Giro dei laghi di Cancano

Giro dei laghi di Cancano

Ristoro Monte Scale - Ristoro Monte Scale

The path is surrounded by the splendours of the Stelvio National Park and is ideal for a day out walking or mountain biking with all the family. It is not difficult and has good refreshment possibilities and other amenities. It starts near the Monte Scale Refuge along dirt track N199 and continues more or less flat past the dams of Cancano and San Giacomo di Fraele.

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The former was built between 1953 and 1956: it collects the excess waters from the San Giacomo dam and the Viola canal; the latter was started in 1940 but only completed in 1950 because of the war. It is fed by the Spol canal as well as the streams of the Alpe, Gavia, Frodolfo, Zebru', Braulio, Forcola and part of the River Adda. The tour includes a complete circuit of the San Giacomo dam, crossing the dam and returning to the starting point. In summer and at certain times of the day the road is closed to traffic, allowing you to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the area.The dams of San Giacomo and Cancano The dam of San Giacomo has a capacity of 64 million m³ while the Cancano dam holds 123 million m³. Both structures collect water for the production of electrical power at the A2A hydroelectric plants.


Roadbook
  • Start at Fermata1
  • Go northwest on Sentiero n° N199 toward Carrozzabile
  • Turn left at Carrozzabile to stay on Sentiero n° N199
  • Bear right on Sentiero n° N199.1
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the left
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Go back southeast on Sentiero n° N199.1
  • Make sharp right on Sentiero n° N199
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the left
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Go north on Sentiero n° N199
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the left
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Continue northeast on Sentiero n° N199
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° N199.1
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the right
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Continue southwest on Sentiero n° N199.1
  • Arrive at Fermata6, on the right
  • Depart Fermata6
  • Go southeast on Sentiero n° N199.1
  • Bear left on Sentiero n° N199
  • Turn right at Carrozzabile to stay on Sentiero n° N199
  • Finish at Fermata7, on the left
ELEVATION PROFILE MAP
Ground statistics
Natural : 92%
Asphalt : 8%



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