Hike to Rifugio Mario Fraccaroli

Mountain tour • Rovereto, Vallagarina, Altopiano di Brentonico

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Hike to Rifugio Mario Fraccaroli

Mountain tour • Rovereto, Vallagarina, Altopiano di Brentonico
Source: VisitTrentino
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    Photo: TRACCIAtour SRL , VisitTrentino
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    Photo: TRACCIAtour SRL , VisitTrentino
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    Photo: TRACCIAtour SRL , VisitTrentino
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    Photo: TRACCIAtour SRL , VisitTrentino
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Map / Hike to Rifugio Mario Fraccaroli
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Discover the “real mountain” on the trail of the mule tracks and stations of the Great War.

difficult
17.3 km
8:00 h
1420 m
1420 m

Rifugio Mario Fraccaroli is located at 2238 m asl, almost at the Carega peak (2259 m). That is why is has one of the most expansive views in all Trentino.

Author’s recommendation

From the mountain hut, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the nearby Carega peak.

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TRACCIAtour SRL
Updated: 2018-05-18

Difficulty
difficult
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Altitude
2210 m
827 m
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Rest Stop

MARIO FRACCAROLI

Safety information

This route is quite long, both in distance and in cumulative elevation gain. When you head out, make sure you have enough food and water.

Equipment

Hiking boots/shoes, windbreaker, a change of clothes. Telescopic hiking sticks are useful.

Start

Ronchi di Ala - Maso Michei (820 m) (828 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.730359 N 11.076128 E
UTM
32T 661537 5066185

Destination

Rifugio Mario Fraccaroli (2235 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking area, you follow the paved road and go past Maso Michei. You ignore the turn-off on the right hand side, which leads to “Località Schincheri” (830 m), and you continue along the paved road, heading uphill and following markings for trail 108, to Rifugio Mario Fraccaroli.

You quickly cross “Sorgente Motori” locality (864), where you can find a spring, the only opportunity for a water refill from here to Rifugio Fraccaroli.

You continue along trail 108 and pass a rather steep forest/concrete road section. Where this section ends, the actual trail begins (still marked 108), climbing steeply through the dense vegetation.

You pass the ruins of “Malga Penez” (1440 m), and continue to climb until you meet the “Bivio Casarino”. At this fork, you go right, continuing on trail 108, which now continues on a moderate incline. The vegetation begins to thin out, and affords gradually increasing views of the peaks of the Carega Group.

The trail slowly reveals its original form as a mule track. During the Great War, it was used as a connecting route for soldiers and mules, heading for the outposts on the Carega.

After passing the “Pala del Cherle” (1860 m), you reach the small “Capanna Sinel” plateau (1990 m) and continue along the mule track, still marked 108. You pass by “Bocchetta di Neve”, “Bocchetta delle Grole” and near “Bocchetta di Cherlong” (2115 m). With a final effort, you reach Rifugio Fraccaroli, which is clearly visible.

To return, you follow the same route backwards.

Getting there

Ala, on the Trento-Verona route, is easy to reach with the A22 or SS12 roads. You continue in the direction of the centre of Ala, and follow the directions for Ronchi di Ala. Once you have reached Ronchi, you continue to climb up towards Maso Michei. You park in the spaces on the side of the road. Otherwise, in Ronchi di Ala, there is a parking area just above the town.

Parking

Parking areas in Ronchi di Ala or on the road to Maso Michei.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.3 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1420 m
Descent
1420 m
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