fbpx Long loop trail between Regole di Malosco and Mendola Pass with a climb up to Mount Penegal
Long loop trail between Regole di Malosco and Mendola Pass with a climb up to Mount Penegal

Long loop trail between Regole di Malosco and Mendola Pass with a climb up to Mount Penegal

Photo from: Gilberto Seppi

A pleasant half-day excursion alternating between the regenerative shade of the woods with panoramic points overlooking Val d'Agide and the Dolomites.

This excursion is extremely varied and offers multiple places to stop and have a break: the refuges with typical dishes upon arrival, a sun-kissed malga mountain hut along the way, a panoramic terrace over the Dolomites and the historic Mendola Pass. There are no technical difficulties or any major differences in altitude but you still need to be quite fit to tackle the just under 14 km-long trail.

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Easy
  • straighten distance 13.79 Km
  • schedule duration 4:30 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 600 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 600 m
  • skip_next highest point 1731 m
  • skip_next lowest point 1308 m

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Safety information:

Always be careful with any plants or vegetation that may have fallen on the ground during adverse weather.


Regole di Malosco


DD 46.441737 , 11.176933 DMS46° 26' 30.2532'' N 11° 10' 36.9588'' E


Regole di Malosco

Getting there

Take state road SS42 that connects Val di Non to Mendola Pass to reach Ronzone. After a large hairpin bend, you will see a small road on the left that leads into the woods with signs to Hotel Il Falchetto. Follow this road until you reach a large car park near the refuges.


In the large car park near the refuges.

Turn-by-turn directions

The itinerary begins in Regole di Malosco, which you can reach by car from the towns of Malosco or Ronzone. It is a large clearing in the woods housing 3 refuges offering excellent local food.From the car park, take trail marker SAT508 which climbs up the forest road to the sun-kissed Malga di Malosco. The SAT508 gravel road continues, leading up to Mount Penegal Peak. The large terrace of the Panorama Hotel Penegal offers one of the most spectacular views of Val di Non. Then take trail SAT500 on the right descending to Mendola Pass, which offers more spectacular views of the Dolomites and Lake Caldaro.From Mendola Pass, continue for a short section on the pavement on the right side of the state road climbing down towards Val di Non and then climb up the small road to the majestic Villa Imperiale. Follow the SAT 515 signs and cross a flat green wood until you reach trail SAT 514; take it on the right to make your way back to Regole di Malosco.


Trekking boots and poles are sufficient.


[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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