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Cinque Laghi (Five Lakes) – Lago Ritorto - Madonna di Campiglio

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  • Cinque Laghi - Lago Ritort - Madonna di Campiglio
    Cinque Laghi - Lago Ritort - Madonna di Campiglio
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Thanks to the brand new “Cinque Laghi” ski lift, you can easily cover this marvellous itinerary in some exceptional breathtaking natural surroundings. Lago Ritorto is the largest and, probably, the most fascinating of the famous 5 lakes of Campiglio (Ritort, Lambin, Gelato, Serodoli and Nambino). All you need to do to reach it is to make the 10 minute walk from the uphill station of the “Cinque Laghi”. However, despite the proximity to the ski lifts, you are immediately transported into the marvellous world of the Alpine lakes of the Adamello Group, far from the actual ski pistes.

The pleasant descent that follows to Malga Ritort, and the return leg of the trek, along the trail to Madonna di Campiglio, offer beautiful views of the Brenta. The view from the mountain dairy, in fact, is among the widest and most picturesque of the entire chain.


Distance 9.5 km
2:30 h
35 m
540 m
2,064 m
1,513 m
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Update: September 23, 2020
Highest point
2,064 m
Lowest point
1,513 m
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Track types

Asphalt 6.84%Forested/wild trail 16.81%Path 51.56%Unknown 24.77%
0.6 km
Forested/wild trail
1.6 km
4.9 km
2.3 km
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Safety information

1) Prepare your itinerary

2) Choose a route that is suitable for your skill level

3) Choose suitable equipment and gear

4) Consult the snow/weather bulletins

5) Heading out on your own is more risky

6) Leave information on your itinerary and on the approximate time you expect to return

7) Do not hesitate to seek the support of a professional

8) Pay attention to the information and signs that you find along the trail

9) Do not hesitate to follow your steps backwards

10) In case of an accident, sound the alarm by calling the emergency number 112.

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.


Madonna di Campiglio - Rifugio 5 Laghi (2064 m) (1,667 m)
46.229550, 10.821238
46°13'46.4"N 10°49'16.5"E
32T 640437 5121164


Madonna di Campiglio (1513 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

At Madonna di Campiglio you can take the “Cinque Laghi” ski lift to the uphill station near the mountain hut with the same name (2064 m), which is an ideal place to enjoy a slice of cake and a cappuccino.

Behind the mountain hut take trail No. 232 (to Lago Ritorto).

An easy and panoramic 10 minute walk takes you to the suggestive lake, at 2058 m , at the foot of the high Ritort and Nambrone peaks.

Stop at the lake to admire the beauty of the hollow it is set in. Just before the lake take the trail on the left and descend in the direction of “Malga Ritort” (no SAT number). The trail develops in progressive descent and soon enters an area with dense vegetation. Inside the wood continue towards “Madonna di Campiglio – Malga Ritort”. After a series of hairpin bends in the wood and various wooden footbridges, you reach the Piana di Ritort below, a beautiful expanse of flat ground with a wonderful view of the Brenta Group. The copse in the wood is followed by a forest road that leads to Malga Ritort (where you can stop if you like), passing by the beautiful viewing point marked by a large wooden cross.

Here you absolutely must stop to take a look at the cows and little calves in the nearby cowshed.

Continue along the dirt road (to the right), below the mountain dairy, until you reach a sign in the middle of a field.

Take the left in the direction of “Madonna di Campiglio” along a lane which soon turns into a trail and crosses a meadow diagonally. Enter the wood. The trail is perfectly beaten and signposted and features a gentle descending slope. After a long diagonal stretch to the north, the trail features a series of small hairpin bends and reaches a crossroads, where you must turn left for Madonna di Campiglio.

The trail is beautiful and easy and allows you to quickly reach the town, emerging near the Pappagallo Restaurant, which is another natural resting place.

Continue on the tarmac road for a short distance back to the departure point.


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Getting there

Reach Madonna di Campiglio by way of the “SS239 della Val Rendena” national road (from either the Giudicarie valleys or Val di Sole) . Enter into the town from the south (if you’re coming from the Val Rendena, just before the Tunnel) and follow the directions for the town centre and the “Cinque Laghi” Ski Lift. You can park the car in the car park just below the 5 Laghi ski lift or in other parking areas in the vicinity of the ski lift.



46.229550, 10.821238
46°13'46.4"N 10°49'16.5"E
32T 640437 5121164
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9.5 km
2:30 h
35 m
540 m
Highest point
2,064 m
Lowest point
1,513 m
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