A walk of great naturalistic, historical, and archeological interest. The route leads from a landscape of ancient volcanic rock (i.e. the porphyry of the Mancabrot ridge) to terrain made up of relatively young rock of marine origin on Monte Corona. Archeological finds attest to early Bronze Age settlements, and from the presence of copper, lead and silver ore, it can be assumed that minerals were mined in the area in very ancient times.
Along the trail, 13 points of special interest, 'stations', have been identified at which important natural, landscape, historical and cultural features can be observed. These stations are indicated on the ground by wooden markers with numbers that refer to the information on the notice boards. Some short steep sections require a minimum of attention, particularly if one proceeds in the opposite direction to that presented. The station's low altitude and thermophilic nature allow it to be visited even during most of the winter season. It is a loop trail that begins and ends at the Valternigo civic centre in the municipality of Giovo (information board, fountain and car park), at an altitude of approximately 650 metres. The path, which is rich in naturalistic, historical and archaeological points of interest, runs along the various pine-covered rises that make up the Mancabrot ridge and finally reaches the small, picturesque 'Lac de Montesel' wetland, located within the Maric Woods (812 m). From the pond we descend to the Pian del Lac saddle below, where we find another interesting marsh, apple orchards and meadows where it is not uncommon to spot deer and roe deer grazing. Through an evocative path that unravels among the various crops, we return to the starting point. The itinerary's kilometre development is modest, quantifiable at around 4.5 km, with a contained uphill difference in height of less than 200 metres; it is therefore a route suitable for many, which can be covered at a leisurely pace, taking into account a few stops at the information and viewpoints, in 2-3 hours, apart from any further exploration.
THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS
- Prepare your itinerary beforehand
- Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
- Choose suitable clothes and equipment
- Check the weather forecast
- Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
- Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
- If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
- Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
- Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
- In case of emergency call 112
Tips and hints
Piné Cembra Tourist Office - Tel. +39 0461 683110 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.visitpinecembra.it
Getting thereBy car: From south or north, on the A22 Brennero motorway, leave the motorway at the Trento Nord exit (22.5 km from the toll gate), continue northwards on the Main Brennero Road SS12 until the turn-off for Lavis, then take the Lavis - Castello di Fiemme Main Road SS612 which will take you to the Cembra Valley.
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