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Val Ambiez

Val Ambiez

Photo from: Pillow Lab

This challenging tour leads to the discovery of one of the most beautiful and wildest valleys in the entire Brenta range, right at the heart of Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta. Val Ambiéz starts off as a narrow water carved valley flanked by rocky walls. After the gorge, the valley suddenly opens onto the vast pastures framed by the majestic peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

 

Itinerary: San Lorenzo in Banale Loc. Baesa, Rifugio al Cacciatore, Rifugio S. Agostino, San Lorenzo in Banale Loc. Baesa.

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Hard
  • straighten distance 17.76 Km
  • schedule duration 9:00 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 1450 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 1450 m
  • skip_next highest point 2034 m
  • skip_next lowest point 924 m

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Safety information:

-plan with care your itinerary

-choose an itinerary that suits your physical condition

-choose carefully the appropriate equipment

-check the weather forecast

-if you walk alone it could be more dangerous

-tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll probably be back

-don’t hesitate to contact an expert if you think you’re going to need one

-pay attention to the signposts

-don’t hesitate to retrace your steps

-in case of accident call 118

 

 

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.

Start

San Lorenzo in Banale

Coordinates

DD 46.089287 , 10.886548 DMS46° 5' 21.4332'' N 10° 53' 11.5728'' E

Destination

Rifugio Agostini

Getting there

From Ponte Arche/Comano Terme go towards San Lorenzo in Banale. From here a narrow paved road will lead you to Ristoro Dolomiti di brenta, where you can leave your car.

Parking

Free parking in San Lorenzo in Banale (loc. Baesa).

Turn-by-turn directions

Val d’Ambiéz is a deep narrow valley formed by fluvial erosion and flanked by rock walls. After the gorge, the valley suddenly opens onto the vast pastures revealing views of Rigugio Cacciatore (1821m) from where you can admire the majestic scenery of the Brenta Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can reach Rifugio Cacciatore from Località Baesa, 3 Km from San Lorenzo in Banale, following the SAT 325 path in about 2 ½ hours. Alternatively, there is a 4x4 taxi service, available via a booking system, also from San Lorenzo in Banale. The path, signposted SAT 325, continues to reach Rifugio Silvio Agostini (2410m) zig-zagging through a rocky fossiliferous area, known as the “fossils graveyard”, where you can encounter traces of organisms which lived 195 million years ago. The view is simply spectacular spanning across Cima D’Agola, Cima Ambiéz & Cima Tosa. Make your way back via the SAT 351B path or by 4x4 taxi from Rifugio Cacciatore.

Equipment

-hiking backpack

-trekking shoes

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[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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