Lake Garda : Hiking Itineraries

Lake Garda's alpine and excursionist refuges - From GÓrdola to Passo d'Ere
Leave your car in the oil factory parking lot, then take the XXIV Maggio and San Lorenzo roads, crossing the town of Olzano. After passing the "Il camino" restaurant and the "Sunclass bungalows" resort, you'll reach a panoramic spot over the lake (25 minutes). Turn right on an unpaved road (trail 245 - giÓ 5) that zigzags up the GumÚr hill. At the junction, head left and proceed along a fence. You'll meet up again with the asphalt road for Piemp (15 min). After 200 m. you'll reach the Bosco fountain and, bearing right, the homes of Bˇsco de s¨ra.
At the intersection (10 min), bear left (trail nr. 258) on the trail that borders the TerzanŔch fauna area that belongs to the Regional Forestry, and proceed to Fornaci. Passing several barns, proceed to FurnÓs de dÚter and Val dela gŔra, where the road ascends slightly with two bends. In the next three intersections, take the road to the left, then the road to the right (15 minutes), and then, as the road ascends, the road to the right.
The road, lined by pine trees, levels out, borders the meadow of Terre Bianche, then ascends, traveling next to the high voltage pylon nr. 291. Bear right and after about 100 meters, you'll leave the mule trail near the stone marker of A.S.D.F. (make sure the nr. 258 is on the back!). Here you'll take the trail to the right that climbs up Mount Monte SegÓble, crosses the pine grove and after a long stretch, meets up (55 minutes) with the unpaved mule trail coming from Cima Piemp. Turn left onto the trail: after descending along the trail for about 50 meters, you'll reach Passo d'Ere (1,131), a well-marked crossroads for several inland excursions.
In one direction, the trail leads to P¨ria, ScarpapÚ and Ca di Natone, or Cadria (trail nr. 69-68) or Cima Rest (trail nr. 69), in the other, it crosses the Colomba Pass (1,109 m), via Bocca Paolone (953 m), then proceeds to Valvestino or Costa and Gargnano.
Take trail nr. 259, which descends sharply, leading to a crossroads (15 min.): to the left is the trail that meets up with 258, to the right is a road with barrier that leads to the Visýne and the continuance of 259 which you'll take to the LunÚ home (15 min). Turn right, following the signs at the base of the trunk of a huge beech tree. You circle the valley, and when you reach the junction, turn right. You'll walk up to the small pond in front of the meadow and the home of GaŔs (10 minutes), dominated by the peaks of the Visýne.
Turning left and crossing the meadow, after a few hundred meters you'll reach a bush-lined pasture. In the front is the imposing Mount Monte Denervo, and on the right is a hunting lodge. Follow the descending road, at times paved with cement. You'll see the meadows and homes of PaŘl (25 min.). You'll continue your descent, passing the stream in the Valley of Nota, bordering the meadows and the farm of Pasýne. You'll reach the source of the river of C¨el (25 min). After a few meters, you'll find yourself on the Vione road that to the right heads to Passo Fobia, the Nangui malga (or └ngoi) and Bocca Paolone and to the left descends towards the homes of Tignale.
You continue your descent to the junction of Pozze and turn left on trail 251 along the plains of Vi¨ and Val de PresÓ: Aer is 3 km away. Leaving to your right the connection with trail nr. 265 "B.V.G. - Sentiero Montagnoli" (this could be an interesting alternative that is not easy in the first stretch, for people who want to reach Aer along the "Via dei canÓi"), you'll pass the bridges of Val de PresÓ and Val de Paý. Crossing a chestnut grove, you'll reach Aer (1 hr. 25 min.). You'll meet up with the asphalt road and proceed to Gardola, to the parking lot of the point of departure (30 min.).

Departure: GÓrdola (m. 567)
Arrival: GÓrdola (m. 567)
Total difference in height (round trip): 1,140 m.
Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: ( E ) Excursionist. Itineraries on trails or tracks, usually marked and sometimes long, with exposed but well-protected sections. These routes require some experience and training.
Period: all year
Map: Kompass K102
Access: from State road S.S. 45 bis to Tignale along the province road n. 38; GÓrdola; parking.

Text: Domenico prof. Fava

Useful Advice
Mountain hiking or trekking is an adventure and an experience that brings you in contact with the mountains and nature. Since some itineraries can be difficult for an amateur or untrained excursionist or mountain climber, caution is advised.
Clothing must not be exaggerated and always suitable for the season, taking into account the type of excursion, altitude and weather, which can change quickly in the mountains. Bring in your backpack sunglasses, a hat, a change of clothing, waterproof jacket with hood (the change of clothing, be it heavy or light, should depend upon the season underway).
Besides wearing the right shoes (mountain or trekking boots), bring a water bottle or another beverage, a first aid emergency kit, maps, and a Swiss Army knife.
Always notify someone of your excursion, and if you are not accompanied by family members or friends, speak with the staff at the reception desk in your residence or hotel, and let them know of your plans. Bringing a mobile phone with you during the excursion is very helpful and might come in handy.

These measures might seem extreme, but there are many potential dangers in the mountains, and you want to avoid them. In fact, it is better to be safe than sorry!

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