Val Cadino and its luxuriant forests are the destination for those who love being in solitude and enjoying the silence of nature. However, the chirping of birds, perhaps the unmistakable sound of the woodpecker and the sound of the wind in the branches of the trees will not be missing. The itinerary is also used by walkers with snowshoes.
Enjoy the view of the surrounding peaks, the arrival point is just below the imposing Cimon delle Stellune.
Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche bulletin (www.meteotrentino.it or any other service that suits your needs) before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions by calling the Mountain Guides.
GPS routes are merely indicative of the more reasonable track but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions.
THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS
Prepare your itinerary beforehand
Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
Choose suitable clothes and equipment
Check the weather forecast
Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
ASCENT: Take the forest road past a small crucifix on the right and enter the majestic forest of Val Cadino. Go past Malga Stue Bassa and Malga Stue Alta until you reach Malga Cazzorga, located in a beautiful sunny position.
Continue on the mule track to the left of the hut going up among imposing pine trees. At the end of the steep stretch, the majestic Cima Stellune stands out on the left while the Montalon can be seen on the right. You reach a plateau to the right of which, in a lower position, you can see the white and flat surface that hides the Stellune Lake.
DESCENT: by the same route
all notes on protected areas
From Molina di Fiemme, follow the sign to Passo Manghen and drive until you reach Ponte Stue (1.252 m), where the snow clearing ends.
Leave your car before or after the bridge.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
Ski Touring Excursions - Fiemme, Dolomiti di Fassa e Primiero - Marco Bozzetta Editore
Book for sale in the bookshop Deflorian in Tesero
Author’s map recommendations
Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14
Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618
For all ski-mountaineering activities, the proper apparel is strongly recommended. Skiers must bear in mind that temperatures can dip quickly and garments should also be suitable for snowy conditions (such as waterproof Gore-Tex jackets). Furthermore, gloves, cap, sun glasses and sun cream should also form part of every off-piste skier’s basic gear.
It’s COMPULSORY to carry with you an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (this is also available for rent). In the case of hard snow cover or ice, ski crampons are recommended.