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TREKKING

IN LOMBARDIA

discovering the central Alps

Turismo

ASSORIFUGILOMBARDIA


Assorifugi Lombardia (Association of the Alpine Refuge Operators of Lombardy)

brings you for the first time a selection of itineraries for your excursions in the mountains

of Lombardy. This project was promoted and co-funded by the Lombardy Regional

government, which has been recently paying particular attention to mountain tourism.

Our proposals are targeted at hikers with no special mountaineering skills. All excursions

will be conducted by a professional guide. Along the treks participants will have the

opportunity to enjoy the warmth of the hospitality of alpine refuges managed by members

of our association, and taste the best traditional foods the Rhaetian Alps and Lombardy

Pre-Alps have to offer.

Assorifugi Lombardia is also readying all kinds of proposals for you: learning tours

and short theme stays, visits and classes to suit all needs and tastes. If you wish to keep

up with our new proposals and the latest news, please visit our website:

www.rifugi.lombardia.it

and sign up to be on our mailing list.

We are looking forward to seeing you in our alpine refuges! If, in the meantime, you

wish to receive additional information, please send us a message at info@rifugi.lombardia.it.

Giacomo Baccanelli

President

Assorifugi Lombardia

ASSORIFUGILOMBARDIA


• Trekking in Lombardy: Excursions, nature, and culture


Sky-scraping peaks, softly rolling hills, and vast plains: the region of Lombardy

offers its visitors all of these diverse landscapes and many more. Lake excursions

and trips along the banks of rivers are just a few of the countless opportunities

excursionists, hikers, and bikers can choose from to experience an outdoor

adventure just a stone’s throw from Milan. All the trails are clearly marked and

equipped with signs.

The mountains of Lombardy are a bountiful source of inspiration for outdoor

activities: relaxing walks on peaceful trails, where you can encounter alpine

marmots, deer, and chamois, or adventurous hikes along inaccessible ridges

offering you the chance to admire breathtaking views.

Trekking is perhaps the best way to gain a true appreciation of the landscape

of our region. It brings you into close contact with nature and the environment:

rocks, trees, and plants, medieval hamlets, countryside dotted with old parish

churches, mills, and towers: Trekking is environmentally-friendly tourism, a practice

that combines excursions, nature and culture. It is an unhurried trip through the

attractions and aromas of our region, during which the guest has a unique

opportunity to experience local traditions and meet local people. This kind of

tourism is the perfect way to breathe new life into our old rural communities and

keep their customs alive. There are also lots of places where you can stop to taste

local food and wine, as well as many mountain refuges and tourist farms where

you can enjoy the warmth of local hospitality.

Then why not take the opportunity to spend one or more wonderful days in

close touch with nature under the magnificent skies of Lombardy? Plenty of trails

and itineraries are ready to take you on a journey of discovery through our unique

region.

Region of Lombardy

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• Contents

Introduction page 3

Camonica Valley page 5

Adamello Park page 6

– Adamello Trail 1 - Adamello Northern Park Trail page 7

– Valle delle Messi - Ercavallo Lakes and Case di Viso page 8

– Ercavallo Lakes and Gavia Pass - Avio and Venerocolo Lakes page 9

– Val Grande, where the deer fall in love

– From Tonale Pass along the Smugglers Trail page10

– Loop around the Aviolo Mountains - From the Aviolo Basin to the Avio Valley page 11

– Summit of Mount Adamello - Sant Antonio Valleys Natural Reserve page12

Valtellina

page15

– Val di Mello - Valmasino page16

– Valfurva - Ortles Cevedale Trek page17

– Upper Val Malenco - Val Malenco Tour page18

– Sasso Nero Botanical Trail - Vittorio Sella glaciological Trail page19

– Valchiavenna page20

– Stelvio National Park page21

Lake Como

page23

– Grigne Mountain Tour - Western Orobic Alps page24

– Lecco Mountains - Via Ferrata Tour page25

– Northwest Orobic Alps page26

Orobic Alps

page29

Orobic Alps Park

page31

– Orobic Alps Trail (7 and 10 days) page32

– Carona Alpine Lakes - Flower Trail page33

– Carona Alpine Lakes and Flower Trail - Lake Area Trek page34

– Presolana page35

Bibliography

Informations

General Terms

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• Introduction

For all trips, the price includes:

• Bed and continental breakfast, mineral water;

• Packed lunches (two sandwiches and a drink);

• A professional guide (licensed and registered member of the national association);

• Insurance;

• Transportation to the starting point and back from the ending point.

The price also includes one free participant for groups of over 12 members.

Prices are given for the off season (from June 1 to July 15, and the whole month of

September), mid season (from July 16 to 31), and peak season (month of August).

For details on pricing of scheduled treks, please click on

www.rifugi.lombardia.it

Groups may consist of a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20 people. For smaller or

larger groups please contact the organization.

All groups must be accompanied by a professional guide. Groups that already have

a guide of their own can waive the service of a guide provided by the organization,

subject to mutual agreement and submission of the proposed guide’s credentials. For

the price, request a special quotation. The organization reserves the right to turn down

a group without a guide provided by the organization itself.

During the entire excursion, the guide will be the person in charge of the group: the

decisions of the guide are binding for all group members. Proposed changes to the

route, provided they do not increase the number of overnight stays or create problems

for transportation logistics, can be agreed upon with the guide, who will first evaluate

them based on the level of fitness and training of the trekking group members.

Before deciding on a trip, we recommend that you thoroughly consider both the duration

of the various stages of the trek as well as the difficulty level.

Unless otherwise specified in the text, the times given are the averages for hikers with

average training. The level of difficulty corresponds to the CAI (Italian Alpine Club)

system, which provides for the following categories:

T - tourist, suitable for everybody

E - excursionist, suitable for everybody, but moderate training required

EE - expert excursionist, good fitness and mountaineering training required.

Difficulty

Duration of stages

Trek lenght in days

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LIECHTENSTEIN

AUSTRIA

Innsbruck

SWITZERLAND

Bolzano

ITALY

Lago di

Como

Milano

Lago

d' Iseo

Lago

di Garda

Verona

• Camonica Valley

Over 100 km long, the Camonica Valley is wedged between the Adamello mountain

range and the western Orobic Alps.

Inhabited for over ten thousand years, as evidenced by the largest concentration

of rock carvings in Europe, the valley is rich in artwork from through the ages,

commissioned by both the church and private individuals. There are numerous churches

of all periods starting from the Romanesque period (XII century): over two hundred

noteworthy monuments have been catalogued. The sides of the Camonica Valley are

studded with bastions and castles, while the old hamlets have many stately residences,

evidence of a time when this valley was a rich and thriving area thanks to its production

activity and trade with for the Venetian Republic. Drop-forges, mills, melting furnaces,

waterworks, and mines still bear witness to the hard work of the Camonica Valley

inhabitants throughout history, hard work that still goes on today in the many artisan

businesses that have sprung up all along the valley bottom.

