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The ogre's bridge

Hiking trail · Ospedaletto
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One of the most spectacular rocky monuments in Trentino.

easy
1.7 km
1:20 h
192 m
192 m

This easy walking track, leads you at the foot of one of the most curious, and at the same time, most spectacular rocky monuments in Trentino. This is the Ogre’s bridge, a majestic natural sculpture which rise out of the stream that descended into the Val Bronzale.

 

Author’s recommendation

Beware: walking on the "bridge" is extremely dangerous; a slip can be fatal.

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Author
APT Valsugana
Updated: June 21, 2019

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
687 m
Lowest point
512 m
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Safety information

Prepare your itinerary beforehand.

Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities.

Choose the right equipment and clothing.

Check the weather forecast.

Walking alone in the mountain is always dangerous, be sure to have a mobile phone always with you.

Leave information on your route and your expected return time.

Do not hesitate to contact a professional guide.

Beware of the signs you will find along the way.

In case of emergency 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.

Equipment

Sportswear for mountain excursions (hiking boots and raincoat).

Tips, hints and links

APT Valsugana - tel. +39 0461 727700 - info@visitvalsugana.it

Start

Via Bronzale parking lot (516 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.049198, 11.565335
UTM
32T 698461 5102713

Destination

Via Bronzale parking lot

Turn-by-turn directions

After leaving the car at the parking area of the church, follow the signs to the Bridge of the Ogre, first the trail is almost flat then goes up towards the bridge following a series of turns where there are some boards that explain you the Flora of the undergrowth.

 

This spectacular “Dolomites arc bridge”, is one of the most important natural "bridges" that can be found in the north of Italy, it is the result of the incessant work of the water that has slowly eroded the monolith up to change it in the present conformation. Ogre’s bridge, located at an altitude of 610 mt, stands out clearly from the surrounding ground. Its overall walkable width is 72.5 meters, while its main body, 12m thick and 4meters wide, rises to a height of 37meters above the ground.

Because of its "inhuman" proportions we understand that the author can not be other than the Orc, that is what the legend said about this spectacular and curious rocky conformation. Access to "Ogre’s bridge" is served by an easy path, with a very hard surface, equipped with fence and even fountain.

Getting there

Go along the main road SS47 Valsugana, take the exit signposted “Ospedaletto”, in the village follow the sign to the sports facilities.

Parking

Parking place at the sports facilities of Ospedaletto near Rocchetta’s church.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

The “Trekking in Valsugana” map is available at the cost of €2 in the Valsugana Tourist Board Info offices.


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.7 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
192 m
Descent
192 m
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