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The small Chapel to Saint Barbara (m 625 – h 1,45 from Riva del Garda), was built in 1935 by the miners who worked on the conduits of the Ponale power plant. It is placed in a horrid and daring, yet panoramic position, on the slope of Mount...more
All reviews santa barbara hiking shoes an amazing view tough climb proper footwear well worth the effort hour round trip sense of accomplishment rough path lots of water half way great achievement loose stones great hike coming down walking poles hard work
It was a physical challange but so worth it. Definately wear a sturdy shoe...and bring a drink. The resturant at the tower is a great stop off for a rest before the difficult part....Felt very accompolished when we had completed it...not so sure I would...More
We were in Riva last year and never got the chance to walk up to the Chapel.
This year equipped with proper footwear (a must) we walked up. The first stretch to the Bastion is fine and a great place to stop for refreshments. The...More
After reaching Bastion we felt like that was not much of a trouble at all so we decided to continue all the way to Santa Barbara. Well, the terrain gets totally different from there and it is a tough climb.
I come from a city...More
We went for walk up to Santa Barbara church today , so hard ! I found it extremely hard but I am nearly 60 and didn’t have the right footwear on ! My partner did it in flip flops ! It took us about 4...More
Quite a tough trek for an hour beyond Bastion to the little chapel built by workers on the construction of the waterworks. Beautiful views from the top but the main thing is the sense of accomplishment at teaching the source of the illumination which seems...More
Climbing was really hard and it took us about 2 hours. The paths are really rocky and sometimes you really have to climb your way up. But I think it was worth it, the view from the church is really awesome! If you are afraid...More
Now for this walkinking excursion you will need to be fit and require a decent pair of walking shoes as well as a ruchsack with essential supplies.m I would say allow 2 hour of steep up hill walking. But the effort will bring its own...More