As soon as you leave the banks of the Oglio River and hike up the forested valley

sides, or venture into the side valleys rising up to the perennial snow of the glaciers,

nature becomes the undisputed king of this fortunate valley in the heart of the Alps.

There are plentiful flora and fauna and myriad streams, which, aided by a vast system

of lakes and basins, provide the water power needed to run the many hydroelectric

power plants built in the area. - 5 -


• Adamello Park

Adamello Park lies in the Rhaetian Alps, a section of the Central Alps, and

stretches over the entire Lombard side of the Adamello range in the northeastern

part of the province of Brescia.

The park extends from Tonale Pass to Crocedomini Pass, over an area of 510

km 2 . On the east side, it is bounded by the border between Lombardy and Trentino,

while on the west the boundary runs just above the left bank of the river Oglio,

the fifth longest river in Italy.

Adamello Park is also very important due to its unique position. It bridges two

neighboring parks: Trentino Adamello-Brentan Park on its eastern boundary and

Stelvio Park to the north. The latter, in turn, borders on still another important park,

the Swiss Engadina National Park.

Thus, at the very heart of Europe, a 2,500-km 2 protected area was created, the

largest in the Alps and one of the most fascinating and enchanting spaces in the

entire Alpine range. Adamello Park occupies the southern section of this greater

park area.

http://www.parcoadamello.it

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• Adamello Trail 1

One the most beautiful in the Alps, this seven-day

itinerary at elevations above 2,000 m, crosses the

entire Adamello Park, in a south to north direction,

following 80-year-old communication pathways along

the World War I battle lines. During the trek you will

travel from the limestone/dolomite areas of the southern

part of the park, to the areas where tonalite, a

geologically more recent granitic formation, is the

predominant rock. We suggest planning this excursion

for the months of June and July, when the high-altitude

blooming season is at its peak.

The trek starts at Darfo Boario Terme with overnight

stays at Tassara, Tita Secchi, Maria e Franco, Lissone,

Prudenzini, Gnutti, Baitone, Tonolini, Garibaldi, Aviolo,

Malga Stain Refuges. On the last day, arrival in Temù.

EE 5-7 h. 7 gg.

• Adamello Park Northern Trail

A four-day trip at the foot of the mind-boggling granite

walls of the Adamello and Baitone mountain ranges,

across the most spectacular areas of Adamello Park.

The trek passes by all the major Alpine lakes in the

ranges, crossing the Avio Valley (10 km long and up

to 5 km wide), then the higher Malga Valley, dotted

with small lakes set in the rocks, and finally the

wilderness of the Rabbia and Gallinera valleys. In the

Rabbia Valley, an integral reserve of Adamello Park,

it is absolutely prohibited to leave the trail.

Recommended period: from July to September.

On the first day, you start at Temù and climb up to

Garibaldi Refuge, where you spend the night.

Subsequent overnight stays at Baitone and Aviolo

Refuges. Arrival at Vezza d'Oglio.

EE 5-8 h. 4 gg.

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• Valle delle Messi

This excursion starts off with a typical Camonica

Valley dinner served at Gavia Pass, at an altitude of

over 2,600 m. The next day, you descend into the

spectacular Valle delle Messi, dominated by the

southern side of the Ortles-Cevedale mountain range.

The entire route tours the Stelvio National Park, where

it is not uncommon to sight wild animals in their natural

habitat.

E 5 h. 2 gg.

The stages of the trek are from 4 to 8 hours long.

On the first day the group is shuttled by van from Ponte

di Legno to Gavia Pass (Berni or Bonetta Refuge,

depending on availability). From there, you walk back

down passing through the Valle delle Messi. The trail

is not very demanding but the duration may vary

depending on the group’s interest in fauna and flora

watching. Return to Ponte di Legno.

• Ercavallo Lakes and Case di Viso

An undemanding route that takes you first through

the wide Viso Valley, with its classical U-shape formed

by glacial erosion, and then the Ercavallo basin,

which hosts about ten Alpine lakes: the largest at an

elevation of 2,662 m and the highest at 2,959 m,

lying just at the bottom of the Corno dei Tre Signori.

An optional excursion on the first day is the loop

around Mount Albiolo starting from Bozzi Refuge.

The route runs along the old communication pathways

used by the Italian Army during World War I and

allows you to visit some of the military outposts from

that war. On the second day, you cross the lower part

of the Ercavallo basin (about 2,600-2,700 m) and

come back into the Viso Valley.

Van shuttle from Ponte di Legno to Case di Viso and

back. Another optional hike on the first day is the

trail looping around the crag of Mount Albiolo (only

for expert hikers; duration: 3 to 4 hours).

EE 2-4 h. 2 gg.

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• Ercavallo Lakes and Gavia Pass

A fun but rather demanding excursion that takes you

first through the wide Viso Valley, with its classical U-

shape formed by glacial erosion, and then the Ercavallo

basin, which hosts about ten Alpine lakes: the largest at

an elevation of 2,662 m and the highest at 2,959 m,

lying just at the bottom of the Corno dei Tre Signori.

An optional excursion on the first day is the loop around

Mount Albiolo starting from Bozzi Refuge. The route runs

along the old communication pathways used by the

Italian Army during World War I and allows you to visit

some of the military outposts from that war. On the

second day you hike through the entire broad Ercavallo

basin, climbing up to the Three Lord Horn passage at

an altitude of 3,102 m. From there you descend on the

wide Gavia saddle. For groups of expert hikers with

suitable equipment and mountaineering skills, it is possible

to organize a climbing expedition to the top of Three

Lord Horn (add 2 and a half hours to the overall duration

of the trek).

Van shuttle from Ponte di Legno to Case di Viso and

from Gavia Pass back to Ponte di Legno. Overnight stays

at Bozzi Refuge and Gavia Pass (Berni or Bonetta Refuge,

depending on availability).

EE 5 h. 3 gg.

• Avio and Venerocolo Lakes

This two-day trek passes through the Pian di Neve

(Snow Plain), the largest glacial basin in the Lombardy

Alps, extending over an area of more than 18 km 2 .

The excursion does not require particular hiking skills

and training, but good physical fitness will be required

to climb up Mount Venerocolo (3,323 m). Along the

entire trail you can behold the imposing glacial

moraines of the upper Avio Valley, dominated by the

highest peaks in the Adamello Mountains. Venerocolo

Point has many relics of old military posts scattered

all around it, but It owes most of its fame to the fact

that it fooled the first man who climbed the Adamello

mountains into thinking that it was the highest peak

of the range.

Van shuttle from Temù-Ponte di Legno to Malga

Caldea. Overnight stay at Garibaldi Refuge.

EE 4-7 h. 2 gg.

