After parking your car immediately after the town of Valcanale (1,051m), take a large mule track (trail marker CAI no. 220) which, on the left of the stream Acquolina, enters the wood. Alternating cemented stretches to cobbled stretches, the cart road steeply climbs among hazelnut trees, firs and larches, while the undergrowth is characterized by ferns and raspberries, as well as by some specimens of the rare Silver Fir (Abies alba).
Recommended equipment and clothing: no particular mountaineering equipment required.
- 4 hours and 30 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes for the uphill trail; one hour and 45 minutes for the downhill trail)
- 6 hours and 30 minutes for the ring-route crossing Mezzano and Branchino Passes