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DBT variant stage 3: Rifugio Graffer - Agritur Malga Tuena

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Variant of the third stage of the "Dolomiti di Brenta Trek" route, from Rifugio Graffer to Agritur Malga Tuena.

difficult
10.5 km
4:40 h
557 m
1,080 m

Those who started the trek from Malga Tuena by leaving the car at Lago di Tovel has now the possibility to shorten the loop and quickly reach the Malga in 4:30 hours walk. From Passo Grostè the Sentiero delle Palete path runs above Lago di Tovel and crosses an extremely wild area leaving behind the southern part of the Brenta Dolomites. This path is very steep in some parts and it is fitted with some metal cables and ladders and therefore is suitable for experienced hikers only. 

Author’s recommendation

The path has been constructed and facilitated with ladders and metal cables only as far as the Bocchetta delle Palete. The rest of the route is waymarked, but has very steep slopes and frequent strenuous altitude gains.
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Updated: August 02, 2020
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Highest point
2,446 m
Lowest point
1,734 m
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Tips, hints and links

Here the updated information about the conditions of the route:

  • alpine guides Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo val Rendena and val di Non

Hospitality, refuges and bivouacs:

 

Start

Rifugio Graffer (2,259 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.219730, 10.889621
DMS
46°13'11.0"N 10°53'22.6"E
UTM
32T 645736 5120196
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Destination

Agritur Malga Tuena

Turn-by-turn directions

From Rifugio Graffer (2263 m) you climb up in 35 minutes to Passo del Grostè (2442 m) and from here you take the Sentiero Alpinistico Attrezzato delle Palete SAT 306 (EEA – D) passing the foot of Cima Pietra Grande. After passing the large mountain ridge of Cima Vagliana and going through Val delle Giare, the path proceeds at a high altitude along the steep flank of Corno di Denno and climbs to the Bocchetta delle Palete ( 2,319 m ) along rock gullies facilitated with ladders and metal cables. Walking time Passo del Grostè – Bocchetta delle Palete 2 hours. From the Bocchetta you go down and through Val Gelada to the basin of Cima Livezza Piccola. After rounding Cima Livezza Piccola you come to the fork with Sentiero Alpinistico Attrezzato Salt di Val Gelada 380 (EEA – MD) which leads to Val Madris. Once you reach Val Madris you continue along the SAT 310 (E) path that in 15 minutes brings you to Malga Tuena (1740 m). Walking time Bocchetta delle Palete – Malga Tuena 1.45 hours.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Shuttle bus Madonna di Campiglio - Campo Carlo Magno (Grostè cablecar stop) or the Trentino Trasporti bus line (Grostè cablecar stop).

Getting there

To get to the Graffer Refuge more quickly, it’s possible to take the Grostè cable car that goes up to the Grostè Pass and from here go down along the SAT 301 trail to the refuge in 20 minutes. Alternatively, from the town of Madonna di Campiglio you can drive by car to the Spinale cable car which goes to the top of Monte Spinale, then proceed on foot following the SAT 331 trail for 45 minutes.

Parking

Big free parking at the departure of the Grostè cableway.

Coordinates

DD
46.219730, 10.889621
DMS
46°13'11.0"N 10°53'22.6"E
UTM
32T 645736 5120196
w3w 
///trots.devoted.radically
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Equipment

Necessary equipment 

  • technical mountain clothing
  • mountain boots with Vibram sole or similar

 If the route has equipped parts, brings with you:

  • ferrata set
  • harness
  • helmet
  • ferrata gloves
  • a piece of rope (suggested)
  • ice-axe and crampons (where necessary)

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10.5 km
Duration
4:40h
Ascent
557 m
Descent
1,080 m
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