An itinerary exploring a rare and fascinating geological phenomenon, the “òmeni de Segonzan”
This route explores one of the Trentino’s most fascinating geological phenomena: the Segonzano earth pyramids, spectacular ‘natural sculptures’ resulting from the action of rain water on ancient glacial deposits. When the porphyry blocks contained in these deposits are brought to the surface by erosion, these may act as ‘roofs’ to the material underneath, protecting them from rainwater and thus generating singular pyramids with ‘hats’ on. If these hats fall off the pyramids quickly fall down. Locally called òmeni’ de Segonzan – the Segonzano ‘men’ – they are thus an ephemeral phenomenon.
The trail is steep and south-west oriented. Therefore, we strongly suggest to avoid the central and the warmest daytime hours.
Once reached the hamlet Stedro its narrow streets deserve a visit before going back.
In the summer using the footpath requires buying a ticket costing a few euros.
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
To drive here from Trento, you need to follow the main road S.P. 71 north. After passing the crossroads to Faver-Cembra park in the forecourt of the kiosk Chiosco alle Piramidi on your right.
To drive here from the valley Val di Fiemme, you need to follow the main road S.P. 71 south. After passing the hamlet Scancio turn left and park in the forecourt of the kiosk Chiosco alle Piramidi.
Free parking at the parking place of the kiosk “Chiosco alle Piramidi”, before arriving to the hamlet Scancio arriving from Trento or just after the hamlet Scancio arriving from Cavalese.
Book recommendations for this region:
- Trekking shoes or mountain boots
- Trekking poles