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Prè and Leano – The village in Winter and the village in the Summer

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  • The entrance that leads from Prè to Leano
    / The entrance that leads from Prè to Leano
    Photo: Apt Valle di Ledro, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / The broche, characteristic shoe nails
    Photo: Apt Valle di Ledro, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / The main road that goes across Prè
    Photo: Mark Van Hattem, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Prè's Centre
    Photo: Mark Van Hattem, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Leano's little Church
    Photo: Apt Valle di Ledro, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
  • / Leano's lawns above Prè
    Photo: Apt Valle di Ledro, Consorzio Pro Loco Valle di Ledro
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A walk to explore the village of Prè and its summer pasture, Leano.
moderate
Distance 7.5 km
3:00 h
626 m
626 m

The main road runs through all the villages of Valle di Ledro except Pré. According to tradition this is due to the stubbornness of the inhabitants of Prè, who did not want the car traffic to pass through their village.

During the summer the villagers of Prè stayed in the mountains in Leano, which in time turned into a small hamlet of 50 huts. The huts have since become small houses, where the inhabitants of Prè spend their time for leisure instead of work. In August the village comes to life during the festival of the patron saint, St Anthony.

On the road to Leano there is a calchera, which is to say a stone oven used to slowly melt limestone into lime. The forge in Prè is the last place where the craft of the ciuaröi survives. Ciuaröi were blacksmiths who used to make shoe nails (broche). Such was their importance prior to the discovery of gum, that all men who could make them were spared military service during the First World War.

 

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From November to February the village is not reached by sunlight. To celebrate the return of the Sun, a great feast takes place each year, the Festa del Sol. The Sindaco del Sol (i.e. Mayor of the Sun) is in charge of its organisation.
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Apt Valle di Ledro
Update: September 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
977 m
Lowest point
470 m
Best time of year
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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.

Tips and hints

Further information on www.vallediledro.com

Start

Prè (488 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.866686, 10.787621
DMS
45°52'00.1"N 10°47'15.4"E
UTM
32T 638751 5080789
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Destination

Leano

Turn-by-turn directions

Walk down the main road in the village and turn right. Take the forestry road leading up to Leano. At the bridge take the road to the right leading to the little church of St Anthony. Continue along the dirt road. At the crossroads, instead of walking uphill to Vil, take the wood path to the left, leading back to the bridge. Return to Prè following the forestry road.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Trentino Trasporti

There: 214 bus Riva del Garda - Prè
And back: 214 bus Prè -  Riva del Garda

Further information and timetable

Getting there

Exit the A22 motorway at Rovereto Sud – Lago di Garda. Follow the SS240 della Val di Ledro to Prè. Further options

Parking

Car park in front of the church.

Coordinates

DD
45.866686, 10.787621
DMS
45°52'00.1"N 10°47'15.4"E
UTM
32T 638751 5080789
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Azienda per il Turismo della Valle di Ledro 

Valle di Ledro - Tremalzo - Lago di Garda

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
626 m
Descent
626 m
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