In the very north of the Mendola mountain ridge, the peak of the Monte Macaion protrudes in the crest.
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At 1,866 m asl, there is the Monte Macaion, the northernmost peak of the Mendola mountain range. The Monte Macaion is considered a famous viewpoint above the Valle dell’Adige, Bolzano and the Oltradige.
The high plateau of the Monte Macaion starts at the Penegal. From this place hikes without larger altitude differences can be started. Also from the La Forcolona ridge you can scale the Monte Macaion. Moreover you have the possibility to scale the mountain by the Forcella Grande and the Kematscharte ridge. Of course there is a mountain cross at its peak, from which you can admire the Dolomites, the Brenta and Ortles mountains.
The summit of the Monte Macaion represents the transition from the upper Valle dell’Adige to the Oltradige, also providing a great view on the surroundings of Merano. A hike from the Penegal to the Monte Macaion is highly recommendable, not only due to the admirable view to its summit. This walk is not too difficult and can be tackled by every average hiker. On your way up you come across the three ridges leading to the top, that are the La Forcolona, Forcella Grande and Kematscharte ridge.