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Cornisello lake tour

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  • Estate-Tour Laghi di Cornisello-Galleria paravalanghe-M. Lorenzetti
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m 2000 1500 1000 25 20 15 10 5 km Rifugio Nambrone Rifugio Nambrone Malga Cornisello Mavignola Bivio di Valina Bivio di Valina Mavignola Paravalanghe Paravalanghe
A lengthy climb through Val Nambrone, from Sant’Antonio di Mavignola to the Cornisello lakes.
Distance 28.2 km
3:00 h
1,076 m
1,076 m
2,127 m
1,084 m

The itinerary starts in Sant’Antonio di Mavignola and runs through Val Nambrone to the Cornisello lakes. The road and the cable lift across from Rifugio Nambrone date back to the 1950s and were built for the purpose of creating a dam near the lakes. The upper end of the cable lift is found just after Rifugio Cornisello. The dam was never built, but fortunately for us the road was completed.

Author’s recommendation

Unless you use an E-BIKE, you will need to be in good physical shape to take on this itinerary.

Once at the casina (a milk-storage hut) at Laghi di Cornisello, turn around and follow the same route back because, from here, the trail that continues on cannot be done on a bike. You can carry your bike along the trail to get to Rifugio Cornisello, but this is only recommended for the most experienced cyclists.

From the ample, unpaved parking area, instead of descending directly along the paved road, you can head up to the right for 300m towards Rifugio Cornisello, where there is a stunning view of the Brenta Group.

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Update: July 23, 2020
S0 moderate
Highest point
Laghi di Cornisello, 2,127 m
Lowest point
Mavignola, 1,084 m
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Safety information

  • The roads, trails, and ski runs indicated are often used in the opposite direction as well, so keep an eye out for hikers, other cyclists, and vehicles.
  • On trails and other narrow roadways, pay close attention to hikers and slow down or stop as seems appropriate under the circumstances.
  • Always were a helmet and never underestimate the difficulty of the trails.
  • Be careful when crossing wood bridges, as they can often be slippery.
  • Avoid skidding as this can damage both your tires and the road surface.

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 and hints

With the DoloMeetCard, use of the lifts, the bicibustrek bike & ride service, and other public transport (Trentino Guest Card) is free of charge.

For more information, see: (Pinzolo lifts)


Sant'Antonio di Mavignola (1,118 m)
46.189160, 10.784660
46°11'21.0"N 10°47'04.8"E
32T 637717 5116612


Sant'Antonio di Mavignola

Turn-by-turn directions

From the square in Sant’Antonio di Mavignola, descend along Via Pridela for 50m, then turn right onto Via Nambrone. Continue along this road until the intersection with state highway 239.

Be very careful of traffic before turning left onto the highway and then continue downhill for about 100m until the switchback. Here, turn right in the direction of Val Nambrone.

Follow the paved road uphill for 3.2 km until Rifugio Nambrone.

Continue on the paved road for 6.1 km until the Valina intersection. Keep to the right and continue on for another 2.1 km until an ample, unpaved parking area, then continue to the right on the dirt road. Continue on for 1.7 km until the milk-storage hut at Laghi di Cornisello. For the return trip, follow the same route to Rifugio Nambrone and then to Mavignola.


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Public transport

Gli autobus di linea della compagnia Trentino Trasporti ( effettuano collegamenti diretti, e non, a frequenza giornaliera per Pinzolo e Madonna di Campiglio. In estate la mobilità è integrata con il servizio di bicibustrek e il servizio urbano turistico.

Getting there

In auto:

  • da A4 Milano-Venezia: uscita Brescia Est a km 130. Tempo di percorrenza medio (in auto): 2 ore e 30 minuti.
  • da A22 Modena-Brennero: uscita Rovereto Sud a km 92 (1 ora e 40 minuti) - uscita Trento Sud a km 73 (1 ora e 30 minuti) - uscita S. Michele all'Adige a km 78 (1 ora).

Per raggiungere in mtb l'inizio dell'itinerario seguire il percorso n°960 "Via Vecia" fino al centro di Sant Antonio di Mavignola.


46.189160, 10.784660
46°11'21.0"N 10°47'04.8"E
32T 637717 5116612
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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  • MTBs with off-road tires
  • helmets
  • protective eyewear
  • repair kits
  • first-aid kits
  • water
  • windbreakers for downhill sections

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Marcpiulo .mymlPerimyl0pA
October 05, 2018 · Community
Paesaggio stupendo, salita asfaltata (anche se con qualche avvallamento perfettamente comprensibile) percorribile anche con gomme da strada. Ogni ciclista amante dei laghi e paesaggi alpini dovrebbe fare questo tour. Unica nota stonata: non è ammissibile mantenere i ruderi risalenti agli anni .50 della funivia che doveva servire la non realizzata diga! O si demoliscono o si sistemano adeguatamente come ricordo di quello che si voleva realizzare. Così proprio non va bene.
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When did you do this route? September 19, 2018
Panoramica dei laghetti di Cornisello
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1° laghetto di Cornisello con il Monte Nambrone
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ruderi stazione di partenza della funivia nel piazzale antistante il Rifugio Nambrone!
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Stazione a monte della funivia, in prossimità del Rifugio Cornisello.
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S0 moderate
28.2 km
3:00 h
1,076 m
1,076 m
Highest point
2,127 m
Lowest point
1,084 m
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