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Sentiero Delle Aquile (Eagle Trail) In Paganella – A Complete Guide

Sentiero Delle Aquile, also known as the Eagle Trail, is one of the most popular walks at the top of Cima Paganella. Here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Sentiero Delle Aquile

Sentiero Delle Aquile is a an easy trek located on Cima Paganella, the peak of the Paganella region.

To reach Cima Paganella, you must take cable cars from Paganella 2001 in the town of Andalo.

The walk starts at top of the mountain, directly as you step off the cable cars, simply follow the signs to Santiero Delle Aquile.

The trek takes roughly 1 hour 30 minutes to reach the Eagle plaque. However please bear in mind this is one way. You must return using the same path so allow for 3 hours in total.

If you’re in a large group, or would simply like an English speaking guide, then we highly recommend booking with Brenta Walk.

What To Expect At Sentiero Delle Aquile (Eagle Trail)

An easy, yet rewarding trek around the cliff edges of Paganella.

We spent our first day in Paganella scaling some of the most insane viewpoints in Trentino.

The Sentiero Delle Aquile path is pretty straight forward once you hop off the cable cars at the top.

The trail guides you around the edge of the mountains, and gives you some of the best views across the neighbouring peaks.

We spent the afternoon stopping for photos and taking in the views. During the time we were up there, we only passed one or two other people. So it was a pretty peaceful afternoon!

Sentiero Delle Aquile Trek Paganella Trentino Eagle Trail
Charlie and Samuele admiring the view
Sentiero Delle Aquile Trek Paganella Trentino Eagle Trail
Eagle throne here we come!
Sentiero Delle Aquile Trek Paganella Trentino Eagle Trail
The trek map, including the Via Ferrata lines

It takes roughly 1 hour 30 minutes from Cima Paganella to reach the Eagle Throne. However the path is one way so be prepared to double back on yourself for the return.

The safety is second to none on Sentiero Delle Aquile though, and there is even a full Via Ferrata experience available for those who fancy a little climbing.

Once you reach the Eagle Throne, or Throne of L’Aquila, you will follow the same Sentiero Delle Aquile path back to Cima Paganella. 

Here you can enjoy a beautiful lunch break at Rifugio La Roda, before taking the cable cars back down to Andalo.

Sentiero Delle Aquile Trek Paganella Trentino Eagle Trail
Sentiero Delle Aquile gives an awesome view of Trentino
Sentiero Delle Aquile Trek Paganella Trentino Eagle Trail
The path is mostly flat but you still need to be careful!
Sentiero Delle Aquile Trek Paganella Trentino Eagle Trail
The type of cliff edges you’ll find on Sentiero Delle Aquile trail
Sentiero Delle Aquile Trek Paganella Trentino Eagle Trail
Homeward bound!

Where To Stay In Paganella

Luxury – Solea Boutique & Spa Hotel

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.

Mid-Budget – Rifugio La Montanara

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.

Budget – Montanara Chalet

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.

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