corno della paura vista su vallagarina presso sabbionara di ala fr
corno della paura vista su vallagarina presso sabbionara di ala fr

Hike to the Corno della Paura

This hiking tour leads to the meadows on the Monte Baldo near Polsa: the viewpoint Corno della Paura is located above the Val d’Adige valley near the Peace Path.

The Hotel Bucaneve is situated at 1,190 m a.s.l., halfway between the villages of San Giacomo and San Valentino di Brentonico. This is where our hike starts. We first follow the forest road uphill to the Malga Costapelada, a mountain hut with restaurant at 1,370 m a.s.l. Then we follow the forest path further on until we reach a meadow which turns into a popular ski slope in winter. At the very top there is the mountain station of the Bucaneve lift. Shortly after, we turn left onto the path which leads down to the road that connects the meadows of Postemon with the neighbouring small village of Polsa.

When we reach the asphalt road, which winds its way through the flowering meadows, we follow it southwards. We walk slightly uphill until we reach the crossroads with the Peace Path (Sentiero della Pace). Only a few hundred metres are missing now until we reach the 1,518 m high peak of the Corno della Paura, which is literally translated as “Horn of Fear”.

The military remains are from defensive positions of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy from the 1st World War. Why this place was used is obvious: The view extends from the Pasubio Massif in the Vicentine Alps to the Little Dolomites and from the Lessinian Mountains east of Lake Garda to the Altissimo di Nago, one of the highest peaks of the Monte Baldo ridge (2,074 m a.s.l.). An ideal checkpoint to keep an eye on the passes of the Vallagarina valley along the Adige river from north to south. Finally we walk back along the same route. As a perfect conclusion we treat ourselves to a comfortable rest at the Malga Costapelada mountain hut before we walk back to our starting point.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Brentonico, Hotel Bucaneve
Destination: viewpoint Corno della Paura
Markers: Baita Costapelada, Corno della Paura
Distance: 5.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 2 hours (each direction)
Altitude difference: 360 m
Altitude level: between 1,190 and 1,510 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: June 2019

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