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Queen Gardens tour

Alpine tour · Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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  • Queen Gardens
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    Photo: fototeca ApT Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Queen Gardens, panoramic view
    Photo: Geminiani, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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    Photo: fototeca ApT Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Queen Gardens: fossils
    Photo: Delio Picciani - fototeca ApT Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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Amazing excursion on gravel tracks and easy rocks on the foot of Pietra Grande mountain. Interesting geological and botanical aspects along the path.

easy
4.5 km
2:00 h
118 m
478 m

The "Orto della Regina" (Garden of the Queen) is one of the most stunning natural terraces of the entire Brenta Group, so named because legend has it that a queen and her entourage came here and planted flowers and shallots. It is famous not only for this legend, but also for the fact that there are a number of boulders with some amazing fossils.

Author’s recommendation

Easy route of great geological interest and landscape value. This was one of the favorite route of the Sissi princess and the Viennese aristocracy because of its majestic view on the Brenta and the Adamello-Ortles mountains; it is particularly evocative because of the presence of sea fossils and the rich variety of the mountain flora.

Difficulty
PD+ easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rifugio Stoppani, 2438 m
Lowest point
2074 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Trail sign: 301, 336, 301.

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.

Tips, hints and links

 

Start

Grostè pass (2437 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.215297, 10.901118
DMS
46°12'55.1"N 10°54'04.0"E
UTM
32T 646634 5119725
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Destination

Graffer refuge

Turn-by-turn directions

From “Grostè” Pass (you can reach the pass taking Grostè cableway) go down the wide path along the ski run at the feet of “Pietra Grande” mountain. At “Graffer” refuge turn right and follow “Orti della Regina” path, where you find an interesting area rich in flowers and ancient fossils. Go back following the same path till “Graffer” refuge and then go down, by cablecar - from "Boch" refuge - or walking, to Campo Carlo Magno.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

In summer shuttle bus from the centre of Madonna di Campiglio (Brenta Alta square) up to Grostè cableway (from June to September).

Getting there

Reach the Grostè cableway, 1 km northwards Madonna di Campiglio along the main road SS239
To reach the cableway coming from Pinzolo, take the tunnel at the beginning of Madonna di Campiglio - avoiding the centre of the village - and go on towards Campo Carlo Magno for about 1 k after the tunnel exit.
Coming from Dimaro, instead, pass Campo Carlo Magno and, after about 800 meters, arrive at the Grostè cableway.

Parking

Paid parking area at Grostè cableway.

Coordinates

DD
46.215297, 10.901118
DMS
46°12'55.1"N 10°54'04.0"E
UTM
32T 646634 5119725
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Mountaineering boots, hat, windbreakers and sun lotion are highly recommended. 

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Difficulty
PD+ easy
Distance
4.5 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
118 m
Descent
478 m
Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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