San Martino hermitage tour
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San Martino hermitagePhoto: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
Panoramic route of intermediate difficulty that binds outdoor activities and culture. Enchanting viev on Val Rendena.
You can get to the hermitage of San Martino from two different starting points.
The first option begins along Via San Martino: at the first switchback, take trail SAT 228, which you will see to your left.
The second option is to start from Prisa along a steeper section of trail. The two routes come together at a certain point, and the final portion features a section equipped with a steel cable.
The hermitage is situated at 1226 meters a.s.l. and is famous for a popular legend, according to which the hermitage was inhabited by one of the last hermits. According to the popular imagination, this hermit lived on the bread that a tame bear was used to bring to him and his death was announced by the blooming in January of the local flowers called "maggiociondolo".
It is a very fascinating route, in particular during spring and autumn, when the wood has bright colors.
It is not a difficult route, apart from two exposed stretches even if well protected by iron ropes, and it is suitable for children from 8/10 years old too.
Watch out for the last stretch of the path, steep and often a bit wet, protected by a useful iron rope.
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
For further information about the path and the route conditions, contact the Pinzolo mountain guides: ph. +39 0465 502111 - www.mountainfriends.it.
Start from “2 Maggio” square, go up the stairs till the church and go along the road leading to Val Genova for about a hundred of meters. Catch the road on the right that brings to “Campolo” area; at the first bend you find a fork from where the path n° 228 starts. Go into the wood along a steep path, reach “Gola del Re” and go on till a difficult stretch, where there is a metal rope to facilitate the walk. Go on uphill, through fir, larch and beech trees, till the small “San Martino” Hermitage.
Come back following the same itinerary
Public transportThe Trentino Trasporti buses connect Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo to Carisolo.
- Look at the timetable and the fees of the summer transports (valid from June to September) or take the ticket at the info offices in Pinzolo (San Giacomo square) or in Madonna di Campiglio (Via Pradalago, 4).
- Look at the timetable of the Trentino Trasporti buses too - www.ttesercizio.it.
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