WALKS AND TRAILS ON THE MOUNTAIN OF TRENTO - Caserme-Parolet-Caserme
- LENGTH: 6,7 km
- DIFFERENCE IN ALTITUDE: 320 m
- TIME: 2,30 hours
- DIFFICULTY: tourism-hiking
- INTEREST: naturalistic-historic
The base is the ample parking area not far from the Viote Austro-Hungarian Barracks (Caserme). You follow, for a short distance, the provincial road and, at the first fork, you turn left and start to climb the military road which, with a few bends, gently crosses the meadows above the Barracks. You enter the forest and the road continues along the southern face of the Palon, until you reach the pass. Following the road, which gradually turns into a path, you walk along the northern face of the Pale, characterised by numerous military structures which are still clearly visible. This section is part of trail SAT 626, which connects the town of Ravina with the Palon peak along the wild Val di Gola. You soon reach the S.A.T. cabin in Ravina and, continuing, you move down to the Parolet Pass. Continuing straight, now on trail SAT 693, you go around the Parolet peak, which can be reached to the north and opens to a truly picturesque panoramic view. You retrace your steps back to the ridge and take trail SAT 692 towards Garniga, which moves downhill in a south-westerly direction for a while. Once you reach the bend in the path, you leave it, continuing straight along the slopes of the Palon, along the firefighting path characterised by fire hydrants. Another short section climbing uphill leads to the first bend in provincial road 25, which connects the town of Garniga to Viote. You now climb the paved road until you reach the first house and then the group of abandoned buildings which form the nucleus of Viote Barracks. Not much further on you find another group of buildings, currently uninhabited, which were home to the Alpine Ecology Centre until a few years ago.
Further information and other trekking proposals can be found on our guide "MONTE BONDONE. WALKS AND TRAILS ON THE MOUNTAIN OF TRENTO", on sale in our tourist information office, located in piazza Dante, 24 - Trento.