San Bernardo

San Bernardo

Fontanaccia - San Bernardo

Shortly after the village of Fumero is the large parking area of Fontanaccia. A military mule track from the Great War S519 goes up the valley to the left of the Rezzalasch stream and you soon reach the wooden bridge of La Pontela with beautiful mountain huts, one of the most picturesque settlements in the valley.

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Continuing through the valley you come to the intake of aqueduct to Sondalo hospital and the mountain huts of Li Ghenda, located at the foot of a landslide of large granite boulders. After Picac the forest of spruces gives way to larch and then the wide plateau of San Bernardo. You are surrounded by a landscape with numerous alpine pastures and ancient wooden mountain huts, some still well preserved: Li Salina, Teat, La Macogia and San Bernardo, featuring the small church of the same name.Church of San Bernardo The church was built in 1672 at Ruinaccio to meet the demands of the inhabitants of Frontale and Fumero who would spend the summer on the pastures of the Val di Rezzalo and wanted to take part in mass and have a place to pray without having to go to the distant village churches.

  • Start at Fermata1
  • Go east on FRAZIONE FUMERO - Sentiero n° S519 toward Sentiero n° S519
  • Turn right at Sentiero n° S519 to stay on FRAZIONE FUMERO - Sentiero n° S519
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° S519
  • Finish at Fermata2, on the left
Ground statistics
Natural : 53%
Asphalt : 47%

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