Baldo-Altissimo GROUP

Page Type Page Type: Area/Range
Location Lat/Lon: 45.72660°N / 10.84410°E
Additional Information Elevation: 7276 ft / 2218 m
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Baldo-Altissimo mountain range: one bridge between the Alps and the Padana plain

Geographical Classification: Eastern Alps
The Monte Baldo -Altissimo mountain range is situated in the western side of Trentino: 40 kmq wide, it goes from north-east to south-west, the southern side of M. Baldo belongs to the Veneto Region.
Its boundaries are: on the northen side S.Giovanni Pass, on the eastern side Lagarina Valley, on the southern side the province of Verona and the Garda lake and on the western side the Garda lake.
This beautiful and little group is an easy but panoramic destination because from the summit there is a fantastic view of the Garda Lake and other mountains around and the Padana plain


The geological formation of this mountain range is predominantly sedimentary rocks ( dolomia principale,calcari grigi,rosso ammonitico,scaglia rossa, scaglia grigia).The two sides are very different : the western side along the Garda lake is very steep but the other side is very rich in prairies.

The Bès-Corna Piana Nature Reserve is the smallest of the Province (150 ha).

"The Reserve, founded in 1972, is situated in southern Trentino between the Baldo chain, Vallagarina and Lake Garda, and involves Brentonico, Avio and Nago-Torbole. Forms of life of pre-glacial origin have evolved on the Baldo slopes, as the expansion of the glaciers - also responsible for the formation of Lake Garda - spared the rather low peaks of the chain. Besides important flowers and plants (anemone, bedstraw, carex, scavoius, genippi silky wormwood, edelweiss, yellow bear´s ear, remarkable primrose and others) for its rare plant species the M.Baldo is know as Hortus Italiae , scientists have discovered the existence of small invertebrates, and of ground beetles, typical of Baldo and hence called "baldensis". Owing to their geological conformation, the rocks of Baldo are very rich in fossils, a phenomenon that generally concerns aquatic forms of life. " (Text by APT Trentino)

Main summits

  • Col Santo (2072m.)
  • Cima Telegrafo (2200m.)
  • Punta Pettorina (2192m.)
  • Cima Valdritta (2218m.)
  • Cima del Longino (2179m.)
  • Cima delle Pozzette (2132 m)
  • Corna Piana (1736m.)
  • Monte Altissimo di Nago (2079m.)
  • Monte Varagna (1779 m.)

    Getting There

    Autoroute A22 (Brennero-Modena) :
    Brentonico and the plateaus can easily be reached on the motorway A 22, exit Rovereto Sud and then on the road SS 240 to Mori and then on the road SP 3 Monte Baldo.
    To the railway station FS Rovereto, from there by bus.
    The nearest airports are Verona Catullo (90 km), Venice Marco Polo (195 km), Milan Linate (245 km) and the new airport in Bolzano (60 km).

    Hiking route

    Excursions to Monte Altissimo (2079m) starting from Brentonico-San Valentino
    "Monte Altissimo San Giacomo-Malga Bes-Graziani refuge hut-Damiano Church
    A steep mountain path will take us to the meadows of the Bes pasture and to the Graziani alpine hut. From there we will take a former military path to get to the Damiano Chiesa alpine hut.(2079m.)" ( Text by APT Trentino )
    You must going by car towards Brentonico and till S. Valentino, here you must park your car and go along the easy way till the great amphitheater: The south side of M. Altissimo, the Graziani refuge and the Bocca del Creer fork (1617m.). The ascent goes along the slopes through the steep old mule track 633 till the Damiano Chiesa refuge and here you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama: the Brenta Dolomites in the west, the Stivo mountain and the Cornetto in thenorth, the Pasubio chain and the Monti Lessini in the east and finally the lake Garda in the south.

    Monte Altissimo Graziani refuge hut-Malga Campo-Prati Malga Campei
    A.P.T. di Rovereto e Vallagarina
    Ufficio periferico Palazzo Baisi Via Mantova, 4
    38060 Brentonico, Italy

    Tel +39 (0464) 395149

    Red Tape

    No permits are required and no seasonal closures.
    In winter monte Baldo-Altissimo turns into a real paradise for skiers, cross country...for sportsmen and nature lovers.

    When To Climb

    All year long


    I- 38060 BRENTONICO, Italy
    Tel +39(0464)867130

    I- 38060 BRENTONICO, Italy
    Tel +39(0337)280446

    I- 38060 BRENTONICO, Italy
    Tel +39(0464)684946

    weather forecast

    Meteo Alpin
    Società Meteorologica Italiana

    Miscellaneous info

    Kompass 690 Alto Garda e Ledro - scala 1:25.000
    Società Alpinisti Trentini
    Soccorso Alpino del Trentino
    Webcam in trentino
    Map making on line
    Flora Illustrata del monte Baldo

    ©2006 Tiziana Ciaghi

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