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Punta Larici, the most spectacular lookout point on Lake Garda

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  • Il panorama da Punta Larici
    / Il panorama da Punta Larici
    Photo: Mattia Bonavida, Garda Trentino
  • The view from Punta Larici
    / The view from Punta Larici
    Photo: M. Giacomello, Garda Trentino
Map / Punta Larici, the most spectacular lookout point on Lake Garda
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The most popular pic of Lake Garda on Instagram? Most likely it was taken from Punta Larici, an incredible lookout point overlooking the western shore of the lake. 

difficult
8.9 km
4:48 h
694 m
555 m

The hike to Punta Larici is one of the most beloved of Garda Trentino, especially in the last few years. The view enjoyed from up there is indeed incredible!

Starting from Pregasina, a small village perched on the mountain wall overlooking Lake Garda, Punta Larici can be reached in just over an hour. But be careful! The path to Punta Larici SAT 422A "Senter de la Costa" is classified as EE, or for expert hikers, as it runs along the edge of the rocky wall and has several exposed stretches, some of which are equipped with a metal cord.
This path largely retraces the route created during the Great War at the service of the Italian positions located north of Punta Larici.

If you suffer from vertigo or you are not used to going to the mountains, this route is not for you: choose the hike in the woods (path SAT 422) or you can be accompanied by a guide.

Author’s recommendation

Take a break at the "Regina Mundi": from here the view of the northern shore of Lake Garda is breathtaking!

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Author
Valentina Bellotti
Updated: August 02, 2019

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Highest point
972 m
Lowest point
532 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 Mountain Rescue 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

Start

Pregasina (531 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.850273, 10.823606
UTM
32T 641585 5079029

Destination

Punta Larici

Turn-by-turn directions

From the church above the car park in Pregasina, follow the forest road to Malga Palaèr (signposted SAT 422) for about half an hour, as far as Calcheròle. Here you continue on the path SAT 422A "Senter de la Costa". Following the ridge, you reach Punta Larici, a splendid panoramic point on Lake Garda. At your feet is Limone, a well-known center of the Brescia side of Lake Garda.

From there, follow the signs to Malga Palaèr (SAT 422B path), then turn right and descend first onto the forest road, then on the path SAT 422 which leads back to the starting point in Pregasina.

It is possible to get to Punta Larici starting directly from Riva del Garda, along the Ponale road and then continuing towards Pregasina (1.30 h. Ca).

Getting there

Pregasina can be reached from Riva del Garda following the signs for Valle di Ledro. After the tunnel, turn left following direction Pregasina. 

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

Parking

Free parking near the church in Pregasina

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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Difficulty
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Distance
8.9 km
Duration
4:48 h
Ascent
694 m
Descent
555 m
Loop Scenic exposed assured passages Ridge

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