Walk of “Fonte Pliniana”
Passeggiata della Fonte Pliniana – Parco dei Bagni – Valdidentro
Total length of excursion: 2400 meters
Total uphill difference in height: 51 meters
Approximate total time needed for the excursion: 1 hour
Difficulty: very easy (2 out of 10)
Recommended season: all year round
Suitable for rain days?: yes
General characteristics of the natural environment : Larch and mountain pine wood with rich undergrowth of Erica
Presence of water/fountains on the excursion: Yes – Thermal spring at the Pliny font.
Trip on the bordes of the Stelvio National Park: yes
Benches on the route: yes
Picnic areas on the route: no
Alpine shelters, bars or restaurants along the route: no
Circular route: no
Back and forth route: yes
Pushchair accessible: yes
Excursion starting point: Bagni Nuovi
Geographic coordinates of the starting point: 46°29’07.92” N – 10°21’43.85” E — UTM: 32T 604550 – 5148893
Altitude of the starting point: 1337 meters asl Maximum height reached on the excursion: 1365 meters asl
Description of the excursions:
The walk of the “Fonte Pliniana” (Pliny thermal spring) is the essence of walking in search of tranquility and well-being.
This excursion, easy and almost completely without differences in height, is available to everyone and is walk-able also with the pushchair. All of the route is within in the area known as: “Parco dei Bagni”.
Following the directions to the “Fonte Pliniana”, an easy track runs along the the north side enclosure of the Grand Hotel Bagni di Bormio. From the first step the trail is surrounded by a beautiful larch wood with incredible undergrowth.
Along the route there is a thermal water fall and a panoramic point. Both of these points are located a few dozen meters before our goal: the “Fonte Pliniana”, one of the 9 thermal springs of the “Parco dei Bagni”. The water springs, surrounded by an artificial cave built in the first years of the 20th century, is rich in anti-inflammatory properties and is very suitable for the internal cures. We suggest you drink this water in moderation.
Once you reach the thermal spring, you have to go back the way you came until the starting point.
Along the route it’s possible to walk side by side. On the track there are a lot of benches where we suggest you take a break to look around and admire the colors, sounds and perfumes of the overgrowth; especially on a rainy day. This excursion is walk-able all year round.
From the autumn to the end of the spring along the trail it’s possible to meet one of the protected animals of the Stelvio National Park: the Steinbock. ( click here to open the video of the Alpine Guide Eraldo Meraldi)
Enjoy your walk!
Stefano and all of the Albergo Adele staff
Text translated by Stefano Bedognè and Paul Faller (teacher at My English Lodi)
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