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Equipped trail "del Berghem": Foci - Laste Basse - Berghem - San Martino

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  • View from the trail, in direction Dom
    / View from the trail, in direction Dom
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • Starting point of the trail
    / Starting point of the trail
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • The trail "del Berghem"
    / The trail "del Berghem"
    Photo: B. Angelini, Garda Trentino
  • The waterfall "Ert"
    / The waterfall "Ert"
    Photo: B. Angelini, Garda Trentino
  • Pic-Nic Area along the trail
    / Pic-Nic Area along the trail
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • Campi
    / Campi
    Photo: APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
  • / The village Campi
    Photo: B. Angelini, Garda Trentino
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A new trail, inaugurated in May 2017, which climbs the slopes of Rocchetta and Monte Tombio, connecting Riva del Garda to the archaeological site of San Martino.

difficult
4.8 km
2:30 h
723 m
84 m

The trail heads up the valley of the Gamella stream, a little known but spectacular area of Garda Trentino, and has sections fitted with metal cables and steps. This is the reason why it is graded EE and should only be used by experienced hikers.

Author’s recommendation

The trail ends at the archeological site San Martino, one of the most important of Garda Trentino. 
A path through the woods, where you will come across strange figures sculpted in wood, takes you to the higher area of the site. Here excavations uncovered a place of worship dating back to Pre-Roman times (3rd- 1st century B.C.) which in the middle of the first century B.C. was converted into a Roman sanctuary (1st century B.C. - 4th century A.D.), with the addition of a monumental staircase which can still be used today. This building, perched at the edge of the cliff, offers a breathtaking view over the towns beneath. Another few minutes and you come to the ruins of a village abandoned due to fire in the 8th century A.D. Here you can just make out the ruins of a little church dedicated to San Martino (8th -18th century A.D.)

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Author
Valentina Bellotti
Updated: June 14, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
764 m
Lowest point
117 m
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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.

Equipment

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.

Tips, hints and links

  • Thanks to SAT – Trento Mountaineering Association (Società degli Alpinisti Tridentini)– for the GPX tracks.
    All the SAT trail tracks in Trentino can be downloaded for personal use on www.sat.tn.it (website only in Italian). 
  • 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 - San Giacomo (117 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.896081, 10.835013
UTM
32T 642354 5084138

Destination

Archeological site San Martino

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the district of San Giacomo (to the north of the centre of Riva del Garda), take the road which heads up to the left. Here there is a plaque dedicating the trail to Claudio Fedrizzi. Continue to the left until you come to a steep uphill stretch as far as the old settlement Foci. A bridge crosses the ravine on the Albola stream. Here you leave the path which leads to the chapel of Santa Maria Maddalena and proceed uphill to the right on the steep slopes under Rochetta, aided by some metal cables, steps and handholds.
The trail offers dizzying views over the Albola valley and, after a section fitted with iron cables, leads to the spectacular and little known Ert waterfall. Two wooden gangways cross over to the other side of the valley and the slopes of Monte Tombio. An easy mule track takes you up through the woods till you come to a ledge fitted with metal cables. You can now see the town of Campi.

The track levels out and continues to Zumiani, passes among the houses and crosses the main road. On the right, a steep dirt track leads to the archaeological site of San Martino.

You can return from San Martino to Riva by heading down to Campi and taking the Pinza trail. Otherwise you can head on as far as Malga Grassi and from there to the mountain hut Rifugio Nino Pernici. At Malga Grassi you can also stop off at Capanna Grassi, well known for the tasty local food.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Riva del Garda is connected to ther centres of Garda Trentino with local buses. Info and timetable: www.gardatrentino.it  
From the centre it takes about 20 min. walking to the starting point of the trail. 

Getting there

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

Parking

Parking place in San Giacomo

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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Reviews

4.0
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Manfredo C. Frei
September 25, 2017 · Community
Schöne Tour abseits der "großen Bekannten" Die Tour verläuft mehr oder weniger im Schatten, ist also auch bei Hitze gut geeignet. Die Zeitangabe von 02:30 Stunden ist seeehr großzügig bemessen, denke die meisten sportlichen Wanderer sollten unter 2 Stunden auskommen. Zurück gibt es eine Alternative über den Sentiero Della Pinza, den haben wir aber leider nicht gefunden, da der auf unserer Karte leider nicht eingezeichnet war. Daher den Rückweg vorher checken, somit wär's ein schöner Rundweg. Für kleine Kinder eher nicht geeignet, da zumindest im ersten Drittel durchgehend Absturzgelände, wenn auch einem der Weg recht einfach erscheint bzw auch ist. Einmal "Hans kuck in die Luft" könnte hier schon ein trauriges Ende nehmen.
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Montag, 25. September 2017 19:52:51
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Montag, 25. September 2017 19:53:29
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
723 m
Descent
84 m
Public transport friendly Scenic Geological highlights

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