Valle dell'Alpe

Valle dell'Alpe

Ponte dell'Alpe - Sunny Valley

From Santa Caterina Valfurva drive to the Ponte dell'Alpe on the road to the Gavia Pass. Take path S519, where you can still find the remains of settlements from the Mesolithic age. The path first winds up through meadows and along the Alpe stream. After the initial climb you come to a junction and continue up path S565.

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The climb is easy and you pass the cave named the "Grotta dell'Edelweiss" in an area known for the presence of edelweiss. The trail continues through the remains of trenches and forts from the Great War up to the Sunny Valley Refuge at an altitude of 2,775 m.The edelweiss This is the alpine flower par excellence, perhaps because it is believed to grow only on inaccessible crags (it also grows on dry, calcareous grassland) or because it seems to protect itself from the harsh climate with a sort of fluff. The beauty of this flower derives from its whitish, woolly leaves.

  • Start at Fermata1
  • Go north on SS300 toward Sentiero n° S519
  • Make sharp left on Sentiero n° S519
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° S563
  • Make sharp left on Sentiero
  • Arrive at Fermata2, on the right
  • Depart Fermata2
  • Go west on Sentiero
  • Arrive at Fermata3, on the right
  • Depart Fermata3
  • Go northwest on Sentiero
  • Make sharp right on Sentiero n° S564
  • Turn right on Sentiero n° S563
  • Finish at Fermata4, on the right
Ground statistics
Natural : 100%

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