sentiero val maleda
sentiero val maleda

Hike from the Val Maléda to the Val di Rabbi

The quite easy and popular ascent to the Malga Stablàz/Maléda Alta mountain hut, a scenic hike for the whole family, is ideal for an excursion into the woods and to the alpine pastures at the end of the Val di Rabbi valley

This hike to the Malga Stablàz Alta mountain hut (also called Malga Maléda Alta) in the Val Maléda valley, an unspoilt side valley of the rear Val di Rabbi, we start in the morning at the Al Fontanin-Còler car park. In order to protect the peace and nature of this part of the Stelvio National Park, the road is closed in summer from 9.45 am - 5 pm and the car park can only be reached by the shuttle service Stelviobus Rabbi, which departs from the free car park Plazze dei Forni. It is located near the National Park House in the small village of Rabbi Fonti.

We follow the signposts "Val Maléda" and "Malga Maléda", always towards the Rifugio Al Fontanin, and walk on a forest path through the woods and meadows of the valley. At the level of the Malga Stablàz Bassa (or Malga Maléda Bassa), about after half of the walking time, the beautiful waterfalls of the Ragaiolo river invite us to take a short detour. After a few hours of leisurely walking, we reach the Malga Maléda/Stablàz Alta mountain hut at an altitude of 2,060 m a.s.l., a well-known place to stop and our destination for today. The panoramic views are overwhelming: for those who want to enjoy them longer, the hut also offers overnight accommodation.

After a stop at the mountain hut we return to the Còler parking space on the same path. If time permits, an extension is recommended, namely the 3 additional km to the Malga Stablasolo (or Stablazzòl), a well-known viewpoint to admire the Cascate del Saènt waterfalls.

Please note: past the Malga Maléda and Malga Stablasolo also the "Via delle Malghe della Val di Sole" (Path to the Malghe della Val di Sole), a path of more than 100 km to the most beautiful alpine pastures of this area.

Shuttle service - summer 2024: July 6, 2024 – August 25, 2024

  • Attention: From June to the end of August, the Fontanelle - Colér parking space is closed from 9.45 am to 5 pm. The car can be parked in Plazze dei Forni, a shuttle service is operating to the parking space.

Author: Giacomo Roccabruna

alpine pasture hike difficulty: moderate dog-friendly
  • Starting point:
    Al Fontanin-Ramoni al Còler parking space in the back Val di Rabbi valley
  • Time required:
    03:30 h
  • Track length:
    8,2 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.402 m to 2.060 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +658 m | -658 m
  • Route:
    Al Fontanin hut – Malga Stablàz/Maléda Bassa – Malga Stablàz/Maléda Alta
  • Resting points:
    Malga Maléda/Stablàz Alta
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike from the Val Maléda to the Val di Rabbi

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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