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• Val Grande, where the deer fall in love

The excursion starts off with a typical Camonica

Valley dinner served at Gavia Pass at an elevation of

over 2,600 m. The next day, you descend into the

spectacular Grande Valley, where, during the autumn

season, the Stelvio National Park deer go into heat.

Packed lunch near Saverio Occhi Bivouac.

The first day, the group is shuttled by van from Ponte

di Legno to Gavia Pass (Berni or Bonetta Refuge,

depending on availability). From there, you walk

back down passing through the Grande Valley. The

trail is not very demanding but the duration may vary

depending on the group’s interest in fauna and flora

watching. Return to Ponte di Legno.

E 5 h. 2 gg.

• From Tonale Pass along the Smugglers Trail

EE 4-6 h. 4 gg.

This trek retraces the routes that the smugglers traveled

to carry on their trade between Switzerland and Italy

up until the mid 20 th century. Beginning at the wide

Tonale saddle, the trail crosses Contrabbandieri

(Smugglers) Pass and leads to Bozzi Refuge, where

there are numerous recently-restored trenches and

military buildings. On the second day, you cross the

Ercavallo Basin, which hosts a dozen alpine lakes,

and arrive at Gavia Pass in the evening. The third day

is dedicated to exploring the peaks that form the

boundary between the upper Camonica Valley and

the upper Valtellina. In the evening supper at Gavia

Pass with typical local cuisine.

Van shuttle to the departure point at Tonale Pass and

back from Gavia Pass. Overnight stays at Bozzi Refuge

and Berni or Bonetta Refuge, depending on

availability.

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• Loop around the Aviolo Mountains

On the first day, you cross the lush pastures on the

slopes of Mount Plazza and arrive as if by magic in

the Aviolo Basin. The Gallinera Valley, which you

traverse on the second day, is among the wildest in

Adamello Park. It has never been the object of mass

tourism and, for this reason, has retained its appeal

to the most demanding hikers. Fauna and flora have

found a natural refuge in this valley, making it rich in

endemic species. Ask your guide to let you take your

time passing through, so that you can hear the sounds

of nature and discover the signs of its inhabitants in

the forest or among the crags. At the mouth of the

Gallinera Valley, a typical Camonica Valley dinner

awaits you at recently-remodeled Malga Stain before

you head down to the valley bottom.

Departure from and arrival at Edolo. Van shuttle to

Mount Colmo where the hike starts and ends.

Overnight stay at Aviolo Refuge by the lake of the

same name.

E 4 h. 2 gg.

• From the Aviolo Basin to the Avio Valley

A rather demanding trail due to the length of the

middle stage. Nevertheless it allows hikers to view

the entire panorama of the Avio Valley and its large

alpine lakes from different points of view, while

descending from Gole Larghe Pass. A route for those

who love the hush of unspoiled wilderness and the

whistling wind of high-altitude mountain passes. On

the first day, after having lunch at Malga Stain and

traveling through the fascinating Gallinera Valley, you

spend the night in the Aviolo Basin. On the second

day, you experience a change in elevation of almost

1,500 m and thus have the opportunity to witness the

different stages of blooming at different altitudes,

especially if you make the trip before the end of July.

On the last day, fully satisfied after taking in nature’s

splendor, you reach the valley floor passing through

the beautiful Malga Lavedole Basin.

Van shuttle from and back to Edolo. Overnight stays

at Aviolo and Garibaldi Refuges. On the first day, a

typical Camonica Valley lunch at Malga Stain at the

mouth of the Gallinera Valley.

EE 4-8 h. 3 gg.

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• Summit of Mount Adamello

Although the summit of Mount Adamello (3,539 m

msl) is not among the highest in the Alps, its position

allows you to enjoy a vast panorama of all the

neighboring peaks. Surrounded by the Pian di Neve,

one of the largest glacial systems in the Alps, the

summit is a coveted objective for climbers, especially

if you consider that it was reached for the first time

only in 1864, about 80 years after the conquest of

Mount Blanc.

We propose two different access routes: the more

demanding one from the Avio Valley; the other from

the Salarno Valley, the route used by the first Italian

climbers.

Van shuttle from Ponte di Legno to Malga Caldea

and back. Overnight stay at Garibaldi Refuge (Avio

Valley) or Prudenzini Refuge (Salarno Valley).

EEA 5 h. 2 gg.

• Sant Antonio Valleys Natural Reserve

Campovecchio Valley together with Brandet Valley

forms the Sant’Antonio Valleys Regional Reserve.

Here it seems as if time - marked by the swiftly flowing

waters of the mountain torrents - has stood still,

preserving the typical mountain huts, the pastures

dotted with cows, and the highest lakes forming a

crown on top of Mount Torsoleto. Above 2,000 m,

we recommend that you linger and look out for the

flight of an eagle or the presence of ungulates and

listen for the whistle of an alpine marmot. Starting at

the small hamlet of Sant’Antonio the trek travels

through both the valleys composing the reserve, with

stays at Alpini di Campovecchio Refuge, on the first

night, and Torsoleto Refuge, on the second.

Van shuttle from Edolo to Sant’Antonio and back.

E 2-5 h. 3 gg.

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LIECHTENSTEIN

AUSTRIA

Innsbruck

SWITZERLAND

Bolzano

ITALY

Lago di

Como

Milano

Lago

d' Iseo

Lago

di Garda

Verona

• Valtellina

The Valtellina, located in the middle of the Lombard Alps, extends from the Bernina

and Cevedale mountain ranges in the east to Spluga Pass and Lake Como in the west.

The Valtellina is synonymous with unspoiled nature: oases of peace and quiet, wind

that caresses the leaves in the woods and lashes the icy summits at an elevation of

almost 4,000 m, and water that flows down from the glaciers in thousands of rivulets,

saturating the colors and intensifying the perfume. The Valtellina is also a valley of

savory food, prized wines, and deeply-rooted traditions. In a nutshell, it is a valley

where environmentally-friendly tourism has become a reality, an ideal spot for a vacation

in any season of the year.

In the Valtellina there are many natural parks, the most well-known of which is Stelvio

National Park, the largest in the Alps (over 1,300 km 2 ). Stelvio occupies a large part

of the upper valley, while towards the west a series of valleys - Val di Mello, Valmasino,

Valmalenco, and Valchiavenna - enhances the landscape and offers additional opportunities

for outings. These valleys are also renowned in their own right and make an important

contribution to the potential of this vast mountain area.

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• Val di Mello

A valley with hundreds of meters of steep over-hanging

walls, abundant water resources, century-old woods,

and towering waterfalls precipitating from high-altitude

glaciers. This alone does not suffice to describe the

Mello Valley; it is merely an introduction. You can

discover the rest yourself by making this truly rewarding

trek with broad vistas, demanding climbs, and rugged

summits. The route is always well equipped on the

difficult trails and allows you to see a complete

panorama of these primordial peaks in just four days.

