Trekking route to Naole's Crest

Trail Middle to easy San Zeno di Montagna

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Angela Trawoeger
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Gps Track

Easy and panoramic excursion on mount Baldo, lake Garda

A very nice medium/easy track with smooth up and downhill. Do it if you need to take a break for a few hours, walking in relaxing and fascinating places.

Details

Features
Route Località Due Pozze - Rifugio Fiori del Baldo - Rifugio Chierego - Bocchette di Naole - Cresta di Naole - Località Due Pozze
Start Località Due Pozze
Destination Località Due Pozze
Starting height 1190m
Maximum height 1882m
Altitude - ascent/descent 849m/834m
Length 14,3 km
Time 3 hrs
Difficulty
Difficulty middle to easy
Technical difficulty (1 to 5) 2
Physical training (1 to 5) 2
CAI (italian alpine club) difficulty scale T: turistic*
* Mountain signs on Monte Baldo and difficulty scale
Scenic appeal (1 to 5)
Impression 4
Landscape 5

Classifications

  • Round tour
  • Summit tour
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Panoramic route

Best time of year

All year round, without snow

Points of interest along this hiking trail

It's the same story as the bike track: 5 stars for the view!

Before the downhill starts you should take a look at the old Naole Fort, built between 1905 and 1913, located at 1675mt in Bocchette di Naole.
Lots of cows and horses are pasturing in the nearby fields.

Tour description

From the parking lot located at Due Pozze go up on the right on a concrete road following indications for Refuge Fiori del Baldo, Bocchette di Naole. Look up and you will see the next part of your tour, located just a few meters under Naole's crests and which continues on to Refuge Chierego.

Keep on following the main path uphill and when the concrete road stops go right on the wide off-road until you arrive under Naole's Crest. Stay on the track going gently uphill, to Refuge Fiori del Baldo located next to the old chair lift.

From there you can go on up to the easily visible Refuge Chierego, always walking on a track just a bit steeper, passing in front of a small church.

After resting at Refuge Chierego you go back to Refuge Fiori del Baldo, bypass it on the right side and carry on on trail 658, covered in soft grass. This takes you straight to Bocchette di Naole.

From there follow the track on the crest with a few soft ups and downs, sometimes over small boulders, never too challenging.

At the end of the crests, follow the high path leading down and left to a small wooden gate positioned there to keep cows in the field. Pass through it and walk along the grassy trail that ends up in a wide track next to a watering place.

Go right staying on the track and, following some up and downhills, you will return to the parking lot in Due Pozze.

Variant

From Bocchette di Naole, with a small detour, you can reach the First World War fort at Naole. That's a round tour and can be done in reverse as well.

Our suggestions

  • There are not many signs but the path along the crests is clearly visible and you can easily follow it
  • Always make sure to close the gates that you may need to open along the trail and mind your steps

The tour during the winter

The route is not possible due to snow.

Shelters, huts or bivouacs along the trail

  • Refuge Fiori del Baldo:
    At Prada Tel. +39 045 6862477
  • Refuge Chierego:
    Ai Cima Costabella
    Tel. +39 045 5117875

How to reach the starting point of the trail

From San Zeno follow the tarmac road leading to Prada Alta until you find an old abandoned cottage on the left at 921m.a.s.l. Before the road turns starts going downhill, take the tarmac road on the right side following indications for Refuge Chierego which winds its way up to the big parking lot in Due Pozze.

Parking

Parking lot in Due Pozze

Public transport

None

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