THE MOUNTAIN PASTURES TOUR (PATH: CAI 63)
To spend a few hours at the foot of Monte Baldo, look for the sign of the Italian alpine club (Club Alpino Italiano) with the number 63, a path that climbs northwards towards Pradonego, a very small village where you can breathe air of the past. It is not a very difficult route and it will allow you to enjoy breathtaking views and an uncommon peace. From here, always along the path 63, turn west and cross Val Brutta until you reach Malga Montesel and climb up again until you reach the other CAI path – number 64 – at Malga Colonei in Caprino. Make a stop to enjoy the wonders of nature and admire the thousand flowers of Monte Baldo. And then, keeping to your left, along an ancient mule track, continue until you reach the Malga Colonei di Pesina. At this point the path is all downhill. Take the CAI 662 path, on your left, pass the Grò Baito (hut) and you will arrive to a village called Piore (La Fabbrica). It hasn’t been inhabited for about a century, but it still tells us a bit of history through the remains of the little church and the factory, where many inhabitants of these mountains used to work. From here, take the CAI 53 path and pass Ca Valmenon. In some places you will see the plain of Caprino and Lake Garda. On the south you will see the peninsula of Sirmione, the morainic amphitheatre of Rivoli with Fort Wohlgemuth in the centre as a sentinel. You will bring home an enormous treasure of emotions and memories and you will feel regenerated.