Alps in the Val di Non
The popular Mendola mountain belongs to the Alps of the Val di Non.
Most of the Alps of the Val di Non belong to the Trentino, but the Mendola mountain located above Caldaro and Appiano borders on South Tyrol. The eastern slope of the Mendola, however, belongs to Caldaro and Appiano, two localities in the Oltradige, an area in the south of South Tyrol.
The Alps in the Val di Non are part of the southern Limestone Alps. The Mendola chine makes up most of the mountain chain. In the north, however, it is delimitated by the hight forest of Prissiano at the Passo delle Palade, in the east by the Valle dell’Adige and in the west by the Valle di Non (Trentino).
Localities like Proves, San Felice, Fondo and Cles are characterised by a very special atmosphere.
The mountain ranges which surround the popular Penegal mountain are the Alps of the Val di Fiemme in the east, the Sarentino Alps in the north east, the gruppo di Brenta and Ortles-Cevedale in the west.
The Alps of the Val di Non are striking due to the high mountain peaks. This mountain chain is also a popular biking and hiking area. Three popular mountains of the Alps in the Val di Non are Monte Penegal (1.737 m), Monte Marcaion (1,866 m) and Monte Roen (2,116 m). The Passo Mendola, which is 1,363 m high, is the connection of the province of South Tyrol and the Val di Non and both in summer and winter this mountain attracts people from all over.
Highest peak: Monte Roen (2,116 m)
Major mountains: Penegal (1,737 m), Monte Macaion (1,866 m), Monte Salomp, (1,818 m), Coste Belle, (1,811 m), Corno di Tres, (1,817 m), Monticello (1,857 m)
Location: South Tyrol (Italy) and Trentino (Italy)