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The staircase of the old larches

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m 2000 1900 1800 1,6 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Centro visitatori Stablét Ricarica Parco
A unique educational-naturalistic itinerary: 700 stairs to discover more than twenty enormous and magnificent centuries-old larches
moderate
Distance 1.8 km
0:49 h
243 m
243 m
This marked thematic itinerary tells us about a wonderful environment, where we can find an incredible concentration of enormous and majestic larches. They grow at 1900 m. (a.s.l.) on a steep ground exposed to the weathering, which determines their strange and unexpected forms. These larches grow among the stones of a rubble pile in one of the most suggestive part of the Park. To have a closer look at these 23 magnificent green giants, you should climb the path composed by 700 stairs, made of stones which were put close one to the other. On the path going to the starting point of this itinerary, you will pass next to the wonderful waterfalls Cascate di Saènt.

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Dorino Moreschini
Update: March 25, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,988 m
Lowest point
1,781 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

This itinerary goes on easy roads. No special precautions are required more than the basic safety standards for mountain walks and hikes.

Tips and hints

Stelvio National Park  

Tourism board

Consorzio Turistico Rabbi vacanze 

Visit Trentino

Meteotrentino

Start

Loc. Pra di Saènt (1,781 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.442681, 10.766211
DMS
46°26'33.7"N 10°45'58.4"E
UTM
32T 635666 5144749
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Destination

Loc. Pra di Saènt

Turn-by-turn directions

Leave your car in the Còler parking area and take the road on the orographic right side to the mountain farm Malga Stablasolo (trail CAI SAT n.106). After the farm, continue for a short distance, then you can choose either to stay on trail n.106 to reach the mountain farm Malga Prà di Saènt or take the trail to the waterfalls Cascate di Saènt which, after the waterfalls, joins the previous one.

At the mountain farm Malga Prà di Saènt starts the real itinerary, which takes us to discover these centuries-old larches. They all have their own history and a name that tells us something about it.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

From Trento: Railway Trento- Malé

From Malé: bus line B640

Stop: Somrabbi

For more information:

Trentino Trasporti S.p.A.

Trentino Ttrasporti

Getting there

You can reach this place from Malé taking the road on the bottom of the valley Val di Rabbi. Around 1 km. after the village San Bernardo, go to the hamlets Piazzola e Somrabbi, then continue for 2 more km. to reach the place Còler, where you can leave your car in the parking.

During the summer you can leave your car at the hamlet Rabbi Fonti and reach the place Còler with the sustainable mobility service called Stelviobus.

Parking

Parking at the place Còler.

Coordinates

DD
46.442681, 10.766211
DMS
46°26'33.7"N 10°45'58.4"E
UTM
32T 635666 5144749
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Hiking clothing and equipment are strongly suggested, in particular:  

  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking poles 
  • Rainproof jacket

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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
1.8 km
Duration
0:49 h
Ascent
243 m
Descent
243 m
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