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Hiking in the Fossil Park of Roncà

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  • / Cascata, dettaglio
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  • / Scorci nei pressi di Roncà
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  • / Museo Paleontolico di Roncà
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Roncà is a territory rich in fossils and ancient history, a naturalistic circular route to explore its originsand its treasures surrounded by waterfalls, rocks and green woods.

moderate
Distance 5.6 km
1:50 h
203 m
203 m
228 m
77 m

The trail follows the Nera Valley and runs through the Fossil Park, which is a charming area of fossilsoutcrops covering a large part of the municipal territory of Roncà.

The route reaches the main paleontological localities of the area and runs through the cultivation of olivetrees, vineyards ( besides the Soave, the Durella grape is here cultivated to produce the Lessini DurelloDOC wine) and cherry trees.

The itinerary is particularly pleasant as it is immersed in nature and is brightened up by several smallwaterfalls and water jumps, whose base is made up of basalt columnar that is a black coloured rock.

This area, from a geographical, faunal and floristic point of view, is an eastern extension of the Lessinia Regional Natural Park.

The route is particularly recommended in spring and summer, especially during the " Vini volcani and Festa del Durello e Soave di Roncà" in the third week of May and the "Festa della Sopressa, Durello ePan Biscotto" at the end of August.

Author’s recommendation

Worth a visit is the Paleontological Museum of Roncà where you can see countless examples of fossilshells and shellfish deposits. It is indeed a destination for researchers from all over the world.

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Update: November 05, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
228 m
Lowest point
77 m
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Safety information

Remember to assess carefully the type of path you are going to take, the places you are going to visit and the current season. Did it rain? Caution! The paths will be much more slippery and therefore you will need to be very careful.

Be sure to tell someone where you are going and how long your hike is supposed to last.

112 is the telephone number for emergencies.

Local authorities and associations in the areas concerned do not assume any legal responsibility for any damage, or accidents, to people and things that may occur along the signposted routes.

RESPECT THE TERRITORY:

  • Do not throw on the ground paper towels, cans, glass or plastic bottles, candy wrappers and much less cigarette butts or packs.
  • Take your waste with you or wait until you find a litter bin.
  • Respect the flora, fauna and crops, do not pick fruit or wild plants; they may have received phytosanitary treatments.
  • Report any disorder or abnormal behaviour in the town hall.

Tips and hints

PRO LOCO RONCÀ

prolocoronca@libero.it  

    

MUSEO PALEONTOLOGICO DI RONCA'

www.museopaleontologicodironca.it  

 

CONSORZIO PRO LOCO VERONA EST 

www.consorzioveronaest.it   

 

ASS. STRADA DEL VINO SOAVE

Tel. 045 7681407

associazione@stradadelvinosoave.com     

www.stradadelvinosoave.com     

Start

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1 - Roncà (VR) (77 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.479454, 11.289630
DMS
45°28'46.0"N 11°17'22.7"E
UTM
32T 678945 5038763
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Destination

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1 - Roncà (VR)

Turn-by-turn directions

It is always recommended to download the gps track to avoid unpleasant situations and live a great experience.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

If you are travelling by motorway, the closest exit to the centre of Roncà is:

The Montebello exit on the A4 Serenissima, Turin-Trieste motorway, 7,50 km from the centre

The Soave - S. Bonifacio exit on the A4 Serenissima, Turin - Trieste motorway, 8,73 Km from the centre

The Thiene-Schio exit on the A31 Val d'Astico, Badia Polesine - Piovene Rocchette motorway, 26,44 Km from the centre

The Vicenza Nord exit on the A31 Val d'Astico, Badia Polesine - Piovene Rocchette, 26,58 Km from the centre

Parking

Piazza G. Marconi - Roncà (VR)

Coordinates

DD
45.479454, 11.289630
DMS
45°28'46.0"N 11°17'22.7"E
UTM
32T 678945 5038763
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking requires suitable clothing and equipment. Even on relatively short and easy walks, it is preferable to be well equipped to avoid unpleasant surprises and to face unexpected events such as a sudden thunderstorm or a power outage: unexpected events are part of the fun as well!

 What to bring while hiking:

- suitable carved-soled sports shoes, preferably boots to avoid ankle problems

- good water supply according to your needs (from 1 to 2 litres depending on temperature, possibility of refuelling, duration of the trail)

- snacks (such as dried fruit or bars)

- wind and rainproof jacket

- spare t-shirt and socks

- sunscreen lotion

- sunglasses

- gloves and hat during winter months

- GPX track to be uploaded on the mobile phone and used through specifically designed Apps (we strongly recommend View Ranger)

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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moderate
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
1:50 h
Ascent
203 m
Descent
203 m
Highest point
228 m
Lowest point
77 m
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