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Malga Praino and Malga Valsorda Tour, Val San Valentino

Mountain tour · Naturpark Adamello-Brenta
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  • Malga Valsorda, Val San Valentino
    / Malga Valsorda, Val San Valentino
    Photo: Alberto Aprili, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Malga Praino, Val San Valentino
    Photo: Foto PNAB, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Casa da monte in Val San Valentino
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Rifugio Gork
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Val San Valentino, tipica baita
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Baita sul fiume in Val San Valentino
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Autunno in Val San Valentino
    Photo: Alessandra D'Agostino, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Estate-Tour Malga Praino-Rifugio Gork-Foto M.Lorenzetti
    Photo: ApT Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Val San Valentino
    Photo: Foto Michele Zeni, Archivio Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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A lovely outing to the remote Malga Praino and Malga Valsorda in Val di San Valentino along stone trails through dense forests, alpine pastures, and a generally stunning rural landscape.
moderate
Distance 9.2 km
3:00 h
590 m
590 m
This itinerary of intermediate difficulty starts from Rifugio Gorck, which may be reached by car. To get to the lodge, cross Val di San Valentino, a valley that gets its name from the small church of San Valentino, which features frescoes by Simone Baschenis. The church, which you will pass on your way up the valley by car, sits in a panoramic spot with an ample view out over Busa di Tione, the lower Rendena valley, the Brenta group, and the spires of Carè Alto to the west and is well worth a visit. The itinerary runs through a landscape of rare beauty at the edge of the treeline and is recommended for anyone who loves uncontaminated nature.

Author’s recommendation

Ideal itinerary for those looking to get away from crowds of tourists and who can appreciate the slow rhythms of nature.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,770 m
Lowest point
1,180 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Tips and hints

Nature Park:
www.pnab.it
Shelters:
www.gorck.com
Alpine Guides:
www.mountainfriends.it
www.dodiciapostoli.it
www.dolomitiup.it
www.alpinemotion.it

Start

Rifugio Gorck, Val di San Valentino (1,181 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.079199, 10.666999
DMS
46°04'45.1"N 10°40'01.2"E
UTM
32T 628894 5104197
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Destination

Rifugio Gorck, Val di San Valentino

Turn-by-turn directions

By car from Vigo Rendena, take the Val di San Valentino road to Albergo Rifugio Gorck.

Park your car and continue on foot in the direction of Malga Praino and then Malga Valsorda. The relatively unknown landscape of this itinerary is both stunning and alluring, from the forest to the pastures and up to the tree line.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The Trentino Trasporti buses connect Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo to Javrè.

  • See the timetable and fees for summer transport (valid from June to September) or get tickets at the info offices in Pinzolo (Piazza San Giacomo).
  • See the timetable of the Trentino Trasporti buses too - www.trentinotrasporti.it.

 

Getting there

Along highway SS239 in Val Rendena, continue until you reach Javrè and then Val di San Valentino. Follow the valley and the signs to Rifugio Gorck.

Parking

Free parking near Rifugio Gorck.

Coordinates

DD
46.079199, 10.666999
DMS
46°04'45.1"N 10°40'01.2"E
UTM
32T 628894 5104197
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Hiking boots, hat, windbreaker and sun lotion are recommended.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.2 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
590 m
Descent
590 m
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