The XII Apostoli basin is the western access to the heart of the Dolomiti di Brenta and is characterized by tranquillity and an absence of crowds. The scenery is magnificent and harmonious, but the access route is rather strenuous, and that’s what keeps the crowds away. The tranquillity one enjoys on the various paths that start from the refuge makes this place even more fascinating.
The hut is the starting point of a labyrinth of paths, all of them extremely interesting: trail 307 for Val Nardis; trail 341 for Val di Sacco; ‘Sentiero Attrezzato dell’Ideale Bocca’ (a fixed-rope trail marked 304); ‘Bocca dei Camosci e d’Ambiez’; ‘Via delle Bocchette’; Ferrata ‘Ettore Castiglioni’ (another fixed-rope trail marked 321) ‘Bocca dei Due Denti’.
Safety informationPlease 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.
Getting thereAccess to Rifugio XII Apostoli is from the west. There are four possible starting places, the first two being the most logical ones:
- Doss del Sabbion from the ski lifts ‘Pinzolo – Val Rendena’, from there along trail 357 up to Passo Bregn da L’Ors (1845 m) where you take trail 307. This is the easiest access route. It also takes you to the highest starting place.
- Malga Movlina (1786 m) from the Giudicarie via the Val d’Algone; leave your vehicle at the car park just before the malga; follow trail 354 till it joins trail 307 near Passo Bregn de L’Ors (1845 m).
- Malga Bandalors (1626 m) from Val Rendena. Follow trail 307 from start to finish.
- Val Agola from Sant’Antonio di Mavignola – Val Rendena. Follow trail 324 up to Lago Asciutto (1915 m); from there, proceed on trail 307.