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Over the Cima Valdritta

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  • On your path to the peak, the lake will repeatedly be visible. From the western edge of the Monte Baldo you can see onto the Lake
    On your path to the peak, the lake will repeatedly be visible. From the western edge of the Monte Baldo you can see onto the Lake
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easy
Distance 13.8 km
5:22 h
581 m
1,755 m
The classic tour over the Monte Baldo
It is more than just a summit, the Monte Baldo, a giant mountain, nearly 30 km long and over 2,200 m high. From the western end of the Lake Garda it appears as a closed front, only some cirque pans and trenches can be seen, not more than furrows in its potent flank. It rises directly from the shores onto alpine heights. This makes the “hortus italiae” so unique, a biotope with European importance. On the slopes on the sides of the lake you can find all sorts of vegetation, from the beautiful park-flora near the shores, via the evergreen holly oaks to the alpine meadows and detritus. Olive trees grow along the path and while climbing you will find sweet chestnuts, downy oaks and hop hornbeams. A little below you will find the dictamnus (dictamnus albus). On the dry underground you will find many blooming orchids during the springtime. The beech dominates the forest, also spruces and firs can be found. Above those trees you will finds a belt of mugo pines. And the meadows! Because of them, the Monte Baldo has a reputation a “Botanic Garden”, attracting flower lovers from all over the world. The panorama is also famous, a unique view of the inner Alps, thousand summits, from the Monte Viso to the Dolomites.

The summit-hike starts downhill: at the mountain station of the big ropeway of the Monte Baldo you descend into the wide depression of the Bocca Tratto Spino (Tredes Pin, 1,720 m). Then you either go slightly left, following a gravelled path, or you continue straight along a swathe and on the rocky path to the lift-station (1,836 m). Not very pleasant for the eye to start with. Behind the modern and functional building you will enter the conservation area “Lastoni Salva Pezzi” on the western flank of the mountain. The path follows the crest, passes a ground of stone-men, initially over meadows and the between the mountain pines. Again you can enjoy the deep views through the rocky high cirques, made by the ice of the glaciers and onto the Lake Garda. On the Cima delle Pozzette (2,132 m) you can enjoy your first 360°-view. Not to miss: the wind gap on the crest in the back – approximately hundred “lost” metres in height. With exciting views into the depth and the wild valley Val

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