cima monte biaena croce di vetta
cima monte biaena croce di vetta

Hike to Mt Biaena

The “balcony” above the Val di Gresta and Vallagarina valleys offers a wonderful view on Lake Garda.

Starting point of our mountain hike is the Passo Bordala (1,253 m a.s.l.) between the Val di Gresta and the Vallagarina valleys. At the parking space near the tavern we cross the road and follow the marker “Monte Biaena” (no. 671), which leads us through meadows and fields towards the forest. The first section is asphalted, then we walk along a forest path uphill. We have to pass a section across rocky terrain (secured by ropes) and enjoy a gorgeous panoramic view: Monte Stivo mountain, Val di Gresta valley with its main village Ronzo Chienis and a piece of Lake Garda below.

Past the “Capanna Monte Biaena” mountain hut we reach the meadows, which stretch up until the 1,618 m high summit. From the summit cross we have a fantastic view on the Vallagarina valley with the town Rovereto and the surrounding alpine world. Now, in the first days of June gorgeous wild peonies are still blooming. For our way back we have two possibilities: via the via ferrata “Sentiero Somator” (no. 673) along the mountain crest down to the Malga Somator mountain hut (acquaintance with difficult terrain and sturdy trekking shoes are a must!) - or the same way as we came. We choose the second easier possibility and visit the Malga Somator mountain hut before we come back to our starting point, the Passo Bordala.

Please note: this hike is not recommended on hot summer days!

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Passo Bordala
Signposts: Monte Biaena, 671
Distance: approx. 9.5 km (in total)
Walking time: about 3.5 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 385 m
Altitude level: between 1,250 and 1,618 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: beginning of June 2014

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