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Tour to XII Apostoli refuge

· 2 reviews · Alpine Tour · Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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  • Little church carved in the rock near XII Apostoli refuge
    Little church carved in the rock near XII Apostoli refuge
    Photo: fototeca Trentino Marketing, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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Difficult route but of great satisfaction toward the most western refuge of the Brenta Group, with a scenic view on the Presanella top.
moderate
Distance 12.6 km
5:00 h
1,140 m
1,140 m
2,477 m
1,826 m

Author’s recommendation

The route requires a good physical training and has some stretches on gravel and little rocks; the most difficult stretch near the so-called "Scala Santa" has iron ropes. Anyway, the beauty of the area repays you for the hard climb.
Not to be missed near the refuge the little church carved in the rock, dedicated to the people dead in the mountains.
If you want to go down to valley from Doss del Sabion area with the cablecar, check the timetable of the last run.
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2,477 m
Lowest point
1,826 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Nature trail 9.77%Path 88.36%Via ferrata 1.86%
Nature trail
1.2 km
Path
11.2 km
Via ferrata
0.2 km
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Rest stops

DODICI APOSTOLI "F.LLI GARBARI"

Safety information

We suggest you not to choose this route if you are not used to walk on a rocky ground or if you don't like exposed streched with iron ropes.

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

  • For information about lifts and rates, visit the website www.doss.to   
  • For information about the paths and tour conditions, contact Pinzolo mountain guides: Tel. 0465 502111 - www.mountainfriends.it

Start

Doss del Sabion (2,089 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.167410, 10.806901
DMS
46°10'02.7"N 10°48'24.8"E
UTM
32T 639489 5114235
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Destination

Doss del Sabion

Turn-by-turn directions

From Pinzolo take the lifts to Doss del Sabion (cablecar and chairlift). From “Doss del Sabion” refuge go down along “Soffio del Vento” path. At the fork turn right, southbound, catch the path n°357 leading to “bregn da l’Ors” Pass.
In “Madonnina” area catch the path In Madonnina area, at the paths’ crossroad, catch the easy path eastbound, which after some ups and downs leads to the level land called Piano di Nardis and Lago Asciutto.  
Cross it and go up, pass a rock zone called Scala Santa with steels cables and go on through a gravel area and some rocks till the refuge. Come back along the same itinerary.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

From the end of June to the beginning of September you can reach Doss del Sabion with the cablecar. For information about lifts and rates, visit the website www.doss.to.

Getting there

The Doss del Sabion cablecar is at 800 mt a.s.l., north of Pinzolo, along the main road SS239 towards Madonna di Campiglio.

Parking

Big free car park in Pinzolo, at the departure of the cablecar.

Coordinates

DD
46.167410, 10.806901
DMS
46°10'02.7"N 10°48'24.8"E
UTM
32T 639489 5114235
w3w 
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Equipment

Mountaineering boots, hat, windbreakers and sun lotion are highly recommended.

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Rating

5.0
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Davide Cova
August 24, 2019 · Community
Dal rifugio XXII Apostoli si gode, a detta di molti, una delle viste più belle del Trentino..
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Joy Lo
August 21, 2018 · Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.6 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1,140 m
Descent
1,140 m
Highest point
2,477 m
Lowest point
1,826 m
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