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An imposing church and a special panoramic point

Winter hiking · Val di Fiemme
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  • Church of Castello di Fiemme
    / Church of Castello di Fiemme
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Castello di Fiemme
    Photo: G. Panozzo, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Church of Castello di Fiemme
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
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An easy walk that combines majestic views with a bit of history and religion.
easy
Distance 2.3 km
0:45 h
23 m
39 m
Its position on the promontory makes it clearly visible even from afar. Strange that a church was built right up there. In reality, a castle once stood on the hill above the inhabited area: it was built by Mainardo II, Count of Tirolo around 1276 and demolished in 1310. The village of Castello di Fiemme derives its name from that manor. The church of San Giorgio (now dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Lourdes) is actually the small church on the left of the parish church. Both places of worship also stand out in the evening thanks to lighting that enhances their shapes and position.

Author’s recommendation

If you have a little more time, take a walk in the small streets under the promontory to discover the facades of some historic houses.
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Update: December 24, 2020
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
970 m
Lowest point
931 m
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Safety information

Pay attention to the passage of vehicles, the road between Cavalese and Castello di Fiemme, although narrow, is open to traffic.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - info@visitfiemme.it - www.visitfiemme.it  

Start

Cavalese (962 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.286224, 11.453646
DMS
46°17'10.4"N 11°27'13.1"E
UTM
32T 689007 5128775
w3w 

Destination

Castello di Fiemme

Turn-by-turn directions

The destination of the walk is visible from the start, near the soccer field of Cavalese. Walk along the sidewalk in the obvious direction and at the intersection take the road to the left slightly downhill leading to a small bridge. After it the road becomes narrower, climbing gently through the meadows. You continue to walk reaching the first houses of the village of Castello di Fiemme. Upon reaching Los Andes hotel, take Via Fiemme on the left, which leads to Via Roma. From here, take the Via Salita alla Parrocchia on the left which, with a short but intense climb, leads to the 2 places of worship. From this natural balcony the view sweeps over several villages of Val di Fiemme and the surrounding mountains.

Return along the same route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

It is possible to reach Cavalese with the Trentino Trasporti buses and with the ski bus from all the villages in the valley.

Getting there

Head towards the hospital and then towards the Cavalese football field.

Parking

Several parking spaces at the football field.

Coordinates

DD
46.286224, 11.453646
DMS
46°17'10.4"N 11°27'13.1"E
UTM
32T 689007 5128775
w3w 
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Map for walks available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Hiking shoes and warm winter clothes.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.3 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
23 m
Descent
39 m
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