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To the top of Dos de la Mot

Hiking trail • Altopiano di Pine' and Valle di Cembra

Hiking trail recommended route

To the top of Dos de la Mot

Hiking trail · Altopiano di Pinè,Valle di Cembra
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This walk is suitable for all: the differences in height are moderate, and the small roads and mule paths are constantly in the shade of a dense pinewood.
easy
Distance 3 km
1:00 h
106 m
105 m
This walk to the top of Dos de la Mot takes you around a hill covered with alders, hazels, birches, firs, and pines. At the summit, you can still see the ruins of Castle Mot (also known as Castle Belvedere), one of the most ancient and mysterious castles of the area.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,055 m
Lowest point
981 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

  • 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

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

Apt Pinè Cembra

Start

Grill (981 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.108323, 11.239541
DMS
46°06'30.0"N 11°14'22.3"E
UTM
32T 673072 5108521
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Destination

Grill

Turn-by-turn directions

From the hamlet of Grill, head north to Dos de la Mot up a small tarmac road. After about 250 m, turn left onto a dirt road that heads for an ancient stone building standing in a sunny spot: this is 'Mas de la Purga', an ancient farm building which used to belong to the owners of the nearby Castle Belvedere – 'Purga' being a pronunciation diverging from the original one (i.e. 'Burg') of the German word for 'castle'. Head for the top of the hill along small roads and mule paths across a wood of alders, hazels, birches, spruces, and pines. At the summit you can still see the ruins of Castle Mot, one of the most ancient and mysterious castles of the region. The history of this fortress has become lost in the mists of time: long before 1160 (i.e. the date on its earliest written record) the castle used to be a fief of the Prince-Bishop of Trento. This fief probably reached its apogee under Jacopino III, known as 'Frisone', who gained the favour of the Prince-Bishop of Trento on account of services he rendered in defensive battles against the Veronese. Legend has it that around 1280, anger at the constant abuse perpetrated by Jacopino triggered a popular uprising during which the lord of the manor himself was killed and his castle was razed to the ground. It's worth completing the walk around Dos de la Mot by following the mainly level route which takes you back to Mas de la Purga. If you'd rather not go back the way you came, here's an alternative route: head downhill for Ronchi along a small road (archery path). From there, it's only a short walk to Vigo and then Baselga.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

È possibile raggiungere il Dos de la Mot a Baselga di Piné utilizzando le linee B 403 e B 402 del trasporto pubblico extraurbano.

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 off into this secondary road SP 83 known as the “di Piné” road. Search for route.

Coordinates

DD
46.108323, 11.239541
DMS
46°06'30.0"N 11°14'22.3"E
UTM
32T 673072 5108521
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

4LAND ALPINE CARTOGRAPHY - Carta topografica escursionistica Altopiano di Piné 1:15.000, sezione n. 135

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

  • Excursion at Cros de Mala
  • Ring route within the Laghestel Nature Reserve
  • Flavours and relax alogn the Piné lakes
  • Around lake Serraia and lake Piazze
  • Theme trail - The Hidden Lake
  • Tour of the lake of Lases and its sorrounding
  • Walk - A stroll in the historical city centre of Pergine
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
106 m
Descent
105 m
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