Van shuttle from and back to Morbegno. Overnight

stays at Omio, Giannetti, and Rasega Refuges.

EE 3-5 h. 4 gg.

• Valmasino

EE 3-5 h. 5 gg.

This route in the heart of the Rhaetian Alps starts in

the lower Valmasino and climbs all the way up the

valley to the slopes of Mount Disgrazia, towering

above at 3,678 m. In close proximity to the

Valchiavenna, the Val di Mello, and the Valmalenco,

this valley has the typical vegetation of a Rhaetian

mountainside with rich humid broadleaf undergrowth,

chestnut trees, and beech trees. At higher altitudes it

offers one of the most fascinating and inhospitable

glacier zones in the central Alps, encompassing granitic

summits where the history of modern mountain climbing

was made.

Van shuttle from and back to Morbegno. Overnight

stays in Alpe Granda, Bosio, Ponti, and Scotti Refuges.

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• Valfurva

Situated in the upper Valtellina in the heart of Stelvio

National Park, the Valfurva is bounded by a large

semicircular mountain range. Mount Cevedale, 3,769

m, is the central point of the range where many

important valleys originate. The surrounding peaks—

all higher than 3,200 m—spectacularly frame the area,

which hosts the greatest number of glaciers in

Lombardy. The trek makes a wide semicircle through

the varied scenery of the upper valley and, on the

shorter stages, includes hikes not requiring

mountaineering skills to the glaciers (glaciological

route) or peaks. Near Forni and Branca Refuges there

are several easy-to-reach practice walls.

Van shuttle from and back to Bormio. Overnight stays

in V Alpini, Pizzini, Casati, Branca, and Forni Refuges.

EE 3-5 h. 6 gg.

• Ortles Cevedale Trek

The trek starts at Gavia Pass, once used by the

Venetians to trade with the County of Bormio. Following

a semicircular path around the head of the upper

Valtellina in the heart of Stelvio National Park,

surrounded by peaks over 3,200 m high, you can

enjoy a primordial landscape close to the most

forbidding glaciers in Lombardy. At the mid-point of

this wide-ranging trail is imposing Mount Cevedale,

3,769 m, the nodal point of the entire mountain range.

On the shorter stages, hikes not requiring

mountaineering skills can be made to the glaciers

(glaciological route) or peaks. Near Forni and Branca

Refuges there are several easy-to-reach practice walls.

Van shuttle from and back to Bormio. Overnight stays

at Berni (or Bonetta), Forni, Branca, Casati, Pizzini,

and Campo Refuges.

EE 3-5 h. 6 gg.

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• Upper Val Malenco

The Valmalenco is one of the broadest valleys in the

province of Sondrio, with old traditions both as a

trading partner with Rhaetia and as a tourist locale

already in the early 1900s. Its pristine faces and

numerous glaciers made it an ideal practice wall for

many climbers of the last century. We propose an

exciting high mountain trek that traverses the slopes

of the Disgrazia mountain range, Bernina Peak, and

Scalino Peak, with stops at some of the most important

refuges in the valley.

Van shuttle from and back to Sondrio. Overnight stays

at Gerli Porro, Longoni, and Motta Refuges.

EE 4-6 h. 4 gg.

• Val Malenco Tour

This trek links with the preceding one to complete the

high road of the Valmalenco, one of the most important

and most rugged routes of the Lombard Alps. Always

in close proximity to commanding peaks of up to

4,000 m high (summit of Bernina), the trail tours the

three major mountain ranges of the area: Disgrazia,

Bernina, and Scalino. Among the rocks, covered with

precious herbs—like musk yarrow and noble

wormwood—live alpine marmots, ermines, and golden

eagles.

Van shuttle from and back to Sondrio. Overnight stays

at Gerli Porro, Longoni, Marinelli-Bombardieri,

Bignami, and Ca’ Runcash Refuges.

EE 3-5 h. 6 gg.

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• Sasso Nero Botanical Trail

An easy, but fascinating, trek of only three days in

the upper Valmalenco, where you will take a botanical

tour of a veritable natural garden situated on soil

prevalently of glacial origin. This route gives you an

appreciation of the differentiation of vegetation with

respect to elevation, as well as the influence of man

on the area (pastures, woodcutting, and tourism).

Van shuttle from and back to Sondrio. Overnight stays

at Alpe Musella, Palù, and Sasso Nero refuges.

Recommended period: June and July.

E 3-5 h. 4 gg.

• Vittorio Sella Glaciological Trail

This short trek allows hikers who are not expert

mountaineers to experience the world of glaciers and

learn about glacial anatomy. The route makes a loop

on the bottom of the Ventina Valley and ascends the

usual access path to the glacier; on the way back, it

travels down the opposite side of the valley. While

going up and back down the trail you can use the

series of plaques and flags to help you identify the

moraines deposited by the glacier dating from the

Little Ice Age (1550 – 1850) to the present, as well

as the positions reached by the glacial front during

its gradual recession.

Van shuttle from and back to Sondrio. Overnight stays

in Ventina and Gerli Porro Refuges. No special glacier

equipment is required.

E 2-4 h. 3 gg.

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• Valchiavenna

This short hike in the Valchiavenna gives excursionists

an appreciation of unspoiled nature, just a short hop

away from some of the most famous high-altitude

tourist resorts in the Lombard Alps. Even less

experienced hikers will be rewarded by this itinerary

near the Swiss border: the scents of the mountains

and views of impervious summits, evenings in the

warm and cozy refuges arranged in an arc on the

left side of the valley (looking downstream). The trek

can be made, with no difference in price, to either

Medesimo (from Mai Tardi Refuge) or Campodolcino

(from Chiavenna Refuge).

Van shuttle from Chiavenna. Starting at Bertacchi

Refuge, a choice of two routes: Mai Tardi Refuge or

Chiavenna Refuge.

T 3-4 h. 3 gg.

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• Stelvio National Park

Stelvio National Park covers an area of 1,346.20 km 2 in the heart of the central

Alps, including the entire Ortles-Cevedale massif and its side valleys.

In the national park you can find examples of every kind of alpine feature, from

high-elevation glaciers (Ortles 3,905 m) to summer pastures and terraces, as you

make your way to the valley bottom (Laces 650 m). You can also admire vast

woodlands, cultivated areas, mountain farmsteads inhabited all year round, hamlets,

and villages. It is easy to see why for decades there have been conflicts of interest:

on one hand, the desire to protect and maintain a natural area and, on the other,

proposals to keep up with progress and new technology - expanding the road

network, utilizing hydraulic energy, and developing mountain tourism.

The park scenery is characterized by the harmonious juxtaposition of untouched

alpine terrain and land cultivated for centuries. Moreover, the hydrogeological

conditions of the area have created a distinctive landscape with glacial lakes and

sparkling torrents.

