A Climb Up Monte Stivo
A loop from Lago di Garda to the Dolomites with amazing panoramas
A scenic route free of technical difficulties, the trail length renders it suitable for trained trekkers.
It begins at the rolling meadows of Passo Bordala, in Val di Gresta. Follow the little road to the right of the restaurant of the same name, with the sign Cima Bassa, until you come upon trail (sentiero) 623 to your left, which will lead you, along its steep curves, to the ridge that separates the Adige valley from that of Sarca.
From here, take trail 617 to rifugio Marchetti and to the nearby peak of Monte Stivo, through mountain pines and enchanting views, from Lago di Garda to the Dolomites. Then, head down the mountain’s opposite slope following trail 608 to Le Prese and then trail 608bis to Sant'Antonio. The little road that branches off to the left, passing the little Santo church, will lead you back to the point of departure, through splendid woods full of beech and spruce trees. It is not uncommon to encounter a goat-antelope and a black grouse along the way.