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Easy walk from Ponciach to the old quarry Gravoni.

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  • La vecchia Cava dei Gravoni
    / La vecchia Cava dei Gravoni
    Photo: Paolo Piffer, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
  • / Antichi reperti emergono tra le pietre di porfido
    Photo: Paolo Piffer, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
  • / Licheni crostoni colorano i massi di porfido
    Photo: Paolo Piffer, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
  • / Panorama dal dosso di Ponciach verso la Valle di Cembra
    Photo: Albatros, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
  • / Il percorso è particolarmente adatto a chi vuole praticare il Nordic Walking
    Photo: Maurizio Fernetti, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
  • / Il percorso è particolarmente adatto a chi vuole praticare il Nordic Walking
    Photo: Maurizio Fernetti, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
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An easy walk into the woods from the hamlet Ponciach to the old quarry Gravoni of Faver.
Open
easy
Distance 3.3 km
1:30 h
150 m
73 m
1,072 m
1,011 m
Starting from the basin of lawns in Ponciach this itinerary goes on the south-western slopes of the mountain Monte Castion and after passing through beech and Scots pine woods ends at a steep porphyry stone landslide named I Gravoni. There was a porphyry stone quarry here on time, which has been abandoned since a few years. Among the rocks sometimes you can still see some pieces of iron: parts of machines and carriages used for the carved stones transportation. From here you can enjoy a wonderful landscape on the valley Valle di Cembra.

Author’s recommendation

This itinerary is short and appropriate for an afternoon walk from spring to autumn with a final stop to watch the landscape having a snack on a big porphyry stone.

This trail is appropriate to combine the walk together with some Nordic Walking practice.

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Author
Paolo Piffer
Update: March 01, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,072 m
Lowest point
1,011 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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

Tips and hints

Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra-Avisio

www.reteriservevaldicembra.tn.it

 

Visit Trentino

www.visittrentino.info

 

Meteotrentino

www.meteotrentino.it

 

Start

Ponciach (Faver-Altavalle) (1,011 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.203469, 11.231940
DMS
46°12'12.5"N 11°13'55.0"E
UTM
32T 672188 5119076
w3w 
///rations.posse.latter

Destination

Gravoni

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking place on the side of the little lakes at the entrance of the hamlet Ponciach climb the hill to reach a small church and enjoy the view on the valley and the peaks of the mountain range Lagorai. Go on the path crossing this small hill going down on the opposite side of the church. Take the first road on the right going slightly downhill then the forest road on the left going flat into the wood going straight ahead to reach the quarry I Gravoni where the road ends. The way back is the same as the way to.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

To drive here from Trento, you need to follow the main road S.S. 612 north to 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 to 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.

Parking

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

Coordinates

DD
46.203469, 11.231940
DMS
46°12'12.5"N 11°13'55.0"E
UTM
32T 672188 5119076
w3w 
///rations.posse.latter
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Trekking shoes or mountain boots

Trekking poles

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.3 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
150 m
Descent
73 m
Highest point
1,072 m
Lowest point
1,011 m
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