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Tough journey but worth it

Climbing was really hard and it took us about 2 hours. The paths are really rocky and sometimes you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
itslamilla
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Finland
For the fitter and youger element

Now for this walkinking excursion you will need to be fit and require a decent pair of walking... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
John G
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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The small Chapel to Saint Barbara (m 625 – h 1,45 from Riva del Garda), was built in 1935 by the miners who worked on the conduits of the Ponale power plant. It is placed in a horrid and daring, yet panoramic position, on the slope of Mount Rocchetta near the start of the penstocks feeding the hydroelectrical plant. The Chapel is visible from afar thanks to nighttime lighting.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbing was really hard and it took us about 2 hours. The paths are really rocky and sometimes you really have to climb your way up. But I think it was worth it, the view from the church is really awesome! If you are afraid...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Now for this walkinking excursion you will need to be fit and require a decent pair of walking shoes as well as a ruchsack with essential supplies.m I would say allow 2 hour of steep up hill walking. But the effort will bring its own...More

3  Thank John G
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

incredible views and incredible to be looked at once down in riva del gardsa do not know if it looks as protective or intimidating

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

As a fairly fit and short 5' 2", 50 year old female I found this walk quite a challenge. Others passed me like mountain goats but I eventually got to the top. The path is very rocky and some steps very high for short legs....More

5  Thank hocklej
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Lovely views when we finally got up here, but its a long way up,theres 2 cafes from the start to the top to stop at,

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Took my girlfriend and I about 2.5 hours up and down from the street. Try to do this before lunch time - we were sweating our shirts off by the time we got to the top and we started at 8am. Its not the most...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

It took me two hours , two puffs of my inhaler, 2 slices of brown bread and two bottles of water , but i made it to the church and was very proud of myself. Beautiful view, and it made me dizzy. So worth it.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

A 3 hour round trip, perfect for moderately challenging hike. You’ll need sturdy shoes. Stop at Bastione for a cup of tea on the way up and down. The view is perfect.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This is a tough hike with many switchbacks but the views are amazing and well worth the effort. The trail was busy but everyone was so very friendly. The church has a prayer book. The ground was covered with snow/ice so please be careful.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The walk took us around 1 and a half hour. But we stopped many times to take pictures and have a look at the breath-taking panorama. When we reached the top the view was even better!. Really really really reccomend to visit this place if...More

Thank Filippo P
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Gursh S
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Response from Daniel M | Reviewed this property |
There is parking after the old power plant on the right side. Then you climb up and you get the best pictures from the chapel.
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