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San Martino hermitage tour

Hiking trail · Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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  • San Martino hermitage
    / San Martino hermitage
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  • / Path towards San Martino hermitage
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Path in the wood towards San Martino
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Footbridge along the path towards San Martino hermitage
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Footbridge and iron ropes along the path towards San Martino hermitage
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Little bridge on the San Martino river
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Iron ropes along the path towards San Martino hermitage
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / San Martino hermitage, above Carisolo
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Inside the San Martino hermitage
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / The natural bed of the hermit, according to the legend
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / San Martino hermitage, above Carisolo
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sign along the path towards San Martino hermitage
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Car park at the start of the path
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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Panoramic route of intermediate difficulty that binds outdoor activities and culture. Enchanting viev on Val Rendena.

difficult
4.6 km
2:30 h
525 m
525 m

You can get to the hermitage of San Martino from two different starting points.

The first option begins along Via San Martino: at the first switchback, take trail SAT 228, which you will see to your left.

The second option is to start from Prisa along a steeper section of trail. The two routes come together at a certain point, and the final portion features a section equipped with a steel cable.

Author’s recommendation

The hermitage is situated at 1226 meters a.s.l. and is famous for a popular legend, according to which the hermitage was inhabited by one of the last hermits. According to the popular imagination, this hermit lived on the bread that a tame bear was used to bring to him and his death was announced by the blooming in January of the local flowers called "maggiociondolo".
It is a very fascinating route, in particular during spring and autumn, when the wood has bright colors.
It is not a difficult route, apart from two exposed stretches even if well protected by iron ropes, and it is suitable for children from 8/10 years old too.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1216 m
Lowest point
814 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Safety information

Watch out for the last stretch of the path, steep and often a bit wet, protected by a useful iron rope.

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

For further information about the path and the route conditions, contact the Pinzolo mountain guides: ph. +39 0465 502111 - www.mountainfriends.it.

Start

Carisolo central square (813 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.169612, 10.762311
DMS
46°10'10.6"N 10°45'44.3"E
UTM
32T 636041 5114402
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Destination

Carisolo

Turn-by-turn directions

Start from “2 Maggio” square, go up the stairs till the church and go along the road leading to Val Genova for about a hundred of meters. Catch the road on the right that brings to “Campolo” area; at the first bend you find a fork from where the path n° 228 starts. Go into the wood along a steep path, reach “Gola del Re” and go on till a difficult stretch, where there is a metal rope to facilitate the walk. Go on uphill, through fir, larch and beech trees, till the small “San Martino” Hermitage.
Come back following the same itinerary

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The Trentino Trasporti buses connect Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo to Carisolo.

Getting there

From Carisolo, 2 km north of Pinzolo along the main road SS239, take the road to Val Genova. Follow this road for about 600 meters, turn right towards the so called "Campolo" area as far as you reach the first hairpin bend where the route begins.

Parking

Big free car park in Carisolo, near the restaurant "Antica Segheria" or in San Roc street, both at about one hundred meters from the center of the village.

Coordinates

DD
46.169612, 10.762311
DMS
46°10'10.6"N 10°45'44.3"E
UTM
32T 636041 5114402
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Mountaineering boots, hat and windbreakers are highly recommended. 

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Antonella Albrici
September 21, 2020 · Community
Bellissima passeggiata, da non farsi però quando piove perché ci sono tanti gradini in pietra scivolosi
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
525 m
Descent
525 m
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