A trail which connects the Marmitte dei Giganti, spectacular geological pothole formations, with the Castagneto di Nago chestnut woods where these majestic trees are tended by the locals for their fruit which plays such an important part in local tradition.
This trail focuses on some of the typical features of the Garda area, and all with a view of the lake. From Torbole, the trail runs past the glacial potholes and then heads up to the Castegneto chestnut wood, where you have a wonderful view of Torbole and the lake below.
Watch out because the stretch leading up the chestnut wood is short but quite steep!
Don't forget to take your camera: the view on lake Garda is really unforgettable!
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.
... 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.
For more information on routes and hike services: guides, shops and hiking friendly accommodation:
APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 www.gardatrentino.it
Torbole sul Garda is about 6 km from Riva del Garda and 15 km from the toll-booth Rovereto Sud - Lago di Garda Nord. You can also get there by the road strada statale 240
There are a number of different free or pay parking spots in Torbole sul Garda in via Strada Granda.