Trekking Route to Monte Altissimo di Nago, at Lake Garda

Trail Medium Malcesine

Angela Trawoeger and Giampaolo Calzà
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GPS Tracks

Hiking trail from Tratto Spino along the path CAI651

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.


Route Tratto Spino - Bocca Navene - Monte Altissimo
Start Tratto Spino
Destination Monte Altissimo
Starting height 1760m
Maximum height 2079m
Altitude - ascent/descent 700m/400m
Length 7 km
Time 3,5 hrs
Difficulty medium
Technical difficulty (1 to 5) 3
Physical training (1 to 5) 3
CAI (italian alpine club) difficulty scale E: Hikers*
* Mountain signs on Monte Baldo and difficulty scale
Scenic appeal (1 to 5)
Impression 5
Landscape 5


  • Tour route
  • Summit tour
  • Cable car ascent/descent
  • Panoramic route
  • Insider tip

Best time of year

From april to november, without snow

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.

monte altissimo panoramic point

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

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.

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

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

  • Ristorante Bar Cime del Baldo:
    At the cable car station
    Tel. +39 045 6584283
  • Bar Ristorante La Capannina:
    At "Colma di Malcesine"
    Tel. +39 045 657 00 81 - Cel. +39 333 371 03 58
  • Rifugio Bocca di Navene:
    At Bocca di Navene
    Tel. +39 045 7401794

Refuge contact

Damiano Chiesa Refuge:
Facebook Page
Tel: 0039 0464 867130

How to reach the starting point of the trail

The path starts at the top station of the cable car. Click here to see rates, timetables and opening times.
Tel. +39 045 7400206


  • In Malcesine
  • In Malcesine, at the cable car station
  • In San Michele, at the cable car middle station

Public transport


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