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

difficulty: moderate dog-friendly
  • Starting point:
    parking space in Lundo
  • Time required:
    04:20 h
  • Track length:
    12,8 km
  • Altitude:
    from 737 m to 1.119 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +477 m | -477 m
  • Destination:
    San Giovanni al Monte Mountain Hut
  • Resting points:
    San Giovanni al Monte Mountain Hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike to San Giovanni al Monte

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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