Val di Rabbi in summer
The Val di Rabbi winds along the Rabbies stream for about 12 km, at an altitude that reaches from 800 meters 1.400 meters above sea level. The valley is oriented parallel to the Val di Peio from which it is separated by the chain formed by the Cima Rossa, Vegaia, Tremenesca and Camocina mountains. The opposite side borders the Val di Non and the South Tyrolean Val Martello and Val d'Ultimo.
The Val di Rabbi is one of the most picturesque valleys in the entire province of Trento and is characterized by wide pastures, woods, countless alpine pastures, typical alpine pastures, countless farms, typical rural buildings. made of wood. From a strictly receptive point of view, the Val di Rabbi offers infinite possibilities to visitors: hotels, b & bs, agritourisms meet the needs of the most demanding holidaymakers by offering excursions and sports activities.
What to do and what to see in Val di Rabbi
Whether you have several days of vacation at your disposal, or, instead, you have to opt for a shorter visit, perhaps even for just one day, the Val di Rabbi in summer offers several interesting opportunities.
First of all, the Val di Rabbi is part of the Stelvio National Park, established in 1935 and enlarged in 1977, one of the oldest Italian natural parks and one of the largest natural reserves in Europe, where a great variety of animals and plants thrive.
Do not miss the suspended bridge located at an altitude of 1.366 m above sea level, just above the waterfalls of Rio Ragaiolo stream. Immersed in a luxuriant and fascinating nature, the bridge allows a truly unique view of the valley and the stream below. Walking on the suspension bridge is an adrenaline-pumping experience to say the least: a walk of 100 meters at a height of about 60 meters from where to admire amazing natural beauties.
The Venetian sawmills built since the eighteenth century and used until the early 60s of the twentieth century, replacing the muscle strength of two or three men with the power of water in the sawdust of the logs. During the summer season, the eighteenth century Bègoi sawmill that runs along the Rabbiés stream is put into operation by the officials of the Stelvio National Park. Visit by reservation and for a fee.
In Valorz there is the Kneipp path, a path of wellness in the open air. At the entrance you take off your shoes and face the path characterized by the alternation of different types of soil and the freezing water coming directly from the glacier. After a first section with shallow water, you arrive at the pools where the water reaches up to the knees. Continue walking on different materials: barks, pebbles, pieces of wood. The face and arms will be immersed in an icy fountain until you get to enjoy a well-deserved rest on the huge wooden deckchairs with an extraordinary view over the entire valley. The route is open from June to September and admission is subject to a fee: € 3 per adult, one child under 12 free for each paying adult. Children up to the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Le Saent waterfalls they are certainly one of the most precious jewels of the Val di Rabbi. Easily reachable on foot with a short 30-minute walk from Malga Stablasolo, the waterfalls are one of the most popular and fascinating corners of the Stelvio National Park. From the parking lot at Coler (1380 m), located about 3km from the town of Piazzola, in summer by shuttle bus, you can reach Malga Stablasolo (1539 m). Continuing on the forest road, after crossing the bridge over the Rabbies stream, you reach the first waterfall. Continuing along the path you reach the second spectacular waterfall. Continue up to the connection with the SAT path n.106 from which you can continue to the characteristic Pra di Saent (1800m.) And head towards the Dorigoni refuge (2436mt), alternatively you can return to the starting point passing through Malga Stablet and then return to Malga Stablasolo.
Do not miss a walk along the path of Valorz, a loop route about 2km long, which can be covered in an hour or so in a fairytale landscape, among typical farms and animals made with twigs. With a small detour, you can reach the Valorz waterfalls.
For lovers of sport fishing, the Le Marinolde Reserve it is a corner of paradise for trout fishing. Paid access by reservation.
At the entrance to the Val di Rabbi, just before the town of Pracorno, is the Ruatti mill, recently renovated water mill. Molino Ruatti is one of the last examples of still functioning water mills in the whole of northern Italy.
The Rabbi Baths, beauty secret of Empress Maria Theresa ofAustria. The thermal baths, open from June to September, have been known since ancient times. The healing water of the spas, in fact, is alkaline bicarbonate, rich in salts, acidulous, ferruginous, sodium and with a high concentration of carbon dioxide. The empress used to call it the natural elixir.
At an altitude between 2.462 and 2.630 meters above sea level are located i Corvo lakes, enchanting mirrors of crystalline water that can be reached with a difficult trek along the ancient path of Pass of Rabbi which connects the valleys of Rabbi and Ultimo. The Corvo lakes are of glacial origin and can be reached in three hours on foot starting from Cavallar di Rabbi or from Santa Gertrude di Ultimo going up the Montechiesa Valley.
Summer sports activities in Val di Rabbi
Val di Rabbi offers lovers of trekking an extraordinary variety of mountain roads and trails suitable for all needs and abilities. They range from simple hikes in the woods near the villages, to slightly more complicated routes at medium altitudes where there are mountain pastures, lakes and refuges up to, for the more experienced and trained, the more challenging heights that surround the valley. In summer, there are lifts that facilitate excursions for beginners or for those who, despite being fit, like to reach the peaks starting from a considerable altitude.
An wonderful bike path starts from Mostizzolo Bridge, in the contiguous Val di Sole, and reaches Cogolo in Val di Pejo at 1140 m above sea level, for a total of 35 km and 600 meters in altitude. The cycle path is entirely asphalted and runs alongside the river Noce. It is suitable for everyone, even without specific training, providing, in fact, many short ups and downs and only a few longer climbs. It is possible to ride a bike up to Mostizzolo bridge and go up again using the Trentino Trasporti train, which is also equipped for transporting bikes.
Fans Downhill, have at their disposal a long descent that runs along the Meledrio stream from Passo Campo Carlo Magno, at an altitude of 1.662 above sea level, to Dimaro at an altitude of 800 above sea level, an exciting descent of 15 km.
The Val di Rabbi is also particularly suitable for nordic walking: in the Stelvio National Park there are two parks with specific routes for Nordic walking.
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