Monte Adone along the “way of the gods”
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Here is the beginning of the story of the traveling traveler Marco Cavicchi
Today I am pleased to take you with me to discover Monte Adone, located in the province of Bologna, more precisely near Sasso Marconi.
The Adonis mountain is one of the stages of the “the way of the gods”, a famous path that sees the departure in Bologna and the arrival of the city of Florence.
It was a Sunday in August and Gianni and I wanted to do a trek, but that did not take away the whole day, so the choice fell on Mount Adone, also because for some time we had set ourselves to go there.
So we prepare the backpacks and get in the car, stop to get the sandwiches that will be our lunch and finally we start.
Once in the village of Brento, we park the car and proceed on foot, following the signs with the signs “via degli dei”.
After a short walk we meet the signs indicating the path 110 for Monte Adone, a path that we will travel along our entire route.
We immediately realize that the landscape is typical of the Bologna hills, characterized by completely different colored spots due to the different cultivations treated, as well as finding fruit to taste, such as blackberries and grapes.
Meeting with other hikers
Just walk a few meters and immediately meet Peter and Francesca, 2 boys with beautiful backpacks loaded, departed in the morning from the central station of Bologna to travel the path of the gods.
We take the opportunity to ask for information about it and to have a chat, after all the beauty of travel is the opportunity to make new acquaintances, and then we aggregate to them and proceed with the journey.
We enter a wood with not very high but dense trees, then continue along a plain where the panorama is truly spectacular, where the highest peaks lean gently on long valleys with bright green color, along with endless crops that give a very suggestive contrast, up to the center Protection and research of exotic and wild fauna.
A really curious structure that would be worth investigating, but that unfortunately you have to book several weeks before to visit it.
I will just tell you that we could see a couple of lions in the fence in the distance, and it is exciting to think that there is such a place in the heart of Emilia Romagna.
At this point we must greet our friends Pietro and Francesca, as they will proceed along the path 110a, a route that cuts Mount Adone to get faster to their stage of the day, while we enter the heart of the trek.
In fact, from this point we expect a rather steep climb of about 500m, which will allow us to reach the top of Monte Adone.
We could not miss a stop to fly “Frizzy” my trusty drone, so as soon as we find an exposed point and without vegetation of any sort we stop.
With the eyes of Frizzy I can finally see the mountain, and I realize that now we are, a few meters still uphill but we are there.
We start again, and after a little more than a quarter of an hour here we are, we are almost at the top, I say almost because between us and the cross that signals the arrival point there is a sort of small canyon, with in the center 2 stones that rise upwards as tips, the shape is very particular, at the bottom wider and gradually thinner until it disappears, the material seems almost clayey with a light brown color and with an irregular circumference.
All this really leaves us speechless, vaguely reminded of the movie Avatar, exactly good you understood, the mountains alleluia, with the difference that these do not float in the air of course, but the idea is that, more small , but that’s it.
At this point we just have to reach the cross on the opposite side, and in a few minutes continuing on the path we arrive at the destination.
Finally we conquer the summit of Monte Adone, 654 meters, wide-eyed and ready to fly Frizzy, even if from here, you do not need a drone to admire the show offered by mother nature, a mountain in front of us green dark that swoops on the valley of a village and behind us an endless set of light green hills that fit perfectly together, sometimes it seems almost the Tuscan landscape.
The travel diary
On the mountain instead, just under the cross, there is a travel diary, where those who pass through here can leave a thought, an idea that I really appreciated, in fact I find it sentimental and deep.
Now we take the opportunity to eat our sandwiches in front of all this beauty, in fact from there we would not want to move, but unfortunately all the good things first then do not end? And so satisfied and with a full stomach we get back on the road to the car.
In conclusion I can tell you that it is a fairly simple trek, the climb pulls a little but everyone with their own time will be able to do it without any particular problems.
But I also tell you that it is really worth it, we often do not believe there are such fascinating places in the less noble areas like the Emilian Apennines, precluding marvelous things.
Try and believe.
The incurable Traveler Marco Cavicchi
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The excursion video