Tour of the Agnello Mount
The path starts from the landing of the Agnello chair lift in Pampeago. Once you have reached the mountain top, you will take path no. 509, which will take you to the hamlet of La Porta. Here the path turns left in sweet ups and downs which will easily take you to Baito Valbona. After a short break, during which you can have something to eat, procedeing shortly on path 522 to Pelenzana mountain pass, you are faced with two possibilities: you can either climb the Agnello Mount, or you can walk around it. Both solutions are panoramic and interesting, what changes is the difference in altitude.
In order to climb to the top, you will have to follow the southern ridge of the Mount, where you will also find a sort of hiking path. You will reach a foresummit from which you will easily go along the ridge and reach the actual peak, at 2,358 meters of altitude. Here you will enjoy a spectacular 360° panorama, from the Dolomites to the Alps, from the Brenta to the Lagorai, crossing the typical peaks of Corno Bianco and Corno Nero, of Cima d’Asta, Pale di San Martino, and many more. If you follow this path, you will quickly reach your initial point of departure.
If you want to hike around the Mount, from Baito Valbona you will have to first of all follow trail sign no. 522 up to the Pelenzana mountain pass, and then no. 515 up to the hamlet of Tresca. The path is characterised by a short, slightly uphill part followed by a slightly downhill one, among glimpses and sceneries which are a bit more circumscribed but always spectacular. From the Tresca chair lift, you can follow the path Latemar.Meteo which will quickly take you back to your point of departure.
You may meet cows on the high mountain green pastures, as well as groundhogs, chamois, roe deer, deer, and, if you look up in the sky, even eagles. Most of this path is particularly prestigious because it is immersed in the Alta Val di Stava Site of EU Interest and Special Area of Conservation, which is relevant for the presence of animal species, such as the glacier reptiles of the Alps, which have suitable living conditions here.
Duration: 3 hours
Difference in heights: 350 M
Highest point: 2354 meters
Level: MEDIUM (E)