In order to climb up to the car park at Le Quadre you must purchase the daily permit at the Albergo Panorama. The cost of the permit is per vehicle and is valid for the whole day. The money collected for the permits is used to upkeep the road.
From the car park, climb along the dirt road, pass the sign that indicates the Le Quadre locality (1479 m) and keep going straight until you reach the summit meadows of Monte Casale.
Turn right at the crossroads on the dirt road, following the sign for Rifugio Don Zio.
The road rises steeply and with a panoramic view climbs among the meadows to the west of Monte Casale.
Along the panoramic trail you will finally reach Rifugio Don Zio that is visible for most of the upper portion of the road.
Once at the mountain hut, walk to the right of it and go beyond the small copse of trees near the mountain hut.
After passing the trees you will see, on the right, the antenna of a signal repeater close to the peak.
Cross the meadow and approach the summit (1631 m), from which you will enjoy a panoramic view of Valle del Sarca.
To the right of the antenna there is a lookout point from which to view the area’s most famous peaks.
You can then descend to the cross standing further south and then return to the mountain hut.
From the mountain hut, return to the departure point by retracing your steps.
1) Prepare your itinerary
2) Choose a route that is suitable for your skill level
3) Choose suitable equipment and gear
4) Consult the snow/weather bulletins
5) Heading out on your own is more risky
6) Leave information on your itinerary and on the approximate time you expect to return
7) Do not hesitate to seek the support of a professional
8) Pay attention to the information and signs that you find along the trail
9) Do not hesitate to follow your steps backwards
10) In case of an accident, sound the alarm by calling the emergency number 112.
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Getting thereFrom Ponte Arche drive up to the town of Comano (road signs for Comano, Godenzo, Poia), passing through Poia, on provincial road SP 213.
Once in Comano, turn right immediately past the church and follow the road that on a left-hand bend leads towards the exit of the town, close to the Panorama hotel.
At a distance of 300 m there is a hairpin bend with a crucifix on the right.
This is from where the long road called “La panoramica” starts, climbing up along the sides of Monte Casale to an altitude of 915 m (antennas and no-trespassing sign, 2.80 km) and then proceeds first dirt and then cemented with porphyry in the last steep stretch, up to the car park at about 1460 m (about 7.40 km from the crucifix of the first hairpin bend).