Excursions - Family friendly

Looking for an easy stroll, not too demanding even for young children and not-so-young grandparents, but still able to offer majestic views and experiences? That's the page for you then! Click on the  picture you most like, and read how to reach it in the description. Do you also want a printed copy to carry with you? follow the link at the end of every article and download the document.
 
Have a nice walk!
 
Still wanting for more? You can find more options downloading the .pdf from this site (in Italian).


Country walks

Looking for a different way of discovering the local traditions, maybe while seeing the unique landscapes of our area? The following routes are for you: easy walks that will lead you through fields and meadows, along the ancient paths used by farmers and sheperds.



  • From Ponte to Villa
    Difficulty:**
     
    Easy yet satisifing walk over panoramic views of the Valley.
     
     
  • Via Valeriana – part I
    Country trip
    Difficulty: **
    Travel time: 1h 30’
    Start: Villa Dalegno, 1345 m above sea level
    Arrival: Lecanù, Temù, 1263 m above sea level
    Difference in height: 82 metres

    Travel through a road filled with country tradtions, while seeing Temu from above.

    Here you can find the full text of this excursion.

  • Via Valeriana – Part II
    The Church of St. Alessandro, and the two Carls
    Difficulty: **
     
    A stroll through the Woods along the ancient Valley road, that will lead you to the discovery of the Church of St. Alexander and  its legends.
     
     




High mountain, low stress

Do you want to reach the top of the valley bringing with you also those not so thrilled by the idea of walking? Or you'd love to see the eternal ice of an alpine glacier together with all of your family, but are worried that the fatigue would be too much for some of them? Why not just to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride on a gondola? Here are some possible destinations to reach the top of the mountain without having to drag anyone.


  • Presena glacier

    Difficulty:*
    Travel time: 1h
    Start: Piazzale Cida, 1254 m above sea level
    Arrival: Ghiacciaio Presena, 3000 m above sea level
    Difference in height:1746 meters
    Note: gondola payment required

    Take the gondola lift for Tonale Pass, directly from the skilift ticket office of Ponte di Legno: to enjoy fully the day, start during the morning; as there is a great difference in height and temperature, remember to prepare accordingly (i.e, wear several different layers of clothes - "dress like an onion", to use the local vernacular); during sunny day it's good advice to also carry with you sunscreen to avoid fastidious sunburn that you might notice too late, due to the freshness of the glacier's air.

    Once reached the Tonale Pass, you may choose -before proceding to the second gondola - to spend some time here, visiting perhaps the memorial built on the boundary between the provinces of Brescia and Trento, dedicated to all those who have fallen during WWI; or simply having a good coffee in one of the Tonale's bar. the altitude will make it even better, trust us!
    After your break, it's now time for the final leg of your journey, traveling by gondola until reaching the eternal ice of the Presena Glacier. Once arrived, savour the coolness of the air and of the view: not only of the snow sorrounding you, but also of the entire valley stretching under you.

  • Valbione

    Difficulty:*
    Travel time: 20'
    Start: Piazzale Cida (1254 m above sea level)
    Arrival: Conca di Valbione (1500 m above sea level)
    Difference in height: 246 meters
    Note: chair lift with toll

    After having parked in Piazzale Cida, if by car, or a short stroll through Ponte if on foot - take the chair lift leading to Valbione. After a short travel over firwoods and meadows, you'll have arrived in an ecellent position over the town of Ponte di Legno; near to a golf club, a lake with the possibility of game fishing in it and surrounded by Woods full with trekking paths, there's no lack of possible activities there!

    Once stocked up with relax, the town it's just another chair lift away or -should you wish to extend your time in the nature- just follow the descending road among the trees until reaching Piazzale Cida.

  • Presena glacier

    Difficulty:*
    Travel time: 1h
    Start: Piazzale Cida (1254 m.s.l.m.)
    Arrival: Ghiacciaio Presena (3000 m.s.l.m.)
    Difference in height:1746 metri
    Note: payment required

    Take the gondola lift for Tonale Pass, directly from the skilift ticket office of Ponte di Legno: to enjoy fully the day, start during the morning; as there is a great difference in height and temperature, remember to prepare accordingly (i.e, wear several different layers of clothes - "dress like an onion", to use the local vernacular); during sunny day it's good advice to also carry with you sunscreen to avoid fastidious sunburn that you might notice too late, due to the freshness of the glacier's air.

    Once reached the Tonale Pass, you may choose -before proceding to the second gondola - to spend some time here, visiting perhaps the memorial built on the boundary between the provinces of Brescia and Trento, dedicated to all those who have fallen during WWI; or simply having a good coffee in one of the Tonale's bar. the altitude will make it even better, trust us!
    After your break, it's now time for the final leg of your journey, traveling by gondola until reaching the eternal ice of the Presena Glacier. Once arrived, savour the coolness of the air and of the view: not only of the snow sorrounding you, but also of the entire valley stretching under you.