Another fun variation of the Val di Peio tour returning to Cogolo via the botanic route.
A short fun-filled route within a beautiful natural environment, within the Val di Peio, where, if you ar lucky you will be able to see many of the wild animals which live here, respecting of course, their habitat at all times.
- signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Medium
- straighten distance 20.30 Km
- schedule duration 3:30 h
- arrow_drop_up elevation 975 m
- arrow_drop_down descent 974 m
- skip_next highest point 1891 m
- skip_next lowest point 1154 m
Best time of year:
Great attention should be paid to pedestrians using the road.
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.
The cycle path in Cogolo
The cycle path in Cogolo
From the village of Cogolo (the carpark next to the church) you move on to the village of Celledizzo (a chance to see the chapel of S. Antonio with its natural murals by Giovanni and Battista Baschenis dating back to 1473 and the Museo Etnografico del legno presently housed in the recently restored saw-mill) from here go through the centre of the village, follow a dirt road through pastureland in the direction of Malga Borche (a sharp eye will be able to note the trail of the antique iron mines which were in action between the 14th and 18th centuries). After a steady ride over afew kilometres, the road enters the woods up to a junction where there is a sign on the left for Coronaccia-Malga Pontevecchio. The road running through the woods, dense with pine trees and red spruce trees, passes several streams running down from the surrounding mountains, until becoming a path before descending to Malga Pontevecchio (1.762 m). From this position it is often possible to see eagles hunting the young of the chamois grazing peacefully on the sides of the mountains. From here there is a downhill ride until meeting the tarmacked road used by the hydro-electric station in the locality known as Malga Mare (2.031 m). Continue downhil along the tarmacked road for about 1 kilometre until arriving at a right hand turn. From here a slightly uphill ride passing the Visitor Centre of the Stelvio Natural Park (Malga Tarè) which merits a visit. Once arrived in the village go downhill towards Peio Fonti where there is a dirt road leading to the 'Area Faunistica'. This area came about as a shelter for injured animals found within the confines of the Park and offfers visitors the chance to observe the deer from close up. From here continue downhill on the narrow botanic road which will bring you directly to Cogolo. Always watch out for pedestrians who often use the botanic road.
We recommend always carrying a repair kit: inner tube, pump, mastic, patches and an emergency repair kit.
[There is no appointed guide for this route.]