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Abete di Vesenda is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Bema, Lombardy, Italy that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 6.0 mi Elevation gain 1,771 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Forest Views
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The fir of Vesenda is a celebrity of the Orobie. Despite three centuries of life, the tree enjoys excellent health. A true monument of nature, and an easy trip for anyone. 350 years old, 38.50 meters high, 5.65 meters in circumference, 32.60 cubic meters of total volume, this silver fir is located near the low Vesenda alps, in the little known heart of the Bitto valley of Albaredo, not far from that group of houses known as Dosso Chierico (Doss Cherec). A simple walk of a couple of hours allows you to reach it after crossing splendid conifer woods in an interesting landscape both from a naturalistic and cultural point of view. There are some stops along the way such as the Ecomuseo delle Valli del Bitto, a series of reconstructions of really interesting peasant life (the sawmill, the charcoal-pile and the milk-house). Unfortunately, today everything is abandoned. The journey begins at the church of the Madonna delle Grazie, just above the town of Albaredo. Here we go down, cross the Pedena stream and then go up until we reach Dosso Chierico, a characteristic group of mountain huts standing like a tightrope walker on the top of a small hill. Follow from here the obvious signs for our Abete, leading you into the dense conifer forest until you find the Bitto Torrent, which we will cross, passing over some large boulders. From here you see the top of the Fir of Vesenda, which rises solitary above the peaks of many other trees. One last climb and you will be at the tree. iIts trunk is wide and the branches that come out of it also look like trees.

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