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Tour to the lake Lago Pian Palù and the charcoal kilns of the valley Val di Peio

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Round tour along the lake Lago Pian Palù and its emerald-coloured surface discovering the five-hundred-year-old larch trees and the historical charcoal-kilns.
moderate
Distance 9.7 km
3:30 h
485 m
486 m
2,109 m
1,685 m
A round tour with some fascinating landscape views, which goes along the lake Lago Pian Palù, a man-made reservoir built in the 1950s for hydroelectric purposes, with its emerald-coloured surface to take us to the five-hundred-year-old larch trees below the mountain farm Malga Paludèi and to the charcoal-kilns between the mountain farms Malga Paludèi and Malga Giumella. This is one of four “Sentieri Dendrocronologici del Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio” (dendrochronological paths of the Park Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio) in the valleys Val di Rabbi and Val di Peio. Dendrochronology deals with the dating of annual tree rings in order to determine their ages. During the 15th and 16th centuries some vast woodland areas in the valley Val di Peio were cut to provide the smelting furnaces of the local iron industry with the necessary charcoal. The dendrochronological analysis of charcoal pieces excavated from Pian Palù kilns confirms a second woodland cut to produce charcoal during the years 1858/59.
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Update: May 10, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,109 m
Lowest point
1,685 m
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Safety information

All information on this sheet are subject to changes, therefore they cannot have an absolute value. Inaccuracy and vagueness cannot be totally avoided, as both the environment and the weather can change very quickly. As a consequence, we decline any liability for any changes suffered by the users. We strongly suggest checking the state of the places and environment and weather conditions before every hike.

Please find below 10 suggestions for your hikes:

 

  • Prepare your itinerary
  • Choose an itinerary suitable for your training level
  • Choose a suitable outfit and equipment
  • Check the snow and weather forecasts
  • Hiking alone is more dangerous
  • Leave somebody all information on your itinerary and you departing and arrival time
  • Don’t hesitate to contact an expert
  • Pay attention to the indications and the road signs on the itinerary
  • Don’t hesitate to come back if you feel like to
  • In case any accident call the emergency number 112.

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Start

Fontanino di Celentino (place) (1,688 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.339547, 10.618093
DMS
46°20'22.4"N 10°37'05.1"E
UTM
32T 624523 5133046
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Destination

Fontanino di Celentino (place)

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of this itinerary is the place Fontanino di Celentino (1.680 m), in the valley Val del Monte, where you will find a parking of Park. From there take trail CAI-SAT n.110 which mainly goes along the lake Lago di Pian Palù. Below the lake you will find the mountain farm Malga Pian Palù, then continue towards the mountain farm Malga Paludèi, the highest panoramic view of this round itinerary. Go down on the orographic left on the mule track CAI-SAT n.124 and after a while you will find a detour to visit the charcoal-kilns. After the visit take again track n.124 to the mountain farm Malga Giumella and then back to the parking Fontanino where the itinerary ends.

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Public transport

The starting point is not reachable by public transportation.

For more information:

Trentino Trasporti S.p.A.

www.trentinotrasporti.it

Getting there

From the hamlet Peio Fonti you can reach by car the place Fontanino di Celentino.

Parking

Parking of the Park at Fontanino di Celentino.

Coordinates

DD
46.339547, 10.618093
DMS
46°20'22.4"N 10°37'05.1"E
UTM
32T 624523 5133046
w3w 
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Equipment

Hiking clothing and equipment are strongly suggested, in particular: 
  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking poles 
  • Rainproof jacket

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.7 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
485 m
Descent
486 m
Highest point
2,109 m
Lowest point
1,685 m
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