An enjoyable stroll through a coniferous forest to Malga Ritorto, where there is an exceptional view of the Brenta Dolomites.
Distance 2.1 km
An easy outing for the whole family, this itinerary is entirely on packed snow and is mostly flat as it winds through a stunning, tall forest of fir and larch. The landscape changes near the malga (a mountain farmhouse) as the forest gives way to mugo pine and pastureland. The panorama from Malga Ritorto is exceptional as you look out over the Brenta Dolomites mountain range. The view is especially stunning at dusk, when the setting sun colors the rocky spires pink. Thanks to its orientation, this is a particularly great spot to enjoy many hours of sun, from early morning till late into the afternoon. The restaurant and café here is an excellent place to enjoy a hot beverage or local alpine delicacies.
Be sure to bring a camera. Two refreshment points are available along the way: the Patascoss refuge at the start, and the Malga Ritorto upon arrival.
AuthorApt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA
Updated: December 30, 2020
Safety informationExperience 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.
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Getting thereIn Madonna di Campiglio, park your car at the Colarin parking lot, then take the Pinzolo-Campiglio Express gondola lift to Patascoss.
ParkingFree parking at Colarin lot, near south tunnel entrance.
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EquipmentAppropriate winter clothing, hiking boots, walking poles and instep crampons or snowshoes, water bottle or thermos flask.
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