As for the cycle “Excursions from the Via Mercatorum”, today we are suggesting the top of Podona Mountain.
It is a 7,5 km route, which can be walked in about 2 hours and 45 minutes; it is a 615 metres ascent and it is an equal amount downhill, starting and finishing at the Lonno parish, one hamlet of Nembro.
From the church of Lonno we walk through the town and we reach the Via Mercatorum, as described in the dedicated guide, on the “CAI” (Italian Alpine Club) path 534.
We continue along the path up to the sign indicating the crossroads from which the track that goes up Podona Mountain starts.
Around us primroses and crocus, hellebores and heather … which color everything.
First, we reach the foresummit, where we can find the largest cross and a splendid panoramic point
We continue towards the summit on steep terrain.
We continue going down towards Salmezza.
We return to Lonno following path 534.