Along Mancabrot Ridge And To Lake Montesel
Mountain tour • Altopiano di Pine' and Valle di Cembra
A walk of great naturalistic, historical, and archeological interest. The route leads from a landscape of ancient volcanic rock (i.e. the porphyry of the Mancabrot ridge) to terrain made up of relatively young rock of marine origin on Monte Corona. Archeological finds attest to early Bronze Age settlements, and from the presence of copper, lead and silver ore, it can be assumed that minerals were mined in the area in very ancient times.
A walk of great naturalistic, historical, and archeological interest. The route leads from a landscape of ancient volcanic rock (i.e. the porphyry of the Mancabrot ridge) to terrain made up of relatively young rock of marine origin on Monte Corona. Archeological finds attest to early Bronze Age settlements, and from the presence of copper, lead and silver ore, it can be assumed that minerals were mined in the area in very ancient times. The departure and arrival place of this ring route is the car park (fountain, information board) of the civic centre of Valternigo (municipality of Giovo) at an altitude of about 650 m/2,133 ft. There are many places of environmental, historical and archeological interest along the route which meanders along the various pine-covered hills making up the Mancabrot ridge. The destination of the walk, called 'Lago Montesel', is in fact a small and nice wetland area located within a wood (Bosco Maric, 812 m). From there, the route takes you down to a pass called 'Pian del Lac', another marshy area with apple orchards and meadows where it's not uncommon to chance upon grazing red deer or roe deer. From there, a pleasant path meandering through various plantations takes you back to the starting place. The overall distance is about 4.5 km/2.8 miles, and the difference in height amount sto less than 200 m/656 ft: this walk is therefore within the reach of most people and takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete (allowing for a few brief stops at panoramic spots and other places of interest, but irrespective of any longer stops you may wish to make in order to have a closer look at sights).
- 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.
Getting thereBy car: From south or north, on the A22 Brennero motorway, leave the motorway at the Trento Nord exit (22.5 km from the toll gate), continue northwards on the Main Brennero Road SS12 until the turn-off for Lavis, then take the Lavis - Castello di Fiemme Main Road SS612 which will take you to the Cembra Valley.
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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
- change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
- make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
- sun screen
- 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.
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.