madritschjoch blick auf hintere schoentaufspitze
madritschjoch blick auf hintere schoentaufspitze

Mountain tour to the Punta Beltovo di Dentro

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

Arrived at the valley station of the Solda Cable Car at about 1,900 m a.s.l., we take the cable car up to the mountain station, where we enjoy the view of the three most famous peaks of the Ortles Alps: Gran Zebrù, Mt. Zebrù and King Ortles, the highest mountain in South Tyrol. Following signpost no. 151, we are hiking through beautiful vast meadows towards the Madriccio Mountain Hut (Madritschhütte), which we reach after about 40 minutes. On our left we see the 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 Alps. After another 30 minutes we arrive at the mountain pass (3,123 m a.s.l.) to the Val Martello. From here, there are only 200 m of altitude left to the peak of Mt. 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 (Hintere Schöntaufspitze). There is no peak cross but we enjoy the great view of the Gran Zebrù (3,851 m a.s.l.), Mt. Ortles (3,905 m a.s.l.), the Cima Cevedale (3,757 m a.s.l.) and Mt. Cevedale (3,769 m a.s.l.) anyhow. After a short rest we hike back to the Madriccio Mountain Hut at 2,820 m a.s.l., 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 Città di Milano Mountain Hut and finally on a forest road down to Solda (Sulden).

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

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: mountain station of the Solda Cable Car
Signposts: no. 151, 1
Altitude difference: 1,400 m (in case of ascent by cable car approx. 700 m)
Walking time: about 2.25 hours (ascent from the mountain station of the Solda cable car), 3.5 hours (descent to the valley station of the Solda cable car)
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.
Experienced in: July 2010

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