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Mountain tour

From Madonna di Campiglio to the Clemp farmhouses, fortresses of war

Mountain tour · Naturpark Adamello-Brenta
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  • Old wood ladder of Clemp mountains huts
    / Old wood ladder of Clemp mountains huts
    Photo: Paolo Bisti, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Remains of Clemp forts
    Photo: Paolo Bisti, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Clemp mountain huts and the Brenta Dolomites
    Photo: Paolo Bisti, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Val Rendena scenic view from Clemp forts
    Photo: Paolo Bisti, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Clemp forts
    Photo: Paolo Bisti, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Clemp mountain huts
    Photo: Paolo Bisti, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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An easy hike from Madonna di Campiglio to Clemp, a panoramic spot where you will find a number of characteristic mountain farmhouses known as masi (singular: maso) and a fort from World War I.
easy
10.7 km
4:00 h
350 m
351 m

This panoramic outing follows the outline of the mountains from Madonna di Campiglio to the forts of Clemp, above the village of Sant’Antonio di Mavignola and with a stunning view out over the Brenta Dolomites. Fascinating relics from World War I include a short trench and the remains of a fort.

From its elevated position, this fort loomed over the Campiglio valley out to Carisolo, where soldiers could surveil a fairly vast territory of strategic importance. The 40-meter-long fortress included a sniper outpost with two overlapping rows of embrasures, which are still visible to this day, overlooking the switchbacks along the road to Madonna di Campiglio. Only the outer walls of this fort and a few sections of roof remain, but this still gives us an idea of what the original structure must have looked like.

(Sections of Italian text taken from trentinograndeguerra.it)

Author’s recommendation

This hike is ideal for families and history buffs interested in World War I.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,665 m
Lowest point
1,532 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

There are no lodges or shelters along the route.

Tips, hints and links

Alpine Guides:
www.mountainfriends.it
www.guidealpinecampiglio.it

World War I Info:
www.trentinograndeguerra.it

Start

Madonna di Campiglio, Ristorante Pappagallo (1,532 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.224710, 10.823507
DMS
46°13'29.0"N 10°49'24.6"E
UTM
32T 640624 5120630
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Destination

Madonna di Campiglio

Turn-by-turn directions

From Ristorante Pizzeria Pappagallo in Madonna di Campiglio, take the Giro di Campiglio trail to the south. Follow this trail only briefly until you find the trail to Clemp, a panoramic spot of historical interest for its characteristic mountain farmhouses and certain relics from the First World War, including a trench and a fort.

The trail is fairly easy and not particularly busy and provides an amazing view out over the Brenta Dolomites. For the return trip, you can follow the same trail in reverse, or you can follow a lovely dirt road down to S.A. di Mavignola, a one-hour trip that ends with the stages of the cross above the small village. From here, you can take the bus back to Campiglio or your previously parked car.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

 Trentino Trasporti bus service connects Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo with S.A. di Mavignola.

  • Check summer timetable online (valid from June to September) or get a brochure from the tourist office in Piazza San Giacomo, Pinzolo, or Via Pradalago 4, Madonna di Campiglio.
  • You may also check the Trentino Trasporti bus schedule at www.ttesercizio.it

Getting there

From the center of Madonna di Campiglio, head south along Viale Dolomiti di Brenta. After the pharmacy, head up to the right, then turn left along Via Adamello. Continue along this road, following the signs for Ristorante Pappagallo.

Parking

Small parking area at the end of Via Adamello where the itinerary begins, as well as covered, paid parking in Piazza Sissi.

Coordinates

DD
46.224710, 10.823507
DMS
46°13'29.0"N 10°49'24.6"E
UTM
32T 640624 5120630
w3w 
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Equipment

Hiking boots, hat and windbreaker recommended. 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
10.7 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
350 m
Descent
351 m
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