCA DI TRAT "NINO PERNICI" Rifugio Capanna Grassi

Sleeping in a mountain hut is always a thrill. This excursion has an overnight stay in the mountains followed by a super panoramic hike back down to Riva del Garda

difficult
25.4 km
13:45 h
2086 m
2086 m

Hike though the woods of holm oak first and then of beeches and spruces to the mountain hut Rifugio Pernici, renowned for its home-made local specialities. Sleep at the Rifugio after a tasty dinner. Watch the dawn steal across the sky outlining the peaks one by one.

Then head back down to the lake along the ridge which divides Garda Trentino from Valle di Ledro enjoying a series of breathtaking views from the Brenta Dolomites to Lakes Garda and Ledro, as you make your way down the sheer rock which towers above Riva del Garda. 

On the second day, the trek follows the Sentiero della Pace or Peace Trail, a long distance trail along the most important sites of the Front during the Great War. Around Rifugio Pernici, which was originally built as the officers' canteen, and as far as Bocca Saval there are numerous remains of trenches and barricade dating back to the war. This was in fact the Austro-Hungarian line of defence. 

Author’s recommendation

If you want to break the ascent from Riva del Garda to Rifugio Pernici we recommend a stop-off at the Capanna Grassi hut, renowned for its excellent local cuisine
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Staff Outdoor GardaTrentino SO 
Updated: July 22, 2020

Difficulty
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Highest point
Bocca Saval, 1794 m
Lowest point
Riva del Garda, 87 m
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Rest Stop

BOCCA DI TRAT "NINO PERNICI"
Rifugio Capanna Grassi

Safety information

There is a short stretch of via ferrata along this trail: you must come equipped with ferrata kit, helmet, and harness. There are also some particularly exposed stretches along SAT 413 which must be approached keeping a safe pace. The length of the trail and the difficulties mentioned above mean it is only suitable for experienced hikers with adequate fitness levels. 

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.

Tips, hints and links

  • You are advised to check trail conditions (in particular SAT 413) and book your overnight stay by contacting the manager of the Rifugio Nino Pernici hut: www.pernici.com 
  • For more information on routes and hike services: guides, shops and hiking friendly accommodation:  
    APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 www.gardatrentino.it

Start

Riva del Garda (87 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.886605, 10.837807
DMS
45°53'11.8"N 10°50'16.1"E
UTM
32T 642595 5083090
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Destination

Mountain Hut Nino Pernici - Bocca di Trat

Turn-by-turn directions

From Riva’s city centre, take the path leading to the Bastione and afterwards follow the directions for trail SAT 402 which leads to the village of Campi, proceeds until alpine hut Grassi and finally ascends until Refuge Nino Pernici. Here you should foresee the overnight.

For the downhill, take panoramic trail SAT 413 that leads to Bocca Giumella, passing along Bocca Saval and Campigolo. Gone beyond the pass, take trail SAT
417, that goes to the top of Cima Valdes and then rejoin SAT 413 until Bochet dei Concoli. Afterwards descend the steep trail SAT 404 in direction of Santa Barbara: almost by the church youfind a vertical stairway which has to be climbed down only safely hooked up. From here you continue until the little church and proceed until Riva del Garda.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda and Arco – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point or in the immediate surroundings.

For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it  

You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: www.gardatrentino.it 

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it  

Parking

Free parking in Riva del Garda at the old hospital (via Rosmini) and the old cemetery (Viale D. Chiesa).

Pay parking at the Public Gardens Porta Orientale, Roman Baths, Viale Lutti (Ex Agraria), Monte Oro, shopping center Blue Garden.

Coordinates

DD
45.886605, 10.837807
DMS
45°53'11.8"N 10°50'16.1"E
UTM
32T 642595 5083090
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Garda Trentino TREKKING Map - On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole and online

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Equipment

For this hike you need to bring your helmet and ferrata kit as well as the normal gear needed for hiking in an alpine environment. 

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: 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.


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sergio paolazzi
April 26, 2016 · Community
Il dislivello (salita e discesa) non sono corretti!!
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
25.4 km
Duration
13:45h
Ascent
2086 m
Descent
2086 m
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