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Tour to Mandrone refuge

Mountain tour · Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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  • Matarot area from the Glaciological Centre J. Payer
    / Matarot area from the Glaciological Centre J. Payer
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  • / Matarot waterfalls
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / The Glaciological Centre J. Payer
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / The Glaciological Centre J. Payer
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Matarot waterfalls and Lobbie peak from the Mandrone path
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Bedole refuge
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Mandrone refuge
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Climb to Mandrone from Bedole refuge
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Path to Mandrone refuge
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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Wonderful itinerary that brings you from the wild wood of Val Genova up to the Mandrone refuge with an amazing view on "Lobbie" and "Matarot" glaciers.

difficult
10 km
5:30 h
949 m
949 m

From the parking area at Malga Bedole, take the dirt road to Rifugio Adamello Collini Al Bedole, then follow trail SAT 212 to Rifugio Mandron “Città di Trento”, which is located across from the Adamello glacier, the most extensive of the Italian Alps.

The first section of the route is steep and takes you quickly up an elevation gain of 600 meters (1,970 ft) from start to finish.

Once out of the forest, the itinerary flattens out before the final uphill section. Near the lodge, there is a small Austro-Hungarian cemetery and many signs of the effects of World War I (including trenches, foxholes, etc.).

Author’s recommendation

The climb is regular and quite hard at the beginning: the first part of the route is in the thick wood, then at about 2.100 mt a.s.l., walk out of the wood and go on at the foot of the Lobbia glacier and other scenic views.
We suggest you some stops before reaching the refuge: the Glaciological Center Julius Payer, a permanent exhibition of  the local glaciers and the mountain environment; the small mountain lakes and the litlle church built in the local granite. During the First World War, the Mandron area was the scene of clashes and the surrounding area of the refuge is particularly interesting because of the war remains: emplacements, trenches and the little war cemetery.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2447 m
Lowest point
1583 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Trail sign: 212

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

  • For further information about the access to Val Genova and the shuttle buses timetable, visit the web site of the Adamello Brenta Nature Park: www.pnab.it.
  • For further information about the path and the route conditions, contact the Pinzolo mountain guides: ph. +39 0465 502111 - www.mountainfriends.it.

Start

Bedole mountain hut - Val Genova (1583 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.198259, 10.603472
DMS
46°11'53.7"N 10°36'12.5"E
UTM
32T 623715 5117325
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Destination

Bedole mountain hut - Val Genova

Turn-by-turn directions

From “Malga Bedole” in Genova Valley, reach the “Adamello Collini” refuge and catch the path n° 212. The path goes up steeply with many bends till the “Mezza Via” bench.
From here the path goes on smoothly to the old refuge (now glaciological centre) and to “Mandrone” refuge. Come back along the same itinerary.

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)

Getting there

From Carisolo (2 km northward from Pinzolo) take the road to Val Genova till "Piana di Bedole" area (16 km).

Parking

Parking ticket at "Piana di Bedole" zone.

Coordinates

DD
46.198259, 10.603472
DMS
46°11'53.7"N 10°36'12.5"E
UTM
32T 623715 5117325
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 highly recommended. 

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10 km
Duration
5:30h
Ascent
949 m
Descent
949 m
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