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On Monte Valandro

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  • Panoramica dal Monte Valandro
    Panoramica dal Monte Valandro
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This excursion runs along the sides of Banale, immersed in Adamello-Brenta Natural Park.
moderate
Distance 10.3 km
5:30 h
1,043 m
1,043 m
1,871 m
828 m
You will explore far-reaching grasslands and steep mountain slopes traced by ancient trails and discover remote and enchanting places, step by step in harmony with nature.
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Update: February 18, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,871 m
Lowest point
828 m
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Safety information

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Tips and hints

Start

Seo (828 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.057099, 10.874466
DMS
46°03'25.6"N 10°52'28.1"E
UTM
32T 644994 5102099
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Destination

Monte Valandro

Turn-by-turn directions

Leave the car near the small church of Seo (832m), located on the sides of Mount Valandro; here, the SAT 348 path starts following, in some stretches, the old cattle track with its cobblestones still showing the marks left by the sledges which were used to transport the hay down the valley from the pastures of Velandro and Brugnol. The road rises steep through the sun-drenched woods that cover the south sides of Gruppo Brenta; at the end of the forest road, continue on the cattle track going past the memorial “Caputel de Vessa” and further on, some rocky outcrops to reach “Localita’ I Salti”. Further ahead, the cattle track enters in the vast fields of Valandro; here, leave on your left the 346 path coming from Stenico and “Capitèl de la Spina”. Walk up the 348 path along a steep slope towards Malga Valandro, leaving baita Beningni on the hill on the right. After crossing a small pass, the path continues following the naturally undulant terrain to reach Malga Valandro, a recently renovated farmstead located in a vast grassy basin.  The path leads further ahead to Malga Asblez, in Val di Jon and to the Agostini & Al Cacciatore mountain huts. After stopping at the farmstead, make your way back retracing the same path.

Monte Valandro, commonly known by the locals as “El Mont de Sténech” (Mount of Stenico), rises above the villages of Stenico, Seo and Scelmo. A mighty and imposing mountain, treeless and blessed with sunshine throughout the day, behind which you can see the Parco Naturale Adamello-Brenta and the Gruppo del Brenta spreading out in all their splendour. Viewed from the bottom of the valley, as it juts out above the rocky outcrops below it, it features steep sides covered in green pastures which were, in the past, harvested but are now left for alpine grazing. Up to 1970, it was also training ground for the artillery whose headquarters were in Fiavè and in Val Lomasona.

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Getting there

From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme head towards Stenico and from here continue till you arrive in the little village of Seo (6km).

Parking

Free parking in the square of Seo.

Coordinates

DD
46.057099, 10.874466
DMS
46°03'25.6"N 10°52'28.1"E
UTM
32T 644994 5102099
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

There is nowhere to stop off for refreshments along the trail so you are advised to bring water and something to eat

You need to be wearing the right clothing and take the proper gear when you go hiking in the mountains. Even on relatively short easy outings make sure to take all you need so you don't run into trouble if things take an unexpected turn, for example a storm blows up or you have a sudden drop in energy levels.

What should you take when you go on a hike?

What you should have in your rucksack (for a day trip a 25/30L capacity should do):

 

  • water canteen (1L)
  • snacks (e.g. mixed dried fruit or chocolate)
  • First aid kit
  • windproof jacket
  • fleece
  • change of t-shirt and socks (in a plastic bag)
  • make sure to wear or at least bring a pair of long trousers
  • hat
  • sun screen
  • sunglasses
  • gloves
  • whistle to attract attention in an emergency

 

Emergency telephone number:  112

Make sure you're wearing the right footwear for the trail and season. The going can get rough and rocky underfoot and a pair of hiking boots will protect you from sprains. When wet, a grassy slope, rocky slab or steep trail can be dangerous unless you are wearing the proper footwear.

And finally... ... don't forget to bring your camera! You'll need it to capture the stunning views you come across all over Garda Trentino. And if you like, you can share your memories with us at #GardaTrentino.


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Rating

4.7
(3)
Gianni Battistata
October 28, 2019 · Community
Malga Valandro
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Anna Bordiga
January 17, 2019 · Community
Una bella camminata, la fatica inziale viene ricompensata da un paesaggio stupendo!
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Partenza dal borgo di Seo
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Vista sulla Valle
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Malga Valandro
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,043 m
Descent
1,043 m
Highest point
1,871 m
Lowest point
828 m
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