The mountains in Trento: Monte Bondone
Monte Bondone, due to its nearness to the city and its easy and fast approach, can be considered the mountain of Trento: starting from there and driving for half an hour you will be surrounded by greenery, in a wonderful alpine atmosphere with breathless panoramic views.
It is situated between the Adige Valley and the Lakes Valley and is mostly composed by Mesozoic limestones.
On the east side (Adige Valley) it has steep slopes and walls, on its western side (Lakes Valley) slopes are more gentle and less uneven.
Monte Bondone is a small group with 4 different and distinct summits : monte Cornetto (2180m), Doss d'Abramo (2140m) ,Cima Verde (2102m), and Cima Palon (2090m.) they are all higher than 2000m, easy to get to and with unforgettable panoramas on Adige Valley, Paganella, Brenta Group, Adamello glaciers and Garda Lake.
These summits, whose traverse is the best hiking route, host also some not easy, almost for climbers, routes like the ferrata Giulio Segata sul Doss d'Abramo.
To this group belong also: la Rosta (1832m), the big basin of Conca delle Viote, the rugged Val Gola, the rocky bulwark of Sardagna, the narrow gorge of Bus de Vela, the basin of Lagolo with its small lake.
Getting ThereTo get the east side :
from Aldeno (about 10 km south of Trento) a road leads to Cimone and Gamiga Terme
To get the west side :
from Garda lake (Riva, Torbole, Arco ecc)
along the SS45/bis till Dro, the along the Val di Cavedine and, once in Lasino, following toward Lagolo.
Red TapeIn addition to the Riserva Naturale Integrale delle tre cime (with its rilevant naturalistic aspects) there is one more area: la Torbiera dell Viote (Viote turbary) created after the fullfilling of a morainic lake, its moisty zone is particularly complex for vegetation.
All around it some very fine small prairies, grasslands of Nardo (Nardus stricta), whose hay is used for hay therapy.
When To Climb
you can go downhill and nordic skiing, snowboarding, sleddog
you can hike, climb on ferratas in a typical alps environment and/or go to give a look to the thousands of alpine plants hosted in the Giardino Botanico Alpino (Alpine botanical garden).
Miscellaneous InfoMonte Bondone info
AZIENDA DI PROMOZIONE TURISTICA DI TRENTO
Via Manci, 2 - 38100 TRENTO
Tel. 0461 983880
Fax 0461 232426
CONSORZIO PRO LOCO TRE CIME MONTE BONDONE
Località Piazza, 18 - 38060 GARNIGA TERME (TN)
Tel. 0461 842586
Fax 0461 843098
CONSORZIO PRO LOCO VALLE DEI LAGHI
Via Roma, 61/1 - 38070 VEZZANO (TN)
Tel. 0461 864400Fax 0461 864535