Thanks to the differences in altitude and the morphological variety, the park is

also known for its extensive ecosystems rich in flora and fauna.

http://www.stelviopark.it

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LIECHTENSTEIN

AUSTRIA

Innsbruck

SWITZERLAND

Bolzano

ITALY

Lago di

Como

Milano

Lago

d' Iseo

Lago

di Garda

Verona

• Lake Como

The Lake Como basin has its origin in the advancement of the Valtellina and Mera

glaciers, which, after receding, formed the two large morainic barriers on their southern

ends. An internationally-known tourist destination just one hour from the Milan airports,

Lake Como is the ideal spot for a vacation blending sports, culture, demanding excursions,

and total relaxation.

On or near the lake, you can take part in all kinds of sports: windsurfing, diving, horse

riding, biking, paragliding, as well as, hiking and mountaineering. After climbing the

dolomite peaks and admiring Lake Como from high above, you can tranquilly conclude

your trip relaxing on the shore wafted by the gentle breezes.

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• Grigne Mountain Tour

This exalting tour almost completely traces the route

of the Trofeo Scaccabarozzi Sky Race, which is held

every year around the Grigne massif: from the dolomite

aiguilles of the Grigne mountains over-hanging the

lake in the west, to the Valsassina forests in the east.

The stages of the trek are not very long, so you can

spend the afternoon climbing some of the many via

ferratas or exploring grottos or old mines. This is

surely one of the most rewarding treks offered.

Van shuttle from and back to Lecco. Overnight stays

at Sel, Rosalba, Elisa, Bogani, and Pialeral Refuges.

EE 3-4 h. 6 gg.

• Western Orobic Alps

Crossing the slopes of rugged mountains (like Legnone

and Tre Signori Peak), expansive pastures (especially

in the province of Lecco), deep forests (in particular

on the sides of the Valtellina), this wide-ranging trek

allows you to witness a continuously changing

landscape. Along the route you can discover the ruins

of old mines already operating during Roman times,

military fortifications on the famous Cadorna Line, the

Bitto summer pastures, and famous Valtellina cheese,

as well as enjoy glimpses of the bountiful wildlife-ibex,

chamois, and black grouse-populating the ridges of

Orobic Alps Park.

Van shuttle from and back to Piazza Brembana. Stay

in Gherardi, Piani di Artavaggio, Grassi, Benigni and

Passo S. Marco.

EE 3-6 h. 6 gg.

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• Lecco Mountains

The city of Lecco is different from almost all the other

cities south of the Alps because it is situated directly

under the sheer calcareous peaks of the mountains

crowning it. This hike allows you to lose yourself

among the pointiest aiguilles of the Grigne Mountains,

yet hardly ever lose sight of the blue waters of Lake

Como.

Van shuttle from and back to Lecco. Overnight stays

at Sel, Rosalba, and Elisa Refuges.

• Via Ferrata Tour

This series of itineraries lets you experience mountain

climbing along some traditional via ferratas in the

Lecco Mountains. These routes were first traveled

during the period between the two world wars by

world-famous mountaineers: Riccardo Cassin, Emilio

Comici, “Boga”, “Ruchin”, Gigi Vitali, and many

others who explored and conquered these cliffs, which

previously seemed inaccessible. Thrills and enjoyment

are guaranteed by the sheer dolomitic rock-faces

plunging down into Lake Como. Your belongings are

almost always transported by the organization (a light

backpack is required on day three). A van shuttle to

each starting point is provided for the participants.

Ferrata Medale Sel – Gamma 1 Marchett – Gamma

2 Azzoni – Artavaggio - Rebuzzini Artavaggio. Via

ferrata equipment is required and may be rented on

site.

EE 3-5 h. 4 gg.

EE 4-6 h. 6 gg.

Van shuttle from and back to Lecco. Overnight stays

at Sel, Marchett, and Azzoni Refuges and at a refuge

near Artavaggio to be chosen by the organization.

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• Northwest Orobic Alps

E 3-6 h. 7 gg.

This astounding trek rounds out the offering of Orobic

Alp excursions with a loop that in part crosses over

into the Valtellina. The scenery is rich and varied: from

the woods of the upper Valsassina to the pastures of

the Biandino Valley and the impervious summits that

make up the border with the Valtellina. The route

acquaints you with a natural area untouched by mass

tourism and treats you to the family-like hospitality of

the small but cozy refuges. You can also visit the old

mines of the upper Varrone Valley and the outposts

on the Cadorna Line near Roccoli Lorla. More skilled

hikers can climb up to Legnone Peak to admire its

360°- panorama of Lombardy and Switzerland.

Van shuttle from and back to Lecco. On the first day,

overnight stay in the Biandino Valley at one of several

refuges chosen by the organization. Subsequent stays

in Varrone, Trona Soliva, Alpe della Corte, Alpe

Legnone, and Roccoli Lorla Refuges.

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LIECHTENSTEIN

AUSTRIA

Innsbruck

SWITZERLAND

Bolzano

ITALY

Lago di

Como

Milano

Lago

d' Iseo

Lago

di Garda

Verona

• Orobic Alps

The Orobic Alps encompass the large Orobic Alps Park (about 630 km 2 , established in

1989) featuring deep forests, broad meadowlands still heavily used for summer pastures, and

a great wealth of fauna and flora. The abundance of surface water - numerous lakes fed by

bubbly torrents - often creates impressive waterfalls: the Serio Waterfall at Valbondione, with

a drop of 315 m, is the highest in Italy.

The Orobic Alps offer so many opportunities for outings, even in the valleys: a tour of

Romanesque art along the Brembo, precious churches on the valley bottom, and austere

palaces in old hamlets. History has left its mark: from the first settlements (5 th -6 th century BC),

to the Roman era, of which numerous artifacts remain, to the long period of Venetian rule,

which produced indelible signs in the architecture, town planning, and customs. In the Bergamo

Orobic Alps, thanks to less intense industrial development compared to other areas in Lombardy,

there are still a goodly number of medieval hamlets, while at high elevations life goes on as

it did long ago, following the rhythm of the sun and the seasons.

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• Orobic Alps Park

This park covers the Bergamo side of the Orobic mountain range, distinguished by

peaks between 2,000 and 3,000 m and deep valley incisions that feed the chief rivers

of the Province of Bergamo. The expansive luxuriant woods are among the most prized

features of the park and include, in order of altitude, beech woods, silver and spruce fir

woods, and larch woods. Still higher there are high-elevation meadowlands and pastures

stretching up to the rupestral and nival zones. Noteworthy is the wealth of alpine fauna,

including very rare species like the ptarmigan and golden eagle. Recently the ibex was

reintroduced in the park.

For centuries man has lived in the Orobic Alps, creating inhabited centers, summer

pasture huts, and terraces. Generation after generation he has turned the woods into

meadowlands and pastures with great effort, contributing to the diversification of the

alpine scenery that makes these mountains unique. Currently the landscape is experiencing

a regrowth of trees in the meadows and pastures, primarily due to the natural repopulation

of the original arboreal vegetation.

