A challenging, high-altitude itinerary through the stunning landscape of the Adamello-Presanella group, featuring the Cornisello lakes and the majestic Canavacia waterfall.
Distance 12.4 km
Highest point2,187 m
Lowest point1,388 m
An amazing itinerary with the Brenta Dolomites rising majestically across the valley. This outing takes you through the granite heart of the Adamello-Presanella group, a rocky landscape featuring lovely streams and stunning waterfalls. This is a steep, highly enjoyable climb, and the view of the Brenta Dolomites and the spires around Val Nambrone make all the effort well worth it.
Pay attention to where you step. This is a great spot for porcini mushrooms!
The drive up is narrow and exposed. Follow signposts for SAT 217, SAT 238 and SAT 211.
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.
Park your car just past Rifugio Nambrone near a bridge over the river.
Take trail SAT 217 and, after about 15 minutes, take trail SAT 238 to the left. The Canavacia falls will be visible as you climb this trail past Mandra dell’Orso and on to Malga Ploze. From here, continue on to the Cornisello lakes and Rifugio Cornisello. Head back to the starting point along the paved road, cutting off the switchbacks by taking trail SAT 211.
all notes on protected areas
The Nambrone valley is not served by public transportation.
From Pinzolo, along highway SS239, follow the signs to S. Antonio di Mavignola. Shortly before the village, head left at the junction for Val Nambrone. Follow the signs to Rifugio Nambrone, Rifugio Cornisello and Rifugio Segantini until you reach the car park near Rifugio Nambrone.
Ample parking free of charge near Rifugio Nambrone, where the route starts.