Do you like to walk in beautiful natural environments? Are you an amateur hiker looking for new destinations?
Yes??! So Read this post!
We recently started to hike and now we are not able to stop anymore. We liked it so much that we would like to share our experience with you, and we would like to recommend you an easy hiking trail, suitable for adults and children.
Val Vertova is one of the most fascinating areas in terms of nature and landscape of the province of Bergamo and attracts a growing number of tourists, especially in summer.
It develops in the Seriana Valley between the municipalities of Gazzaniga, Fiorano al Serio and indeed the homonymous municipality of Vertova. Perfect destination from Milan, Brescia (about 1 hour) and Bergamo (about half an hour) to spend one day of holiday in the nature.
At the beginning of the trek you will find the welcome map with the paths available.
The path follows sinuously the Vertova torrent in what appears to be a small Canyon surrounded by vegetation. The trail (mulattiera) is well-maintained trail so walking is very relaxing.
A great walk with waterfalls, pools of crystalline water with iridescent blue and green colors, all surrounded by dense vegetation of ash, maple, beech and hornbeam, chestnut and hazel.
Some natural passages under rocks and artificial crossings make the exploration of the valley really fun!
Don’t be scared … all these tests you will face them in complete safety! The steps are equipped with handrails and it’s shallow … the worst thing that can happen is to get your shoes wet!
Walk along the stream until the end represented by the aqueduct gate. Beyond this point it will be impossible to continue, so if you do not want to experiment the paths that branch off from here, you can go back.
The journey time is about 2 hours including the time to take some photos.
Returning to the starting point we had a picnic near the meeting point of the GAV characterized by a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains.
This is our video made during the trek!
How to get:
The best way is to arrive in Vertova and set up Google Maps on “ritrovo GAV” (Vertovese Alpinist Group here the web site and location). Very near to ritrovo GAV there is a nice parking in the countryside. In September it was free and without cars but during the summer it becomes a Paid parking. It is sometimes closed during the weekend in turistic period (see link below). To facilitate tourists and lovers of trekking, however, a shuttle bus from Vertova to the valley is organized. We invite you to consult the website of the municipality of Vertova to be always updated about it.
- Here the website of municipality of Vertova: comune di Vertova
- More info about Vertova in this website: Valseriana.eu