Solda Glacier Trail

A glacier path that runs along the foot of the Gran Zebrù, Zebrù and Ortler.

General description

The Solda Glacier Trail runs along the foot of the Gran Zebrù/Königsspitze, Zebrù and Ortler. It is not a fixed path, but a route with orange and yellow wooden posts, which has to be renewed every year because the glacier is constantly moving. The unique moraine field occasionally releases war relics of the 1st World War.

Route description

Start from the cable car Solda following the path nr. 2 to the Rif. Coston/Hintergrathütte. Below that hut are the signposting points to the glacier way and to the Rif. Città di Milano/Schaubachhütte. Arrived at the Rif. Città di Milano (2.581 m), the way back can be done on foot or by cable car.

description to arrive at destination

From Spondigna/Spondinig via the street to the Stelvio Pass SS 38 to Gomagoi, then left to Solda. From Spondigna to the parking area is it approx. 20 km.


In order to get to the starting point, the parking area at the cable car Solda is the most suitable.

Public transport

If you do not want to travel to Solda by private car, you can use the pubblic transport. With the bus line 271 you get from Prato allo Stelvio/Spondigna to Solda in about half an hour. The bus stop is located directly at the cable car Solda.

Safety instructions

All the informations about the hike is without guarantee. Hiker should look at the weather forecast and plan the tour as best as possible.

Duration 4:00 h
Length 12.7 km
Difficulty medium
Difference in height uphill 920 hm
Difference in height downhill 920 hm
Difference in height 2745 m
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