Comfortable walk along the Avisio river to discover the ancient covered larch wood bridge.
Distance 3.9 km
The protagonist of this easy itinerary is the imposing wooden bridge, unique in Trentino, an essential link to access the Cavelonte Valley. Cross the Avisio to the point where it is narrowest but also full of large stones. Walking along the banks of the river in the direction of Ziano, it is possible to see the waters that guard, among other minor species, the marble trout.
Kissed by the sun, this walk is ideal at any time of the day thanks to the favorable exposure of the entire route.
An information panel near the bridge tells the story of this construction which, in its current aspect, dates back to 1896.
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Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
From Piazza Chiesa take Via Cavelonte down towards Ponte Coperto, the only such covered bridge in all of Trentino. Before the bridge, take a left onto a wide unsurfaced track to the MTB circuits and the football field, and continue along the bank of the Torrente Avisio to the village of Ziano. Turn left and go through the village to the church, crossing the SS48. A new footpath follows the line of the road and continues left, leading to the Pontologia trail, which is lit in the evening, and from there back to Panchià.
all notes on protected areas
It is possible to reach Panchià with the Trentino Trasporti buses from the major towns of Val di Fiemme.
Panchià is located on the state road SS 48 of the Dolomites.
32T 695760 5128997
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14
Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618
Map for walks available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.