Category: hiking
Difficulty: medium
Starting point:

Magasa, Rifugio Rest

End point:

Magasa, Rifugio Rest


750 m 1374 m 15,2 Km 4h 30 min

Magasa, Rifugio Rest

On foot:

From the Rifugio Rest (1205 m asl) we go over a paved road for a few meters coming from Magasa until you cross the path n. 68 that, descending to the right, leads to the tiny hamlet of Cadria (918 m asl). Here, after crossing the nucleus of houses, it is worth following a short detour for the small but pretty Church of San Lorenzo, which rises on the slope just below the village. Going back on our footsteps, alone the path no. 68, which runs on this stretch of road almost flat, you can reach the barns of Proalio (965 m asl). At this location the trail begins to climb more decisively along the Valley of the Era to the crumbling Malga Puria and then to the homonymous pass (1374 m asl), characterized by a wild and solitary environment particularly rich with chamois, roe deer and ibex. At this point we take at the left path n. 69, for a long and pleasant stretch beneath the dorsal of Cima del Costone and Bus de Balì, to cross the Proalio torrent (1298 m asl) and to reach location Grune to the crossroads for Monte Tombea and Magasa. It continues towards Malga Alvezza (1295 m asl) up to overcome it and, after a short climb, it continues downhill with nice views on the typical barns with straw roof and on Valvestino. Once on the paved road, after a few tens of meters on the left, you reach the Rifugio Rest again where the itinerary ends.


Possible snowfall in winter

Of naturalistic/geological interest

Of historical/cultural interest


Also recommended by bike

By car:

Rest is reachable from Gargnano in about an hour along the Valvestino. Wide parking possibilities near Rifugio Rest

Public transport:

Rest is not accessible by public transport

Safety tips:

Make sure you take with you all the necessary equipment and clothes excursions according to the season. Check the weather forecast the day before you trip and verify that the track is open on the day you choose. During the excursion respect the highway code and the environment, do not leave your waste along the path.The itineraries described here and the GPS tracks do not alert bikers of possible dangers, nor indicate the only path available for excursions.

Emergency number: 112

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