Hiking tour on Mount Punta Beltovo di Dentro

This high alpine hiking tour leads us to a wonderful panoramic mountain peak at 3,325 metres asl.

Arrived at the valley station of the Solda cable car at about 1,900 metres asl, we take the cable car up to the mountain station, where we enjoy the view of the three most famous peaks of the Ortles mountain range: Mount Gran Zebrù, Mount Zebrù and of course Mount Ortles, the highest mountain in South Tyrol. Following signpost no. 151, we are hiking through beautiful vast meadows towards the Madriccio mountain hut, which we reach after about 40 minutes.

On our left we see the Madriccio mountain hut. However, we decide to have a rest there only on our way back from the peak. The trail leads us high up to Passo del Madriccio, where we enjoy a wonderful mountain panorama of the Ortles mountain range. After another 30 minutes we arrive at the mountain pass (3,123 metres asl) to the Val Martello. From here, there are only 200 metres of altitude left to the peak of Mount Punta Beltovo di Dentro. We turn left and follow the steep trail, which is the most challenging section of this tour and requires a good physical condition. Half an hour later we finally arrive at the peak. There is no peak cross but we enjoy the great view of Mount Gran Zebrù (3,851 metres asl), Mount Ortles (3,905 metres asl), Mount Cima Cevedale (3,757 metres asl) and Mount Cevedale (3,769 metres asl) anyhow.

After a short rest we hike back to the Madriccio mountain hut, where we enjoy a very tasty local dish. Arrived at the mountain station of the Solda cable car, we decide to hike also the rest of the way down to our car. Passing the mountain station at its left side, we hike towards Rifugio Città di Milano and finally on a forest road down to Solda.

Please note: This hiking tour has no technically difficult sections and is considered to be one of the „easiest“ tree-thousanders in South Tyrol. However, you should not underestimate this tour. In fact, it still needs a very good physical condition (mainly on the last section from Passo del Madriccio to the peak of Mount Punta Beltovo di Dentro).

Author: ED

Please note: When you plan to do this hiking tour, please inform yourselves on the conditions of the trails!

Starting point: mountain station Solda cable car (1,911 metres asl)
Trail route: mountain station Solda cable car - Passo del Madriccio - Punta Beltovo di Dentro - Rifugio Madriccio - Rifugio Città di Milano - valley station Solda cable car
Trail numbers: 151, 1
Altitude difference: 1,400 metres (in case of ascent by cable car approx. 700 metres)
Walking time: ascent approx. 2 ¼ hours (from the mountain station of the Solda cable car), descent 3.5 hours (until the valley station of the Solda cable car)
Experienced in: July 2010
Suitable for families? Until the Passo del Madriccio, the ascent should be no problem for older children with some mountain experience. However, the last ascent to the peak of Mount Punta Beltovo di Dentro requests a very good physical condition!
More information: tourist board Solda - Ortles area, tel.: +39 0473 613015, info@ortlergebiet.it

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