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Rifugio Saènt «S. Dorigoni» alpine hut

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  • Rifugio Saènt «S. Dorigoni» alpine hut
    / Rifugio Saènt «S. Dorigoni» alpine hut
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  • / Rifugio Saènt «S. Dorigoni» alpine hut
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  • / Rifugio Saènt «S. Dorigoni» alpine hut
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m 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 10 8 6 4 2 km Centro visitatori Stablét SAENT "SILVIO DORIGONI" Malga Stablasolo Malga Stablasolo
A very pleasant tour in upper Val Saent, one of the most beautiful and uncontaminated in the Stelvio Park and the entire Ortles-Cevedale group.
Distance 10.9 km
5:40 h
904 m
954 m
Rifugio Dorigoni can be found in a valley rich in alpine pastureland, larch trees, lakes and waterfalls. It is naturally located between four valleys: Val di Rabbi, Val di Pejo, Val Martello and Val d’Ultimo and serves as a support base, both as a thouroughfare and for the surrounding peaks.

Author’s recommendation

From Rifugio Dorigoni it is possible to tour the Laghi Sternai a two-hour walk signposted by stone piles (cairns) and through the intensely coloured glacial lakes from where the Torrente Rabbies begins. We recommend the return journey be done descending the path to Cascate di Saent, one of nature’s marvels. Close to the rifugio there is a magnificent climbing crag and other trails and activities for climbing enthusiasts.
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Update: September 30, 2021
Highest point
Rifugio Dorigoni, 2,423 m
Lowest point
Malga Stablasolo, 1,550 m
Best time of year
Cardinal direction

Rest Stop

Malga Stablasolo

Safety information

The trail is well marked and signposted with the Red and White SAT signs, with the number of the path written in black. It is recommended that this course take place on dry terrain and that attention be paid to the short, but steep, stretch beneath the «Palina» (2.100m).

  • Choose a route which is suitable and in line with your preparation.
  • Leave information of your itinerary and approximate return time.
  • Pay attention to the signs and indications found on the way.
  • Do not hesitate to return if necessary.
  • In case of accident or emergency, call 118.

All the information given in this profile is subject to change or alteration and therefore not always absolutely valid. It is not possible to completely avoid inaccuracies due to the very rapid changes in weather or environmental conditions, which can verify themselves without warning. For this reason, we accept No responsibility for eventual changes, which may affect the person involved. We strongly advise that weather and/or environmental conditions be checked before departure.

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

CAI-SAT (Società Alpinisti Tridentini)
Location: Alta Val Saent
Municipality: Rabbi
Beds: 80
Winter camp: 4 places
Facilities: hot water, shower, bath and central heating, bar, restaurant
Summer opening: 20/6 - 20/9
Management: Iachelini family
Tel.: +39 0463 985107 - +39 335 5924166

Rifugio Dorigoni
Val di Sole Mountain Guide
SAT Società Alpinisti Tridentini
Weather in Trentino
Val di Sole Tourist Board


Coler car park – Malga Stablasolo (1,601 m)
46.432912, 10.767832
46°25'58.5"N 10°46'04.2"E
32T 635814 5143667


Rifugio Saènt «S. Dorigoni» alpine hut

Turn-by-turn directions

E - Escursionistico (Hiker)

Departure if from the Coler car park (1.386m) reachable by car. In Sommer you cannot acces to the valley by car from 9.45 to 5pm and you can use the shuttle bus service Stelviobus Rabbi to reach the coler park or  Malga Stablasolo (1.529m, saves a 30 minute walk). 200m before the Malga, there is a junction to the right from where it is possible to take the path to Cascate di Saent. It is worth the extra 10 minutes, which it takes. By doing this you pass bridges, woodland and stretches of water. Otherwise, continue to follow the road keeping left until reaching Malga Stablet, from where the actual path begins. Along the way, which is very well signposted, an uphill climb for about 5 km on the SAT 106 to Dosso della Croce (1.796m), and the Prà di Saent and its characteristic malga. Carry on to Malga Vecia where the Sentiero degli Alpinisti leads to «Palina» (2.100m). Keeping to the left of the Rabbies torrent cross the countryside, rich in rhododendrums and marmots, and finally to Rifugio Saent S.Dorigoni (2.437m). Drinking water is available from the numerous wooden fountains, which you will find along the way. Note the varying environments on the way and the presence of a number of different animals, such as marmots and eagles. This route is particularly suitable for families or school groups.

It is possible to return by way of the same route or otherwise by doing a ring tour, which brings you, back to Malga Stablasolo. Cross the path beneath Rifugio Dorigoni and at the junctions of 106 and 128 take the SAT 128 in order to reach Baito della Valletta. At this point, keep right and take care to follow the path signed by the stone piles (cairns) which lead to Baito Campisol Alto (2.432m). This path, although not especially difficult, requires good eyesight and attention to the stone piles (ometti). From Baito Campisol Alto descend to Malga Stablasolo (1.529m) where the SAT 106 will take you back to the Coler car park. (1.380m).


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Public transport

By train to Trento (Verona-Brennero line) and from here, take the Trento-Malè-Mezzana (Val di Sole) local train to any station where buses are available for the latest timetable go to

Getting there

Take the A22 motorway and exit at Trento Nord (if you are coming from the south) or S. Michele all’Adige (if you coming from the north). Proceed in direction Cles, Val di Non, Val di Sole, to Val di Rabbi.

Proceed along the SS42 (direction Passo Tonale) and follow the signs to Malè and the Val di Rabbi.

Cross the entire Val di Rabbi. Continue after the Bagni di Rabbi in the direction of Coler (either by car or 16 seater shuttle bus). During the summer, the bus leaves from the car park to Malga Stablasolo.For information on times and prices contact the Visitor Centre Rabbi and Stelvio National Park (Tel. +39 0463 909774 -


Coler car park (4km from Rabbi)


46.432912, 10.767832
46°25'58.5"N 10°46'04.2"E
32T 635814 5143667
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Opuscolo TREK- Laghi e Rifugi in distribuzione presso gli uffici turistici e scaricabile in pdf .

Author’s map recommendations

Carta escursionistica Val di Sole 1:50.000 (Alpenwelt)
Kompass 637 Cevedale-Valle di Peio-Alta Valfurva 1:25.000
Tabacco Ortles-Cevedale 1:25.000 (N. 008)
Tabacco Val di Peio Val di Rabbi Val di Sole 1:25.000 (N. 048)
Tabacco Brenta Adamello-Presanella Val di Sole 1:50.000 (N. 010)

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Recommended equipment: Waterproof clothes, light but warm (the first layer of clothing in contact with the skin, should be made of polypropylene, a second layer should be of wool or felt (for insulation) and the third layer, waterproof windcheater raincoat in nylon or Gore-Tex and long trousers, heavy walking shoes, (avoid trainers) gloves, hat, a change of clothes, rucksack.

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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Dan Gherciu
August 14, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? August 14, 2021

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