A hike through the beech tree forest in search of the mineral that rendered Brentonico famous.
A loop through the Parco del Monte Baldo. Descend from the San Valentino pass toward the pastures of Malga Pianeti. Then continue though the beech tree forest to discover the history of the mineral that rendered Brentonico famous. The terre verdi (green soils) was actually extracted from the areas quarries, then processed and sold all throughout Europe, and was even used for painting the facades of the stately palaces of Verona. Then climb back up the valley until reaching the Rifugio Fos-ce where you can rest or just take a break. Return to Passo di San Valentino along an easy road. A possible deviation upon the return: From Rifugio Fos-ce to Bès and back from the “Sentiero attrezzato delle Vipere”.
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.
Villaggio Pianetti - località San Valentino (1,317 m)
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By Passo San Valentino enter the Pianetti village. Once at the military cemetery, descend through beech woods to Malga Pianetti and the mines of Green Lands. Then go back up the valley to the Refuge Fos-ce through the path 654. Return from Graziani road. Possible diversion to return: from Fos-ce refuge up to and back from Bès "equipped trail of Vipers".
all notes on protected areas
There are no regular buses that take you to the Pianetti di San Valentino Village. You can get there by bus to Brentonico. Consult the Trentino Trasporti timetables.
For more info call the Brentonico Tourist Office on tel. 0464 395149.
From Rovereto: direction to Mori and then take the upland of Brentonico along the SP3 . Go through the village of Brentonico and at the junction take signs for San Valentino up to the Passo San Valentino .
Parking area in Passo San Valentino.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Waterproof shoes for possible stretches of path with the presence of small streams to cross