The fifth stretch of the Antica Strada Valeriana route take the hikers from the village of Zone to the Church of San Bartolomeo in Sedergnò (Pisogne).
After leaving the village northwards and going beyond the cemetery, the Antica Strada Valeriana turns into an old cobbled road that goes up to Valurbes. Along the way, it seems it would still be possible to run into old wayfarers shepherds and merchants which once used to walk along these paths. At this point, you are on the slopes of Monte Guglielmo, called Gölem in the local dialect, a really popular destination both in Summer and in Winter. From here you will enjoy the sight of its North-Western crest, from Monte Agolo to Punta Caravina and Dosso Pedalta. In the narrow valley, by the cobbled road, one can see the church of Disgiolo, beyond which the path turns to left. Now the road is flat; on the right you can see some fields and cascina Croce towering in the middle of them: this is the sign of your imminent arrival at Passo Croce di Zone, at 903 mt a.s.l., the most elevated height of this stretch, as well as a crossroads of several trails throughout the Camonica Valley. Turn into the mule track downhill which, at this point, clashes with CAI path 205. Some age-old chestnuts and some fields indicate the arrival at Piazze. From here, you can see the Northern austere mountainside of Corna Trentapassi, the hamlet of Sedergnò and S. Bartolomeo. The descent, at first made of large steps, is quite steep up to the hairpin of the hamlet "Le Volte", a place from where the eye embraces the upper part of Lake Iseo, Val Cavallina and Val Borlezza, located in the province of Bergamo. A mule track in the chestnut grove drives the hiker to the next hairpin of the itinerary from which, behind an old fountain, starts a lane leading to the Church of San Bartolomeo in Sedergnò. This hamlet is worthy of a visit, you can find an area equipped with benches and tables, shaded by imposing sweet chestnuts.
AuthorVisitlakeiseo - Lago d'Iseo
Updated: April 11, 2021
On the coastal road ex SP 510, once you have reached Marone, follow the signs for Zone.
On the provincial road 510 Brescia / Valle Camonica, take the exit Colpiano and then turn right towards Zone.
ParkingParking spaces in Cislano (Zone), in the centre of the village or next to the cemetery.
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