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Malga Canvere from Castelir

· 1 review · Snowshoeing · Val di Fiemme
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  • Snowshoeing with Dolomites panorama
    Snowshoeing with Dolomites panorama
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The bucolic landscape at the point of arrival of this snowshoe hike is the worthy crowning of the itinerary.
Distance 6.8 km
3:05 h
430 m
430 m
1,970 m
1,550 m
Castelir is a famous ski resort in the Alpe Lusia - Bellamonte area. Even though there is a large crowd of skiers at the starting point, after a few minutes of walking you enter a quiet environment. The itinerary takes place in a wide forest of fir and larch trees. In the final part, the vegetation gives way to the wonderful views of the Pale di San Martino and the Lagorai chain. The itinerary is generally used also by ski mountaineers.

Author’s recommendation

The wooden huts of Canvere with the Pale di San Martino in the background are a panorama that deserves more than a photo.
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Update: December 28, 2022
Highest point
Malga Canvere, 1,970 m
Lowest point
Castelir, 1,550 m
Best time of year

Track types

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Safety information

The itinerary is not very difficult and there is no danger of avalanche 



  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides. GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions. Correct orientation may be a problem at times along the higher stretches of this route due to fog or low cloud cover.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - -   

Alpe Lusia Bellamonte - Tel. +39 0462 576234 - - or   


Castelir - Bellamonte (1,551 m)
46.312995, 11.688544
46°18'46.8"N 11°41'18.8"E
32T 706999 5132337
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Malga Canvere

Turn-by-turn directions

WAY UP Take the forest road behind the El Zirmo restaurant which, in constant ascent, connects Castelir to Malga Canvere. You move further and further away from the slopes through a wide forest with typical alpine huts. The slope is constant, but never particularly pronounced. Arriving at Malga Canvere, the forest thins out and the few pine trees embellish the view over the imposing Pale di San Martino and the Lagorai chain. The hut is not managed.

For those who still have time and energy, we recommend extending the route to Malga Bocche. From Canvere continue to the right along the obvious snowy forest road until you reach the malga (closed in winter) situated on a panoramic hillock. The outward journey is 3.4 km (1:15 hours). 

WAY BACK On the same itinerary.


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Public transport


Ski bus service from Predazzo to the Castelir ski area (Bellamonte).

Getting there

From Predazzo drive towards Passo Rolle. Once passed the village of Bellamonte, turn left and follow the directions to skiarea "Bellamonte - Alpe Lusia" (Castelir).


Many parking lots at the lift departure.


46.312995, 11.688544
46°18'46.8"N 11°41'18.8"E
32T 706999 5132337
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.


Warm and waterproof winter clothes. Spare shirt, gloves, wool cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks, hiking shoes and hiking poles.

It’s COMPULSORY to carry with you an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.

Questions and answers

Question from stefano SCANFERLA · February 10, 2022 · Community
Il percorso è abbastanza battuto cioè si riesce a fare anche senza ciaspole ma solo con scarponi da neve? Grazie
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Al momento il percorso è molto battuto e quindi fattibile anche solo con scarponi da montagna.
Question from patty effe · January 05, 2022 · Community
Ci sono punti di ristoro a destinazione?
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Una volta raggiunte le baite di Canvere può andare lungo la traccia pianeggiante a sinistra che, in 15-20 minuti porta allo Chalet 44, situato sulle piste da sci di Bellamonte.
Question from andrea rosa · December 15, 2021 · Community
La distanza e la durata dei percorsi è intendersi andata e ritorno o solo andata?
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La distanza e la durata di questo percorso è solo di andata.


Werner Schneider
February 04, 2018 · Community
Sehr gute Ausgangslage auch mit dem SKI-Bus vom Val di Fiemme er-reichbar. Die schönen Wälder und dazwischen die grossartige Aussicht auf die umliegenden Berge lässt den teilweise steilen Aufstieg vergessen. Die Wegzeit ist etwas niedrig angegebenen ( je nach Schneeverhälnissen) Bergrestaurant auf Passo Lusia (in ca. 1 Wegstunde) erreichbar.
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When did you do this route? February 04, 2018
Marco Scarpellini
March 02, 2017 · Community
Percorso adatto a tutti, posto tranquillo e molto rilassante, arrivati alla malga bellissimo panorama 😀😀
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Giovedì 2 Marzo 2017
Photo: Marco Scarpellini, Community
Giovedì 2 Marzo 2017
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Giovedì 2 Marzo 2017
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6.8 km
3:05 h
430 m
430 m
Highest point
1,970 m
Lowest point
1,550 m
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