A hike up the slopes of Monte Stivo from Bolognano to the chapel which overlooks the town and the Arco area
The hike starts in the centre of Bolognano, continues towards Gazzi (the residential area) and then heads steeply up the slopes of Monte Stivo through the woods on the SAT trail.
The Hermitage of Santi Giacomo and Silvestro al Monte (more commonly known as San Giacomo) is usually open on Sundays in summertime. For anyone who would like to visit the hermitage but does not feel like hiking up from the town, it is possible to get to Salve Regina by car and from there it is only 20 minutes to the chapel along a forestry road (signpost SAT 609 and then follow directions for San Giacomo).
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.
There is nowhere to stop for refreshments along the trail so make sure to bring water and snacks. There is a supermarket in Bolognano not far from the starting point.
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.
From Riva del Garda take the main road statale 45 bis to Arco, then strada provinciale 118 to Bolognano.
There are a number of free car parks in Bolognano.