Confinale Tour for real sportsmen.

An amazing adventure around the Confinale in contact with the most pristine and wild nature.
Suitable for trained hikers, experienced runners and bikers, this incredible two-day route requires more time and a higher elevation gain; for this reason it’s much more demanding.

The stages are mainly of 6/8 hours.

Suggested period: from 20 June to 20 September.

Where to sleep

The route involves the overnight stay at V Alpini Hut (2877mt) and a stop-over at Forni Hut (2200m) as reference point before and/or after the trekking. Here, the hikers can taste the most delicious specialties of Valtellina and receive all the assistance necessary to live this extraordinary adventure to the fullest in contact with the most pristine and wild nature..

From day one, passing close to the Cevedale Glacier, the landscape is very breathtaking. In the direction of Zebrù Pass, you find a trail along which you can glimpse charming animals such as ibex, lammergeyers and ermines.

And even meadows, woods, among challenging slopes and plains to travel immersed in absolute peace. And in the background the wonderful mountains and a view which lets you glimpse even Livigno, to get lost in spaces and silences that only these places can offer.

Details of the itinerary

Day 1

From Forni Hut to Quinto Alpini Hut through the Cedec Valley, to reach the Zebrù Pass. From here, after enjoying the priceless 360-degree view, you descend into Zebrù Valley for 400 m up to the wonderful waterfall that is fed by Miniera ice; from here, in about 1 hour and a half you reach the Quinto Alpini Hut for the overnight stay.

  • Travel time: from 5 to 6 hours
  • Elevation gain: ascent 1100 m – descent 400 m
  • Overnight stay: at Quinto Alpini Hut
Day 2

From Quinto Alpini Hut to Forni Hut.
The first stretch of this long stage is downhill, initially on a trail, then on a dirt road leading to Zebrù Valley up to the little bridge before Campo Hut, where the signs indicating the Baite di Cavallaro will guide you along steep hairpin turns in the woods up to the tree line, that from the top overlooks the Zebrù Valley.

You continue on a slight slope up to the Baite di Cavallaro, then towards the Confinale cabins, always towards Forni Hut. A stop-over is possible at agritourism Ables at about 1 hour hike from Forni Hut.

  • Travel time: from 6 to 7 hours
  • Elevation gain: ascent 600 m – descent 1250 m
  • Arrival at Forni Hut
How to get there

Once you reach Bormio, you continue towards Santa Caterina di Valfurva, where you have to take the road leading to Forni Valley. The hut can be reached directly by car from spring onwards, usually in the month of March, after we clear the road of snow.

Trekking ring two days | Giro del Confinale nel gruppo Ortles Cevedale