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  • Malga Cere
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    Photo: Archivio Malga Cere, CC BY-ND, APT Valsugana e Lagorai
  • / Malga Cere di Notte
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  • / Sci alpinismo a Malga cere
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    Photo: Archivio Malga Cere, CC BY-ND, APT Valsugana e Lagorai
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    Photo: Archivio Malga Cere, CC BY-ND, APT Valsugana e Lagorai
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A not-to-be-missed itinerary from Calamento valley to Malga Cere on an easy and charming path.
closed
easy
Distance 8.7 km
1:42 h
409 m
409 m

The whole itinerary is on a forest road, that through light curves and wide hairpin turns, leads to Malga Cere; the view from up there is just breathtaking since the hut is located right under the Monte Setole, on a vantage point on the underlying valley and on the Cima 12 mountain chain.

 

There is the possibility to shorten the tour through a shortcut that leads directly to the hut (with little snow this route could be hard for not specialists).

The slope isn’t very hard and therefore good for everyone, and for the most trained ones there is the possibility to extend the tour up until Malga Valpiana and Cima Setole.

Malga Cere offers the possibility to stop for a yummy break or a lunch with local products while enjoying the view. The malga also organizes events and activities, and of course has rooms for overnight stays.

Author’s recommendation

Not to miss is the panorama from Malga Cere!
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Author
Alessio Conz
Update: April 02, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,704 m
Lowest point
1,296 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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Safety information

The stability of the snow cover is subjected to sudden and unpredictable changes.

Always check the avalanche bulletin (www.meteotrentino.it) and ask about the weather conditions in the local Alpine Guides offices.

The gpx tracks are just an approximation of the suggested route and can not be followed without a preliminary evaluation of the current situation of the snow and the ground.

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

APT Valsugana - tel. +39 0461 727700 - info@visitvalsugana.it

Start

Parking lot in Calamento valley (1,296 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.141731, 11.468139
DMS
46°08'30.2"N 11°28'05.3"E
UTM
32T 690623 5112756
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Destination

Parking lot in Calamento valley

Turn-by-turn directions

The parking lot is a square normally used for wood storage and it is about 1 km after the Hotel Aurai.

Park the car here and wear your snowshoes already on the first little climb, before the first hairpin turn, the road then keeps climbing constantly. At one point, the tracks crosses a river coming down from the Ziolera valley. After a few meters, you can dedice either to take a shortcut on a path from the left side or keep going on the normal path. Please consider the the path is quite steep and ice can be present.

We recommend therefore to go on on the longest path, which is actually safer. Walking on this path you will reach the fields of Malga Cere and find an unique view.

To return to the parking lot, you can ski on the same route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From the SS47 of Valsugana follow the directions for “Manghen Pass”; exit in Castelnuovo, if you’re coming from Bassano or in Borgo Valsugana, if you’re coming from Trento.

Reach the village of Telve and follow the signs for “Val Calamento – Passo Manghen”.

Parking

Parking "direction Malga Cere" on the road SP31 of the Manghen Pass.

Coordinates

DD
46.141731, 11.468139
DMS
46°08'30.2"N 11°28'05.3"E
UTM
32T 690623 5112756
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

SCI ALPINISMO IN LAGORAI CIMA D’ASTA – VERSANTE SUD - 2010

Author’s map recommendations

Suggested map: KOMPASS - CATENA DEL LAGORAI CIMA D’ASTA

Equipment

For all skitours, is recommended to wear adequate and waterproof clothing, ready for sudden temperature drops (e.g. Gore-Tex). Gloves, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen should always be carried.

Other than the ski skins, having the rampant can come handy in case of hard frozen snow.

It is MANDATORY to carry the avalanche kit, made of ARTVA (Avalanche swamped searching engine) – shovel – probe. Walking sticks are extremely useful and recommended.

The helmet and other types of active protection systems (such as backpacks with ABS-Airbag system) are highly recommended.

Basic Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • 2 pairs of Gloves: lightweight, breathable and windproof for going uphill, regular ski gloves for downhill
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Additional warm jacket
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Lightweight wind- and waterproof ski pants
  • 20 to 28 liter rucksack, preferably backcountry type
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Ski Touring

  • Ski touring boots
  • Ski touring bindings to fit boots
  • Ski touring skins to fit skis
  • Skis
  • Ski poles, preferably telescopic type
  • Avalanche safety equipment to consider: beacon, avalanche probe, avalanche shovel
  • Ski touring crampons
  • Crevasse rescue kit
  • Ski touring harness
  • Light ice axe
  • Ski touring ropes
  • Avalanche airbag backpack
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.7 km
Duration
1:42 h
Ascent
409 m
Descent
409 m
Out and back Scenic Insider tip Forest roads Forest Clear area

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