Prena path

A little-known yet easy itinerary that gives you the chance to admire the slope that lies east of Pian di Gembro Nature Reserve . Leave your car at the parking lots close to Ristoro Pian di Gembro and take the path on the right, which immediately ascends after the cross country ski snowcat garage.

The first short stretch leads along a path which then becomes a road, up to the junction leading to "Prosolone". Keep right and you'll pass a few mountain lodges, towards Monte Borca. After a flat stretch of road, you'll reach a few turns leading upwards; take the junctions on the left to return westwards and towards the Prena plateau.

The path will take you past this wonderful panoramic point of the Orobien Alps, before descending towards "Prosolone" and returning to the starting point of the ring.

Normal equipment for excursions in the snow, snowshoes, poles or shoe chains.
Useful services: 
Support points: 

Ristorante Albergo Le Betulle - tel. 0342 746591(overnight accommodation available)
Cascina Biancotti - tel. 0342 747061 cell. 328 7784347(overnight accommodation available)
Ristorante Bar Oasi - cell. 328 5680816 - 366 5246664
Ristoro Pian di Gembro - tel. 0342 746918 cell. 339 6866212
Agriturismo Piscè - cell. 330 520174
Ristorante la quercia antica - tel. 0342 746494


The route in brief

Length: 6.5 km
Altitude at departure: 1351 m asl
Altitude at arrival: 1351 m asl
Maximum altitude: 1520 m asl
Duration: 2 hours 


parking lots at the start of the path, close to the Ristoro Pian di Gembro



  • always use correct equipment and clothing 

  • evaluate your physical conditions as well as those of whoever is walking with you

  • carefully consider the conditions of terrain

  • observe and avoid variations in weather conditions

  • consider daylight hours and consider journey completion times

  • enthusiasm should never compromise necessary prudence