Hike Rifugio Omio – Val Masino


The Rifugio Omio is located in the wild Valle dell’Oro in high Val Masino, Valtellina. It’s one of the most beautiful and popular hike in the area, also suitable for people not very trained.


  • Elevation gain: 936 m.
  • Hiking time: 2-3 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Elevation: 2100 m.
  • Trail: without number but well marked by white and red signs

Trekking is an inherently dangerous activity. The hike here described can be a dangerous activity if faced without the right preparation. Mountain conditions can be very dramatically from one season to the next. Always seek local advice on current conditions, check the weather and don’t take anything for granted.

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Starting point:
Bagni di Masino, 1172 m.
Drive through Val Masino to San Martino and then continue on the left until the end of the road. The parking area is limited and the lot fills early.

Trail description:
From Bagni di Masino parking area, walk to the flat trail in the forest (leaving the thermal baths on your right) until you’ll reach two trail junctions: to the left Rifugio Omio, to the right Rifugio Gianetti.
Take left and continue through the forest in a steep trail until a big meadow for 1,30 hours.
Go on the right and after some other steep sections you’ll reach the alpine pasture of Valle dell’Oro. From here you can see the Rifugio Omio.
Pass near some big rocks and continue the trail through a slight climb until you’ ll reach the Rifugio Omio.

Along the same trail, although many alternatives are possible by connecting other trails.

Connected trail:
I suggest, If you aren’t very tired, to continue in direction of Passo Ligoncio 2575 m., between Val Masino and Val Codera, that you reach in 1,30 hours, through a steep and well marked trail.

For info on opening times visit the Rifugio Omio website
Recommended Map: Kompass n°92
More hiking Val Masino


By Serena Dalan

Mi piace viaggiare, camminare, leggere e cucinare dolci. No carne, solo vegetali. --- I like travelling, walking, reading and cooking cakes. No meat, just veggies.