- 02:15 hrs
- 6.6 km
- A little
- Min. elevation
- 1616 m
- Max. elevation
- 2066 m
- Elevation gain
- 400 m
- Elevation loss
- 400 m
- Car park
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The thematic trail of the Signpost No. 396 “Trodo dei Fiori” is a fascinating itinerary, about 6.5 km long with an elevation gain of 400 m, that connects the old military mule tracks between the summits of Col del Bòia and Pizzo degli Uccelli, creating an enchanting botanical-themed trail. Created in 1980 by Rino Ballerin, a physician from Castello Tesino, the trail offers a pleasant experience through flowering meadows and woods, where it is possible to admire as many as 300 different species of plants; this variety is due to the trail’s proximity to the Valsugana Tectonic Line, a geological formation that passes at the height of the nearby gap of Forcella Cavallara and separates the more ancient granite formations of Cima d’Asta (N) from the more recent carbonate formations (S).
Along the entire itinerary, there are numerous information boards illustrating the distinctive characteristics of the environments crossed and the many floral species that can be observed, depending on altitude and orientation.
This walk, suitable for anyone with a minimum of hiking experience (presence of a very short, slightly exposed, yet equipped section), is usually carried out from spring to late autumn, with the best time – in order to be able to admire the maximum flowering from which the path (“tródo”) takes its name – between June and July.
The hike begins at Brocón Pass (1,616 m asl), walking uphill along the military mule track of the Signpost No. 396 “Trodo dei Fiori” towards Col del Bòia; after a few turns, crossing an extensive pasture, the mule track approaches Col delle Bène, the wide saddle that connects the summit of Pizzo degli Uccelli to the one of Col del Bòia; after a little more than 1.5 km, a few meters before reaching the ridge, the itinerary thus arrives at the junction with the variant of the main trail (Signpost No. 796A “Trodo dei Fiori Basso”, 1,887 m asl), which the route takes to the left, following the well-marked track of the mule track that continues almost on the contour to the W, crossing the steep southern slopes of Col della Bòia.
The route continues along the road, which – just before 2,000 m asl – faces three hairpin bends that lead directly to the saddle located to the E of Col del Bòia, where it reconnects with the Signpost No. 396. From the saddle (2,042 m asl), it is possible to make a small detour and climb to the top of Col del Bòia (2,066 m asl), where – in addition to being able to observe caves and military emplacements from the Great War – one can enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains, including the Rava Group, the Dolomites of Feltre, Mount Agaro and the mountains of Valsugana, as well as the Lagorai Mountain Range.
The return to Brocón Pass follows the trail of the Signpost No. 396, on the thin aerial ridge of Col del Bòia, furrowed by Great War trenches, with wide-open views of the surrounding peaks. In the proximity of Col delle Bène, the trail leads back to the junction with the variant taken earlier, from which it follows backwards the path already taken leading directly back to Brocón Pass.
- From Brocón Pass (1,616 m asl), follow the military mule track of the Signpost No. 396 “Trodo dei Fiori” towards Col del Bòia, up to the junction with the Signpost No. 796A “Trodo dei Fiori Basso” [0h 45],
- From the crossroads (1,887 m asl), take to the left the Signpost No. 796A “Trodo dei Fiori Basso” until getting on the saddle on the E of Col del Bòia [1h 20],
- [VARIANT] From the saddle (2,042 m asl), climb to the summit of Col del Bòia (2,066 m asl) [1h 35],
- From the saddle (2,042 m asl), follow the path of the Signpost No. 396, on the ridge, heading back to Brocón Pass [2h 15]. ✓
- SAT (2012). …per sentieri e luoghi SUI MONTI DEL TRENTINO. Euroedit Srl. Trento.