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DBT variant stage 3: Rifugio Graffer - Malga Spora

Mountain tour · Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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Variant of the third stage of the "Dolomiti di Brenta Trek" route, from Rifugio Graffer to Malga Spora.  

moderate
Distance 7.4 km
3:15 h
272 m
678 m

If you want to shorten the circuit you can quickly reach Malga Spora (closed for the 2019 summer) from Rifugio Graffer and avoid the southern part of the Brenta Dolomites as well as the via ferrata
This variant cuts the DBT tour halfway from east to west. Hikers who only have 3 or 4 days at disposal can choose to walk only either the southern loop (the most famous and exposed part) or the northern loop (very wild and never crowded). 

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Update: August 02, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,447 m
Lowest point
1,853 m
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Tips and hints

Here the updated information about the conditions of the route:

  • alpine guides Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo val Rendena and Paganella

 Hospitality, refuges and bivouacs:

Start

Rifugio Graffer (2,259 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.219730, 10.889621
DMS
46°13'11.0"N 10°53'22.6"E
UTM
32T 645736 5120196
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Destination

Malga Spora

Turn-by-turn directions

From Rifugio Graffer (2263 m) you climb up in 35 minutes to Passo del Grostè (2442 m) and from here you follow the path SAT 301 that in 1:10 hours descends to Malga Spora (closed for the 2019 summer) passing by passo della Gaiarda (2242 m).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Shuttle bus Madonna di Campiglio - Campo Carlo Magno (Grostè cablecar stop) or the Trentino Trasporti bus line (Grostè cablecar stop).

Getting there

To get to the Graffer Refuge more quickly, it’s possible to take the Grostè cable car that goes up to the Grostè Pass and from here go down along the SAT 301 trail to the refuge in 20 minutes. Alternatively, from the town of Madonna di Campiglio you can drive by car to the Spinale cable car which goes to the top of Monte Spinale, then proceed on foot following the SAT 331 trail for 45 minutes.

Parking

Big free parking at the departure of the Grostè cableway.

Coordinates

DD
46.219730, 10.889621
DMS
46°13'11.0"N 10°53'22.6"E
UTM
32T 645736 5120196
w3w 
///trots.devoted.radically
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Equipment

Necessary equipment 

  • technical mountain clothing
  • mountain boots with Vibram sole or similar

 If the route has equipped parts, brings with you:

  • ferrata set
  • harness
  • helmet
  • ferrata gloves
  • a piece of rope (suggested)
  • ice-axe and crampons (where necessary)

  

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
272 m
Descent
678 m
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