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In Balbido, take the road that goes towards val Marcia as far as Le Cross where you will find an open space and the sign indicating the start of the walk.
easy
Distance 2.6 km
1:15 h
107 m
118 m
938 m
823 m

Family excursion in Val Marcia. Along the way, you will find clues left by the protagonists of this story.

The route is signposted with wooden signs.

 

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Update: December 17, 2021
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Highest point
938 m
Lowest point
823 m
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Safety information

-plan with care your itinerary

-choose an itinerary that suits your physical condition

-choose carefully the appropriate equipment

-check the weather forecast

-if you walk alone it could be more dangerous

-tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll probably be back

-don’t hesitate to contact an expert if you think you’re going to need one

-pay attention to the signposts

-don’t hesitate to retrace your steps

-in case of accident call 112

 

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.

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Start

Balbido (860 m)
Coordinates:
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46.009369, 10.800609
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46°00'33.7"N 10°48'02.2"E
UTM
32T 639401 5096664
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Destination

Rango

Turn-by-turn directions

Just above the painted village of Balbido where the houses are decorated with mural paintings that represent ancient crafts, traditions and legends, there’s the locality: le Cross, the starting point of this tour. Here, in 1656, five iron crosses were erected to keep away the witches that it is said pestered the farmers that went to val Marcia to collect wood and hay. The crosses are positioned in the wood to form one large cross and some of them are visible from the path. The route enters the wood along a gravel path on which, in some points, there’s a beautiful view of the valley. You arrive at Rango, a hamlet that is a member of the National Club of the “Most Beautiful Hamlets in Italy” as its houses still have the typical rural architecture of the valley. After visiting the hamlet, you can return via the parallel path to the one you followed before, but lower. Here you can also notice dry stone walls, skilfully built in the past using stones found locally. The path is bordered by walnut trees, which once formed part of the dense woodland and whose fruit was a source of income for the local farmers, while today they are a typical product of the area. 

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Getting there

From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme take the SP del Bleggio and when you arrive in Balbido take the road going towards Val Marcia until loc. Le Cross.

Parking

Free parking in Balbido, or on the side of the road in loc. Le Cross.

Coordinates

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46.009369, 10.800609
DMS
46°00'33.7"N 10°48'02.2"E
UTM
32T 639401 5096664
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Equipment

-hiking backpack

-trekking shoes


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.6 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
107 m
Descent
118 m
Highest point
938 m
Lowest point
823 m
Circular route Scenic Family-friendly

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