This snowy loop crosses the vast Campo Carlo Magno highland. Starting from the cross-country trails, the itinerary heads out into the open beyond the woods in an area that gets lots of sun all day long. Once you have passed Malga Mondifrà, the trail heads into a beautiful, dense forest of European spruce and silver fir as well as larch. When you reach Malga Vaglianella, head down through the woods in a loop that will take you back to the start.
Malga Mondifrà is a great place for a relaxing break as you enjoy a hot beverage or local alpine delicacies.
Important: Sections of the itinerary run along the cross-country skiing trails. We recommend you keep to the edges of the trail to not hinder oncoming skiers.
Experience walking along irregular mountain trails is recommended. In the event of fresh snow, snowshoes are also recommended. Be careful of ice when temperatures are particularly low. As you might imagine, the accessibility of these mountain trails depends entirely on the conditions found at any given time, such as the weather and other natural and environmental conditions. Therefore, before you set out, you should check the status of the trail by contacting alpine guides, lodge operators, or the local tourist office or park information office.
Tips and hints
For information on the conditions of the route:
For information on the weather and snow situation:
Italian cross-country ski school Malghette:
Getting thereHead up to the north from Madonna di Campiglio to Campo Carlo Magno pass along highway SS239. From here go down about 500m to the cross-country skiing center.
ParkingPaid parking at Campo Carlo Magno or free at the cross-country skiing center.
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EquipmentAppropriate winter clothing, hiking boots, walking poles and instep crampons or snowshoes, water bottle or thermos flask.
Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
- Lip protection (SPF 30+)
- Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
- moisture wicking skull / knit cap
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking
- Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.