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Cascata del Lupo and the pyramids of Segonzano crossing the Val Regnana

Mountain tour • Altopiano di Pine' and Valle di Cembra

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Cascata del Lupo and the pyramids of Segonzano crossing the Val Regnana

Mountain tour · Altopiano di Pinè,Valle di Cembra
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Itinerary rather long that guarantee a day of a helty walk, with points of naturalistic interest, long walk crossing in the wood on ancient mule track collocated in village strew along the way. 
moderate
Distance 10.5 km
4:00 h
551 m
551 m
The beauty of this itinerary lies in particular in the amenity of the two points of interest along the route: the majestic Cascata del Lupo with a jump of over 30 meters and the site of the Earth Pyramids of Segonzano, which contains a geological phenomenon, dating back to the glacial thaw. Furthermore, relaxing paths and mule tracks that connect ancient villages, such as the silent village of Quaras, and the hamlets of Varda, Marteri and Piazze, make this itinerary ideal for those who want to enjoy slow tourism and savor the nature and tradition of these places. Most of the way back follows a stretch of the famous European path E5, undertaken every year by thousands of walkers willing to retrace this historic connection route, departing mainly from Germany and culminating in Venice. Despite the modest length, thanks to the moderate height difference, the practicability of the paths and the naturalistic points of interest, the route results suitable for all walkers, even for families with children.
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Karin Zampiccoli
Updated: July 27, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
1,093 m
Lowest point
597 m
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Safety information

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.

 

  • 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

ApT Piné Cembra

Start

Piazze (1,028 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.162028, 11.291386
DMS
46°09'43.3"N 11°17'29.0"E
UTM
32T 676906 5114602
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Destination

Piazze

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Piazze church follow the paved road in the north directions for about 350 meters, until the beginning of the SAT E 406 path that bring you at the Cascata del Lupo. After a short stretch on the grass, the path go steep down, but safe, in the deciduous wood, until reach the valley floor. The deviation for the waterfall is well marked on the right, after a few steps you reach a place for safe osservation of the suggestive water jump. In a few minutes on the unpaved street you reach the paved street of Val Regnana, corresponding at the SAT E 406 path. After about 3 Km in hill you will arrive at the geological site of the Pyramids of Segonzano. Going up on the site path, it's possible to see from near the pyramids formed by the erosion of the territory glacial fluvius, with stops in osservation points, and the possibility to use pic-nic areas dislocated on the path. This path ends on a forest paved road, wich cuts halfway up Dosso di Segonzano, it's marked as Sentiero Europeo E5. The street leads to Quàras and here resume the Europena Path E5 (which corresponds also to the starts of the SAT E406B path), covering the ancient mule track with dry stone walls. After the valley of Rio Val Bruta, go up untill the gravel road to Bedollo, 250 meters before the town cut towards the valley always following the E5-406B path until reaching the houses of locality Marteri. The rout ends with the pleasant stroll back passing through localities of Stramaiolo, Castellani and Varda, wich offer some providential fontains. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

It is possible to reach Lake Serraia in Baselga di Piné using lines B 403 and B 402 of the suburban public transport.

Getting there

By car: From either south or north, from the A22 Brennero motorway (from the south exit Trento south - north exit Trento north) or from the main Brennero road n. 12; continue on the Valsugana main road SS 47 towards Pergine Valsugana-Padova; when you reach the junction with the Altopiano di Piné road, turn onto this secondary road SP 83. When you reach the Piné Palteau go on till the village of Piazze, in Bedollo, neraby the homonymous lake.

Parking

Parking on the Lake of Piazze or in church's square in the town of Piazze

Coordinates

DD
46.162028, 11.291386
DMS
46°09'43.3"N 11°17'29.0"E
UTM
32T 676906 5114602
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Even on relatively short easy outings make sure to take all you need so you don't run into trouble if things take an unexpected turn, for example a storm blows up or you have a sudden drop in energy levels.

What you should have in your rucksack:

  • water canteen (1L)
  • snacks (e.g. mixed dried fruit or chocolate)
  • First aid kit
  • windproof jacket
  • fleece
  • change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
  • make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
  • hat
  • sun screen
  • sunglasses
  • gloves
  • whistle to attract attention in an emergency
  • emergency telephone number Mountain Rescue 112

 Make sure you're wearing the right footwear for the trail and season. The going can get rough and rocky underfoot and a pair of hiking boots will protect you from sprains.

And finally... don't forget to bring your camera! You'll need it to capture the stunning views.

Similar routes nearby

  • Ring route of Segonzano
  • Malga Stramaiolo - Ex Rifugio Tonini
  • Trekking at Monte Rujoch
  • Trekking Baitol - Monte Croce
  • Dosso di Costalta from Passo Redebus
  • Trekking at Cima Pontara - Lemperperg: mountain watershed between Altopiano di Pinè and Val dei Mocheni
  • On the European path E5 with taste
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
551 m
Descent
551 m
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