Il colle Beo, San Lorenzo in Banale and Dorsino
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Not too difficult walk around the villages of San Lorenzo in Banale and Dorsino.
Medium walk for everybody around the villages of San Lorenzo in Banale and Dorsino.
- the panorama from Colle Beo
- San Lorenzo in Banale, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
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1) Prepare your itinerary
2) Choose an excursion appropiate for your real ability and training level
3) Choose the fitting equimpent
4) Check the weather forecast
5) Hiking alone is risky
6) Give details about your itinerary and about the approximate hour of your return
7) Do not hesitate to entrust you to an expert
8) Pay attention to the indication and signals you will find along your journey
9) Do not hesitate to retrace your steps
10) Ask for help and call the number 112
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Tips and hints
Park at San Lorenzo’s church square and head to the local supermarket, Famiglia Cooperativa Brenta Paganella to reach Strada Statate 421 dei Laghi di Molveno e Tenno; from here turn left onto a cobbled lane (200m) until you reach a shrine dedicated to the Madonna (Our Lady). Here, turn left again and continue towards the centre of Berghi: here, you will find “Casa Martinoni”, a beautiful example of rural house with a loggia, and a small church dedicated to S. Apollonia, dating XVII century. Continue ahead until you reach the “Poz’ area where you will see, on the right, a small stone fountain built on the front of a house. Continue for 100 metres towards the borough of Pergnano. At the next crossing, bear left and pass through “Località Dos”. The road continues up and down through the village; at the end, turn right and arrive at the church of Pergnano dedicated to S. Sebastiano and S. Rocco, dating XV century and decorated with frescos by the Baschenis. Take the road to the right leading uphill to the borough of Senaso with its small church of S. Matteo enclosed by walls. Continue along the cobbled road through the village, then turn right under I Ponti, a series of archways, near an old dairy, where, in the old days, the milk - prime source of income - was collected from each family in the borough to be processed; later, the dairy was used for smoking the local cured sausage “la ciuga”. As you turn right, make your way towards the borough of Dolaso, crossing the village and continuing along the road for Val Ambiez. At the first intersection, turn left and enter the road, bordered by hedges and crop fields, that descends quickly into the village of Dorsino. Cross the main road and enter the town centre where you find a beautiful fountain and the ancient church of S. Giorgio’s, dating between XV and XVI century. From the church square, take the lane on the left leading through “pont de l’era”, a series of archways, heading towards San Lorenzo. After walking up a street lined with hazelnut trees, as you reach the first houses of San Lorenzo, turn left onto a dirt track bordered with edges to reach the main paved road. Continue along this road, keeping to right-hand side, pass few hotels and, still keeping to the right, enter the historic centre to start the climb of Colle Beo. Soon after the first bend, near a picnic area, a path leads through the trees to the ruins of Castel Mani overlooking the valley of Rio Bondai. The paved road continues, passing a hotel and a group of houses where it turns into a dirt track leading to the top of the hill. Here, you will find a rest area with benches where you can admire the spectacular views over the town and across the surrounding mountains. Later, descend the other side of the hill, along a steady path leading to Località Manton, just above Berghi, from where you can reach the square of San Lorenzo where you initially parked.
Trentino Trasporti - line 201 (from Trento to Ponte Arche) and line 208 (from Ponte Arche to San Lorenzo Dorsino)
Coming from the North:
Motorway A 22 exit San Michele all'Adige, then SS 43 through Mezzolombardo; after having passed the village, we turn left into SP64, following the indications to Altopiano della Paganella; in Andalo, we turn left, SS 421, first to Molveno and then to San Lorenzo in Banale.
Coming from the South:
Motorway A 22 exit Trento Sud: at the roundabot we'll follow the indications to Terme di Comano/Tione di Trento/Madonna di Campiglio; about 30 kms. after Trento, just before Terme di Comano, we'll turn right to Villa Banale/San Lorenzo in Banale/Molveno.
San Lorenzo in Banale - church square
Author’s map recommendations
"Camminare", for free at the offices of the Tourist Board Dolomiti Paganella.
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Gym or trekkingshoes, rucksack with water and snacks; rain jacket.
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