Val Madriccio / Madritschtal

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Vinschgau / Val Venosta, Italy, Europe
Route Type:
Hike and Scramble
Time Required:
Half a day

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Val Madriccio / Madritschtal
Created On: Apr 18, 2004
Last Edited On: Apr 18, 2004


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Follow SS38 until you reach Laatsch / Laces. A little west of the village the road into Martelltal turns off to the left. Drive on through to the end and start your ascent from Enzianhütte / Rifugio Genziano.

Route Description

Altitude difference: 1300m
Duration: 4h
Difficulty: none
Trailhead: Enzianhütte / Rifugio Genziano

Due to the difference in elevation this route is a rather tough hike along Madritschtal / VAl Madriccio. The valley has almost no vegetaition and thus - as you reach the neccessary altitudes - offers great views along the Cima Venezia - Cevedale ridge. Once you get into Passo Madriccio the breathtaking view of the Trinity Gran Zebru - Monte Zebru - Ortler/Ortles awaits you.

Start out from Enzianhütte / Rifugio Genziano at the end of Martelltal. Head for Zufallshütte /Rifugio N. Corsi where the ascent trail along Madritschtal (signed 151) turns right. In fact there are a couple of other trails that pass the rifugio by but I think this is the easiest to find.

At first the trail climbs into the high valley by winding along the cascades of Madritschbach / R. Madriccio. It soon gets to an intesection where a trail to Plattenspitze (33, later 20B) turns right just after you have crossed the creek. Remain on the right hand (northern) side of the crrek and go straight on to Passo Madriccio, which you can see from afar. In the Passo turn right onto the southern ridge of Hintere Schöntaufspitze and scramble to its top.

Punta Beltovo / Schöntaufspitze Val Madriccio / Madritschtal photo_id=78751

Essential Gear

Hiking gear and obviously warm clothes. Don't get fooled by the weather in Martelltal / Val Martello. This valley is very well protected from any winds. So is Madritschtal / Val Madriccio. But once you near the pass you will be blown away.

Val Madriccio / Madritschtal

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