Baloc tacà via at Lake Garda

Tour to the embedded boulder of the Val Torrente


Giorgia Consolini

Trekking, bike and ski touring
Angela Trawoeger

Angela Trawoeger

Creator, photographer and content manager

“Baloc tacà via” is a rock face hidden between two other cliffs.
You reach it from Sommavilla di Brenzone sul Garda, walking for about 45 minutes going up along the dry bed of the water course “Val Torrente”.

Map and GPS Track


  • Technical characteristics

    • Starting point
    • Endpoint
    • Route
      Sommavilla – Baloc tacà via – Sommavilla
    • Starting height
    • Maximum height
    • Altitude – ascent/descent
    • Distance
      1,8 km
    • Duration
      1,5 hrs
  • Difficulty

  • Scenic appeal

    • Experience (da 1 a 5)
    • Landscape (da 1 a 5)
  • Type of route

    • Return track on the same route
    • Suitable for families and children
    • Insider tip
  • Best time of year

    • All year over


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Points of interest along this walking trail

The environment is impressive.
Baloc is a rock face hidden between two other cliffs, open to all but known to few. Get your rucksack and go because it is really worth while.

Tour description

In front of the car park you will find some steps that go up towards Monte Baldo. From here starts a path going up through the fields for about 550m.

You find the “Baloc tacà via” in the valley on your left: go into this valley going down hill on a short path that you see on your left.

Once you are in the valley, after a few metres you will find yourself in front of a wall (about two metres high) that you have to jump over. The wall is equipped with a ladder for getting up and down but be careful. Carrying on up the dry water course for another kilometre, you will find yourself in front of the Baloc.



Our suggestions

  • Don’t try this trek on rainy days or on the days following a strong storm

The tour during the winter

Thanks to the walk being at low level, it can be enjoyed all year round

Shelters, huts or bivouacs along the trail



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How to reach the starting point of the trail

From Assenza, take the road going up towards Sommavilla/Borago/Castello. After about 500m you will find a car park on your right.



Public transport

  • From Torbole or Riva del Garda take a bus travelling south in the direction of Peschiera/Verona.
  • From Peschiera or Verona take a bus travelling north in the direction of Riva del Garda.

Equipment needed

Go up on a dry riverbed and walk on moved rocks or on medium size stones, wear appropriate shoes.

trail to the hidden stone in brenzone

This route passes by Brenzone sul Garda

Before or after the route, during an excursion or on holiday, stop to visit the small villages of Lake Garda

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