Pinè Plateau and Valle di Cembra
The Pinè Plateau and the Val di Cembra valley offer meadows to walk on, beautiful lakes for water sports, a lot of fun and delicious specialties.
The Pinè Plateau rises in the north-western section of Trentino, close to the valleys Valle di Cembra and Valle dei Mocheni. You can explore this beautiful territory with the many trails winding through lush meadows, for the whole family, or climbing up to high altitudes, for experienced hikers.
The Pinè Plateau has many lakes, and on the Piazze Lake dragon boat is practiced, on special canoes with top and end framed as the head and tail of a dragon.
The landscape is made up of meadows, woods and vineyard-covered terracing. Here some of the finest wines of the region like the Müller Thurgau are produced, and the territory is crossed by the Wines and Flavors Routes of Colline Avisiane, Faedo and Valle di Cembra.
The Pinè Plateau features some interesting tourist attractions, like the Pyramids of Segonzano, the Pian de Gacc, perfect for a mountain bike tour, and Roccolo del Sauch.
Many are the sports you can practice in this area: orienteering in Baselga di Pinè, horseback riding, sport fishing, paragliding and archery. There are also modern sports facilities, like the Palacurling in Cembra and the Ice Stadium in Balselga.
Summer on the plateau can be spent also visiting the beautiful villages and their castles, like Telvana Castle in Civezzano, the ecomuseums, the sanctuaries dedicated to the Virgin Mary of Montagnaga and Segonzano, and the archaeological sites.
A series of big events enlivens the 12 weeks of summer, and 30 more take place during the rest of the year. Among these, Sounds of the Dolomites and El paés dei Presepi.
When winter comes, downhill and cross-country skiers crowd the ski centers of the Pinè Plateau, but the area is a favorite destination also for those who like snowshoeing and horse-drawn sleigh tours.
The Pinè Plateau offers a range of delicious local specialties: small fruits like raspberries, walnuts and chestnuts used to prepare tasty jams, honey, cheeses and cold meats, all sold in the market of Baselga di Pinè and in the local farms.
The Segonzano Pyramids didactic trail will lead you to the exploration of a wonderful and pristine natural environment, and to the earth pyramids of Segonzano, one of the main tourist attractions of the Cembra Valley.
The Segonzano Pyramids are considered a natural wonder, a unique geological phenomenon in Trentino and unusual in the rest of the world. This tourist attraction is of great didactic value, not only for the Cembra Valley, but for the whole region.
It’s one of the oldest churches in Trentino, rising in the heart of the Val di Cembra valley: wonderful in its gothic style, its interiors are enriched by bright and gaudy frescoes (dating back to the 18 century) paying homage to the style of Tiepolo.
San Pietro Church rises in the center of Cembra, village of the valley bearing the same name, and is one of the main architectural masterpieces of the territory.
The documents date this building back to 1224: the original frame was modified several times, and the structure we can admire today is of the 16 century.