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The trail of porphyry

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Caution: the Rifugio Tonini was destroyed and therefore a stage point is missing

A wonderful trekking in a ring shape, with starting point at Palù dei Mocheni/Palai en Bersntol, which takes to the various peaks of this mountainous chain over a four-day journey.

closed
difficult
Distance 45.6 km
20:15 h
3,621 m
3,618 m
2,360 m
1,358 m

During the stops of the itinerary, which are usually done on the ridge, a breathtaking landscape can be admired which includes the peaks of Trentino form various perspectives. The trail develops in part along the front of the First World War, that from 1915 to 1918, took palce on this mountains. 

Refuges to stop: Rifugio Spurgio "G. Tonini", Rifugio Sette Selle and Rifugio Erterle.

Author’s recommendation

This trekking can be done clockwise or counterclockwise. Check the availability of the refuge before leaving.
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Author
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Update: July 07, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,360 m
Lowest point
1,358 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Asphalt 4.06%Forested/wild trail 4.61%Path 6.52%Unknown 84.80%
Asphalt
1.9 km
Forested/wild trail
2.1 km
Path
3 km
Unknown
38.7 km
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Safety information

Since this trakking spreads on a few days, good training is required. It is then necessary to verify weather forecasts and depart early in the morning. Always listen to the advices offered by the local refuges' managers.

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

E' possibile fare questo trekking in senso orario o antiorario. 

Verificare la disponibilità dei Rifugi prima della partenza.

Start

Palù del Fersina (1,450 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.131670, 11.362398
DMS
46°07'54.0"N 11°21'44.6"E
UTM
32T 682489 5111390
w3w 
///spares.defaming.permitting

Destination

Palù del Fersina

Turn-by-turn directions

Difficulty EE: Expert Excursionist Route 

 

1st day: 

Departing from Val dei Mocheni, car park Palù del Fersina/Palai in Bernstol loc. Lenzi (m 1350) go up following path 462 to Polpen Pass (m 1937), going then down to Malga Stramaiolo (m 1733) where the path 443 is taken that leads to Rifugio Sprugio "G. Tonini" (m 1906). Average time: 3.30h - Difference oin height: uphill m 800, downhill m 200 Alternatives: From Polpen Pass possible deviation going up the soithern ridge of Monte Ruioch (m 2432) and down to Rifugio G. Tonini (additional 1.30 h). 

2nd day: 

Departing from Rifugio Sprugio "G. Tonini" (m 1946) take path 340 that goes up to Val Mattio Pass (m 2298) and follow the ridge between Passo Cagnon di Sopra (m 2121), Monte Conca (m 2301) and Garofani Pass (m 2158), to go down to Rifugio Sette Selle (m 1978). Average time: 3.30 h- Difference in height: uphill 520 m, downhill 530 m Alternatives: From Passo Val Mattio, possible deviation with climbing of Monte Croce ( 2489m and additional 2.30h). From Passo dei Garofani, uphill to get to the equiped path 340A "Delio Pace" to Cima d'Ezze (additional 2.40h; difficulty EEA). 

3rd day: 

From Rifugio Sette Selle 8m 1978) with the path 343, walk along the southern side of Sasso Rotto and of Sasso Rosso, reaching Forcella delle Conelle (m 2197). From here the ridge of Cima Cavè is passed (m 2152) and from the pass the walk goes down to path 371 and 372 to get to Val Portela up to Località Cinque Valli, where Rifugio Erterle is located (m 1418). Average time: 5.30h - Difference in height: uphill 350m, downhill 920m. 

4th day:

Departing from Rifugio Erterle (m 1418), go up with path 372B to Forcella La Bassa (m 1834) and from here following path 325, walk along the panoramic ridge of Monte Fravort (m 2347) and Monte Gronlait (m 2838), going down to Passo Portela (m 2152). From the Pass, path 371 goes a bit down to Val Cava (m 1770) to come back up with 324 to Erdemolo Lake (m 2024), where path 325 will take back to the starting point. Average time: 6.30h - Difference in height: uphill m 1300, downhill m 1450. Alternatives: Possible deviation as shortcut to Passo Portela ( 5h- Difference in height: uphill m 1000, downhill m 1150).

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Getting there

From the main road SS 47 Valsugana, take the exit for Pergine Valsugana and drive on towards Val dei Mocheni-Palù del Fersina

Parking

Parking lot at località Palù

Coordinates

DD
46.131670, 11.362398
DMS
46°07'54.0"N 11°21'44.6"E
UTM
32T 682489 5111390
w3w 
///spares.defaming.permitting
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The usual outfit for excursions to the mountain is required (Hiking clothing and boots, a raincoat in the case of rain).

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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
45.6 km
Duration
20:15 h
Ascent
3,621 m
Descent
3,618 m
Highest point
2,360 m
Lowest point
1,358 m
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