Bormio 360
Bormio
Stage 9

The Confinale Trail

Forni - Fantelle

KM
21 Km
  • panoramaPanoramic
  • parconazionaledellostelvioStelvio National Park

Long and suggestive stage suspended above Valfurva, at the foot of Mount Confinale.


In a succession of changing landscapes you encounter small groups of huts and alpine dairies. From Forni traverse to the nearby huts of Pradaccio and Ables, then on to the dairy of Confinale and the Cavallaro huts.

Passing through centuries-old forests and rosy banks covered with rhododendrons, it is common to observe the animals symbolic of the Stelvio National Park, such as the bearded vulture, the golden eagle, the marmot, and the ermine.

Details


A 21km trail that is not particularly challenging but nonetheless requires a certain amount of fitness and stamina due to its length. Starts from the Forni refuge and ends at the Fantelle car park in Madonna dei Monti. Take the trail towards the Branca refuge and when it splits in two head towards the Malga dei Forni, continue on over the Girella bridge until you reach the path that leads to the Pizzini refuge. Along the way you can enjoy spectacular views of the 13 peaks and Gran Zebrù, and listen out for whistling marmots. There is a brief descent along a wider road, before you take the mainly flat S257 trail to the right that cuts across Mount Confinale and passes tiny clusters of huts at Raseit, Ablés and Malga Confinale. Continue on to Ables, where you can stop off at the agriturismo of the same name, and past the malga del Confinale until you reach the Baite di Cavallaro. Once arrived, after enjoying the sweeping views over the Bormio valley, begin the descent to the mouth of Val Zebrù, concluding the stage at the Fantelle car park in the village of Madonna dei Monti.

Technical info

Bussola
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 21,92 Km
  • Hiking time: 6:15 h
  • Max. altitude: 2411 m
  • Min. altitude: 1622 m
  • Elevation gain: 529 m
  • Elevation drop: 1002 m
  • Max. grad. ascent: 19%
  • Max. grad. descent: 27%
  • When to go: July - October

Details


A 21km medium-difficulty trail with beautiful panoramic views over the Forni Glacier and Valfurva. Starts from the Forni mountain refuge, and ends at the Fantelle car park in Madonna dei Monti. Take the unpaved road towards the Branca refuge, when it splits in two head towards Malga dei Forni, then continue towards the Girella bridge until you reach the path that leads to the Pizzini refuge. Enjoy spectacular views of the 13 peaks and Gran Zebrù along the way, and listen out for whistling marmots. There is a brief descent along a wider road, before you take the mainly flat S257 trail to the right that cuts across Mount Confinale and passes tiny clusters of huts at Raseit, Ablés and Malga Confinale. Continue on to Ables, where you can stop off at the agriturismo of the same name, and past the Malga di Confinale until you reach the Baite di Cavallaro. Once arrived, after enjoying the sweeping views over the Bormio valley, begin the steep descent to the start of Val Zebrù, concluding the stage along an uphill single track that leads to the Fantelle car park in the village of Madonna dei Monti.

Charging station: Forni.

Technical info

Bussola
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 21,92 Km
  • Max. altitude: 2411 m
  • Min. altitude: 1622 m
  • Elevation gain: 529 m
  • Elevation drop: 1002 m
  • Max. grad. ascent: 19%
  • Max. grad. descent: 27%
  • When to go: July - October
  • Battery consumption: Medium

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Adventure
for all,
done the
right way.

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At 140 km in length, with an overall height difference of 6,000 m, Bormio 360 is one of the best hiking and mountain biking itineraries in Europe. It requires a good level of fitness, agility and experience. Going with a qualified mountain bike or hiking guide is recommended.

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Always follow the Bormio 360 marked trails.

Only use authorised routes and respect the rules.

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2

Protect the environment.

Never scare animals, don’t litter and avoid sudden braking (it erodes the soil).

3

Make sure you have suitable clothing and equipment.

Check your equipment and always use a helmet and gloves.

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We’re all friends on the mountain.

Always give way to hikers, announce your presence in advance, adjust your speed to the situation and don’t exceed your own limits.

5

Know yourself, respect your limits.

Plan your excursions in advance. It’s always a good idea to go with a qualified guide!

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