Monte Guil m. 1322
Monte Guil m. 1322 is a mountain belonging to Prealpi Bresciane, located nearby the border between Lombardy and Trentino counties, and closely overlying the western shore of Lago di Garda, which it dominates with exceptional views. Monte Guil is aligned along a ridge formed by different peaks, starting from Cima Al Bal, called the Pregasina Ridges. It's the Southernmost summit of this ridge and it's frequently climbed starting from Pregasina as the last summit along this ridge. It is advisable to climb this long ridge starting from late spring, anyhow in the absence of snow on these airy and exposed ridges.
An alternative interesting way suitable to climb the mountain also in wintertime is the route starting from Pregasina and leading towards Malga Palaer, Passo Rocchetta and Passo Guil. From here the summit of Monte Guil can be climbed following the easy ridge - South-West oriented - starting from Passo Guil.
Two main itineraries to climb Monte Guil, starting from Pregasina or from Prè di Ledro.
Access to Pregasina: from the Brennero autoroute exit Rovereto Sud and take the road to Arco and Riva del Garda. From Riva del Garda follow the road to Val di Ledro, which is reached through two long tunnels. Some hundred of meters after the second tunnel, you find on the left the narrow but paved road leading to the village of Pregasina 532 m.. Leave the car in the small parking lot below the church.
Access to Prè di Ledro: from the Brennero autoroute exit Rovereto Sud and take the road to Arco and Riva del Garda. From Riva del Garda follow the road to Val di Ledro, which is reached through two long tunnels. At the exit of the tunnel, continue along the main road, pass the village of Biacesa and shortly after turn left onto the road to Prè di Ledro 488 m. Leave the car in the village.
Monte Guil from Pregasina via Malga Palaer and Passo Rocchetta
Summit quote: 1322 m
Difference in level: 800 m from Pregasina
Time required: 4 hours round trip
Starting point: Pregasina m 522
The route starts from the church of St. George in Pregasina 532 m, a hamlet of Riva del Garda. From the curch take to the left the track towards Passo Larici, Malga Palaer and Passo Rocchetta (path n. 422B), soon entering the forest after few bends and getting a crossroad after few minutes. Ignore the right track and continue along the trail inside the forest getting after about 40 minutes to the wide saddle of Bocca Larici 881 m. From the saddle continue to the right along the mainly horizontal track following the signpost to Malga Palaer and reaching the clearing where it is located the shelter in a fabulous position under Cima Al Bal and Cima Nara.
Once reached Malga Palaer clearing turn Southward - to the left in your travel direction - following the path 422B, a variant that allows to reach in quick ascent inside the wood the beautiful scenic spot of Passo Rocchetta 1159 m. From the wonderful Passo Rocchetta take a path in the opposite direction starting near a characteristic rock pinnacle. Don't follow the path descending near the pinnacle, but head to right following a good trail running along the eastern slopes of Cima Guil reaching Passo Guil 1208, a wide saddle below the South-West ridge of the mountain from which it opens a fine view towards Monte Carone (signpost "Prati di Guil").
Hence make a sharp turn to the right (Northward) and start climbing along the easy ridge leading to the summit in about 15 minutes. It opens a 360° wide spectacular view over the surrounding peaks, near and more distant.
Descent: reversing the same route
Pregasina Ridges round trail
Summit quote: 1376 (Cima Nara)
Difference in level: 850 m from Pregasina, longer develope
Time required: 6-7 hours round trip
Starting point: Pregasina m 535
Monte Guil from Prè di Ledro via Malga Vil and Passo Guil
Summit quote: 1322 m
Difficulty: E Difference in level: 840 m from Prè di Ledro
Time required: 4/5 hours round trip
Starting point: Prè di Ledro m 488
Parked the car in the small parking lot of the village, cross the bridge over the Ponale stream and take the steep concrete road, marked SAT n. 421, which with a beautiful walk in the wood leads to the locality Leano, a charming group of houses scattered on a wide meadow.
Just before the hamlet at a fork take the left branch - shorter and more direct - and continue on a mule track in the wood, then pass between two narrow rocky walls (called Bocche di Vil) getting to Malga Vil 1109 m. Just beyond the shelter there is a second fork, here take the left branch - the right path "Agostino Maroni" leads to Monte Carone - leading shortly to the beautiful meadows of Passo Guil.
On the left of the signpost climb up directly on steep meadows to reach after 5 minutes the locality Prati di Guil (signpost). Hence make a sharp turn to the left (Northward) and - as described in the previous route - start climbing along the easy ridge leading to the summit in about 15 minutes. It opens a 360° wide spectacular view over the surrounding peaks, near and more distant.
Descent: reversing the same route
No permits, no fees required
All year round, but summer months may be very hot. Be aware that in wintertime - in presence of snow and ice - Creste di Pregasina may become more difficult. The best advisable winter itinerary is through Passo Rocchetta and Passo Guil.
Several possibilities of accomodation in Riva del Garda, Val di Ledro and Pregasina
KOMPASS sheeet 071 – Alpi di Ledro Valli Giudicarie 1:50.000
LAGIRALPINA sheet 016 - Alpi di Ledro - Tremalzo 1:25.000