Trekking Route to Monte Altissimo di Nago at Lake Garda

Hiking trail from Tratto Spino along the path CAI651


Matteo Facchinetti

Mountain bike, trekking and snowboard
Angela Trawoeger

Angela Trawoeger

Creator, photographer and content manager

A beautiful walks that will bring you from Tratto Spino to Monte Altissimo passing by Bocca Navene.

Monte Altissimo at Nago (2079m) forms part of the Garda Pre-Alps and specifically the Monte Baldo range.

Maps and GPS Track


  • Technical characteristics

    • Starting point
      Tratto Spino
    • Endpoint
      Monte Altissimo
    • Route
      Tratto Spino – Bocca Navene – Monte Altissimo
    • Starting height
    • Highest point
    • Altitude – ascent/descent
    • Distance
    • Duration
      3,5 hrs
  • Difficulty

  • Scenic appeal

    • Experience (1 to 5)
    • Landscape (1 to 5)
  • Type of route

    • Return track on the same route
    • Summit tour
    • Cable car ascent/descent
    • Insider tip
    • Panoramic route
  • Best time of year

    • From April to November
      without snow


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Points of interest along this hiking trail

This route is very beautiful and will leave you with some unforgettable images. From Monte Altissimo you will have wonderful views. Right in front of you one of the most famous picture postcard.

Once you reach the top of Altissimo you can visit the First World War trenches.

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You can also stop at the Altissimo D. Chiesa Refuge where you will find the best food and a warm welcome. This is why a trek up Monte Altissimo di Nago is a must!

Tour description

From the top station of the cable car on Monte Baldo, go left towards north and follow signs for Monte Altissimo (path no. 651). Go on for a few kilometres along the ridge of Monte Baldo where there are wonderful views over the whole of Lake Garda and the Monte Baldo and Brentonico ranges.

Staying on path 651, go downhill until you reach the road. Keep left until you reach the Bocca Navene Refuge at 1425m. Just after the Refuge, leave the tarmac road and rejoin path 651 which goes first through a wood and then through pastures, always following the ridge.

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Where the pastures finish, you then walk for a while on an old military road and then reach the rough track (633) which will take you to the Refuge at Altissimo.


For those wishing to make a shorter trip, you can go to the Bocca Navene Refuge by car and go from here by foot to this Refuge.

From Bocca Navene:

  • Time: 2 hours
  • Length: 3,3 km
  • Altitude – ascent: 592 m
  • Difficulty: Medium

Our suggestions

  • Once you reach Monte Altissimo, first to stop at Damiano Chiesa Refuge, and follow the path on left side which goes behind the Refuge. You will have a beautiful view of Garda Lake from the highest point from 2079m.
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The tour during the winter

In the winter the refuge at Monte Altissimo is open in the week end and only with good weather.
Before you leave, get information on snow conditions and the opening hours of the Refuge.

Here you find the ski mountaineering route to Monte Altissimo of Nago.

Shelters, huts or bivouacs along the trail

  • Baita dei Forti 10 metres from the cable car Station
  • SkyWalk Lounge Bar Monte Baldo At the cable car station on Monte Baldo
  • Bar Ristorante La Capannina At Colma di Malcesine
  • Rifugio Bocca di Navene At Bocca di Navene Tel. 045 7401794
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    Rifugio Altissimo D. Chiesa On top of Monte Altissimo
    • Local Trentino dishes
    • 36 beds
    • Panoramic view
    Cel. +39 391 383 9019


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How to reach the starting point of the trail

The path starts at the top station of the cable car. Here to see rates, timetables and opening times.


In Malcesine:

Public transport


This route passes by Malcesine

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

Sport activities with local guides and instructors

Similar route

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