The “Castelloni di San Marco” hike offers unique views and is for sure one of the most breathtaking and peculiar hikes in the whole plateau.
This trail crosses at the summit of the mountain a labyrinth of stone, finely chiseled by glaciers and atmospheric agent.
It is an enormous natural castle that dominates the whole Valsugana: merlons, towers, halls, canyons created by the water on the friable limestone. It is part of the karstic apparatus “Fossetta abyss” (tens of kilometers of caves), leading the water inside the Bigonda cave in Valsugana.
It is advised to walk the whole path to enjoy the labyrinth and its magic in its entirety. It is like a rollercoaster between cracks, rifts, caves, rocks and huge halls.
Do not go inside the caves, it could be very dangerous!
Be careful inside the labyrinth, the way can be very slippery. Keep children by the hand, or do not lose sight of them.
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.
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Go along the main road SS47 Valsugana, take the exit signposted “Primolano - Enego”, after the village of Enego on the crossing follow the sign to Val Maron until the hotel Marcesina, after 2 km you reach the refuge Barricata.
Parking place at refuge Barricata