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Hike to the Rifugio Stella Alpina hut at the Passo di Rabbi

Since ancient times, an old path leads through the Valle di Montechiesa, a side valley of the Val d’Ultimo, to the Val di Rabbi in the Trentino. This extensive but rather easy mountain tour proceeds via the Malghe di Montechiesa to the Rifugio Stella Alpina al Lago Corvo, just beneath the 2,460 m high Passo di Rabbi

Our hike starts at the church of Santa Geltrude in the Val d'Ultimo valley. The trail enters the Valle di Montechiesa valley straight away and follows the path no. 106 at the slope to the edge of the forest. A bridge leads us to the eastern side of the valley and to the path no. 108. It proceeds slightly uphill towards the timber line, passing several mountain huts such as the Malga di Montechiesa hut, a well-known rest point. Following the course of the Rio di Montechiesa brook we reach the upper meadows and the Malga Bärhapp mountain hut, where the wide path ends. A narrow trail snakes its way up to the 2,460 m high Passo di Rabbi.

After a short descent we continue our hike high above the Val di Rabbi valley to the Rifugio Stella Alpina al Lago Corvo mountain hut (Edelweisshütte at Lake Corvo), our final destination. The hut invites to rest and refuel with new energy. Before we turn back to the valley we make a sidetrip to one of the highlights of this tour, situated only some minutes away from the mountain hut. The Lago Corvo lake (Haselgruber See, in German) is the biggest of the Corvo Lakes, a high alpine lake district and natural treasure of the Stelvio National Park.

Author: AT

difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Santa Geltrude in the Val d'Ultimo valley (village centre)
  • Time required:
    05:35 h
  • Track length:
    17,1 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.500 m to 2.465 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +998 m | -998 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 106, 108
  • Destination:
    Passo di Rabbi, Laghi Corvo lakes, Rifugio Stella Alpina mountain hut
  • Resting points:
    Kirchberg Alm, Rifugio Stella Alpina
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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    Hike to the Rifugio Stella Alpina hut at the Passo di Rabbi

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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