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Between the towns of Grauno and Capriana on a natural botanical trail.

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  • Lungo il percorso si incontrano piccole tabelle con approfondimenti botanici e naturalistici
    / Lungo il percorso si incontrano piccole tabelle con approfondimenti botanici e naturalistici
    Photo: Alessandro Cristofoletti, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
  • / Panorama sull'Avisio dal Sentiero Botanico tra Grauno e Capriana
    Photo: Paolo Piffer, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
  • / Il rogo del Pino di Grauno durante il carnevale
    Photo: Paolo Piffer, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
  • / Il rogo del Pino di Grauno durante il carnevale
    Photo: Paolo Piffer, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
  • / Il paese di Capriana in una vista panoramica
    Photo: Paolo Piffer, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
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A walk in the wood on a natural botanical trail with a strong focus on the nature of the woods and the environment around.
easy
Distance 11.8 km
4:30 h
300 m
300 m
1,297 m
904 m
This itinerary starts from the little town Grauno, known for its ancient rite to celebrate Carnival which climaxes with the fire of a big pine, and reaches Capriana, the first town of the valley Val di Fiemme.Before going deep into the wood, the town Grauno deserves a visit. There you can get lost in its steep narrow streets named “frone” and its big historical fountains in the forecourts among the houses. Grauno is the native town of Father Atanasio Cristofori (1885 - 1961), the Father of the herbs. He published several books on the medical use of wild plants. Along this trail and close to the town you can find some information panels dedicated to him. The trail starting behind the San Martino church is a flat forest road, which goes through woods of pines and chestnut trees. On this way you can find some panoramic views of the valley, which deserve a short stop. This road becomes a path for a little stretch and then again a mule track, which takes to the town Capriana surrounded by lawns rich in biodiversity.

Author’s recommendation

This trail is appropriate not only for a short walk, as it can be combined with some Nordic Walking practice.
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Author
Paolo Piffer
Update: July 23, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,297 m
Lowest point
904 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Osteria del Grillo

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

Grauno – town centre (991 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.231348, 11.298773
DMS
46°13'52.9"N 11°17'55.6"E
UTM
32T 677254 5122320
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Destination

Capriana – Piazza Roma (Roma square)

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail from Grauno to Capriana ventures into the wood slightly above Grauno church on the top of the town. Leaving the church on the right, after around 100 mt. uphill on a cobbled mule track, take the flat forest road on the right following the road signs to Capriana. This itinerary is quite easy and signaled with directional arrows and as well as with information panels on the nature of the place. After reaching Capriana you can choose either to go back on the same trail or to take path SAT 481, which goes uphill (around 300 mt.) to the mountain hut Fontana D’Ao and then back down back to Grauno.  

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Reachable by public transport.

Trentino trasporti esercizio S.p.A.

Line B102 stop Grauno.

Info, costs and timetables on:

www.trentinotrasporti.it

Getting there

To drive here from Trento, you need to follow the main road S.S. 612 north to the town Grauno, where you can park in the forecourt on the right close to the shed used for the town events on the bottom of the town.

To drive here from the valley Val di Fiemme, you need to follow the main road S.S. 612 south to the town Grauno, where you can park in the forecourt on the right close to the shed used for the town events on the bottom of the town.

Parking

Free parking in the forecourt close to the shed used for the town events on the bottom of the town or in the town Grauno.

Coordinates

DD
46.231348, 11.298773
DMS
46°13'52.9"N 11°17'55.6"E
UTM
32T 677254 5122320
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Guida al Sentiero Botanico Naturalistico sul Dossone di Cembra

Equipment

Trekking shoes or mountain boots.

Trekking poles.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
11.8 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
300 m
Descent
300 m
Highest point
1,297 m
Lowest point
904 m
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