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Circular hike on Mt. Agnello

Starting from Pampeago, the hike leads to the Rif. Zischgalm on the Passo di Pampeago and via the Dos Capel geology trail to the mountain crest of the Agnello. Returning to the starting point, the walk leads past the artworks of the Latemar.Art Course.

Our circular walk starts in Pampeago at the bottom station of the chair lifts. Just above the "Latemar" ski lifts, on the left of the road, a path with the marking "Latemar Natura" branches off to the meadow. It leads over the slope up to the forest and finally to the Zischg-Alm mountain hut at the Passo di Pampeago (Reiterjoch). At the junction there, we take path no. 504 towards Passo Feudo, which climbs up to this pass through flowering meadows. Once there, we follow path no. 515 towards the Rifugio Monte Agnello. This path corresponds to the "Sentiero Archeologico Dos Capel", the geological trail that takes us through this landscape characterised by faults with numerous information boards. The geological trail is a partly steep road that passes below the summit of the Dos Capel and already offers a beautiful view on the surroundings.

At the top station of the Tresca lift, the paths cross: here we take an unmarked trail that branches off from path no. 515 and leads through scree areas up to the summit of Monte Agnello. This short ascent requires some attention, the path was not in good condition on our visit. But the view from above rewards us. Along the crest of Mount Agnello we walk towards north-west and finally descend to the Rifugio Monte Agnello, a restaurant built into the mountain station of the Agnello lift. Here we take a break before descending on the gravel road. This runs along the Latemar.Art Path, where beautiful Land art works are set up. Passing the Chalet Caserina hut, the path descends to Pampeago, the last few metres follow an asphalt road back to the starting point. Those who, like us, start the tour at the end of June or the beginning of July will find a varied flora in full bloom.

There are several options to make the hike easier: You can leave out the rough path from Tesca to Monte Agnello and follow the road directly to the Rifugio Agnello. You can save even more metres in altitude if you take the Latemar lift to the Zischg-Alm at the beginning and use the Agnello lift at the end for the descent. If you decide to do so, you will of course miss some of the highlights that you will experience during the complete hike.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Pampeago, car park at the bottom station of the chair lifts
Route: Pampeago - Zischgalm - Passo Feudo - Dos Capel - Monte Agnello - Rif. Agnello - Chalet Caserina - Pampeago
Signposts: Latemar Natura, Zischg Alm, 504 Passo Feudo, Rifugio Monte Agnello, 515, Latemar Art, No. 514, Pampeago.
Trail length: 10.5 km (entire round trip)
Walking time: about 4 hours (entire round trip)
Altitude difference: approx. 640 m
Altitude level: between 1,755 and 2,360 m a.s.l.
Suitable for prams? no
Experienced in: June 2020

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