Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona, Campigna

19 - Lago di Ponte - San Benedetto in Alpe

This very short and restful hike leads to San Benedetto, where there is a Benedectine abbey of the same-name.

  • Trail Conditions: On foot
  • Departure: Lago di Ponte (627m)
  • Arrival: San Benedetto in Alpe (500m)
  • Duration: 3 hour/s
  • Difference in height: Uphill 440m - Downhill 570m
  • Accomodation structures: Camping Acquacheta, Acquacheta

From the southern shores of Lake di Ponte one goes uphill to the little valley of the Fosso dei Campacci, right away on a steep ascent through a beautiful mixed forest, where the beeches (which we haven't seen for a week now) soon reappear. After an eroded and scenic ridge one gets to the Tramazzo hill (971 m), where the hike continues on a forest trail that's almost flat. Soon the descent begins along the ridge of the Susinelli which, after the peak of the same name, decreases rapidly towards the valley of the Fosso Acquacheta, first going through groves and pastures and then across open sandstone slabs. Before reaching the road that leads to Peschiera Pass, one meets the path that runs up on the valley to the houses of Poggio at a crossroads. This is the upper part of the village of San Benedetto in Alpe, with houses huddled around the ancient Benedictine abbey. From there, a nice paved path leads to the village called Il Mulino, at the confluence of the Troncalosso and Acquacheta ravines, which combine into the river Montone.

Further information

19 lap of: Alta Via dei Parchi

Accommodation: Camping Acquacheta, Acquacheta

San Benedetto in Alpe Visitor Center - Portico San Benedetto
San Benedetto in Alpe Visitor Center - Portico San Benedetto
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