|Lat/Lon:||46.02398°N / 10.78891°E|
|Season:||Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter|
|Elevation:||6263 ft / 1909 m|
Cima Sera 1909 m is a fine mountain belonging to the Alpi di Ledro and located between the Busa di Tione and the Piana di Bleggio. The mountain enjoys a privileged panoramic position thanks to which it is possible to take a view on an exceptional number of mountains of the Trentino region. From the summit all the mountains of the South-Western Trentino are practically visible from near, from the Adamello and Presanella glaciers to the southern Brenta Dolomites, to the Ledro Prealps, to the Prealpi Venete e Trentine.
Farther to the East the view sweeps over the Piccole Dolomiti, the Western Valsugana mountains and the Lagorai. To the NE the Western Dolomites with the Marmolada and the Catinaccio Group are clearly visible. This itinerary also has a great naturalistic interest, particularly spectacular are the beechs of Malga Stabio.
The starting point of the ascent is the Passo Duròn, Bleggio Superiore at an altitude of 985 m. It can be reached starting from Tione di Trento.
From the Tione di Trento roundabout, turn in the direction of Trento and immediately after the bridge over the Arnò stream, leave the state road to turn right onto the road 222 to Passo Duròn. After passing the villages of Bolbeno and Zuclo, the road rises towards the pass, which is reached after 5 km. Beyond the pass on the right there is a bar-restaurant and a parking lot.
Cima Sera Normal route from Passo Duròn
Summit quote: 1909 m
Difficulty: F in winter condition, otherwise E
Difference in level: 923 m
Exposition: North, then South
Passo Duròn 985 m
The route starts from a parking lot near the restaurant-shelter just before Passo Duròn where you leave the car. Take the road that passes in front of the restaurant and after a few dozen meters at a crossroads leave the forest road on the right and turn to left into the path SAT 463 to Malga Stabio. The wide mule track rises constantly in the beech-wood, sometimes steeply. At the second junction take the right direction. The itinerary continues to rise in the dense forest and higher up links up with the forest road that was left at the first junction. After a narrow bend to the right the route enters a wooden arch with the signpost Malga Stabio and soon after gets a new junction, where to keep the left, reaching the vast plateau of Malga Stabio, a wonderful place with a broad panorama of the Adamello groups and Presanella.
Our destination, Cima Sèra, finally appears from the clearing to the left (East). It is worthwhile to stop at the beautiful alpine alm with a wooden portal country style and a room always open with a solid wood table, a stove and some beds. Between Malga Stabia and a smaller building on the right are some in the middle of some majestic beeches in the middle.
Near Malga Stabio ignore the path SAT 463, which head to right towards Monte Gavardina. Instead start to cross the broad clearing in a South-East direction, at first along a slope in the open, then briefly inside the forest. reaching the terrace of the Bocchetta Piazzola 1520 m, located between Cima Sèra to the left and Monte Friscec to the right. The views to the the wild Val Marcia and the Alpi di Ledro with the tops of Dòss della Torta, Gavardina and Cogorna are impressive. From the Bocchetta Piazzola the itinerary turns sharply to the left (North), re-entering onto the beech forest that that is followed for about half a hour along steep slopes.
At the end of the beech-wood the itinerary exits on an aerial and steep ridge. Climb it to get the small summit without any signal on the right. A little further on, on a Northern fore-summit, there is a big wooden cross with the book of climbs. The panorama is absolutely exciting and amazing.
Descent: reversing the same route
From April-May to October-November the normal hiking gear is enough. During the winter bring warm clothing. Moreover in the winter period snowshoes, ski or crampons are required, depending on the conditions of the snow-cover.
No fees no permits required.
The itinerary crosses a beautiful beech forest with its dense foliage, almost impenetrable to the light, where therefore only a few species that bear the shade can live, such as the Helleborus niger or Christmas Rose, the Fior di Stecco and some orchids.
At the sides of the path the forest is scattered with erratic boulders that instead of being of limestone rock as Cima Sera are formed of a granite-like rock, the "tonalite", a rock similar to the granite, found only in the Adamello-Presanella massif and transported so far from the movements of the very ancient glaciers.
All year round. Winter ascents require specific equipment.
Several possibilities of accomodation in Tione, Comano and surroundings.
"Zaino in spalla con le racchette da neve" - Fausto Camerini, Ed. Franciacorta