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From Castel Cles to the old quarters of Maiano and Pez

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  • Lago di Santa Giustina
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  • / Veduta del lago di S. Giustina con il castel Cles
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A walk through the apple orchards, with views over Lake Santa Giustina, and a chance to explore majestic Cles Castle, the picturesque hamlet of Maiano and the old Pez quarter.
easy
Distance 3.1 km
1:00 h
50 m
50 m
666 m
618 m
An enjoyable route, easy and suitable for all, which takes you from Cles Castle to the hamlet of Maiano and the Pez quarter, through the typical apple orchards that overlook Lake Santa Giustina. The walk is made even more delightful by the little church dedicated to the Saints Peter and Paul, overlooking the valley and offering a spectacular view, and the ancient little church of San Virgilio, nestling in the Pez quarter.

Author’s recommendation

The best times of year for this excursion are definitely spring, when the apple trees are in bloom, summer, and autumn, when the trees are laden with ripe fruit.

Walking along Via del Castello, you can stop and listen to the “audio orchard” where the apple trees bloom to the most relaxing music.

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Update: February 15, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
666 m
Lowest point
618 m
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Safety information

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.

Start

Cles, Piazza Fiera (652 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.367685, 11.034675
DMS
46°22'03.7"N 11°02'04.8"E
UTM
32T 656501 5136912
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Destination

Cles, Piazza Fiera

Turn-by-turn directions

The route winds mainly through the town, starting from Via del Castello, which is on the other side of the state road from the car park in Piazza Fiera. This tarmacked road first goes down between houses and then through orchards and woodland, finally bringing you to majestic Cles Castle, which stands on an isolated hill surrounded by apple orchards, on the banks of Lake Santa Giustina. Go left at the fork, continuing along the road lined with a low wall and walk slightly uphill along the Nogare trail, which will take you through the typical orchards to the hamlet of Maiano, near the little church dedicated to the Saints Peter and Paul, overlooking the valley.

From here you can walk up on the right again, over the tram rails and to the ancient Pez quarter, with its tiny square surrounded by impressive old houses. Walking up to the Doss di Pez, on the right you will be able to see the little old church of San Vigilio. Retrace your steps and continue along Via Romana, until you get to the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta, on Corso Dante. From here, continue to Piazza Granda, going past Palazzo Assessorile. Then from the square, down Via 4 Novembre, at the end of which you will come back to where you started in Piazza Fiera.

If you would like a slightly longer outing, once you get to the little church in Maiano, you can continue straight along the level road. Once out of the hamlet, turn right and go up Via Guardi, which then meets up with the road that from Maiano goes directly towards Pez and the centre.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Accessible using public transport. The Cles Polo Scolastico station on the Trento-Malé railway line is not far from the start of this route. From this station, the underpass will bring you into Piazza Fiera.

Getting there

Cles is on the S.S. 42 state road that goes from Trento up to the Val di Sole and Tonale Pass.

Parking

Free carpark in Piazza Fiera

Coordinates

DD
46.367685, 11.034675
DMS
46°22'03.7"N 11°02'04.8"E
UTM
32T 656501 5136912
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

4Land mappa escursionistica scala 1:25.000, tavola 155

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4Land mappa escursionistica scala 1:25.000, tavola 155

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Rating

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Mirko Ropelato
August 11, 2021 · Community
Facile e piacevole passeggiata con bellissimi scorci su Castel Cles e il Lago di Santa Giustina. Molto belle le chiesette dei Santi Pietro e Paolo e di San Vigilio.
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When did you do this route? August 10, 2021
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.1 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
50 m
Descent
50 m
Highest point
666 m
Lowest point
618 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Suitable for strollers

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