Sentiero delle Marocche di Dro path

Hike in the footsteps of the dinosaurs: This wonderful tour at the beginning of spring crosses a very special biotope and leads to Lake Cavedine (Lago di Cavedine).

We start our hike at the sports grounds along the road from Dro to Drena. Here begins the biotope “Marocche di Dro”: The path meanders through a moon-like landscape of boulders dating back to around 20,000 years ago, when the glaciers receded and mudslides and landslides shaped the landscape. Information panels along the route tell about the geology of the area and the particularities of the flora and fauna, which has adapted perfectly to this rocky and dry zone.

At the beginning we follow the sign with the dinosaur pictogram, which leads us directly to a rock, where the millions of years old tracks of a dinosaur are still visible today. Then we continue north along the asphalted road that leads to the Lago di Cavedine lake. Arrived at the lake we enjoy the picnic we brought with us – unfortunately there are no places to stop for refreshments along the way. Afterwards we follow the “Centrale di Fies” theme trail, dedicated to the old hydropower station, which has been converted into a cultural centre. Not far from here, the path joins the cycle path.

A little further south we return to the “Sentiero delle Marocche” (”sentiero” means path). We walk towards Laghisoli and come back to our starting point at the parking space of the sports facilities. We end our circular walk with many interesting impressions and insights into the unique landscape of the Trentino. We recommend, however, not to do this hike on a hot summer day, but on a mild spring or autumn day: the rocks reflect the sun and heat up in summer.

Author: AT

If you want to do this walking tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Dro, parking space at the sports grounds along the SP84 road to Drena
Route: Marocche – dinosaur tracks (Orme dei Dinosauri) – Lake Cavedine – “Centrale di Fies” theme trail – Laghisoli – Marocche
Markers: “Sentiero biotopo delle Marocche”
Distance: 7.2 km (in total)
Walking time: approx. 3 hours (in total)
Altitude difference: approx. 390 m
Altitude level: between 145 and 225 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: April 2018

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