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Round tour of the larch trees of Prà del Manz

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  • Il grande e spettacolare lariceto che si trova al Prà del Manz
    / Il grande e spettacolare lariceto che si trova al Prà del Manz
    Photo: Maurizio Fernetti, Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra - Avisio
  • / Uno dei bivi lungo le strade forestali che salgono verso la località "Peschiera"
    Photo: Maurizio Fernetti, Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra - Avisio
  • / La primavera e l'autunno sono i mesi più belli per camminare sotto le fronde leggere dei larici
    Photo: Maurizio Fernetti, Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra - Avisio
  • / Una targa indica che ci troviamo sulla strada forestale che porta alla località "Peschiera"
    Photo: Maurizio Fernetti, Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra - Avisio
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A trail in circle, a walk around the big larch trees of Capriana.
closed
easy
6.9 km
2:20 h
225 m
225 m
From the place Prà del Manz this itinerary goes smoothly uphill though a large and mixed wood of larch and spruce fir trees. Among all surprises you can find on this trail there is an amazing majestic silver fir tree named Pec del Bosnia. This tree was saved from the felling by an old forest ranger who decided to keep it as a heritage for all of us. Along the path larch trees rule the roost. They are humble and generous trees that with their light foliage let the grass grow under them so that the livestock can graze there.

Author’s recommendation

The short path is appropriate for a walk. During autumn larch trees change their color to golden-yellow and give these places a magic atmosphere.

This trail is appropriate to combine the walk together with some Nordic Walking practice (Tables NW “Percorso della Peschiera”)

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Author
Paolo Piffer
Updated: April 24, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,402 m
Lowest point
1,181 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, hints and links

Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra-Avisio

www.reteriservevaldicembra.tn.it

 

Visit Trentino

www.visittrentino.info

 

Meteotrentino

www.meteotrentino.it

 

Start

Prà del Manz (Capriana) (1,189 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.276432, 11.351783
DMS
46°16'35.2"N 11°21'06.4"E
UTM
32T 681192 5127449
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Destination

Prà del Manz (Capriana)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from Prà del Manz this itinerary goes smoothly uphill to the place Pradi on path n.1. At the place Peschiera turn left on a beautiful and mainly flat forest road where you will find some amazing trees, among them an amazing majestic silver fir tree. Going left down on path n.2 you will go back on an easy forest road to the ancient and amazing larch wood of Pradi and then to Prà del Manz.

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 Capriana, where, before entering the town, you will find the road signs to reach Prà del Manz.

To drive here from the valley Val di Fiemme, you need to follow the main road S.S. 612 south to Capriana, where, before entering the town, you will find the road signs to reach Prà del Manz.

Parking

Free parking in the forecourt of Prà del Manz

Coordinates

DD
46.276432, 11.351783
DMS
46°16'35.2"N 11°21'06.4"E
UTM
32T 681192 5127449
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Trekking shoes or mountain boots

Trekking poles


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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.9 km
Duration
2:20h
Ascent
225 m
Descent
225 m
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