Mountain crossing from Ortler Cevedale to Lake Garda

  • Explore with this hiking tour the exceptional natural variety of Trentino: the vast reserve of Stelvio National Park, the Brenta Dolomites part of UNESCO World Heritage and Lake Garda, the largest in Italy, international destination for the lovers of utdoor sports
  • Undertake an easy crossing of Ortler Cevedale glacier and reach amazing scenic spots in the Alps at 3000 m 
  • Walk on Bocchette Centrali, one of the most famous and spectacular via ferrata in the Brenta Dolomites

Duration 7 days



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Hiking tours in the alps: from Ortler Cevedale to Lake Garda, via Brenta Dolomites 

Among the best hiking tours in the Alps, this one is the most fascinating of western Trentino thanks to its huge variety of natural environments.

A crossing that starts from the green alpine valleys of Stelvio National Park rich of waterfalls and streams, passes through the majestic peaks of the Brenta Dolomites for finally reaching the mild climate temperatures of Lake Garda.

A 7-day hut to hut hiking tour that allows to combine varied and thrilling experiences: easy crossing of one of Ortler Cevedale’s glaciers, some of the most renowned via ferrata routes along sunny ledges on the Dolomites, and last but not least a funny canyoning experience suitable also for beginners on Lake Garda – one of the most important areas in Trentino for outdoor experiences.

Program details

  • DAY 1: VAL VENEZIA - at 09:30 meeting in Trento with the Mountain Guide and equipment check. Regional train to Malè and from here private transfer in Val di Peio, in the heart of Stelvio Park. From here the trek starts and goes up across the meadows of Malga Mare until it reaches a wide grassy hollow crossed by the river Noce Bianco and nestled between the imposing peaks of Ortler Cevedale. The landscape gradually varies until you enter the rocky environment, in front of Vedretta de la Mare and the peaks of Cevedale, Palon de la Mare and Vioz. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2608). +620m / -20m / 4km / 2h
  • DAY 2: CARESER GLACIER - today the trail develops at high altitude throughout a constellation of alpine lakes until it reaches Lake Careser (2603m): from here walking on a morainic terrain you reach the access to Careser Glacier. The glacier crossing takes place in a vast and solitary environment at over 3000m offering an extraordinary view, which spaces from Ortler Cevedale to Adamello Presanella mountain range, until the Brenta Dolomites. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2437m). +515m / -685m / 11km / 5h30
  • DAY 3: SAENT WATERFALLS - a pleasant descent surrounded by nimble marmots and rhododendron flowers skirts the Rabbies stream and past the wide expanse of the Saent Pra it leads between bridges and water games of the most majestic waterfalls of Val di Sole. After a short transfer, a pleasant hike at altitude skirts the western slopes of Cima Grostè, leading to the spectacular scenery of the Brenta Dolomites. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2275 m). +70m / -1200m / 10km / 5h
  • DAY 4: VIA FERRATA SOSAT - with a large semi-circle at the head of a large detrital dip, you reach the attack of Via Ferrata Sosat. Using long metal stairs and pegs, the route cuts the wall around Cima Brenta with a spectacular itinerary until the Vedretta degli Sfulmini, natural amphitheater bordered by imposing vertical walls of dolostone. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2580m). 4h (3h via ferrata)
  • DAY 5: VIA FERRATA BOCCHETTE CENTRALI - short ascent to Bocca d’Armi and start of what is defined as the most scenic leg of the entire route of Bocchette. Indeed, Bocchette Centrali are characterised by a pronounced exposure in the passages on the side overlooking Molveno and by a spectacular crossing underneath Campanil Basso. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (2491m). 4h via ferrata
  • DAY 6: LAKE GARDA - descent towards the meadows surrounding Baito Massodi, to then continue along the detrital gravels of the lower part of Val Massodi until you reach the green oasis of Pian della Selvata. You will pass on the opposite side of the valley to face the scenic stretch of the path carved into the rock overlooking Valle delle Seghe. Descent with the lifts to Lake Molverno and transfer to Lake Garda. Overnight stay in B&B. +0m / -1140m / 10km / 5h
  • DAY 7: LAKE GARDA -  exciting downclimbs, slides, dives and jumps in the refreshing waters running in the gorges most renowned for canyoning, between Lake Garda and Val di Ledro. In the afternoon transfer back to Trento.

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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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
  • 1 night in B&B at Lake Garda with b&b board basis - double/twin rooms
  • 7 days with UIAGM local Mountain Guide - English speaking
  • Private transfer (day 1, day 2 and day 6)
  • Rental alpine equipment - ferrata set, helmet, harness and canyoning suit
  • Instructions and assistance with logistics
  • 24-hour support

Excluded services

  • Beverages and extra
  • Lifts (day 3 and day 6) and public transfers (day 1 and day 7): approximately EUR 35 per person
  • 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
  • Crampons - free rental on request
  • Equipment for via ferrata: ferrata set, harness, helmet - 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)
  • Half finger gloves
  • 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



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