val canali da malga canali
val canali da malga canali

Hike to the Rifugio Treviso in the Val Canali

We discover the beautiful Val Canali, a valley in the Trentino Dolomites located in the south of the impressive Pala Group

It's not without reason, that the Val Canali is considered to be one of the most beautiful Dolomite valleys. In order to reach our starting point, we drive from Primiero towards the Passo Cereda and follow the signpost "Villa Welsperg" to the chargeable parking space at Lake Welsperg (Bar al Lago). We start our hike following the asphalt road into the valley past the Villa Welsperg (nature park visitors' centre) and crossing the bridge over the stream to reach the signpost no. 724 on the western side of the valley. This path coincides with the Muse Fedaie Course, a theme path dedicated to the nature and history of the valley.

We reach the Cant del Gal tavern and follow the trail no. 709 towards north-west into the Val Pradidali, a side valley of the Val Canali. Walking uphill through a beautiful forest with small mountain streams we come to the ruins of the Malga Pradidali mountain hut. At this point we turn towards east and the Malga Canali mountain hut, a well-known rest point. The Dolomite peaks of the impressive Pala Group dominate the landscape.

We continue our hike on the path no. 707 towards the Rif. Treviso mountain hut, the highest point of our tour. The trail proceeds first as a forest road, then as a narrow forest path in serpentines along the steep slope. The hut invites to rest and refuel with new energy and to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view on the surrounding mountains. Finally the path no. 707 leads us to the Cant del Gal tavern and - along the Percorso Fedaie - back to the Villa Welsperg at the eponymous lake.

Author: AT

circular route difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    parking space near the Bar Al Lago at Lake Welsperg
  • Time required:
    05:35 h
  • Track length:
    17,0 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.024 m to 1.606 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +773 m | -773 m
  • Signposts:
    724, 709, AV2, 707
  • Destination:
    former Malga Pradidali mountain hut ruins, Rif. Treviso mountain hut
  • Resting points:
    Baita La Ritonda, Ristorante Cant del Gal, Malga Canali, Rifugio Treviso
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Hike to the Rifugio Treviso in the Val Canali

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.

Suggest an edit/correction

Our editorial staff is always committed to ensuring the highest quality and accuracy of the information we publish. If you have suggestions to improve this page you can send them to us using the form below. Thank you in advance!


Suggested accommodations

Tips and more infos