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.
Sentiero Delle Aquile is 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. Then 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.
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 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 trekking and generally enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended although this trek is not overly strenuous.
Don’t forget your camera – the views a breathtaking!
What To Pack
What To Expect At Sentiero Delle Aquile (Eagle Trail)
A pretty easy, yet incredibly 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 quite 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 most amazing views across the neighbouring peaks.
We spent the afternoon stopping for photos and taking in the breathtaking views. During the time we were up there we only passed one or two other people. So it was a pretty peaceful afternoon!
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 relaxing lunch break at Rifugio La Roda, before taking the cable cars back down to Andalo.
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.