Cima Paganella is a mountain of the Brenta Group in Trentino. With a restaurant, treks, and insane views, here’s all the info for visiting.
Cima Paganella, which translates to ‘Top of Paganella’, is the peak of the Paganella region.
To reach Cima Paganella, you must take cable cars from Paganella 2001 in the town of Andalo.
The ride up takes roughly 15-20 minutes by cable car. And you are rewarded with some of the best views in Trentino!
We recommend renting a car for your entire Italy trip. That way you can pick up the car from the airport and explore the region at ease. Another option is of course a private taxi to the town of Andalo.
If you’re in a large group, or would simply like an English speaking guide, then we highly recommend booking with Brenta Walk.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
The mountain is free to visit, however unless you plan on climbing it is most easily accessible by cable cars from Paganella 2001 in the town of Andalo.
Return ticket: €22 per person.
Single ascent or descent: €14 per person.
Cima Paganella Opening Times
Cima Paganella is open all day, every day.
However I recommend checking the Paganella Ski website in advance for cable car times.
Best Time To Visit Cima Paganella
The warmest and driest time of year in Paganella is during July and August. Not the best time for those interested in skiing but a great time to enjoy this beautiful area.
With average daily temperatures at a pleasant 20°C, it’s perfect for walking, picnicking and generally enjoying the beautiful scenery.
However, Cima Paganella can be climbed at any time of year depending on what weather you prefer or what activity you want to do ie, hiking, skiing, climbing.
If you want to avoid crowds, a good time to visit is between the ski season and summer season (spring and autumn).
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What To Expect At Cima Paganella
Standing at 2,125 metres, Cima Paganella gives amazing, 360 degree panoramic views over the peaks of Trentino.
From the very top you can view the whole region and see places such as the Brenta Dolomites, Lake Garda and all the surrounding picturesque Italian towns.
Cima Paganella is one of the most popular places to visit in summer or winter. With it having several ski resorts, treks, and plenty of diverse plant life, it’s a fun stay whatever the season.
The main focal point of the mountain top, apart from the views, is Rifugio La Roda. This hearty Italian restaurant, serves up locally sourced foods with the beautiful dolomites as its backdrop.
After fuelling up on fresh food, there are many deck chairs or grassy areas to relax on and take in the views. Or, if you are looking for some activity, you may want to give one of the numerous walks a go.
We trekked the Sentiero Delle Aquile (The Eagle Trail). The trail takes roughly 1 hour 30 minutes one way, and gives even more breathtaking views of the valleys below.
There is also a weather station, recognised by the World Meteorological Organisation, at the top of Cima Paganella that supports the study and analysis of our climate.
Overall, there is plenty to do at the top of Cima Paganella. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a view in the region, there is no better place to visit!
Where To Stay In Paganella
Solea Boutique & Spa Hotel is located in Fai della Paganella in Adamello Brenta Natural Park.
The hotel has one of the best wellness centres in Paganella.
It also has a traditional restaurant and free WiFi.
The bedrooms feature many luxuries, such as a balcony, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and a stylish courtesy set.
Rifugio La Montanara is immersed in the mountains and set 0.6 miles from Lake Molveno.
It offers guests an Italian-style breakfast and rustic accommodation with a fireplace.
Each room is complete with a wardrobe and hardwood floors.
Also, most rooms feature an incredible mountain view balcony.
Montanara Chalet in Fai della Paganella offers accommodation, a garden, barbecue facilities and a terrace.
Each unit comes with a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom.
A ski equipment rental service, ski-to-door access and a ski pass sales point are all offered at the apartment too.
For more places to stay in Paganella, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.