Exciting tour to find out the several Val Genova waterfalls, up to "piana di Bedole" area (1.584 m), a majestic glacial amphitheatre at the foot of the Lobbie and Mandrone glaciers.
Distance 29.6 km
Highest point1,506 m
Lowest point791 m
From the parking lot in the area of Antica Vetreria, cross the bridge over the Sarca River and take the trail to the right, following the signs for “Cascate Nardis” (Nardis Falls). The trail will soon be interrupted by a narrow dirt road. Here, keep to the right and continue along the dirt road. Follow the signage of the park across bridges and other wooden and stone walkways as the trail, which is suited to all levels, takes you on a journey to discover the natural wonders of Val Genova. This itinerary can also be done in sections, and the return trip can be done in the summer months by taking advantage of the park’s shuttle bus service.
We recommend you a break in one of the many welcoming refuges of the valley. The tour becomes shorter if you take the shuttle bus along the main paved road. Ask about the shuttle bus timetable and the Val Genova transports before setting off.
Pay attention to the timetable of the last shuttle buses runs!
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 further information about the access to Val Genova and the shuttle buses timetable, visit the web site of the Adamello Brenta Nature Park: www.pnab.it
For further information about the path and the route conditions, contact the Pinzolo mountain guides: ph. +39 0465 502111 - www.mountainfriends.it
From Carisolo go along Val Genova till “Ponte Verde” (green bridge). (807 m)
Catch the path on the right orographic side of “Sarca di Val Genova” river and reach the restaurant in front of the suggesting “Nardis” waterfall. Go on in the wood, cross the river that goes down from “Siniciaga” waterfall and continue along the flat path till “Valle di Lares” and the waterfalls. Go along the pastures of “Malga Genova” till the road, cross “Ponte Maria” bridge, go on keeping the left orographic side, go up a steep stretch and reach “Todesca” area. Cross the road, reach “Ragada” area and catch the path n° 207, that crosses the flat stretch till “Stella Alpina” refuge. The path goes on between the Sarca river and the road till “Pedruc” waterfalls. From here continue along the road till the flat pastures of “Malga Bedole”. Come back walking along the same path. There are many variants of the suggested itinerary. During the summer there is also a bus service in Genova valley.
all notes on protected areas
Little train and shuttle bus from Pinzolo and Spiazzo towards "Piana di Bedole" area - the last part of Val Genova - in summer (from the end of June to the beginning of September):
Check on line the timetable and the fares of the summer transports or take the leaflet at the info office in San Giacomo square.