The rediscovery of the rural history of the valley with its “water machines” along Rio dei Molini from Grumes to Grauno
The valley of the brook Rio dei Molino between Grumes and Grauno has a concentration of at least 20 water-powered machines as mills, sawmills and forges, with four rebuilt factories and an exhibition hall dedicated to the water-related crafts. The trail Sentiro degli Antichi Mestieri (Trail of Traditional Crafts) connects these buildings giving the visitors the unforgettable suggestions of a unique environmental and historical landscape. The trail has been developed across the valley Valle dell’Avisio and is divided into two parts: the first part, of historical and ethnographic interest, is located along the brook Rio Molino between Grumes and Grauno, the second part, with a main environmental interest, starts at the new bridge over the creek Avisio between Grumes and Sover and ends in the town of Piscine.
The best way to have a visit of Sentiero dei Vecchi Mestieri (Trail of Traditional Crafts) is in guided tour with a mid-mountain guide who can open these buildings and make some of these old factory work. You can find all events with guided tour on website of Rete di Riserve or on Vivigrumes.
A deserved stop on the way to or back is Green Grill – Info e Sapori (Info and Taste) and the house of Rete di Riserve (Reserves Network) on the main road S.S. 612 to taste or buy local products, receive more information on the area, enjoy a view of the valley from the wonderful panoramic terrace.
A stop that deserves a visit is the biological farm Giove Officinali (www.gioveofficinali.com) reachable with a short detour which deals with the grown of medical plants on ancient terracing fields.
Rest stopsGreen Grill - Info e sapori
Even if this trail is not technically difficult and has no dangerous stretches, we always and in any case suggest to follow the general rules on safety for mountain hikes.
- Prepare your itinerary
- Choose an excursion appropriate for your real ability and training level
- Choose the fitting equipment
- Check the weather forecast
- Hiking alone is risky
- Give details about your itinerary and about the approximate hour of your return
- Do not hesitate to entrust you to an expert
- Pay attention to the indication and signals you will find along your journey
- Do not hesitate to retrace your steps
- In case of accident: ask for help and call the number 112
Tips and hints
Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra-Avisio
Sviluppo Turistico Grumes
To drive here from Trento, you need to follow the main road S.S. 612 north to Grumes. The parking place is near the mixed-use building “Le Fontanelle”.
To drive here from the valley Val di Fiemme, you need to follow the main road S.S. 612 south to Grumes. The parking place is near the mixed-use building “Le Fontanelle”.
ParkingFree parking at the parking place “Le Fontanelle” near the theatre of Grumes.
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