Hike in Ortler Cevedale between Trentino and South Tyrol

Let's Dolomites

  • Enjoy a guided hiking tour along the stunning views of Ortler Cevedale, one of the highest mountian groups in the Italian Alps 
  • Wander into solitary environments along snowfields and glaciers of the valleys between Trentino and South Tyrol
  • Discover the exceptional variety of landscapes in Stelvio National Park, one of Europe's largest natural reserves

Duration 6 days



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Hiking tours in the alps: Stelvio National Park and Ortler Cevedale

A beautiful hut to hut hiking trip across the unspoilt nature of Stelvio National Park, land of lakes and glaciers, will lead us through the valleys of Trentino and South Tyrol and across several alpine landscapes.

The natural sceneries change constantly: the meadows and pastures, the red rocks surrounding the huts, the sparkling Saent waterfalls in the valley floor and the snowy slopes, the crystal clear lakes of Cevedale… and, of course, the vast and solitary Careser glacier which offers an overwhelming view extending from the Ortler Cevedale mountain range to the peaks of Adamello and Brenta Dolomites mountain ranges.

A 6-day guided hiking tour to the discovery of Val di Rabbi, Val di Peio and Val Martello by spending the nights in comfortable and cozy mountain huts.

Program details

  • Day 1 - LAKES CORVO
    Ascent: +1020m. Descent: -0m. Distance: 5km. Hiking time: 4h. 
    At 08:30 meeting with the Mountain Guide and equipment check. Transfer by public bus to Val di Rabbi. The hike has its starting point along a forest road and continues on a path, which crosses vast forests of larches and firs. After getting out of the woods and entering wide mountain grasslands, we find some mountain dairies, then we keep on walking up to the slope of Quaira peak. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2.435 m). 
    Ascent: +530m. Descent: -530m. Distance: 8km. Hiking time: 4h.
    The day starts with a climb on easy path in an open environment; we will walk close to small alpine lakes up to the scenic Collecchio Peak (2.957 m) which is located on the border between Val Montechiesa (South Tyrol) and Val Saent (Trentino). After a scenic stretch on easy ridge, the downhill path runs along the mountain’s coast until it reaches Val Saent. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2.436 m). 
  • Day 3 - MARTELLTAL
    Ascent: +690m. Descent: -860m. Distance: 9km. Hiking time: 5h30.
    Light ascent to Saent Pass (2.965 m), which separates Val di Rabbi from Val Martello, in a barren and stony environment. Starting from the pass, the descent towards South Tyrol begins and allows us to reach the grazing lands of Paradiso al Cevedale, on the opposite side of Rio Plimbach. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2.265 m).
    Ascent: +775m. Descent: -430m. Distance: 8km. Hiking time: 4h.
    Ascent on well-marked trail in direction of Forcola Glacier while noticing the relevant signs of its recession, especially on the final stretch just before Forcola Pass (3.032 m). The descent on the opposite side brings back to the region of Trentino. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2.607 m). 
    Ascent: +520m. Descent: -685m. Distance: 11km. Hiking time: 5h30.
    Short ascent to reach the overlying and wide area dotted with many alpine lakes and continue walking at altitude until Lake Careser (2.603 m). The trail continues on moderate slopes on rocky terrain untill the limit of Careser Glacier that will be crossed in about 1h from north to east. Once reached the estern edge of the glacier (3.121 m), with a large crossing and a steep descent we reach once again the green pastures of Val Saent. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2.436 m). 
    Ascent: +0m. Descent: -1180m. Distance: 9km. Hiking time: 4h30.
    Last descent along the panoramic Val Saent, surrounded by marmots and rhododendron flowers. We reach the wide Pra di Saent to then cross the bridges under the drizzling waters of the majestic Saent waterfalls. Return by public transport to the starting point. 

Additional Clarifications

The program could be changed at discretion of the Campo Base Team / Mountain Guide - UIAGM based on weather conditions and snow levels, mantaining however inalterate the basic structure and the aims of the proposal.

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Leave with us and our departing groups. If you do not find the right date for you, contact us, we will try to form a new group that will accompany you on this adventure!

Included Services

  • 5 nights in mountain hut - dormitory
  • Half board basis
  • 6 days with UIAGM local Mountain Guide - English speaking
  • Rental alpine equipment - crampons, harness
  • Private transfer to/from trailhead (day 1 and 6)
  • Instructions and assistance with logistics
  • 24-hour support

Excluded Services

  • Beverages and extra
  • Traveler and cancellation's insurance
  • Everything not mentioned

Booking conditions

Group departures

The reservation request is considered a binding agreement. Availability of all services will be checked by our staff, who will provide confirmation by email within 48 working hours. 
If there is no availability on the selected dates, the option will be as follows:

  • To use the deposit to book another trip
  • To choose alternative dates
  • To cancel the trip with full refund of the deposit

Private departures

The reservation request is considered a binding agreement. Our staff will contact you withing 48 working hours to confirm the possibility to join the group.
The group departure will be confirmed on reaching the specified minimum number and clients will be informed not less than 21 day before the trip start date.
Should a group departure not reach the minimum number required, the option will be as follows: 

  • To use the deposit to book another trip
  • To confirm the departure with fewer participant possibly adding a supplement 
  • To use the deposit to book a Self-guided trip
  • To cancel the trip with full refund of the deposit

Payment conditions

All services will be confirmed only after having received a 30% deposit (or the full cost in case of “last minute” bookings) of the vacation.
Balance payment is due 21 days before the trip.
We accept the following payment methods: Bank transfer or credit card (Mastercard/ Visa).

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation the following terms & conditions will be applied:

  • 30% of the total price of the trip for cancellations communicated up to 45 days prior to the trip start date
  • 70% of the total price of the trip for cancellations communicated from 44 to 30 days prior to the trip start date
  • No refund beyond these terms



Technical Gear

  • Backpack
  • Bottles for water
  • Walking poles
  • Crampons - free rental on request

Technical Clothes

  • Light cap or bandana
  • Shirts or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Rainwear: rain jacket + pants or a cloak or a poncho
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking boots (suggested hiking boots in Gore-Tex)
  • Light gloves 

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Face mask
  • Hygienizing gel1
  • Towel
  • Sleeping bag linen + blanket or summer sleeping bag
  • Shower gel/soap, shampoo etc.


  • Slippers
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen with appropriate UV protection level
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and a charger
  • Torch headband 
  • Euros in cash  – credit cards are not accepted in mountain huts


  • Thermal underwear (in cold periods, and based on personal preferences)
  • First aid kit 
  • Knife
  • Light snack
  • Power bank for your mobile phone


  • Identification Document/ Passport
  • Campo Base Voucher­­­­



Information request

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