HikingWhere to practice this sport
Exploring the Dolomites on foot as a backpacker will let you appreciate the incredible natural beauties of Trentino Alto Adige. You will find a large variety of paths of any level which are always well-prepared and signposted, allowing you to enjoy some breathtaking outlooks over magnificent peaks.
Hiking on the Dolomites usually means walking for one or more days along dirt roads and itineraries which are plunged into an extraordinary nature. Generally you have to cross alpine tracks, pass through large valleys or woods. Hiking allows you to get your time back, reconnecting with nature and just forgetting the rush of modern life.
Once you start hiking you feel a sort of wellbeing and mental relaxation you will never do without. You can hike alone, which is good if you need some time for yourself, or eventually in company with some friends and your loved ones, so you can share the superb natural beauties of Trentino Alto Adige. The best part of this activity is certainly that you can put yourself to the test, rediscovering the pleasure of adventure and hunting for some stunning outlooks.
Where to Hiking
Via ferrata Cima Capi
The via ferrata Cima Capi is a medium-easy hike taking from the administrative division of Biacesa di Ledro to Cima Capi, through trails, stone stairways and fully equipped routes.
The via ferrata starts near the village of Biascesa di Ledro. Take the Sentiero del Bec n.470 and follow the via ferrata Susatti n.405. Through lush green meadows and forests, the route leads up in the mountains, and along the path you can admire trenches and the remains of First World War forts. The trail is well kept and fully equipped.
Once you reach Cima Capi you can enjoy a wonderful scenery: the peaks of the Adamello-Presanella and of the Brenta Dolomites, and Monte Baldo.
For the return route, take again trail n.405 and then the via ferrata Foletti n.460, which leads to the mountain hut Bivacco Arcioni.
Giro dell'Imperatrice route
The routes winds along paths and mountain trails, some running close to the ski slopes. A journey to the discovery of charming landscapes.
The route starts from the church Santa Maria Antica in Madonna di Campiglio. Take the trail Cantico delle Creature in the direction of Piazzetta Imperatrice. Past the ski run of Monte Spinale you reach the first panoramic viewpoint, a stone in memory of Princess Sissi.
Continue to Malga Fevri and reach the top of Monte Spinale: from here you enjoy a wonderful view of the mountain group Adamello-Presanella and of the Brenta Dolomites.
The return route follows the ski run and then a path to Malga Montagnoli. Following directions for Campo carlo Magno, take the path to the Grostè cableway, then follow Sentiero delle Grotte and street Campanil Basso to get to the starting point.
Lake Lago d'Oro
Wonderful panoramic route through the nature reserve Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio, with breathtaking view on the Ortles Massif.
Fundres Haute Route
The Fundres Haute Route is a wonderful hiking trail running from Vipiteno to Brunico and offering a privileged view on breathtaking landscapes. Its name derives from the mountain group crossed by the trail.
The Odle trail is one of the most charming routes in the Dolomites. A high altitude hike, not too difficult, but with a striking view on the steep walls and pinnacles of the Odle Mountain Group.
Hike to the Death Pass and to the Romitorio
The hike to the Death Pass and to the Romitorio develops among mountain paths and charming forests, well-marked and enriched by breathtaking landscapes.
Leave the car in the park of the church of Comano Terme and follow directions to the Death Pass and to the Romitorio. Reach Caputèl delle Anime and get to the pass, at an altitude of 843 meters.
Continuing on the route you get to Bivio del Casale, follow for Sarche and Motte along the trail SAT 427 and you get to the Romitorio, from where you have a wonderful view of the valley below.
52 Galleries Trail
The 52 galleries trail is a wonderful route leading to some masterpieces of military engineering, allowing you to enjoy a journey between nature and history.
The trail starts from the historical military road of the 52 galleries (you can choose to start your hike from Xomo Pass or from Bocchetta Campiglia). Follow the galleries (make sure to have a good torch with you) and get to the “doors” of the Pasubio Mountain.
Segonzano Pyramids didactic trail
The Segonzano Pyramids didactic trail will lead you to the exploration of a wonderful and pristine natural environment, and to the earth pyramids of Segonzano, one of the main tourist attractions of the Cembra Valley.
The Segonzano Pyramids are considered a natural wonder, a unique geological phenomenon in Trentino and unusual in the rest of the world. This tourist attraction is of great didactic value, not only for the Cembra Valley, but for the whole region.
Corno Nero hike
The trail leading to Corno Nero, the mountain rising over the village of Cavalese, is a charming itinerary taking from the village of Daiano to the top of the mountain, running along beautiful paths and dirt tracks.
The trail to Corno Nero starts in the De Gasperi square of Daiano, small village a few km away from Cavalese. From the square take the alley Scuole straight to road Colonia. Reach the football field and then take the path to Pra del Ronco.
Strino Lakes Tour
The Strino lakes tour follows a hiking route up mountain slopes and along steep paths leading to the most beautiful sports of the Val di Sole valley and to the two nice lakes of Strino.
From the Tonale Pass, drive to the S.Bartolomeo hospice, where the dirt track to Malga Val Albiolo starts. After a small walk you reach the starting point of trail n.161 running along Alpe del Tonale, where you can admire a large variety of flowers.
Tour of the Three Peaks of Bondone
The tour of the Tree Peaks of Bondone is one of the best known hiking tours of the area surrounding Trento and leads through Cornetto, Doss D’Abramo and Cima Verde.
The trail Tree Peaks of Bondone starts on the Viote Plateau and takes first to the Viote Peat Bog. From here you can continue along trail n.607 or take towards southwest to the Bocca di Vaiona.
The ArteNatura route of the open air art museum Arte Sella is a wonderful, charming itinerary winding through beeches, where the works of art change through the seasons.
The ArteNatura route is an unusual kind of itinerary leading you through not only a beautiful and pristine nature but also wonderful works of art which have birth, grow and die in these wonderful places.
San Romedio panoramic trail
An easy yet very nice hike along a rocky path in an old 19 century irrigation channel. A perfect chance for small and big hikers to explore the territory.
The Sanctuary of San Romedio is one of the most peculiar not only of Trentino but of the whole Europe, attracting every year visitors from all over the world. The trail starts in fron of the museum Museo Retico di Sanzeno and winds through colorful orchards and fresh woods, right to the rocky canyon of San Romedio. From here the route follows the ancient irrigation channel which leads to the wooden staircase of the sanctuary.
Hike Sentiero Osvaldo Orsi
The trail Sentiero Osvaldo Orsi is a medium altitude route running parallel to the trail Via delle Bocchette and connecting the mountain refuges Tuckett and Pedrotti: the perfect chance for hikers to admire the breathtakingly beautiful mountain range Catena degli Sfulmini.
The trail Sentiero Osvaldo Orsi starts from the mountain refuge Tuckett (2272 m). Follow the trail sign 303, in about one hour you get to the top. Take trail Rosat and get to Bocca di Tuckett. The route then goes along the shores of Molveno, towards the Val Perse valley.
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