Paneveggio Park Hike
The Colbricon area is perhaps the most famous and prized area in the Paneveggio Park
The landscape here is relaxing and peaceful, especially during the first part of the hike, as you travel through the famous Violins' Forest. After passing the disused mountain dairy of Malga Colbricon - located beyond the tree line - the area changes radically and views of the Grande Colbricon and Cimon della Pala peaks give the hike a mountaineering touch.
Leave your car right before the hairpin bend at 1630 m, and take the forest path on the right to Malga Colbricon. Follow the road until you reach the disused mountain dairy on the outskirts of the forest (usually half-buried in the snow) and carry on past it, leaving the dairy behind. Move eastwards, climbing down slightly, to reach the bottom of the charming little valley at the foot of Colbricon Grande. Continue moving eastwards, following the bottom of the valley until the Colbricon Pass, where you will see the eponymous refuge (closed in winter). The mountain hut can be reached by crossing the lake (only if the conditions are safe) or walking around its edge on the right.
You can either follow the same itinerary or move in a north-westerly direction (follow the signs for Malga Rolle, Rolle Pass) along the level track - almost always beaten - which will take you back to the Rolle Pass National Road near Malga Rolle in about 1 hour. In this case and unless you have left a second car parked here, you need to walk down the paved state road for approximately 2 kilometres to reach your car.