Percorso alle Cavre – Sentiero degli Scaloni

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Percorso alle Cavre – Sentiero degli Scaloni

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This beautiful ring route runs on the slopes above the hamlets of Ceniga and Dro. You initially follow the "Sentiero degli Scaloni" rising with suspended ladders, walkways and passages cut into the rock along the Coste D'Anglone cliffs.   A second, flat path in the wood leads to SAT trail No. 425 "dell'Angiom", which will take you back to valley (Dro), again through a series of steps carved into the rock. All exposed and dangerous sections are equipped with handrail and excellent steel cable where you can thus secure yourself. This is not just a trekking route; we are talking about an equipped hiking trail, where you need to bring adequate via ferrata equipment (harness, helmet, safety lanyard), even if the vast majority of hikers you will meet travel without it. This route is also known as "Percorso alle Cavre" because in its upper part it passes by some characteristic trestles used in the past as part of a cableway system to move lumber and other material between the valley floor and the woods above. The route timetable allows to go through the most challenging and technical part of it during the ascent, at the beginning of the trip; you can however go in the opposite direction. Thanks to its favourable exposure, the trail is practicable all year round.

Route suitable only for hikers with the appropriate equipment.

The "Sentiero degli Scaloni" was traced in the first decade of the last century (1909) by the Austrians, as you can tell from an etching still visible on the rock today; it is a "historic" route of great value from a trekking point of view, unwinding in a unique and uncontaminated environment. The same goes for "Sentiero dell'Angiom", traced from a local stonemason (Stefano Sartorelli, PHOTO  19) in even earlier times.

difficult
7.4 km
4:30 h
614 m
608 m

Author’s recommendation

The route timetable allows to tackle the most challenging and technical part while going uphill, at the beginning of the trip; you can however go in the opposite direction. Thanks to its favourable exposure, the route is practicable all year round.

Route only suitable for hikers with the appropriate equipment.

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Updated: 2018-01-29

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Equipment

H arness, safety lanyard, helmet; do not bring telescopic walking sticks.

Start

Ceniga – Roman Bridge (117 m/383 ft) (109 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.953183 N 10.897522 E
UTM
32T 647052 5090596

Destination

Ceniga – Roman Bridge (117 m/383 ft)

Turn-by-turn directions

Set forth from the Ceniga parking lot, following the signs to "Ponte Romano" (Roman Bridge). Once past the picturesque bridge crossing the River Sarca, go right and follow the flat tarmac lane that travels north until you reach a crossroads at   "Maso Lizzone”.

Turning left, you can now clearly see the steep wall the path is going to lead you through.

At Maso Tizzone, go left on a lane with the signs of trail No. 428 “Sentiero degli Scaloni”. After a few dozens yards the actual trail departs from the lane (signs) and, continuing to the right, starts climbing the slopes of “Coste D’Anglone”.

A lways well beaten and signposted, the trail goes up across screes and the typical Alto Garda macchia.

You arrive at the start of "Sentiero degli Scaloni", indicated by the sign as an equipped path. The route, although not difficult, is exposed but it is equipped with excellent steel cables, walkways and “scaloni” (stairs) to get you through the fascinating ascent to the “Coste” with no hassle (NB: do not be surprised if the vast majority of hikers you encounter carries no equipment).

This section of the route is very characteristic, with panoramic views on the Valle del Sarca below. Some parts are exposed: use the necessary equipment to secure yourself.

Having gone over the equipped section you now reach the first “cavra”. Be careful not to take other minor tracks and continue on trail No. 428 to reach the "Doss Tondo" crossroads at an altitude of 507 m.

Here you go right, following trail No. 428bis, across the Coste dell’Anglóne, totally immersed in the typical Alto Garda macchia. Continue north with some nice ups and downs until you reach a forest road where you must walk for a few hundred yards.

K eep following trailmark 428bis, which continues parallel to the lane. You come to the "Crozalm" cavra, a beautiful panoramic spot over the valley; do not go down to the right but continue straight ahead, heading north and following the signs to "Dro".

The ground is now slight descending until you encounter trail No. 425 in “Lastoni”, at 445 m altitude.   Follow trail No. 425 downhill, going right.

A n easy, equipped stretch begins shortly after, with handrails and steel cables, allowing you to go down an awkward channel and circumvent a rock edge. Descend through a few exposed short stretches, always secured with metal cord, and walk a flight of steps carved into the rock, leading to the base of the wall.

Follow the trail until you cross a lane with a shrine in “Oltra”. Go right (signs to Dro) on the forest road until you reach the tarmac road near Dro.   Follow the tarmac road in the direction of Dro and, near a bend to the left, take the lane signposted for "Campagnola" on the right. Follow this sign on the pleasant gravel mule track that, keeping on the right bank of the river Sarca, will take you back to where you started.

Getting there

Drive on national road SS45bis of Val del Sarca up to Ceniga. Leave the car at the parking lot south of the village, just opposite the entrance to the lane signposted for “Ponte Romano”.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
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Distance
7.4 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
614 m
Descent
608 m
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