Still today, from June to early September, the herders drive their livestock from the

valley bottom up to 2,000 m. The mountain huts posted in the “maggenghi” (mid-altitude

pastures along the migration trail) are witnesses of this annual transhumance.

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• Orobic Alps Trail (7 and 10 days)

The Orobic Alps Trail leads hikers deep into one of

the wildest areas of the Alps at an elevation of about

2,000 m within Orobic Alps Park. The richness of the

flora in every season, plentiful fauna (alpine marmots,

chamois, every so often eagles, and several herds of

ibex), captivating views, including a 360° panorama

of the entire Central Alps, make this trek unforgettable.

The park has an abundance of surface water - numerous

lakes fed by bubbly torrents, which often creates

impressive waterfalls: the Serio Waterfall at

Valbondione, with a drop of 315 m, is the highest in

Italy.

The trek is offered in two versions: the first (10 days)

crosses the entire western Orobic Alps up to the

Camonica Valley; the second (7 days) stops under

the Presolana massif.

EE 4-6 h. 7-10 gg.

Orobic Alps Trail (10 days)

Van shuttle from and back to Clusone or Darfo Boario

Terme. Overnight stays in Alpe Corte, Laghi Gemelli,

Calvi, Brumone, Coca, Curò, Barbellino, Tagliaferri,

and Vivione Refuges and Iseo Mountain Hut.

Orobic Alps Trail (7 days)

Van shuttle from and back to Clusone or Darfo Boario

Terme. Overnight stays in Capanna 2000, Laghi

Gemelli, Calvi, Brumone, Coca, Curò, and Albani

Refuges.

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• Carona Alpine Lakes

A trek through the dazzling blue gems of the Orobic

Alps: a series of alpine lakes set in the valleys above

Carona, a small village of quarriers (this zone has

the largest slate quarries in Bergamo). One of the

lakes is also named Carona. On the first day, starting

at Corona, you climb up to the iron mining area; on

the second day, the short stage gives you enough time

to make excursions to the surrounding peaks; the third

day is totally dedicated to the lakes: a hike through

Frati Valley leads you to Gemelli (Twin) Lakes.

Van shuttle from and back to Piazza Brembana.

Overnight stays at Longo, Calvi, and Laghi Gemelli

Refuges.

E 4-6 h. 4 gg.

• Flower Trail

The Flower Trail is a naturalistic itinerary in the Orobic

Alps that is one of a kind. In addition to the magnificent

scenery, you will see rare and spectacular blossoms

of exceptional beauty and great botanical interest.

The presence of numerous endemic species makes the

Orobic Alps flora in this setting even more precious

and extraordinary. The best time to make the trek is,

without a doubt, during the blooming season (June

and July). The trail is suitable for everyone.

Van shuttle from and back to Clusone. Overnight

stays at Alpe Corte and Capanna 2000 Refuges.

E 4-6 h. 3 gg.

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• Carona Alpine Lakes and Flower Trail

This trek combines two of the most spectacular scenic

and naturalistic routes: the Flower Trail and the hike

to the Carona alpine lakes, skipping, however, the

Carona mining area. Thus you can sample a wider

area in a shorter time.

Van shuttle from and back to Piazza Brembana or

Clusone. Overnight stays at Calvi, Laghi Gemelli, and

Capanna 2000 Refuges.

E 4-6 h. 4 gg.

• Lake Area Trek

During this trek you will spend two days in the vicinity

of Lake Barbellino where you can chose among various

hikes in the lake area or on the surrounding peaks.

These excursions can be decided on with your guide

once you are there. The harsh remote setting gives

you the impression of being at an even higher altitude,

yet special mountaineering skills are not required. At

dawn and dusk you can easily spot wildlife amid the

scenery.

Van shuttle from and back to Clusone. Overnight

stays at Tagliaferri and Barbellino Refuges (two nights

at the latter).

EE 4-6 h. 5 gg.

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• Presolana

This trek is quite demanding due to the difference in

elevation and features a climb to the summit of

Presolana, one of the most distinctive peaks in the

Orobic Alps (only for expert equipped hikers). The

route continues on in one of the wildest zones of the

Orobic Alps, at about 2,000 m, with a stupendous

landscape rich in flora and fauna.

Shuttle van from and back to Darfo Boario Terme or

Clusone. Overnight stays at Albani (two nights), Curò,

Tagliaferri, and Vivione Refuges.

EE 5-7 h. 6 gg.

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• Bibliography

Ghiacciai da scoprire - Vivalda

La Val d'Avio - NORDPRESS

L'Alta Via dell'Adamello - NORDPRESS

Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio - Vol.1 - NORDPRESS

Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio - Vol.2 - NORDPRESS

2 - Escursionismo e Alpinismo Facile - Itinerari in Valtellina e Valchiavenna - Lyasis edizioni

4 - Escursionismo nelle Valli Bergamasche - Lyasis edizioni

5. Val Codera - Montagna per tutte le stagioni. - Lyasis edizioni

8. Il Gruppo del Bernina. - Lyasis edizioni

9. Itinerari storici in Valchiavenna. - Lyasis edizioni

A piedi in Lombardia vol.1 - Iter

A piedi in Lombardia vol.2 - Iter

A piedi intorno al Lago Maggiore - Iter

B25 Grigne - Guida dei monti d'Italia - Touring Club Italiano

B29 Alpi Lepontine - Guida dei monti d'Italia - Touring Club Italiano

B30 Adamello Vol 2 - Guida dei monti d'Italia - Touring Club Italiano

B45 Masino, Bregaglia, Disgrazia vol.1 - Guida dei monti d'Italia - Touring Club Italiano

B58 Ortles, Cevedale, Parco Stelvio - Guida dei monti d'Italia - Touring Club Italiano

B59 Adamello Vol1 - Guida dei monti d'Italia - Touring Club Italiano

B66 Gruppo Bernina - Guida de i monti d'Italia - Touring Club Italiano

B68 Alpi Retiche - Guida dei monti d'Italia - Touring Club Italiano

Cime facili in Valtellina e Valchiavenna - NORDPRESS

Escursioni ed ascensioni in Alta Valcamonica - NORDPRESS

Escursioni in Alta Valtellina n. 1 - Ortles – Cevedale - C D A - Centro Documentazione Alpina

Escursioni in Alta Valtellina n. 2 – Sobretta - C D A - Centro Documentazione Alpina

Escursioni in Alta Valtellina n. 4 - C D A - Centro Documentazione Alpina

Escursioni in Alta Valtellina n. 3 - Piazzi – Filone - C D A - Centro Documentazione Alpina

