Dolomiti Paganella

The highest pleasure – hiking & eating in Italy’s Dolomiti Paganella

Dolomiti Paganella

The highest pleasure – hiking & eating in Italy’s Dolomiti Paganella

Hiking Collection by Dolomiti Paganella

9

Tours

21:38 h

38.8 mi

9,950 ft

If the excitement and charm of alpine hut trekking combined with the classic delights of Mediterranean dolce vita sounds appealing, then the Trentino Dolomites are for you. In Dolomiti Paganella, you can explore incredible rocky peaks and picturesque lakes, before sampling superb local produce in the characterful malga — mountain huts serving food and drink — or while staying the night at a refuge.

Delicious cuisine and excellent wines have a long tradition here. The area is blessed by a range of landscapes and climates, which is why the huts offer such an array of dishes. After a day on the trails, taste your way through steaming spinach gnocchi, spicy polenta, delectable dumplings or warm strudel. Pair your choice of meal with the finest vino — or maybe even try the notorious grappa, a strong, grape-based, Italian brandy.

Complementing the culinary delights of Trentino are its world-famous landscapes. The huts in this Collection are framed by rugged, rocky outcrops, gentle alpine meadows and shimmering lakes. The nine magnificent Tours explore the beautiful Brenta Dolomites, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, allowing you to truly experience the high pleasure of classic alpine trekking.

The hikes vary in both length and difficulty. From easy rounds for the whole family to more challenging ascents to lofty summits, there’s a little bit of everything. During each tour you can look forward to a cosy hut visit, where you’ll be spoiled by friendly Italian hospitality and home-cooked, creative dishes.

Some starting points can be accessed by car or bus, while others are located high up at mountain stations and can be reached by cable car or gondola. If a multi-day adventure tickles your fancy, stay in one of the refuges and spend an unforgettable night in the mountains. The breakfast the next day alone is worth it.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    03:19
    4.91 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Little known but wonderful hike above San Lorenzo in Banale with wonderful views of Lake Molveno. You start at the parking lot below the Rifugio Alpenrose, which you should definitely …

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  • Difficult
    02:32
    4.45 mi
    1.8 mph
    475 ft
    450 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The hike from Pradel to the Rifugio Croz dell‘Altissimo is one of the most popular in the Brenta Dolomites, and rightly so: On partly rocky paths you hike through an incredible mountain landscape with rugged peaks directly above you. At the beginning you take the gondola up to Pradel from Molveno. The starting point is at 1,350 meters and therefore you can look forward to impressive views from here.

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  • Easy
    00:45
    1.29 mi
    1.7 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this wonderful, easy tour, even small hikers can fully enjoy Trentino delicacies and the wonderful landscape. Take the gondola from Molveno to the starting point on the Pradel plateau. …

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  • Intermediate
    03:07
    6.85 mi
    2.2 mph
    825 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Up and down with constantly changing views, this hike takes you to the cozy Bait del Germano. The starting point is at the mountain station of the Andalo-Doss Pelà gondola, …

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  • Intermediate
    01:16
    1.99 mi
    1.6 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This steep but easy pleasure tour takes you high above the Adige Valley to the newly renovated Malga Fai. To the starting point at Rifugio Meriz, take the cable car …

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  • Intermediate
    01:37
    3.69 mi
    2.3 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This flat and pleasant hike is suitable for the whole family and can even be done with a trekking stroller. You can get to the starting point comfortably with the Andalo-Doss Pelà gondola. From the mountain station, head north-east past the Albi de Mez hut. Through a small piece of forest you hike on to the rustic Malga Zambana, the next stop.

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  • Intermediate
    02:13
    4.39 mi
    2.0 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This hike is a real insider tip and takes you through wonderfully shady forest up to the newly renovated Malga Val dei Brenzi. You start at Passo Santel outside the village of Fai della Paganella. There you will find a parking lot, hotels and rest stops.From the pass it goes directly north into the forest. The path climbs steadily up to a rest area. Once there, you can first take a breather before you continue flat through the forest.

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  • Difficult
    05:58
    9.42 mi
    1.6 mph
    3,625 ft
    3,625 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    This pleasure tour takes you to the summit of the Paganella with a great view and crispness - at 2,125 meters an incredible vantage point high above the Adige Valley. You start in beautiful Andalo and walk to the valley station of the Andalo-Doss Pelà gondola. From there, the path zigzags up the wooded slope. Since there are many mountain bike trails through this forest, please keep your eyes open.

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  • Easy
    00:51
    1.77 mi
    2.1 mph
    425 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This easy, enjoyable hike for the whole family takes you on flat forest trails to the stylish Rifugio Dosson. Take the Laghet-Prati di Gaggia cable car up to the starting …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    38.8 mi
  • Duration
    21:38 h
  • Elevation
    9,950 ft

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Dolomiti Paganella

The highest pleasure – hiking & eating in Italy’s Dolomiti Paganella