This trail runs around the vale of Campi, a small mountain hamlet outside Riva del Garda: the focus of the walk are the monumental chestnut trees which have dominated this landscape for hundreds of years.
This is a hike in the form of a loop which joins up five of the chestnut groves in the Campi district, immersed in a lush green vale between Monte Tombio and Monte Parì.
Campi - subdivided into a more densely populated centre and small clusters of houses which often bear the name of local families – is a hamlet which belongs to the municipality of Riva del Garda, nestled in a sheltered vale at the feet of the mountains. Situated on the road which connects Garda Trentino, Valle di Ledro and Giudicarie, the area has been inhabited and contested since before Roman times thanks to its strategic position. Today it is along the route of many hiking and mtb trails which wind along tracks and forestry roads in the surrounding woods.
A gastronomic stopoff point you can't afford to miss after the hike is Capanna Grassi, a mountain hut you can also get to by car which serves traditional local food which is wholesome and tasty.
Did you know? The "marone" is similar to a sweet chestnut but has larger dimensions and a different shape at the base.
The Hidden Treasures itineraries were designed in order to give visitors a chance to get to know places in Garda Trentino that are off the beaten track. For this reason, the signposting is not always in the same style and sometimes missing altogether. We therefore recommend you to take a good map with you on these excursions. And then bear in mind your general reference points: Lake Garda = South, Monte Stivo = East, Rocchetta = West, Arco Castle = North.
The telephone number for the emergency services is 112.
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):
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.
You can get to Campi from Riva del Garda by the road SS 240 and then, turning left, SP 37: after the town of Pranzo, turn left at the fork and you will soon come to Campi (about 12 km from Riva).
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
There are some parking spaces near the church. Along the trail, there are more free parking spaces at the San Martino archaeological area.