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The walnut trail

Comano
Category
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
2:15
Duration in hours
Distance
9.7
Distance in km
Status
open
Suggested period
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“Sentiero della noce”, the walnut trail, runs across the Bleggio area, where for centuries people have been growing walnut trees, the typical product of the valley endorsed by the Slow Food movement. The walnut is the heart of this territory, characterized by a picturesque scenery peppered with historic rural hamlets, and the itinerary reveals tucked-away corners and lanes off the beaten path.

Itinerary: Santa Croce, Bivedo, Larido, Marcè, Cavrasto, Santa Croce.
The route is signposted with corten steel signs.

Further information and useful links

For more information on routes, services (guides, mountain huts, shops etc.) and hiking friendly accommodation: Garda Trentino - +39 0464 554444

 

Route info
Easy
Route number
Distance
9,7 km
Duration
2 h 15 min
Altitude difference (+)
265 m
Altitude difference (-)
265 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
789 m
Lowest point
607 m
Suggestions

The walnut plantation along the path.

Safety guidelines

The telephone number for the emergency services is 112.

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Punto di partenza
Santa Croce
Directions

The walnut trail starts behind Santa Croce’s town hall. Lined with centuries-old walnut trees, it reaches the town of Bivedo, following in some parts the Stations of the Cross. In Bivedo, reach the church and, after crossing the main road leading to Larido, continue walking down for a few hundred metres until you join on the right a country lane leading to a nursery called Confraternita della Noce del Bleggio where saplings are grown and tree grafting is practiced. Continue ahead and, after passing a farm, you will see on the left a lane running downhill through fields dotted with walnut trees. Continue on this lane towards Marcè, cross the main road (strada provinciale) and arrive in Cavrasto. Here, after passing the church square and a group of rural houses, you will come to the main road. Cross the road and descend into a walnut tree plantation. Follow the signs to find the path. Pass a shrine and continue for Maton. Here, follow the trail to the right through the crop fields and continue on the road for Santa Croce. Pass near the church and after crossing the road walk along alongside the Santa Croce monument to return to the starting point of this walk.

 

public transportation

The area around Bleggio is connected by the intercity bus lines 211 (Riva del Garda - Tenno - Fiavè - Ponte Arche) and 210 (Trento - Ponte Arche - Campiglio – Tione) to the other places in Garda Trentino.

Up-to-date information on timetables and routes here and on the website of Trentino Trasporti.

How to get there

From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme continue towards Bleggio until you reach Santa Croce (4 km).

Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.

 

Where to park

Free parking in front of the town hall.

This excursion is quite simple and presents no particular difficulty. However, we still recommend you to wear suitable footwear, a hat, sun screen and sunglasses. And be sure to bring water!

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