The itinerary proposed here presents a precious landscape in an area that is undeservedly often overlooked by tourists. This excursion starts from the characteristic village of “Monte”, in the municipality of “Valdisotto”. This small group of houses, inhabited all year round until the very recent past, is enriched by a wonderful little church dedicated to the Virgin of Snow.
Excursion to the “Alpe Zandilla” and “Campacciolo”
Total length of excursion: 7700 meters
Total uphill difference in height: 528 meters
Approximate total time needed for the excursion: 3 hours
Difficulty: medium (5 out of 10)
Recommended season: from the first days of June to the middle of November (check the altitude of snow before your trip)
Suitable for rainy days? yes
General characteristics of the natural environment: panoramic trail along woods and mountain pastures
Presence of water\fountains on the excursion: yes
Trip on the borders of the Stelvio National Park: no
Benches on the route: yes
Picnic areas on the route: yes
Alpine shelters, bars or restaurants along the route: no
Circular route: yes
Back and forth route: no
Pushchair accessible: no
Excursion starting point: Monte (municipality of Valdisotto)
Geographic coordinates of the starting point: 46°24’17.17” N – 10°20’12.07” E —- UTM: 32T 592093 – 5143468
Altitude of the starting point: 1615 meters asl Maximum height reached on the excursion: 2100 meters asl
This excursion starts from the characteristic village of “Monte”, in the municipality of “Valdisotto”. This small group of houses, inhabited all year round until the very recent past, is enriched by a wonderful little church dedicated to the Virgin of Snow. The itinerary proposed here presents a precious landscape in an area that is undeservedly often overlooked by tourists.
Description of the excursion
From the car par located before the first houses of “Monte”, hamlet of the municipality of Valdisotto, take the road that crosses the little village. Once you reach the church you have to turn right. After the last houses take route 273/1 that, turning left, goes in the direction of “Alpe Zandilla”. The road, with some steep sections, goes uphill along the new forestry road.
After arriving at the locality “Pozzech” take the old mule track that along route 208 continues until “Alpe Zandilla”. Once you reach the characteristic “Alpe Zandilla” turn right in the direction of “Campaccio”.
The mule track gives way to a nice and flat single track that, apart from the first few meters, continues to be evident and well-signed for its whole length. This section of the route crosses a wonderful wood sometimes interrupted by clearings and stony ground rich in juniper and rhododendron.
Follow the single track until its end where it meets the road that goes uphill from “località Monte” to “lago Campaccio” on route 273.
Take the road going uphill and in a few minutes you’ll reach “Campacciolo”.
Once you arrive at “Campacciolo” turn back the way you came and, following route 273, you will come back to “Monte” along the easy stone road.
Enjoy your walk
Stefano and all staff of Albergo Adele
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