The hike starts at Polsa campsite and continues through the pastures of Malga Susine, then to Bocca d’Ardole. Here, the view of Vallagarina and of the village of Avio dominated by the FAI Medieval castle is priceless.
With a short detour, you can visit the military tunnels dug in the rock walls of Corno della Paura to then reach the artillery at the peak. Then pick the route back up along the military road overhanging the Valle dell’Adige till you reach Monte Vignola and its Austrian fortresses. It’s an easy, downhill return toward Polsa di Brentonico. A loop route, free of particular difficulties, therefore suitable for anyone.
In Spring look for the small gems hidden in the fields, such as the red lily, the blue gentians and orchids that enlighten the landscape with their colors. Along the path you can see also some green bushes such as the rhododendron and the blueberry. On the highest rocks you may be lucky to find one of the rarest flowers of this mountain, the silver geranium.
As the trail is entirely exposed to the sun, we recommend that you bring cool drinks with you.
Some sections of the military road are exposed, pay attention if you are walking with children.
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.
The excursion starts from Camping Polsa. From here follow the signs for Malga Susine. Cross the pastures until you reach the dirt road. Keep right for Bocca d'Ardole - Corno della Paura. Descend from the outward journey avoiding the detour to Malga Susine and continuing straight on towards Vignola. At the height of the military fortifications, keep left and go down towards the campsite.
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There are no regular buses that take you to Camping Polsa. You can get there by bus to Brentonico. Consult the Trentino Trasporti timetables on the portal.
In summer, a shuttle bus runs 2 days a week from Brentonico to Polsa. For info, call the Brentonico Tourist Office at +39 0464 395149.
From the motorway exit Rovereto Sud follow the signs for Mori, then for Altopiano di Brentonico on SP3. Pass the town of Brentonico and at the junction keep left for Polsa di Brentonico. Continue to the end of the road that ends in the square in front of Camping Polsa.