I Forni, le Baite dell'Ables

I Forni, le Baite dell'Ables

Rifugio dei Forni - Santa Caterina

The route twists and turns along- side the orographic right of the Valle dei Forni. After gaining eleva- tion above the same-name mountain hut and casting your eye over the majestic Forni Gla- cier, you go on westwards on a now-and-then bumpy ground, which for this reason cannot be always easily ridden.

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It still remains a quite short and easy track, a natural balcony offer- ing the view of the nearby and imposing north face of Pizzo Tresero and of the whole Vafurva in the distance with the Passo and Monte Ga- via and Monte Sobretta as well. You ride across the pastures where the typical wooden moun- tain huts lay and finish your tour with a flow descent to Santa Caterina Valfurva.The starting point is from the Rifugio dei Forni (2180 m) on the dirt road to Rifugio Pizzini (sign Way n. 555), which turns northeast onto two steep switchbacks. On the first straight stretch outside the wood we find a diversion indicating the right direction of our itinerary n. 527 (sign with indication Baite Ables, Confinale, Caval- laro _ 2320 m). You turn decisively westward on an almost flat dirt road, pass over Predaccio mountain huts (sign with the first indication of the Way n. 527), and cross Val Manzina on a bridge. Here begins the trail, which repre- sents the only short but challenging stretch to overcome. Then you reach the beautiful Baite dell'Ables (2240 m), whence the descent starts along the Track n. 571.1 through Ceisa di Sotto. You can also head downhill the length of the Track n. 573. To be also pointed out that you have possibility to cover the stretch going from Baite dell'Ables to Baite Confinale above the tree line (sign Way n. 527) and then to descend towards Santa Caterina Valfurva on the Track n. 568 (this is a 10 km alternative road) or even to proceed downhill to Baite Cavallaro and get to Sant'Antonio Valfurva.

  • Start at Fermata1
  • Go north on Sentiero n° S528 toward Sentiero n° S530
  • Make sharp right on Sentiero n° S555
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the left
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Go northeast on Sentiero n° S555
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° S527
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the right
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Go west on Sentiero n° S527
  • Arrive at Fermata4, on the left
  • Depart Fermata4
  • Go west on Sentiero n° S527
  • Arrive at Fermata5, on the right
  • Depart Fermata5
  • Continue west on Sentiero n° S527
  • Bear right on Sentiero n° S571
  • Turn left on Sentiero n° S571.1
  • Arrive at Fermata6, on the right
  • Depart Fermata6
  • Go west on Sentiero n° S571.1
  • Continue on Sentiero n° S566.1
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° S571
  • Finish at Fermata7, on the right
Ground statistics
Natural : 100%

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