Bivacco Testa

The pools of water make the landscape a unique experience for families with children are recommended several points where to play with water

From Bergamo drive up the main road of the Val Seriana as far as Vertova where you follow the signs to the centre of the town. From the Piazza Vittorio Veneto(Vertova), here take the road to Val Vertova, which winds along the river for 2.7km as far as the locality Cà Rosèt. Now the road becomes a dirt road and, having passed the centre GAV (Gruppo Alpinistico Vertovese www., after a few hundred metres, there is the possibility to park. The mule track continues always along the river and, after having forded the river several times, you arrive at the waterfall of the Val del Gru.( You can break your walk at any moment, stopping by the pools of water and enjoying the beautiful scenery). Continue until, having crossed a small bridge, you reach the fields of Merèl. Here the path leaves the river and goes up on the left, to meet it again beyond the spring, from where you can continue along the bottom of the valley. You cross a magnificent ravine, pass close to a farmhouse in the meadow “Morto basso”, and only a short distance before reaching the turning for the meadow “Morto alto”, the path diverges from the river. Passing over a crag with winding curves, you join up with the river again and come out in the valley of Sedernèl. Continue along the gravel road as far as the farmhouse Rondi ( joined with the path CAI 519) where, turning towards the right, you go up as far as a thick wood. Leave the path to go to the farmhouses and, after a steep slope uphill on the left towards the hill of Pradaccio, you arrive at the bivouac Testa (1,489m). For families with children there are different points recommended on the route, even though naturally the meadow, which is by the clearing where the tarmac road finishes, is a beautiful place to spend an enjoyable day, playing with the water from the river.

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