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Baita Dosson and Lake Vedretta Alta tour – Val San Valentino

Mountain tour · Naturpark Adamello-Brenta
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  • Valletta Alta e Passo San Valentino, Val San Valentino
    / Valletta Alta e Passo San Valentino, Val San Valentino
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Val San Valentino vista dal Passo San Valentino
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Val San Valentino vista dal Passo San Valentino
    Photo: foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Baita Dosson
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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A challenging outing through the untamed Val di San Valentino to the Dosson bivouac beneath the south face of Carè Alto with a stunning view out over Val di San Valentino.
difficult
Distance 10.2 km
8:00 h
1,116 m
1,119 m
A challenging itinerary to the small, stone Dosson bivouac situated in an alpine setting of rare beauty. The route to the bivouac runs through the dense forests of the stunning San Valentino valley, featuring one-of-a-kind sections of meadows, characteristic mountain huts, stony roads, and farmhouses at the edge of the forest. Suspension bridges, rushing streams, crashing waterfalls, steep climbs, dense forests, rocky amphitheaters, and breathtaking views characterize this tranquil valley, far from the crowds of tourists, where the beauty of the landscape is ample reward for the effort of the ascent.

Author’s recommendation

The perfect spot for the peace and tranquility of nature far from the beaten trail.
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Update: August 02, 2020
Difficulty
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Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,358 m
Lowest point
1,355 m
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Safety information

The dirt road that leads to the start of the itinerary is pretty narrow in certain spots.

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

Nature park:
www.pnab.it
Shelters:
www.gorck.com
Alpine Guides:
www.mountainfriends.it
www.dodiciapostoli.it
www.dolomitiup.it
www.alpinemotion.it

Start

Rifugio Gorck, Val di San Valentino (1,358 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.081859, 10.642196
DMS
46°04'54.7"N 10°38'31.9"E
UTM
32T 626970 5104453
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Destination

Rifugio Gorck, Val di San Valentino

Turn-by-turn directions

Park your car at Rifugio Albergo Gorck. Continue on foot in the direction of Pian del Forno, then take trail SAT 224.

Keep to the left of the Rio Bedù until you reach the remains of Malga Coel di Vigo. Continue in the area of the narrow valley and on past grassy fields, alder trees and boulders to Valletta Bassa. Cross the bridge of the same name to the other side of the valley and head back up nearly to the level of the majestic Dosson Falls on the other side of the valley, then climb steeply up the side of the valley until you come out into the vast, rocky basin of Valletta Alta (literally: high valley).

Here, you will find an intersection of the SAT 224, SAT 248 and SAT 225 trails. Take trail SAT 224 to the right and up the grassy crest to Casina Dosson. To get to the Valletta Alta lake, follow trail SAT 248 at the previous intersection. Return to the parking area by following the same route in the opposite direction.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

  • See the timetable and fees of for summer transport (valid from June to September) or get tickets at the info offices in Pinzolo (Piazza San Giacomo).
  • See the timetable for the Trentino Trasporti buses too - www.trentinotrasporti.it.

Getting there

Along highway  SS239 in Val Rendena, continue until you reach Javrè and then Val di San Valentino. Follow the valley and the signs to Rifugio Gorck.

Parking

Free parking near Rifugio Gorck.

Coordinates

DD
46.081859, 10.642196
DMS
46°04'54.7"N 10°38'31.9"E
UTM
32T 626970 5104453
w3w 
///backpacks.marquees.bendable
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Equipment

Hiking boots, hat, windbreaker and sun lotion are recommended.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10.2 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,116 m
Descent
1,119 m
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