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Vallesinella - Cascate di Mezzo - showshoeing itinerary

Snowshoeing · Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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  • Vallesinella di Mezzo frozen waterfalls
    / Vallesinella di Mezzo frozen waterfalls
    Photo: Beatrice Bertolini, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Forest road leading to "malga Brenta Bassa" alpine hut
    Photo: Beatrice Bertolini, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Malga Brenta Bassa
    Photo: Beatrice Bertolini, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / "Malga Brenta Bassa" alpine hut
    Photo: Beatrice Bertolini, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Path "Sentiero della Forra"
    Photo: Beatrice Bertolini, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Vallesinella di Mezzo frozen waterfalls
    Photo: Beatrice Bertolini, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Vallesinella di Mezzo frozen waterfalls
    Photo: Samuele Guetti, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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A marvelous loop of intermediate difficulty through Val Brenta and Vallesinella, two valleys running through the heart of the Brenta Dolomites and past the stunning Cascate di Mezzo (middle falls).
moderate
Distance 6.2 km
2:35 h
267 m
255 m
The itinerary runs along snow trails and forestry roads and through forests of European silver fir, interspersed with clearings and alpine farmhouses, alongside crystal-clear streams to a stunning clearing at Malga Brenta Bassa. Here, there is a breathtaking view of the Dolomites and the west face of Crozzon di Brenta overlooking the valley. The highest point of the outing is at the Vallesinella Cascata di Mezzo, which freezes in winter and makes for some truly thrilling ice climbing.

Author’s recommendation

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Updated: March 21, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,432 m
Lowest point
1,179 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
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Safety information

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.

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Start

Loc. Prà de la Casa (1,180 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.199488, 10.823798
DMS
46°11'58.2"N 10°49'25.7"E
UTM
32T 640711 5117829
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Destination

Loc. Prà de la Casa

Turn-by-turn directions

From Prà de la Casa area continue to Malga Brenta Bassa along the forest road (as described in the itinerary n. 12) for about 30 min. From Malga Brenta Bassa , 1.256m, follow the forest road that develops among woods of firs and conifers till you reach the intersection that brings to the path for the Vallesinella di Mezzo waterfalls (60 min). After crossing the characteristic wooden bridge you can admire the amazing view on the frozen waterfalls. Once passed the refuge Cascate di Mezzo, 1.410m, take the road that descends on the right side of Sarca river till Malga Fratte (30 min). From here, short and descending road to return at Prà de la Casa (15 min).

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Served by the Madonna di Campiglio Skibus (Hoptel alla Posta stop) or the Trentino Trasporti bus line (Sant'Antonio di Mavignola stop).

Getting there

From Sant’Antonio di Mavignola, to the south of Madonna di Campiglio, follow the signs for “Val Brenta”. Take the downhill road across the bridge over the Sarca river to Prà della Casa. Park your car here and continue on foot.

Parking

Parking is available free of charge in Prà de la Casa.

Coordinates

DD
46.199488, 10.823798
DMS
46°11'58.2"N 10°49'25.7"E
UTM
32T 640711 5117829
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Appropriate winter clothing, hiking boots, walking poles and instep crampons or snowshoes, water bottle or thermos flask.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.2 km
Duration
2:35 h
Ascent
267 m
Descent
255 m
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