Giro della Corna Tonda

Colere is a small village of about 1100 inhabitants at 1013 s.l.m. in the province of Bergamo.

It is a village nestled in the mountains behind the Presolana, a mountain massif in the Bergamo Prealps. The itinerary starts from the center of the village or directly from the parking of the ski lifts. We leave here the coordinates for the parking of the cable car for convenience: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Colere+Ski+Area+2200/@45.9765889,10.0717475,17z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x4783c3c9dfe9941d:0xc497d1c60380a52f!2 sColere+Ski+Area+2200!8m2!3d45.9765889!4d10.0739362!3m4!1s0x4783c3c9dfe9941d:0xc497d1c60380a52f!8m2!3d45.9765889!4d10.0739362?hl=en

The trail climbs quickly to the ski slopes on steep slopes. It remains in the first part inside the forest and then moves more on rocky path. There are several points where you can “cut” directly on the ski slopes, but the slopes rise significantly. Following the path 403 you proceed in the direction of Rifugio Albani.

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Up to Rifugio Albani the path climbs without giving a moment’s respite up to 1939 meters above sea level, but we guarantee that the view once you reach your destination is well worth it and the effort made to get there will be repaid.

The Albani Refuge is located exactly under the Presolana massif and enjoys a privileged position also for the ski lifts in the winter season. To close a very scenic ring, do not descend directly from the road you took on the way up, but take the path in the direction of the hill and just before take the one that branches off to the right towards the north face. From there go up the scree under the wall, going around the Corna Tonda and then back to the pass. NB: the path here is not well marked and it is necessary to improvise a little in the gravel. With this trail you will go close to the Presolana before letting go downhill. On this side it will be easy to come across several scree where lovers of these trails can try their hand at very fun descents. However, you can proceed straight ahead without this turn and rejoin up ahead if you don’t want to do the scree.

At the pass in sunny days it will be also possible to see the famous “faces” of Presolana.

In the final part the descent becomes very steep before returning to the woods. From the next photo you can see a small track that leads to the valley, and it is on the part of the meadow that is on the right.

From there on, the path leads to the Vione forest where you can rest before returning home and enjoy a nice pin-nic with the statues of a local artist.


Trail type: mountain trail

Water: at the Albani refuge or at the miners’ huts just below you will find a small fountain


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