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Major Malina war path - Val Genova

Mountain tour · Naturpark Adamello-Brenta
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  • Rifugio Fontanabona, Val Genova
    / Rifugio Fontanabona, Val Genova
    Photo: Rifugio Fontanabona, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Sentiero Major Malina, Val Genova
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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A short but evocative ring-route along a part of the defensive posts of the barrage of Fontanabona.
easy
1.3 km
1:20 h
179 m
179 m

The easy path near Fontanabona lead you to discover the traces of the Great War: trenchesremains, emplacements, rock caves, terraces that were used as some shacks’ bases - the soldiers’ shelters.

From Carisolo follow the road to Val Genova up to the Trenches Bridge, placed a little after the end of the steep ascent ”Scala di Bo”; cross the bridge and follow a ring-route along the orographic right of the river, then come back to the starting point and follow another ring-route on the opposite bank of the river.

Author’s recommendation

Suggested itinerary for the enthusiasts of history and war finds.

Look at the summer transportation timetable for the access to Val Genova.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1220 m
Lowest point
1103 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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.

Tips, hints and links

www.campigliodolomiti.it

www.rifugiofontanabona.it

Start

Loc. Fontanabona (1103 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.164718, 10.683646
DMS
46°09'53.0"N 10°41'01.1"E
UTM
32T 629980 5113726
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Destination

Loc. Fontanabona

Turn-by-turn directions

The ring-route start near the Fontanabona refuge that, with its barrage, was an important militarygarrison, connecting the area with Carisolo and Val Rendena.

From this area, two defensive lines, on opposite sides, started: one, southwards, was the so called“Honved line” which led to Cima Pravecchio, towards the Carè Alto; the second one, northwards, led to Cima Tamalè and then to “Cimon delle Gere” and “Monte Gabbiolo” near Presanella peak.

The itinerary let you to see some trenches remains and a little fort near the Sarca river, emplacements, rock caves, terraces that were used as the shacks’ bases - the soldiers’ shelters.

At the end of the route, you come back to the starting point, walking the route backwards.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Little train and shuttle bus from Pinzolo and Spiazzo towards "Piana di Bedole" area - the last part of Val Genova- in summer (from the end of June to the beginning of September)

  • Check on line the timetable and the fares of the summer transports or take the leaflet at the info office in San Giacomo square.
  • Look at the timetable of the public buses of Trentino Trasporti - www.ttesercizio.it

Getting there

From Carisolo (2 km northward from Pinzolo) take the road to Val Genova till Fontanabona refuge.

Parking

  • Paid parking in Ponte Verde area. From here it is possible to go on foot or by means oftransportation to the Fontanabona refuge.
  • Car park at the Fontanabona refuge.

Coordinates

DD
46.164718, 10.683646
DMS
46°09'53.0"N 10°41'01.1"E
UTM
32T 629980 5113726
w3w 
///overran.embalmed.glacier
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Trekking boots, a hat and a rain jacket recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.3 km
Duration
1:20h
Ascent
179 m
Descent
179 m
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