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From hamlet Ponciach to the peat bog of the lake Lago di Valda

Faver, Grauno, Grumes, Valda
Category
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
4:30
in hours
Distance
9.8
in km
Status
open
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A beautiful hike from Ponciach to the peat bog of the lake Lago di Valda, with a flying view over the valley Valle dell’Adige.

From the hamlet Ponciach this trail goes in circle around the mountain of Faver to show its two sides: one pointed to the valley Val di Cembra and the other one to the valley Valle dell’Adige. On this way you can see several huts that were refuges for people and animals during haymaking period. This trail takes us to the peat bog of the lake Lago di Valda, part of the Riserva Provinciale Prati di Monte (Provincial Reserve Mountain Lawns), one of the most important and suggestive protected areas of the Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra-Avisio (Reserves Network Alta Val di Cembra – Avisio).

On the way back the trail goes along the steep slope overlooking the valley Valle dell’Adige providing us with wide and unforeseen views of the valley.

Further information and useful links

Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra-Avisio

www.reteriservevaldicembra.tn.it

 

Visit Trentino

www.visittrentino.info

 

Meteotrentino

www.meteotrentino.it

 

Route data
Easy
Distance
9,8 km
Duration
4 h 30 min
Ascent
500 m
Decent
500 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
1.417 m
Lowest point
1.011 m
Suggestions
At the end of the walk we strongly encourage to taste “focaccia di patate” (soft bread with potatoes), a local speciality offered at “Agritur della Gens Paolazzi” (farm restaurant) of Ponciach.
Safety guidelines

Even if this trail is not technically difficult and has no dangerous stretches, we always and in any case suggest to follow the general rules on safety for mountain hikes.

  • Prepare your itinerary
  • Choose an excursion appropriate for your real ability and training level
  • Choose the fitting equipment
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Hiking alone is risky
  • Give details about your itinerary and about the approximate hour of your return
  • Do not hesitate to entrust you to an expert
  • Pay attention to the indication and signals you will find along your journey
  • Do not hesitate to retrace your steps
  • In case of accident: ask for help and call the number 112
Starting point
Ponciach (Faver-Altavalle)
Directions
From the parking place next to the little lakes at the entrance of the hamlet Ponciach follow path 415A. It is the paved (after cobbled) road going uphill next to the house in front of the parking. Continue to the crossroads just above the little wooden fountain. From here follow the gravel road on the right going flat into the wood and the road signs to the lake Lago di Valda. From the peat bog walk toward the mountain hut Potzmauer. At the crossroad turn left following the signs toward Zise – Santo lake. After reaching Zise (crossroad with a wooden crucifix) take the cobbled road going back down to Ponciach.
How to get there

To drive here from Trento, you need to follow the main road S.S. 612 north toward Faver. At the entrance of the town follow the signs toward Ponciach which is 3,5 km away from there.

To drive here from the valley Val di Fiemme, you need to follow the main road S.S. 612 toward Faver. Pass the tunnel and at roundabout drive back to the town. At the entrance of the town follow the signs toward Ponciach which is 3,5 km away from there.

Where to park
Parking place at the entrance of the hamlet Ponciach close to the two little lakes.

Trekking shoes or mountain boots.

Trekking poles.

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