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Easy running route at San Zeno di Montagna

Jogging in the mountains among the chestnut groves

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Davide Fambri

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Amazing flat little street situated inside a chestnut grove, perfect for jogging or just for a walk or riding your bike with your family.

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Details

  • Technical characteristics

    • Starting point
      San Zeno
    • Endpoint
      San Zeno
    • Route
      Chiesa di San Zeno – Ponte del Diavolo – Tenuta Cervi – Cà del China – Tenuta Cervi – Ponte del Diavolo – Chiesa di San Zeno
    • Starting height
      680m
    • Highest point
      692m
    • Altitude – ascent/descent
      316m/321m
    • Distance
      15 km
    • Duration
      1.5 hrs
  • Difficulty

    • Difficulty
      easy
    • Technical difficulty (1 to 5)
      1
    • Physical training (1 to 5)
      2
  • Scenic appeal

    • Experience (1 to 5)
      3
    • Landscape (1 to 5)
      3
  • Type of route

    • Round tour
    • Suitable for families and children
  • Best time of year

    • All year over

Partner

Hotel Maximilian 360gardalife
Hotel Villa Edera 360gardalife en
Baita dei forti 360gardalife

Points of interest along this running trail

This route passes through Contrada La Cà which today is the Tenuta Cervi’s entry, a property offered by Count Bonoris to Don Provolo Institute of Verona. You can find a little church consecrated to Saint Peter and a few houses where people working in Tenuta Cervi once lived.
Contrada La Cà is located immediately after Ponte del Diavolo (the Devil’s bridge): according to oral tradition, there was a lair of forgers close to the bridge.

Tour description

Follow the main street northward from the parking lot next to the church in San Zeno to Contrada Laguna. After a while, when the road goes down and the descent starts, turn right in a flat street following road signs to Ponte del Diavolo.

Follow the road and, after the small bridge go up on the road rising to Tenuta Cervi. Keep going on a compact and even dirt road. Don’t leave the main path with its light ups and downs until you reach Cà del China where you will meet and cross the path to Prada.

Go straight on and, once you reach the gate, go back following the same itinerary.

Variant

The route is 15 km long starting from the church but if you think it is too long, you can reduce it: start your tour from Contrada Laguna, to have a 9 km long tour.

You can take the path going up on the right in Cà del China to reach Prada or, turn on the left in the path going down on the road leading you up from Castelletto di Brenzone to San Zeno.
Be careful, as the road surface and the difficulty change considerably. You will have to run on steep mule tracks and bumpy roads.

Our suggestions

  • This route is particularly fascinating in autumn because of its beautiful colours.
  • Do not enter with your car in the Tenuta Cervi and Ponte del Diavolo as it is a controlled traffic zone.
  • Be careful: in some part of this area picking up chestnuts is forbidden.

Partner

Baita dei forti 360gardalife
Hotel Ideal malcesine 360gardalife
Xtreme bike malcesine 360gardalife

The tour during the winter

This route is accessible all year long.

How to reach the starting point of the trail

San Zeno next to the church.

Parking

At the church.

Public transport

ATV public transport

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