Long but easy itinerary among the pretty forest of fir trees. Almost the entire walk follows a well-marked forest road and there is no danger of avalanche.
Distance 5.3 km
Highest point1,839 m
Lowest point1,252 m
This little-frequented route allows you to immerse yourself in the silence of nature, interrupted only by the noise of the Rio delle Stue and the wind among the branches of the fir trees. Your effort will be rewarded by a lonely environment of rare beauty, where Stellune peak overlooks the valley.
Along the way the passage of the Vaia storm (October 2018) is visible. The wolf has spontaneously returned to living in Val Cadino.
Almost the entire walk follows a well-marked forest road and there is no danger of avalanche.
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
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.
WAY UP From the bridge follow the forest road (nr 318) which runs along the left-side of the stream Stue. The road gets into a beautiful spruce firs wood and reaches a clearing where Malga Stue Bassa is located (1400 m): from here you have the sight of the impressive peak of Montalon. Keep walking on the same road, ignoring all the deviations, and once passed Malga Stue Alta you reach Malga Cazzorga (1845 m).
WAY DOWN On the same itinerary
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
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.