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Passo San Giacomo - Rifugio Bait del Germano

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Wonderful walk in a still wild area.

moderate
Distance 11.5 km
4:20 h
438 m
435 m
1,963 m
1,735 m

Wonderful walk in a still wild area, through green meadows and enjoying unforgettable views.

Author’s recommendation

  • Cima Canfedin, not far away from the hut
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Author
Lorenzo Ventura
Update: August 24, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Passo San Giacomo, 1,963 m
Lowest point
Bait del Germano, 1,735 m
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Track types

Dirt road 61.86%Path 38.14%
Dirt road
7.1 km
Path
4.4 km
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Safety information

#TakeCareInTheMountains

 

1. Before leaving, prepare your itinerary well

Take note of the correct trails to take near crossroads and any refreshment points along the way, where you can stop for a break. If you can, download the track to consult it even offline.

 2.  Respect the environment and choose a trail suitable for your physical preparation

When hiking in the mountains, remember to leave the sites you visit clean. In addition, take into account length, height variance and any technical difficulties of the trail you have chosen.

 3. Choose suitable equipment and gear

If you go trekking, you must have technical boots, water bottle, rain jacket, food, a headlight battery, any spare parts and a first-aid kit. If you hike over via ferratas or practice climbing, don’t forget the appropriate technical equipment.

 4. Consult the weather reports, …

… especially local ones, that give more specific information. This advice is especially important if you are tackling a via ferrata: before setting off, make sure the weather is stable.

5. It is always better to complete your adventure in company

This way, you can always count on mutual help in case of difficulty. In the mountains, even a simple sprain can become a problem if you are alone.

6. Share information about your itinerary with somebody

Tell friends, family or mountain hut managers which itinerary you intend to take and the estimated time of your return. This information can be essential in case of emergency.

7. Rely on a mountain professional

Alpine guides, mountain hut managers or mid-mountain guides are excellent sources for obtaining useful information on the environmental conditions of mountain routes.

8. Pay attention to the signage along the way

Follow the signage bearing information on trails (number and destination), and the indications you find along the path, namely the white and red trail signs. Always remember to bring a map of the route (paper or digital) with you.

9. Don’t hesitate to go back on your steps

If tiredness arises, if you have doubts about the route or if the weather turns bad, it is better to go back along the trail you already completed rather than risk continuing.

 10. In the event of an accident, call 112

When you call, remember to provide information on the exact location of the accident, the activity you were conducting, the number of people involved and their conditions, the weather conditions and the telephone number from which you are calling.

Tips and hints

Tourist Board Dolomiti Paganella

Start

Paganella 2 (1,756 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.140778, 11.014781
DMS
46°08'26.8"N 11°00'53.2"E
UTM
32T 655611 5111662
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Destination

Paganella 2

Turn-by-turn directions

From Andalo, Laghet area, we go up to Prati di Gaggia by cable car and then we reach Paganella 2 by chairlift. At that point, we take the forest trail towards the chalet Bait del Germano. After taking the forest road, on the left, we continue on the trail ex 610 heading to Passo San Giacomo; we proceed through green woods and grassland, where marmots live. Once we reached Passo San Giacomo, we arrive at the chalet Bait del Germano in a short time, continuing on the trail.

On the way back we can take the same path or in alternative we can just take the forest road for the whole itinerary.

Public transport

Trentino Trasporti, line 611. From Trento to Mezzcorona/Mezzolombardo by train, from Mezzocorona/Mezzolombardo to Andalo by bus.

By road

Motorway exit Trento nord, then direction Val di Non and Altopiano della Paganella. At the exit of the long tunnel, near the village of Mezzolombardo, we turn right on the SP 64, direction Fai della Paganella - Andalo.

Parking

Andalo, Laghet - free parking place at the departure of the cableway.

Coordinates

DD
46.140778, 11.014781
DMS
46°08'26.8"N 11°00'53.2"E
UTM
32T 655611 5111662
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

"Camminare", for free at the offices of the Tourist Board Dolomiti Paganella.

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Equipment

Trekking shoes, rucksack with water, snacks and rain jacket.


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Francesco Magli
June 26, 2022 · Community
When did you do this route? June 25, 2022

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.5 km
Duration
4:20 h
Ascent
438 m
Descent
435 m
Highest point
1,963 m
Lowest point
1,735 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Flora Fauna Cableway ascent/descent

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