Hiking in the Val di Rabbi among the finest mountain farms in Trentino
More than 100 km of footpaths, divided into several stages, with dedicated waymarking, which connect the main ‘malghe’ or Alpine dairies dotted across the mountains of the Val di Sole, a paradise for lovers of hiking and nature.
These are places where you can eat, stay the night and, above all, savour the authentic experience of life on the high pastures in unspoiled surroundings, far from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Via delle Malghe trail takes you to friendly, welcoming places to stay which seek to conserve this unique cultural landscape.
Every visit is a perfect opportunity for a holiday in close contact with nature and an ancient profession such as shepherding, tasting authentic products in the dairy such as butter, ricotta, the famous casolet and nostrano cheese.
For the more demanding hiker, there is a dense network of footpaths, always well signed, with clear signage and maps.
Technologically minded walkers can also download a specific app which provides information about routes, supporting visitors throughout their trip.
The old farm buildings have been carefully fitted out, using high-quality, locally sourced materials such as larch, spruce and pine wood; the rooms are comfortable, whilst menus reinterpret local traditional dishes, allowing guests to experience a unique atmosphere that reflects the authentic mountain values.
Rabbi Vacanze has launched a new rating system for holiday homes in the Val di Rabbi using ‘nests’. The aim is to provide full transparency about the information provided and the facilities on offer. Download the document to find out more about how they are graded.