Valle del Chiese (Stage town Roncone)
The Valle del Chiese is an exhilarating location with a variety of landscapes. Its two extremes, ranging from 200 metres to 3,400 metres above sea level, pass through cultivated fields and a rural atmosphere to reach the eternal ice and alpine peaks. This is a world made of forests, waterfalls, cabins and Alpine meadows but also human settlements that still respect the environment, which in Valle del Chiese is truly paramount. This area is the Gateway to the Trentino for those coming from the southwest and, with its forests, historic villages, and mountains, is a land that is able to convey great authenticity through its people, traditional products, lush nature and the emotions it can inspire.
With this combination, the Trentino valley, which is crossed by the Chiese River, offers a wide range of opportunities to everyone who loves the mountains whether they are the snow-covered peaks of the Adamello Glacier, the theatre of the White War in Trentino, or its Alpine Lakes, including Lake Idro. The Daone Valley especially demonstrates this combination of nature and discovery with its lush flora and fauna. It is decorated by the forests and the cornfields that are used to create the Storo yellow flour. The Chiese River and its 140 plus waterfalls dot the entire valley. In short, it is a spectacle for those who love nature, clean air and mountains.
Trails and dirt roads welcome mountain bike enthusiasts to the Valle del Chiese with a rich and varied offering that ranges from the valley to the forests, to challenging high mountain paths and on up to the edges of the glacier. It is a way to stay healthy and active on two wheels for discovering the most evocative corners of the region, revealing its most authentic and natural aspects. A ride through the Daone Valley will teach you of various aspects of the area, with many trails that wind through the forests and then return to the main road and one that is all twists and turns that leads all the way to the Fumo Valley.
Lago di Roncone: the highly evocative little Roncone Lake lies amidst meadows and beech woods. This romantic setting is the ideal venue for relaxing walks along a highly suggestive route totally surrounded by nature or a bike ride along the adjoining cycling path. The Lake is situated in the middle of a green, gently sloping amphitheatre just below the village of Roncone. It is encircled by a picturesque road, which runs through a sequence of woods, grassy shorelines and reed beds. On the plain nearby facilities such as minigolf, tennis courts, a children's playground, picnic and rest areas are available. A number of wooden bridges are used by fishermen, attracted by the wide variety of fish living in the lake.