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We were in Riva last year and never got the chance to walk up to the Chapel. This year equipped... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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After reaching Bastion we felt like that was not much of a trouble at all so we decided to continue... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Sari T
Oulu, Finland
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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
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All reviews santa barbara hiking shoes an amazing view tough climb well worth the effort hour round trip sense of accomplishment rough path proper footwear lots of water great achievement loose stones half way early in the morning great hike coming down walking poles
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Caroline2669
Reviewed 25 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sari T
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Not an easy way up to the top, but the feeling of accomplishment and a breathtaking views are worth all efforts climbing up the cliff.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pasha O
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Hard climb on uneven ground. We wore flip flops which was very stupid but it was made better by a lovely beer at the Bastione after the climb to the top.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank georgechantler99
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank juliemeg
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ben L
Reviewed 8 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank itslamilla
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank John G
Reviewed 18 June 2018

incredible views and incredible to be looked at once down in riva del gardsa do not know if it looks as protective or intimidating

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gabriele B
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

As a fairly fit and short 5' 2", 50 year old female I found this walk quite a challenge. Others passed me like mountain goats but I eventually got to the top. The path is very rocky and some steps very high for short legs....More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank hocklej
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Gursh S
13 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel M | Reviewed this property |
There is parking after the old power plant on the right side. Then you climb up and you get the best pictures from the chapel.
18 August 2016|
Response from Andy H |
We’ve been up there today and i recognise all the photos. Which ones are misleading?