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Castione - Brentonico ring

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  • / Fortificazioni del Monte Giovo
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  • / Panorama da Castione verso la Valle di Loppio
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  • / Castagneti di Castione
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  • / Panorama da Castione verso la Val di Gresta
    Photo: Monica Bianchi, APT Rovereto e Vallagarina
  • / Belvedere sul Monte Giovo
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  • / Gallerie italiane della Grande Guerra sul Monte Giovo
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An excursion through the hidden places of the Brentonico Plateau, to discover the centuries-old chestnut groves and the remains of the Great War.
Open
moderate
Distance 7.6 km
2:20 h
258 m
258 m
This walk makes a wide circle starting from Castione up to the village of Brentonico, along the ancient roads connecting the chestnut groves and the other characteristic crops of the plateau. This area, in fact, stands out for the high concentration of majestic chestnut trees, an enchanting landscape that we recommend you admire especially in autumn, when the green of the leaves turns into a golden mantle. Along the way, you will also encounter some remains dating back to the First World War of the Italian stronghold of Monte Giovo, right in front of the corresponding Austro-Hungarian stronghold of Nagià-Grom, in the nearby Val di Gresta.

Author’s recommendation

The excursion is worthwhile even only for the first stretch from Castione to Monte Giovo to visit the remarkable trenches and tunnels dating back to the First World War, and then return to Castione along the same route.
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Update: March 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
727 m
Lowest point
502 m
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Safety information

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.

Start

Castione di Brentonico (528 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.837825, 10.953222
DMS
45°50'16.2"N 10°57'11.6"E
UTM
32T 651683 5077884
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Destination

Castione di Brentonico

Turn-by-turn directions

Leave your car in the center of the village of Castione and retrace the road back to the village of Brentonico, near the characteristic church located under the road. Turn left and continue for about 350 meters, keeping the outer edge of the carriageway. Just before a characteristic capital, take the path on the right that shows the signs for Monte Giovo, after which it is possible to visit the remains of the fortification. To continue the tour, you will then have to briefly descend the path uphill (about 30 meters) and then turn left to enter the woods. After a short climb you will find a crossroads where you will continue to the left on a narrow but very evident path up to a dirt road that soon joins the main road that leads towards Brentonico. Upon entering the town, we recommend a short visit to its historic center: Palazzo Eccheli-Baisi with its botanical garden and the Fossil Museum, the Church of SS. Pietro e Paolo with its Romanesque crypt and the Cesare Battisti park surrounded by large horse chestnuts. From here, continue following the signs for the ruins of the castle of Dosso Maggiore, reached which the path continues downhill through the meadows. At the crossroads, take the road on the right following the signs for Castione, MTB itinerary 1941.

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Public transport

You can easily reach the town of Brentonico by public transport. We recommend that you consult the website www.trentinotrasporti.it in advance. 

Getting there

From the motorway exit Rovereto Sud, take direction Mori and then reach Altopiano di Brentonico/Brentonico Plateau following the SP3.

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Parking

It is possible to park in the center of the hamlet of Castione.

Coordinates

DD
45.837825, 10.953222
DMS
45°50'16.2"N 10°57'11.6"E
UTM
32T 651683 5077884
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

It is necessary to have suitable clothing and equipment with you. We also suggest that you bring drinks with you to hydrate yourself along the way.

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Rating

3.3
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nicola campostrini
March 09, 2021 · Community
SEntiero molto vario, un po' lungo ma facile, su strada sterrata da Brentonico fino a Castione e su sentieri dal Giovo fino all'entrata di Brentonico. Molto vario, si vedono i campi coltivati sopra Brentonico, i resti del Castello e le fortificazioni della Prima guerra Mondiale, i secolari castagneti di Castione e il suo bel borgo, il caposaldo Italiano del Giovo e i boschi termofili sopra le cave di marmo.
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When did you do this route? November 12, 2020
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Vittorio Cantoni
February 27, 2021 · Community
Segnato malissimo... arrivati alle trincee scompare il sentiero che dovrebbe essere preso sulla sinistra tornando 30 mt a ritroso. Abbiamo rinunciato.
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
258 m
Descent
258 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Insider tip Dog-friendly

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