Lago Rotondo
Lago Rotondo

Hike to the lakes of the Sole valley

A unique but quite long hike without any major difficulties traverses the Val di Sole valley and leads us through awesome landscapes with clear mountain lakes until the Val di Rabbi valley

This circular walking tour proceeds through superb landscapes with crystal clear mountain lakes from the Val di Sole until the Val di Rabbi valley. The only handicap is the length of the tour which cannot be realized in one day in this form. That either can be solved by public transport or by two cars: one is placed at the starting point in the Val di Sole valley, the other one picks up the hikers at the final destination in the Val di Rabbi valley, so that the way back can be omitted.

The Malga Stabli mountain hut is located near the hamlet of Ortisé, which is accessible via a junction from the state road of the Val di Sole between the villages of Pellizzano and Mezzana. We drive towards Ortisé-Menas, after a few kilometres uphill and several bends we reach the village of Ortisé where a little road branches off towards the Malga Stabli, our starting point. Destination of our hike is the main village of the Val di Rabbi valley, San Bernardo. It is easily accessible by car, always follow the street signs to the Val di Rabbi valley.

At the Malga Stabli mountain hut we follow the forest road until the Malga Bronzolo hut. There we take path no. 122A which proceeds to the Passo Valletta. The 2,691 m high mountain pass is the highest point of our tour. Shortly before the elevation, the path joins another path which we follow until the village of San Bernardo (no. 121).

Author: Giacomo Roccabruna

difficulty: difficult
  • Starting point:
    Stabli Mountain Hut
  • Time required:
    06:00 h
  • Track length:
    14,2 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.092 m to 2.691 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +931 m | -1619 m
  • Route:
    Bronzolo Mountain Hut - Passo Valletta - lakes - Soprasasso Mountain Pastures - San Bernardo di Rabbi
  • Destination:
    San Bernardo di Rabbi
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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    Hike to the lakes of the Sole valley

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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