Difficult route but of great satisfaction toward the most western refuge of the Brenta Group, with a scenic view on the Presanella top.
Distance 12.6 km
Highest point2,477 m
Lowest point1,826 m
The route requires a good physical training and has some stretches on gravel and little rocks; the most difficult stretch near the so-called "Scala Santa" has iron ropes. Anyway, the beauty of the area repays you for the hard climb. Not to be missed near the refuge the little church carved in the rock, dedicated to the people dead in the mountains. If you want to go down to valley from Doss del Sabion area with the cablecar, check the timetable of the last run.
We suggest you not to choose this route if you are not used to walk on a rocky ground or if you don't like exposed streched with iron ropes.
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 and hints
For information about lifts and rates, visit the website www.doss.to
For information about the paths and tour conditions, contact Pinzolo mountain guides: Tel. 0465 502111 - www.mountainfriends.it
From Pinzolo take the lifts to Doss del Sabion (cablecar and chairlift). From “Doss del Sabion” refuge go down along “Soffio del Vento” path. At the fork turn right, southbound, catch the path n°357 leading to “bregn da l’Ors” Pass. In “Madonnina” area catch the path In Madonnina area, at the paths’ crossroad, catch the easy path eastbound, which after some ups and downs leads to the level land called Piano di Nardis and Lago Asciutto. Cross it and go up, pass a rock zone called Scala Santa with steels cables and go on through a gravel area and some rocks till the refuge. Come back along the same itinerary.
all notes on protected areas
From the end of June to the beginning of September you can reach Doss del Sabion with the cablecar. For information about lifts and rates, visit the website www.doss.to.
The Doss del Sabion cablecar is at 800 mt a.s.l., north of Pinzolo, along the main road SS239 towards Madonna di Campiglio.
Big free car park in Pinzolo, at the departure of the cablecar.