“Il legno è vita” theme path

From Aprica take the Magnolta gondola. The start of the path is right in front of where you alight. Initially it follows the dirt road which passes adjacent to the sport fishing lake, up to the Agriturismo Malga Magnolta. Here, the path heads east; just past the agritourism you'll find the first themed illustrated boards with interesting facts on wood and its multiple uses. Continue on the "Gran via del Gallo" crossing (winter slopes linking Magnolta and Palabione ski areas); keep right and the path will softly slant upwards, along the ski slope.

This part of the itinerary is highly panoramic, a wonderful opportunity to admire breath taking views of Valtellina, the Orobien and Rhaetian Alps, as well as the Nature Reserve of Pian di Gembro. Pass the statue dedicated to Madonna del Carmine and you'll come to the junction leading away from the ski slope which descends on your left. The path leads all the way down to Rifugio CAI Valtellina.


Normal hiking equipment. Trekking boots are recommended

Useful services: 

Laghetto pesca sportiva

Panorama sulla val Belviso

Diga di Frera – Lago Belviso

Madonna della Neve

Lago Palabione

Croce monte Filone

Bivio sentiero 327

  • Trail number: 341
  • Length: 2.3 km
  • Departure altitude: 1900
  • Altitude Arrival: 1920
  • Maximum altitude reached 1990 masl
  • Journey time: 1 hour

alla partenza degli impianti della Magnolta

Our recommendations

  • always use proper equipment and clothing

  • evaluate your physical conditions and those who walk with you

  • carefully consider the conditions of the soil

  • observe and prevent changes in weather

  • consider the hours of daylight and evaluate the travel time

  • enthusiasm must never cloud the necessary prudence