Rifugio Cevedale «G. Larcher» alpine hut

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The rifugio of lakes and glaciers. A very pleasant itinerary among majestic landscape in the Ortles-Cevedale group and the Stelvio National Park.
Ideal for getting close to some splendid mountain peaks: Cevedale, Zuffal, Rosole, Palon de la Mare, and Vioz. There is the possibility of numerous excursions to the surrounding lakes. A very interesting route allowing probable sightings of the local fauna in the Stelvio Park: Roe Deer, marmots. White Partidge, chamois and eagles.

Route info

8.1 km
Activity time
4:45 h.
Uphill Elevation
623 m
Downhill elevation
623 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Highest point
2597 m
Lowest point
1974 m
Height difference
623 m


APT Valli di Sole, Peio e Rabbi


Taking SAT 123 from Rifugio Larcher you can tour the lakes, which can be found in succession one after the other: Lago Marmotte, Lago Lungo, Lago Nero, Lago del Careser (a hydroelectric basin). From Careser and remaining on the SAT 123, a descent with a number of sharp bends brings you to the Malga Mare car park.

Safety information

When setting out on an excursion in the mountains, we suggest you:
  • choose a route suitable for your fitness level. When in doubt, contact the Alpine Guides or our Information Offices;
  • get ready for your trip by checking the weather forecast, the route you will follow and the times for the cable cars, ski or chair lifts, if you will be using them. Remember that the feasibility of routes in a mountain environment is closely linked to the contingent conditions and therefore depends on natural phenomena, changes in the environment and the weather conditions. For this reason, make sure you are well informed about the route and conditions before setting out;
  • tell someone about your route and what time you expect to return, and take your mobile phone with you.
  • pay attention to the directions and signs that you find along the way: Stelvio Park signs, red and white SAT signs and red and white painted marks on rocks or trees;
  • raise the alarm by calling 112 in the event of an accident;
  • book the malga or refuge where you intend to stop to eat or sleep in advance;
  • never leave litter in the mountains and, if possible, avoid leaving your rubbish at mountain refuges or malgas that you visit;
  • if you spot wild animals along the way, we invite you to stay on the path, not go too near, not shout and to keep your dog on a lead, to stop it instinctively chasing and scaring the animal.

Starting point

Malgamare car park


E - Escursionistico (Hiker)

Departure point is the car park at Malgamare, which can reached from Cogolo by way of a narrow asphalted road (10km). From the car park take the SAT 102 running alongside Malga Mare (2.301m), continue through the pine woods until arriving at a scenic plain known as Pian Venezia (Stelvio National Park). From here, the rifugio is just already visible and the path continues on the right of the valley until reaching the destination (2.608m).

From Rifugio Cevedale G. Larcher the view extends from the summit of Cevedale (3.769m) to the glacier de la Mare, and to the antique morains and rocks which bring to mind the the way the glaciers have moulded the landscape. Spectacular scenery characterised by the snow covered peaks and the waters of the lakes.

Public transportation

By train to Trento (Verona-Brennero line) and from here, take the Trento-Malè-Mezzana (Val di Sole) local train to any station where buses are available for the latest timetable go to

How to get there

Take the A22 motorway and exit at Trento Nord (if you are coming from the south) or S. Michele all’Adige (if you coming from the north). Proceed in direction Cles, Val di Non, Val di Sole, and Val di Peio. From Cogolo follow the signs to Malgamare and travel through the valley on the narrow but asphalted road until arriving at the car park.

Proceed along the SS42 (direction Passo Tonale) and from here follow the signs to Ossana and Val di Peio From Cogolo follow the signs to Malgamare and travel through the valley on the narrow but asphalted road until arriving at the car park.

Where to park

Malgamare car park (10km from Cogolo)
When setting out on an excursion in the mountains, it is always a good idea to:
  • wear hiking boots suitable for loose, uneven or wet terrain, long trousers, a cap and sunglasses;
  • put a waterproof jacket, fleece sweater, hat and gloves, sun cream and a minimum change of clothing into your backpack;
  • take a bottle of water and snacks with you for an instant energy boost (dried fruit, energy bars or chocolate);
  • remember your camera or mobile phone for immortalising the views and favourite sights. If you like, you can then share them on social media at the hashtags #visitvaldisole.
Caution in the mountains