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From Campi to Bocca Saval, alongside the traces of the Great War

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  • The meadows next to Malga Grassi
    / The meadows next to Malga Grassi
    Photo: LaValeBellotti, Garda Trentino
  • / Rifugio Pernici
    Photo: Garda Trentino Trail, Garda Trentino
  • / Path toward Saval
    Photo: Garda Trentino Trail, Garda Trentino
  • / Bocca Saval
    Photo: Garda Trentino Trail, Garda Trentino
  • / View over Malga Grassi
    Photo: Garda Trentino Trail, Garda Trentino
  • / Bocca Saval
    Photo: Garda Trentino Trail, Garda Trentino
  • / Area Archeologia San Martino
    Photo: Archivio APT Garda Trentino, Garda Trentino
m 2000 1500 1000 500 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km CAPANNA GRASSI BOCCA DI TRAT "NINO PERNICI" Rifugio Capanna Grassi Rifugio Nino Pernici Archaeological site … Campi
From the alpine pastures of Campi to areas that were once the backdrop to the First World War: a high-altitude panoramic crossing from Rifugio Pernici to Saval, ending with the archaeological zone of San Martino.
difficult
Distance 15.6 km
4:00 h
1,205 m
1,205 m
1,736 m
615 m
A ring trail from the village of Campi, a hamlet of Riva del Garda.

The climb from Malga Grassi to Rifugio Pernici is a long and demanding one, but it pays off with a spectacular crossing leading to Bocca Saval, which hosts a military hospital from the First World War (the whole area is brimming with history).

The descent takes us back to a more rural environment with pastures and alpine huts; we come across the Malga/Baita Gelos and Malga Grassi, from which we descend to reach the chestnut grove of the San Martino archaeological zone (taking time out for a visit). From the archaeological zone, we then return briefly to the village of Campi.

Water points: if you're passing through in late spring/summer, fill up at Campi where there are a few fountains.. Afterwards you will only encounter the stopping points of Rifugio Pernici and Malga Grassi (check the opening periods).

Author’s recommendation

Those who love the climbs up to Bocca Saval can ascend to Cima Parì (1991 m) or Cima Caret (1785 m) to admire the view of the Ledro side of the mountain.  
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Update: January 10, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
Bocca Saval, 1,736 m
Lowest point
Campi, 615 m
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Rest Stop

BOCCA DI TRAT "NINO PERNICI"
CAPANNA GRASSI
Rifugio Capanna Grassi
Rifugio Nino Pernici

Safety information

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason, we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Tips and hints

For more information on routes and services: guides, shops and outdoor friendly friendly accommodation:  APT Garda Trentino, Tel. +39 0464 554444 www.gardatrentino.it    

Start

Campi (670 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.911258, 10.811880
DMS
45°54'40.5"N 10°48'42.8"E
UTM
32T 640521 5085783
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Destination

Campi

Turn-by-turn directions

Having left the car in the village of Campi (the car park in the church area) climb on the road that crosses through the village and at the first bend follow the signs for Malga Grassi (Sat 402 trail). From there, continue straight ahead, following the signs that lead to Rifugio Pernici, on a path through the woods which is a very steep climb at times.

From the refuge, the crossing towards Bocca Saval (Sat 413 trail) begins. Here, near the military hospital, take the initially very steep descent that leads to the Malga/Baita Gelos. At the fork below, keep to the right to reach Malga Grassi again, where you continue straight ahead along the wide forest road until it becomes tarmac; at this point, on the right, take the little path through the wood that comes out in front of the entrance to the San Martino archaeological area, which you cross all the way down to the village of Campi. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Campi is served by the bus line B869 Riva - Deva - Pranzo - Campi (info on bus times: www.gardatrentino.it ). 
N.B. Buses are not very frequent

Getting there

Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it   

Parking

Parking space in Campi 

Coordinates

DD
45.911258, 10.811880
DMS
45°54'40.5"N 10°48'42.8"E
UTM
32T 640521 5085783
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Garda Trentino TREKKING Map - On sale in information offices in Riva del Garda, Arco and Torbole 

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Trail Running

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Comfortable running shoes
  • Trail running socks
  • Vest pack
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Headlamp
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.6 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,205 m
Descent
1,205 m
Highest point
1,736 m
Lowest point
615 m
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