sentiero per malga san giovanni al monte autunno
sentiero per malga san giovanni al monte autunno

Hike to San Giovanni al Monte

The Malga San Giovanni mountain hut is a little tavern with its own farm in the nice hamlet of San Giovanni above Arco.

The Malga San Giovanni tavern, near Riva del Garda, is accessible by car only via Arco. Hikers and mountain bikers reach it from the other side, the Valli Giudicarie area. The mountain hut is a popular excursion destination, famous for its gorgeous surrounding and the quiet, as it is located far from traffic and noise. The view on the entire Valle dei Laghi valley and the famous Lake Garda is fantastic.

Our chosen route is quite special, because halfway we have the possibility to visit the San Martino excavation site. It is famous all over Europe because Early Christian finds were made here some years ago.

Starting point is the little village of Lundo in the Valli Giudicarie area. We take the path no. 425 until it ends. It was named after the famous alpinist Pier Giorgio Frassati. To return to our starting point again, we take the same route.

Author: Giacomo Roccabruna

If you want to do this walking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: parking space in Lundo
Destination: San Giovanni al Monte Mountain Hut
Distance: 6.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: 2.5 hours (ascent), 1.5 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: 580 m
Altitude level: between 680 and 1,220 m asl
Experienced in: November 2017

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