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Adventure Adamello — trekking through an isolated Alpine region

Romy von Etappen-Wandern

Adventure Adamello — trekking through an isolated Alpine region

Hiking Collection by Romy von Etappen-Wandern

6

Tours

36:34 h

53.2 mi

18,700 ft

The Adamello-Brenta Nature Park is truly on the wild side of the Alps: wolf, lynx and an impressive number of alpine bears live here. Those who lace up their hiking boots are automatically immersed in wondrous silence and solitude. In fact, I saw more ibexes than people during this six-day trek. Even though I didn't see a bear this time (two years ago I heard at least one), I felt tiny here and very humble in this wild landscape. Whether you spot eagles or asp vipers, when you walk through this landscape with your eyes open, you’ll be richly rewarded.

After just a few days in this enchanting place, you’ll realise why this area is rarely hiked: the infrastructure of the huts is weak and they’re usually up to ten hours apart on foot. Here and there, you’ll find an unmanaged refuge, too. The alpine hiking trails require not only technical know-how, but also stamina for super-steep, little-travelled and thus sometimes hard-to-find paths.

But every challenge has a reward! The mountain scenery is simply fabulous, the views are breathtaking, especially at sunrise, and the crystal-clear mountain streams that wind through green valleys are always a feast for the eyes.

More than 100 years ago, here in Adamello, the First World War raged in the middle of high peaks and passes. Ruins, trenches and tunnel systems still exist today and this trek takes you past many. You'll also walk for two and a half days on the 700-kilometre (435 mi) long-distance Sentiero della Pace, which I walked in 2019 and wrote a guidebook about.

This Collection will help you find your way in this lonely mountain world. So you can experience six unforgettable days of soaring panoramas.

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Tours & Highlights

  • 03:16
    6.57 mi
    2.0 mph
    3,575 ft
    125 ft

    After a few days in the van office, we can be on the road again. I chose one of the loneliest Alpine regions, the Adamello, where I was already in 2019.For Lotte and me, it's a farewell trekking tour, so to speak, because at the moment I don't think she'll be able to do such tours next year. Another …

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  • 07:02
    7.39 mi
    1.0 mph
    3,900 ft
    2,075 ft

    Well, it wasn't the announced moderate tour today 🤨. I had forgotten why the Adamello is so lonely and not very well known: Here it is not only particularly steep, but from a certain height you almost always hike through blockwork. Since the climbs are so seldom used, it is not uncommon for them to become overgrown. Orientation for advanced, so to speak.

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  • 04:43
    8.02 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,800 ft
    3,575 ft

    What could be nicer than sitting in front of the bivouac in the morning after a quiet night and having a coffee? This is how my day began today. Then we walked up to the pass in a wonderful mountain world. I think the pictures can only partially reflect how beautiful it is here. Narrow paths meander through green slopes …

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  • 08:58
    10.6 mi
    1.2 mph
    4,325 ft
    2,725 ft

    I don't even know what to start with, it was so eventful today. In the morning I went up to the reservoir without much effort, which was really glistening in the sun. We quickly reached the Val di Fumo - a valley straight out of a picture book. I have no idea how often I have said “It's nice here!”. …

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  • 06:16
    9.27 mi
    1.5 mph
    2,825 ft
    4,025 ft

    Such a sunrise in the mountains is crazy. Especially when you look at him in front of a mini bivouac in the middle of a seemingly never-ending scree desert. What you can't see in the pictures, but what is even more spectacular, is the night sky. Especially here, where the next civilization is more than a day's march away. It is unbelievable how many stars including the Milky Way I was able to marvel at last night.

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  • 06:20
    11.4 mi
    1.8 mph
    2,275 ft
    6,350 ft

    Sorry for the headline, but I couldn't help myself 😂. Yesterday we did the last tour of our trek. To be honest, the day before I wasn't sure if we should dare. I was very broken and the mountains that were on the map made me feel uncomfortable. But I've never been so close to finally mastering this last stage of the Sentiero della Pace. So I wanted to try it too, no matter, even if the night was restless.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    53.2 mi
  • Duration
    36:34 h
  • Elevation
    18,700 ft

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