n°7 > Malga Grassi
The path begins in Via Ardano in Riva del Garda, goes beyond San Giacomo and joins the S.P. 37 provincial road leading to Deva and Pranzo. After the village of Pranzo, at the second hairpin bend, turn left for Campi through a splendid chestnut grove. After passing through the village, turn right towards Malga Grassi. Just above, there is an easy dirt track which leads to the archaeological area of San Martino with its Roman ruins. Follow the surfaced road again as far as the meadows at Malga Pranzo, situated below the peaks of Pichea and surrounded by fir trees and beech woods. Next take the path above Malga Grassi which goes down along the right side of the Gamella torrent as far as the little hamlet named Parisi and follow the road past the little church of San Rocco, from where a long path, with a view of the lake, leads down through the woods, past Pinza and the ruins of the San Giovanni church as far as Riva del Garda. Follow the cemented path as far as Santa Maria Maddalena where there is a straight forest road which climbs gently towards the ancient Venetian fort at Riva del Garda. Follow the winding road paved in porphyry, with its dozens of bends, as far as the S.S. 45bis. Cyclists should exercise extreme caution on this downhill road as there are always lots of hikers making their way to the bastion on foot.