Trek to Rifugio Nambrone – Amola waterfall
Mountain tour • Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo and Val Rendena
This walk to Rifugio Nambrone takes place on the forest road leading to the ‘Acqua Surgiva’ spring and along the ‘AmolAcqua’ theme walk. The route of the latter snakes its way through a maze of rivulets that criss-cross the lower Val Nambrone, i.e. the area at the confluence between two branches of the Sarca River: Sarca d'Amola and Sarca di Nambrone. The highlight of the walk is the crossing of the beautiful Amola waterfall, which achieves its highest drop in the forest near Rifugio Nambrone. This enjoyable walk includes a rather steep stretch in its first part, but runs on flat terrain in its second one. This walk is therefore suitable for children from 10 years provided they are used to walking. The short ‘AmolAcqua’ ring trek starts directly from Rifugio Nambrone and is accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Rifugio Nambrone (1355 m) is situated at the bottom of Val Nambrone on the left margin of the plain of the same name. It can be reached by car from Pinzolo by following the SS239 in the direction of Madonna di Campiglio (bear left just below S. Antonio di Mavignola and follow the signs for Rifugio Nambrone, Cornisello, Segantini).
You can arrange for someone to drop you off at the starting place in Ponte di Pimont (it’s on the road) and to pick you up at Rifugio Nambrone. Whoever is acting as chauffeur can for instance go on the easy ‘AmolAcqua’ walk or enjoy a rest on the deck chairs while waiting.
1) Prepare your itinerary
2) Choose a route that is suitable for your skill level
3) Choose suitable equipment and gear
4) Consult the snow/weather bulletins
5) Heading out on your own is more risky
6) Leave information on your itinerary and on the approximate time you expect to return
7) Do not hesitate to seek the support of a professional
8) Pay attention to the information and signs that you find along the trail
9) Do not hesitate to follow your steps backwards
10) In case of an accident, sound the alarm by calling the emergency number 112.
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Getting thereSS239 (Val Rendena national road ). At Pinzolo, head for Madonna di Campiglio and past Carisolo. Some 2.5 km past Carisolo, just before the bridge over the Sarca River, there is a lay-by with a forest road that enters a wood along the river: that’s the starting place (Ponte di Pimont, 935 m). Various parking places.
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EquipmentHiking boots, telescopic poles (not essential).
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.