To the top of Dos de la Mot

Hiking trail • Altopiano di Pine' and Valle di Cembra

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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
1,055 m
981 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
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,055 m
Lowest point
981 m
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Track types

Asphalt 16.02%Dirt road 6.09%Path 77.89%
Asphalt
0.5 km
Dirt road
0.2 km
Path
2.4 km
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Safety information

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 557028 - info@visitpinecembra.it - ​​www.visitpinecembra.it

Start

Locality Grill of Piné (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

Locality Grill of Piné

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.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach the Dos de la Mot in Baselga di Piné using lines B 403 and B 402 of extra-urban public transport.

www.trentinotrasporti.it

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

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Altopiano di Piné, Valli di Cembra e dei Mocheni 1:25.000 - N° 062

Kompass – Valsugana, Trento, Piné, Levico, Lavarone 1:50.000 - N° 75

Equipment

Hiking shoes, rain-jacket, water, sun cream.

Similar routes nearby

  • Da S. Anna al Redentore
  • Passeggiata al punto panoramico del Dos de La Mot - da loc. Poggio dei Pini
  • Il biotopo del Laghestel da Loc. Ferrari
  • Ring route within the Laghestel Nature Reserve
  • Dosso di Costalta
  • Percorso n.1 - Spaventapasseri - Baselga Faida
  • Percorso n.4 - Spaventapasseri - Baselga San Mauro
 These suggestions were created automatically.
Difficulty
easy
Distance
3 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
106 m
Descent
105 m
Highest point
1,055 m
Lowest point
981 m
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