Escursioni in Valmalenco - NORDPRESS

Escursioni n. 5 - tra fortificazioni e trincee in Alta Valtellina - C D A - Centro Documentazione Alpina

Escursioni nel Parco dell'Adamello - Cierre

Escursioni nel Parco dello Stelvio I - Alta Val Camonica ed alta Valtellina - Cierre

Il sentiero Italia in Lombardia vol.1 - Iter

Il sentiero Italia in Lombardia vol.2 - Iter

Itinerari - Escursioni attorno al Bernina - Tamari Edizioni

Itinerari - Le Grigne - I sentieri e l'altavia - Tamari Edizioni

Itinerari - Le montagne di Lecco - Tamari Edizioni

Itinerari - Val di Mello - Tamari Edizioni

Itinerari escursionistici nelle Orobie - Tamari Edizioni

Laghi Alpini di Vallecamonica Immagini - Ambiente - Itinerari - Ferrari Editrice

Montagne di Ponte di Legno - Tamari Edizioni

Mortirolo - C D A - Centro Documentazione Alpina

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Tourism Consortiums

Assorifugi (Lombardy Mountain Refuge Operators Association) is responsible for the technical

organization of the treks, while bookings are made by the tourism consortiums of Lombardy.

Lentour Bassa Bresciana Viaggi s.r.l.

Via Badia, 90/k

25024 Leno

Brescia

tel. 030/9038121 - fax. 030/9038141

Agenzia per lo Sviluppo e la Promozione Turistica della Provincia di Bergamo

Via Milazzo, 12

24124 Bergamo

Tel +39-035-230640 Fax +39-035-230960

Consorzio Turistico Alta Valtellina

Via Roma, 131/A

23032 Bormio (SO)

Tel +39 0342 902765

Consorzio Adamello Ski

Via F.lli Calvi, 53

25056 PONTEDILEGNO (BS)

TEL: 0364.92097-92639

FAX: 0364.92261

Coordinamento Consorzi Turistici Lago di Como

Via Balicco, 113

23900 Lecco - Italy

Tel. +39 0341 289041

Fax + 39 0341 271217

E-mail:

Consorzio Per La Promozione Turistica Della Valchiavenna

Via Consoli Chiavennaschi, 11

23022 Chiavenna (SO)

Tel. +39 0343 37485 Fax +39 0343 37361

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• General Terms and Conditions

1) GOVERNING LAWS AND REGULATIONS

Package tour sales contracts are governed by the present General Terms and Conditions, as well as by the

provisions contained in the travel documents handed to the consumer. These contracts are also subject to the

applicable provisions of Law No.1084, 27 December1977, implementing the International Convention (CCV)

concerning travel contracts signed in Brussels on 23 April 1970 and by Law Decree No. 111/95.

2) REQUIRED INFORMATION – DATA SCHEDULE

This catalog contains the information required by law:

a) Organizer licensing details;

b) Liability insurance policy details;

c) Validity period of the catalog;

d) Applicable exchange rate for the purposes of price adjustments.

These terms and conditions are also posted on the Internet site , the only means by which any changes in

prices, terms and conditions, and period of validity will be communicated.

3) BOOKINGS

Bookings may be made only by electronic means.

4) PAYMENTS

Payment on account in the amount of 25% of the price of the package shall be made by bank wire transfer

to confirm the booking. The balance shall be paid by bank wire transfer at least thirty days before the

departure date. Failure to pay the above amounts constitutes an express termination clause that gives the

intermediary agency and/or the organizer the right to terminate the contract.

5) PRICE

The price of the package shall be laid down in the contract and expressed in Euros, the only currency in

which payments may be made. The price specified in the contract may be changed up to 30 days before

the departure date solely because of changes in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel.

6) CONSUMER WITHDRAWAL

The consumer has the right to withdraw from the contract, without penalty, in any of the following cases:

- Increase in the price, referred to in Art. 5 above, by a percentage exceeding 10%;

- Significant alteration of one or more of the terms of the contract objectively deemed essential for enjoyment

of the package as a whole and proposed after conclusion of the contract but before the date of departure

and not accepted by the consumer.

In the abovementioned cases, the consumer shall be entitled:

- To receive a substitute package of equivalent value without any price increase, or if the replacement package

offered is of lower value, the difference in price shall be refunded to the consumer.

- Or to be refunded the sum already paid within 7 working days from the moment the refund request is

received.

The consumer shall notify the organizer of his decision (to reject the proposed change or to withdraw from

the contract) within two working days from the moment he receives notice of the price increase or of the

proposed change. If the consumer fails to make his decision known within this term, the proposal of the

organizer will be considered accepted. If the consumer withdraws from the contract before the departure

date for reasons not listed in the first paragraph, irrespectively of the account paid pursuant to Art. 1,

paragraph 1, he will be charged a cancellation fee of 50.00 euros. If the cancellation occurs less than thirty

days before departure, the penalty shall be the entire cost of the package.

7) CHANGES TO OR CANCELLATION OF THE PACKAGE BEFORE DEPARTURE

If the organizer, before the agreed date of departure, notifies the consumer in writing of the impossibility of

providing one or more of the services involved in the package and proposes an alternate solution, the

consumer will be entitled to either receive a full refund of the amount already paid, or accept a proposed

substitute package pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 3 of Art. 6 above. The consumer is entitled to the above

rights even if cancellation is due to the failure to reach the minimum number of participants indicated in the

catalog, or to force majeure or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances involving the package in question.

If the organizer cancels a package (ex Art. 1469 bis, No. 5, of the Civil Code) for reason other than force

majeure, unusual and unforeseeable circumstances, failure to reach the minimum number of participants

required, or for reasons other than non-acceptance by the consumer of the substitute package offered (pursuant

to Art. 6 above), then the organizer shall refund the consumer an amount double the amount paid by the

consumer and collected by the organizer through the services of the travel agent. The amount refunded shall

never exceed double the amount to which the consumer would be entitled on the same date pursuant to Art.

7, paragraph 4, above, if the consumer himself had cancelled.

8) CHANGES AFTER DEPARTURE

If after departure, the organizer perceives that he will be unable to procure, for any reason other the fault

of the consumer, a significant proportion of the services contracted for, the organizer shall make suitable

alternative arrangements, at no extra cost to the consumer, and, if the services offered are of lower value

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than the services contracted for, the organizer shall reimburse the difference. If it is impossible to make such

alternative arrangements or if they are not accepted by the consumer for good reason, the organizer shall

provide the consumer, at no extra cost, with equivalent transport back to the place of departure, or to another

return-point to which the consumer has agreed, subject to the availability of transport and of seats, and shall

compensate the consumer for the difference in cost between the services contracted for and the services

provided up to the time of arrival at the return-point. If the consumer refuses to continue the trek on foot as

specified in the contract, he will not have the right to alternative arrangements.

