sentiero tre cime del bondone prati con botton d oro dietro monte paion
sentiero tre cime del bondone prati con botton d oro dietro monte paion

Mountain tour to the peaks of Mt Bondone

The Monte Bondone is well-known as the local mountain of Trento - in early summer the small nature reserve changes into a colourful carpet of Alpine flowers.

It is only a distance of 8 km from the meadows of the “Viote” to the three peaks of the Bondone. But the paths are not in best condition and the gorgeous views make us stop quite often. So the hike takes more than 4 hours.

Our starting point is the “Rifugio Viote” (mountain hut) at an altitude level of 1,600 m a.s.l. Past the observatory “Terrazza delle Stelle” we pass the marshland. Especially now in June the blooming meadows are awesome! Near the mountain hut “Kuhalm” we turn off left. The marker “Sentiero naturalistico” is placed directly in the middle of the meadow, a path cannot be perceived but divined. A few minutes later we reach the edge of the forest and the path gets quite steep. Our target is the “Cima Verde” (2,100 m a.s.l.), the first of the three summits. Step by step we walk uphill and pass the timberline. The highest point is a meadow which names the green peak. Watch out: suddenly there is a vertical cliff in front of us! The visibility is not so good today but the blooming surrounding compensates for it.

The next part of the hike is the most exiting one, because we have to do a real ridge walk. On our left and right the cliffs plunge and in front of us our second summit, the “Dos d’Abramo” appears. We leave it on our left (”Sella Dos d’Abramo”) and enjoy the short shady section. The path leads on to the third summit, the “Cornetto”. Below of it, on the right, the most impressive part of the tour starts: the meadows of the Ginever. From now on we walk downhill back to the Viote Mountain Hut. The sun and the steep stony paths made us sweat but the wild beauty of this area makes sure, that we will keep this beautiful hike in good memory for a long time.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Viote Mountain Hut (cross-country centre), big parking space and connection to the public bus from Trento available
Signposts: SAT 607, Sentiero naturalistico Tre Cime del Bondone, 636, 607
Distance: approx. 8.5 km
Walking time: approx. 4 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 800 m
Altitude level: between 1,590 and 2,120 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: June 2012

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