A day walking in the mountains
5 excursions of medium difficulty, for those who already have some experience
It is evening, you are having dinner with friends and thinking about the mountain tour you will afford together the next day. As always, it is not easy to find an itinerary that suits everyone, both in terms of fitness level and personal preferences. However, if you are prepared enough and plan to try a more or less demanding hiking trail in the Trentino mountains, this article may be useful!
In fact, we propose 5 medium-difficulty excursions lasting no more than one day, if not less, provided that you are well trained.
What matters is to accurately estimate the departure time, in order to complete your day trip without hitches or delays. And, why not, also to ensure that you arrive at the mountain hut at the ideal time to have a quick and simple lunch before continuing on.
At this point, all you have to do is prepare your backpack, put on your boots and go!
Before setting out on an excursion at altitude, plan your trip with care. If you are inexperienced or you intend to tackle a route graded as technically difficult, then consult an alpine or mountain guide. You should also contact the refuge warden in the area you’ll be visiting for the latest weather information and to discuss whether your route is advisable. Take prudent precautions, wear suitable clothing for your route, and remember to act responsibly in the mountains at all times.
Through flowers and trenches: Dromaè and Cima d’Oro
With its almost 12 km in length and just over 1000 metres in altitude, this hiking itinerary is especially recommended in spring, when you can admire the meadows in bloom. Even in summer, this trail elicits intense emotions, through woods, huts, Austro-Hungarian trenches and an amazing view of Lake Ledro.
Saent “Silvio Dorigoni” Mountain Hut
An enjoyable hike of 11 km and about 1000 metres total ascent in the upper Val Saènt, one of the valleys with the greatest number of watercourses, waterfalls, lakes, alpine meadows and century-old larches in the Stelvio Park and of the whole Ortles-Cevedale group. The Dorigoni Mountain Hut is also the starting point for the Sternai lakes circular hike. On your return, we recommend descending the trail of the Saènt Falls – a triumph of the power and beauty of nature.
The Movlina dairy hut and XII Apostoli mountain hut
In the heart of the Adamello Brenta Nature Park, along the splendid Val d’Algone, 12 Km length and a 900 m height variance will take you to the XII Apostoli mountain hut, located 2,847 m a.s.l. This walk is also rewarding from a naturalistic point of view, because Val d’Algone is home to an extraordinary wealth of tree species and fauna. Furthermore, the XII Apostoli basin is nestled in an environmental context of rare beauty.
Cima d’Ezze Trekking - the New “Delio Pace” trail
The new Delio Pace trail, in the heart of the wild Lagorai chain, partially includes the old military WW I walkways that cross the forks and impervious ridges of Cima d’Ezze. The route (12 km length and 1000 m in altitude) is not particularly challenging, though it includes some rather exposed sections that require a steady foot and are not recommended for vertigo-prone guests.
The Pala di San Martino loop
With its almost 13 km length and just over 1000 m of height variance, this hiking itinerary takes you to the heart of the Pale di San Martino Plateau. In some sections, the excursion is particularly demanding due to the presence of a via ferrata stretch; therefore, it is recommended for quite experienced hikers.