This itinerary connects two amazing mountain farms and takes us to discover some wonderful centuries-old larches, which have roots back to the fourth century.
The oldest larches from the valley Val di Sole are on the Trentino side of the park Parco dello Stelvio above the mountain farms Malga Pontevecchio and the trail to Malga Verdignana. They are centuries-old larches, dated back to the fourth century. This thematic itinerary is one of the four itineraries named “Sentieri Dendrocronologici del Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio” (dendrochronological itineraries of the park Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio), designed thanks to the dendrochronology, which is the study of the annual tree-rings.
Thanks to the dendrochronological specific studies, based on the living trees and some pieces of old trees, it was discovered that these ancient trees are witnesses of the climate changes of the valley Val di Sole at the time of the “little ice age” (1580-1850) and during the present global warming (since 1850).
All information on this sheet are subject to changes, therefore they cannot have an absolute value. Inaccuracy and vagueness cannot be totally avoided, as both the environment and the weather can change very quickly. As a consequence, we decline any liability for any changes suffered by the users. We strongly suggest checking the state of the places and environment and weather conditions before every hike.
Please find below 10 suggestions for your hikes:
Hiking clothing and equipment are strongly suggested, in particular:
From the village Cogolo you need to reach by car the place Tablà, the starting point of this itinerary.
Parking at the place Tablà, in the valley Val de la Mare.