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Imperatore tour

Mountain tour · Naturpark Adamello-Brenta
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  • Pascolo in quota e panoramica sulle Dolomiti di Brenta
    / Pascolo in quota e panoramica sulle Dolomiti di Brenta
    Photo: Federico Modica, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Pascolo Monte Spinale
    Photo: Paolo Bisti, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Verso il Rifugio Graffer
    Photo: Federico Modica, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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An itinerary of intermediate difficulty suited to families with younger children. Gain altitude quickly with the lift system for a majestic view of the Adamello-Presanella glaciers.
moderate
8.8 km
4:00 h
480 m
483 m

This mid-altitude outing offers an enchanting view of the Adamello-Presanella mountain range.

This physically exerting, but not particularly difficult itinerary runs along well-beaten, well-marked trails and is recommended for families with children aged 6 to 8. Here, you are likely to hear the call of the marmot and, if you’re lucky, even see a group of these rodents, which often come out of their dens to enjoy the sun or search for food.The ascent via lift and the amazing view make this a lovely, relaxing outing for an alpine picnic.

Author’s recommendation

Be sure to bring a camera! The vast fields with spectacular views of the Adamello-Presanella range are great spots for a picnic with the whole family.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2273 m
Lowest point
1996 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Poor shelters in case of rain.

Tips, hints and links

Lifts:

www.ski.it

Refuges:

www.graffer.com

Alpine Guides:

www.guidealpinecampiglio.it

www.alpindays.com

 

Start

Middle station of the Grostè cableway (2252 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.220138, 10.888920
DMS
46°13'12.5"N 10°53'20.1"E
UTM
32T 645681 5120241
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Destination

Middle station of the Grostè cableway

Turn-by-turn directions

From the intermediate station of the Grostè gondola lift, follow the signs for Spinale lake.

As you descend, you will first pass Camp Centener and then continue along trail SAT 331 until you reach a crossroads just above Spinale lake. Turn left here and continue on over a number of karstic humps, then descend gradually to the intersection with trail SAT 382. Take this trail in the direction of Rifugio G. Graffer.

Once at the lodge, follow the signs for Giro dell’Imperatore (Tour of the Emperor). After about 200 meters, the trail curves to the left and heads down to lovely plateaus at the base of Pietra Grande.

Continue on here through the pastureland as you climb up to the col of Dòs del Sparavér. Cross this pass, then descend to the north and cross the pasture to Malga Vagliana. From here, in just a few minutes you will reach a fissure near the arrival station of the Vagliana gondola lift. A final flat section followed by a brief climb completes the circuit as you return to the intermediate station of the Grostè gondola lift.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

In summer shuttle bus from the centre of Madonna di Campiglio (Brenta Alta square) up to Grostè cableway (from June to September).

Getting there

Reach the Grostè cableway, 1 km northwards Madonna di Campiglio along the main road SS239.

To reach the cableway coming from Pinzolo, take the tunnel at the beginning of Madonna di Campiglio - avoiding the centre of the village - and go on towards Campo Carlo Magno for about 1 k after the tunnel exit.

Coming from Dimaro, instead, pass Campo Carlo Magno and, after about 800 meters, arrive at the Grostè cableway.

 

Parking

Paid parking area at Grostè cableway.

Coordinates

DD
46.220138, 10.888920
DMS
46°13'12.5"N 10°53'20.1"E
UTM
32T 645681 5120241
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Mountaineering boots, hat, windbreakers and sun lotion are recommended.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
480 m
Descent
483 m
Loop Scenic Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip

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