malga valagola val d agola inverno panorama dolomiti di brenta
malga valagola val d agola inverno panorama dolomiti di brenta

Snow-shoe hike to the Valagola mountain hut

This snowshoe hike leads us to the beautiful Malga Valagola next to the eponymous lake, at the feet of the Brenta Dolomites.

Via Madonna di Campiglio and Sant’Antonio di Mavignola we reach the Val Brenta valley by car. The small road proceeds to the former Brenta Tree Farm (Ex Vivaio Brenta) where we park our car near the B&B Pra della Casa. Here our winter hike starts. We cross the Sarca di Vallesinella river and follow the signposts to the Malga Valagola mountain hut (or Val d’Agola, no. 324). For the most part, the path follows the forest road which proceeds straight to the mountain hut and does not present major difficulties.

On the last kilometre the path no. 324 follows the stream through the valley bottom while the forest path proceeds uphill through the forest in 5 bends. Both paths meet again at our destination, the Malga Valagola hut. Approx. 200 metres from the mountain hut, Lake Val d’Agola (Lago di Val d’Agola) is located which freezes up in winter. After our wintry picnic we enjoy the fantastic view on the Dolomites before we go back along the same route.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: parking space “Ex Vivaio Brenta” or at the intermediate station of the Campiglio Express Cable Car
Destination: Valagola mountain hut, Lake Val d’Agola
Signposts: Malga Valagola, 324
Distance: approx. 4.8 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 2 hours (ascent), 90 minutes (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 430 m
Altitude level: between 1,180 and 1,600 m asl
Experienced in: February 2017

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