The quickest route (and the one we recommend!) is the Sopramonte road. Exit from the Trento Sud motorway exit. It takes about 30 minutes and is the usual route, but it still allows you to enjoy some beautiful landscape. From the Trento Sud motorway exit, take the ring road until exit 6. From here follow the SP85 and 85bis passing through Sopramonte. In about 30 minutes you arrive at your destination.
How to get to Chalet Caminetto
By car or motorbike, there are four different routes that take you to Monte Bondone – take whichever one you would like to choose.
WARNING! Many Sat Nav systems won’t show the easiest route as the first option! Use “Sopramonte” as a reference for your chosen route.
The smoothest is the road that goes from Valle dei Laghi. It is the longest, but it’s a nice route and ideal for those suffering from car sickness. It is definitely the one preferred by motorcyclists. It takes about 45-50 minutes from the Trento Centro exit; it takes about an hour from Rovereto Sud.
The most-loved is definitely the one taken in the legendary Trento-Bondone, the oldest and longest uphill car race in the mountains. 20 km of curves that take you up 1350 metres. The record is 09:00:52, obtained in 2017 by Simone Faggioli at an average speed of 115 km/h! It takes about 40-45 minutes from the Trento Centro exit, at speeds permitted by the highway code.
The most scenic route is the old road, which goes from Aldeno to Bondone via Garniga. It is the most appealing, but also the most treacherous route. After Garniga the road goes into a single lane before proceeding through the woods. In winter, with snow, it can be difficult to go down this route (it could even be closed to traffic)! About 50-55 minutes from the Rovereto Sud exit.
There are various options to get to the top of Monte Bondone, by public transport.
To get to Vason from Trento, simply take a taxi and/or public transport and you’ll be here in no time.