9) TRANSFER OF THE PACKAGE

Where the consumer decides not proceed with the package, he may transfer his booking to another person,

provided that:

a) The organizer is given written notice of his intention at least 4 working days prior to the date set for

departure, together with the personal data of the transferee;

b) The transferee satisfies all the conditions applicable to the package (Law Decree 111/95, ex Art .10), in

particular all the requirements related to passport, visas and health certificates;

c) The transferee reimburses the organizer all the expenses incurred for the transfer of the package in the

amount notified prior to the transfer of the package.

The cost of transferring the package shall be 50.00 euros.

The transferor of the package and the transferee shall be jointly and severally liable for payment of the

balance due and for any additional costs arising from such transfer referred to in the paragraph c) of this

article. Third parties, connected with the provision of certain services, may not accept the change in the name

from the transferor to the transferee, even if the transfer was carried out within the terms referred to in

paragraph a). The organizer shall not be liable, therefore, for the non-acceptance of the transfer of the

package by third parties involved in the provision of services. The organizer shall give prompt notice of this

non-acceptance to the interested parties prior to the departure.

10) OBLIGATIONS OF THE CONSUMER

The consumer shall hold a valid passport or other valid ID, accepted in all the countries that will be traveled

through during the trip, as well as stay visas, transit visas and health certificates, wherever these documents

are required. The consumer shall also act according to the rules of normal prudent and diligent behavior,

as well as according to all the specific rules that may be in force in the countries of destination. The consumer

shall also abide by the directives of the organizer, as well as the rules and administrative and legislative

provisions connected with the package. Likewise, the consumer shall scrupulously follow the directions of the

guide. The consumer will be liable for any and all damages the organizer incurs due to its failure to fulfill

its obligations stated above. The consumer shall provide the organizer with all the documents, information

and data in his possession that could be useful in support of the right of subrogation of the organizer against

third parties responsible for damages. The consumer is also liable to the organizer for adversely affecting

his right of subrogation. The consumer shall also notify the organizer in writing, at the time of the booking,

of any special personal requests concerning particular aspects of the journey, which will then be the object

of special agreement, provided that it is possible to satisfy such requests.

11) CLASSIFICATION OF ACCOMMODATIONS

The refuges used during the trek meet the accident prevention and health regulations provided for by Italian

law. Nevertheless one should be aware of the fact that the high-altitude facilities in question are not able to

provide the following services: double or single rooms; showers on the floors, hot water.

12) LIABILITY

The organizer shall be liable for any and all damages, caused either directly or by third parties connected

with the provision of the services, resulting to the consumer from the failure to perform, in whole or in part,

the services contracted for, unless such failure to perform is attributable to the consumer (including any

individual initiatives autonomously undertaken by the consumer during the tour), or to events unconnected

with the provision of the services contracted for, unforeseeable or unavoidable events, force majeure, or an

event which the organizer, even with all due professional diligence, could not reasonably foresee or forestall.

The retailer responsible for the booking of the package, shall in no case be liable for any obligation arising

from the organization of the tour, but will be liable solely for the obligations arising from his role as the

intermediary party and, in any case, within the liability limits set forth by the aforementioned laws and/or

conventions. The consumer is fully liable for damages caused to himself, the organizer, or traveling companions

by his behavior or failure to follow directions provided by the guide.

13) LIMITS OF COMPENSATION

Compensation due by the organizer for damages to the person shall in no case exceed the compensation

provided for by the international conventions governing the services, the non-fulfillment of which gives rise

to the liability, and, more precisely, the Warsaw Convention of 1929 on International Carriage by Air as

amended by the protocol signed at The Hague in 1955; the Bern Convention on International Carriage by

Rail (CIV); and the 1970 Brussels Convention (CCV) on travel contracts for any liability case against the

organizer. The compensation will in no case exceed the amount of "2,000 Francs Gold Germinal for damages

to property" as provided for by Art 13 of CCV and 5,000 Francs Gold Germinal for any other damage and

for the damages set forth in Art. 1783 of the Civil Code.

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14) OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE

The organizer shall provide assistance to the consumer according to the principle of professional diligence

solely to the extent of its contractual obligations or pursuant to the provisions of the law. The organizer and

the retailer are absolved from their respective obligations (Art. 13 and 14), if the failure, in whole or in part,

in the performance of the contract is attributable to the consumer, or to an unforeseeable and unavoidable

event attributable to a third party, or to a case of force majeure, or to an unforeseeable and unavoidable

event.

15) COMPLAINTS AND CLAIMS

The consumer must communicate to the organizer on the spot any perceived failure in the performance of

the contract, so that the organizer or a local representative or the companion guide can make prompt efforts

to find appropriate solutions. The consumer can also communicate his complaint to the organizer or the

retailer in writing by registered letter with return receipt, no later than ten working days from the date of

return to the departure point.

16) CANCELLATION AND REPATRIATION INSURANCE

If the price does not already include insurance, it is strongly recommended, when booking the package with

the organizer or the retailer, to take out an insurance policy to cover the cost of cancellation of the package

by the consumer, or the cost of assistance in the event of accident or loss of luggage. It is also possible to

take out an insurance policy to cover the cost of assistance, including repatriation, in the event of an accident

or illness.

17) SECURITY FUND

In the event of insolvency or bankruptcy of the retailer or the organizer, the consumer may apply (pursuant

to Art. 21D of Decree Law 111/95) to the National Security Fund, which was created under the auspices

of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to provide the following services:

a) refund of the amount paid;

b) repatriation in case of travel abroad.

The Fund will also provide prompt economic relief in case of forced repatriation of a tourist group from non-

EU countries in the event of an emergency, whether attributable to the organizer or not. Operating procedures

of the Fund are set forth in a decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (pursuant to Art. 21 of Law

Decree 111/95.)

18) INCOMING AGENCY

The agency through which packages will be invoiced is Lentour Bassa Bresciana Viaggi srl - Via Badia 90/k,

Leno (BS) enrolled in the Brescia Company Registry, No. 298 on 12/02/03; travel agent’s liability insurance

policy No. 117322673, Società Cattolica di Assicurazione.

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Author: Gio Lodovico Baglioni

Graphics: Renata Besola

Photo: Giacomo Baccanelli, Gio Lodovico Baglioni, Bertolina Luciano, Vittorio Poletti, Raffaini Flaminio.

Digital Imaging: Media Maker

Translations - english: Valento G. Pedrocchi e Augustina D. Kimmel

Translations - german: Master Studio - Lovere

Pre-press and printing: la Cittadina, azienda grafica - Gianico (Bs) - www.lacittadina.it


Realizzato con il contributo della Regione Lombardia - D.c.r. VI/1223 DEL 30/03/1999 - E SUCCESSIVE PROROGHE – 5.3.3 “PROGETTI CON FINANZIAMENTO PUBBLICO-PRIVATO” - Edizione fuori commercio realizzata per la Regione Lombardia

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