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Giro del Scanaiol – Round of the Scanaiol

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Informationen zur Tour Giro del Scanaiol – Round of the Scanaiol

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    3:30 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1150 m
  • Altitude
    1150 m
  • Max. height
    2261 m
This route offers a beautiful descent in the upper Valsorda (valley); a magical part, thanks to the limited amount of winter guests. Normally, you would have to wait until spring to find the northern canyon in good conditions.


Ascent: You follow the summer-path no. 347 to reach the peak of the mountain Grugola that also leads into the valley Pisorno. After leaving the path you cross a canyon and pass a steeper elevation. Then you continue onwards in the direction of Implude, north-west. In the vicinity of the small lake Pisorno you will find yourself on a ridge to its left and reach a junction to the mountain Arzon (2270 m). An optional, ski-less path brings you to the precursor along the north-western ridge. 

Descent: On the ridge you continue until you reach a notch, allowing the access to the northern slope (2264 m) and then along the beautiful canyon (narrow and steep in its second part). Continue until you reach the Valsorda impulde and a forest road on the right side, approx. 1630 m above sea level. Here you put the skin on your skis back on and start to climb up, north-east. You will reach the alp Malga d’Arzon (1846 m) and then continue on the basin until you reach the junction to the Scanaiol, descending on the opposite side. At the border of the vegetation (approx. 1860 m) you turn right and descent on the ridge. After having reached the alp Malga Scanaiol, you take the summer path to go south-east, reaching the lake Calaita (be aware: obligatory path that goes across some rocky parts). After a slight rise you follow the forest road to reach the Hotel Miralago (1.5 km).

Starting point

Forestry for the alp Malga Grugola, located underneath the Hotel Miralago, 1600 m

Target point

Forestry for the alp Malga Grugola, located underneath the Hotel Miralago, 1600 m


You park near the Hotel Miralago, at the junction with directions for Forcella Folga and Val Pisorno.

Public transportation


From the valley Valle del Primiero you reach Vanoi and after the tunnel you turn in the direction of the lake Calaita.

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