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Footsteps of faith

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  • Sulle strade della fede
    Sulle strade della fede
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A walk through the Bleggio region to discover the surrounding hamlets and places of faith: from quaint little churches painted by the Baschenis to the majestic church of S. Croce with its Roman crypt and the chapel guarding inside the miraculous cross, passing numerous shrines and prayer corners, signs of an ancient rural world where faith often blended with legends and superstition.
moderate
Distance 9.9 km
3:30 h
310 m
264 m
656 m
391 m

Itinerary: Ponte Arche, Bono, Gallio, Santa Croce, Duvredo, Vergonzo, Biè, Ponte Arche (shortcut from Bono, to Sesto, Biè, Ponte Arche).
The route is marked with orange footprints.

Author’s recommendation

Felice’s church in Bono, a small jewel embellished with frescoes by the Baschenis.
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Update: November 16, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
656 m
Lowest point
391 m
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Track types

Asphalt 26.54%Dirt road 43.11%Path 14.83%Road 15.49%
Asphalt
2.6 km
Dirt road
4.3 km
Path
1.5 km
Road
1.5 km
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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.

Tips and hints

Start

Giardino al Sarca di Ponte Arche/Comano Terme (391 m)
Coordinates:
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46.037088, 10.873360
DMS
46°02'13.5"N 10°52'24.1"E
UTM
32T 644960 5099874
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Destination

Pieve del Bleggio

Turn-by-turn directions

From Giardino Al Sarca take the footpath that runs along the entire river Duina and continue uphill until you reach the Carabinieri station. After passing the station, proceed until you come to a small wooden bridge, cross the bridge and continue along the forest road, which is initially flat and then becomes steeper to reach the crop fields. Walk along the borders of an apple orchard towards Bono, a typical rural village of the Giudicarie area, catching glimpses of picturesque rural houses, fountains and balconies decorated with corncobs and farming tools. In Bono, you’ll find San Felice’s church surrounded by crop fields. Continue towards Gallio and Santa Croce, guided by the bell tower standing out against the sky.
The town is named after the legendary thaumaturgic cross held inside the church chapel, commemorated with an imposing monument erected at the front of the parish. The itinerary continues uphill to reach the small village of Duvredo following the sign for Castel Restor and Vergonzo.  To visit the ruins of Castle Restor join a 400-metre-long detour which will reward you with far-reaching views of the villages dotted around. To re-join the original trail descend directly to Vergonzo. Pass through the houses and the cultivated land to arrive in Biè where you will find San Nicolò’s church. Follow the signs leading to Ponte Arche turning left, then go on through cultivated fields until the end of the paved road, where you suddenly have to turn left and take the trail that begins in the nearby wood (MTB signage). The itinerary descends among majestic beech trees and intersects a forest road confining with a field surrounded by woods. Here turn right and at the next crossroad turn left; after traversing another part of wood you will arrive at the industrial area of Ponte Arche. Cross the road and walk on the footpath heading towards the centre of the town. When you arrive near the square turn left on the bridge and then right to arrive to the thermal park. From there you can reach the point of departure in a few minutes crossing the wooden pedestrian bridge.

 

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Getting there

From Ponte Arche tourism board descend on the road that goes towards the Park of the Thermae. After 50 metres you will find a car park, that will be the starting point of this tour.

Parking

Free parking at Ponte Arche / Comano Terme.

Coordinates

DD
46.037088, 10.873360
DMS
46°02'13.5"N 10°52'24.1"E
UTM
32T 644960 5099874
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

-hiking backpack

-trekking shoes


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Claudio Dallemule
March 04, 2019 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.9 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
310 m
Descent
264 m
Highest point
656 m
Lowest point
391 m
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