Leave from the little church of Madonna del Monte Oliveto and follow the tarmacked road through the Pezze quarter on foot. Once you have found the signs for footpath no.6, you proceed through a beautiful chestnut wood. The footpath will take you through several meadows with restored farmhouses: this is the Ducone Basso area. At this point you can choose whether to carry on along footpath no.6a. This will take you through delightful chestnut woods with a view of a votive shrine, then along a little ridge with views over Adrara San Martino on one side and woods on the other. Carry on for about 10 minutes among rocks and bushes, and you will get to the Croce di Costardisio/le Corna del Castello. In front of you is Monte Gaiane and lower down is the Costa district with its characteristic terracing. Have a rest here before retracing your steps to return to footpath no.6. Continuing on the unsurfaced road, you will get to the start of the footpath that connects you to CAI footpath no.701 in a few minutes. This will lead you up to the peak of Monte Bronzone. If you would prefer to reach the peak via an attractive ridge, you should follow signs for “Cà della Betina” and take footpath no.5.
Photos and text by:
Gruppo Sentieri Adrara San Martino e A.S.D Nordic Walking Lago d’Iseo – Paratico