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

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

Starting point: parking space near the Bar Al Lago at Lake Welsperg
Destination: former Malga Pradidali mountain hut, Rif. Treviso mountain hut
Signposts: no. 724, 709, AV2, 707
Distance: approx. 16 km
Walking time: about 5 - 6 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 750 m
Altitude level: between 1,030 and 1,630 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: August 2016

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