From Malga Lyfi to Solda
Take path no. 35 to Malga Peder-Stier (2252 m) soon after Malga Lyfi (2165 m). Continue on path no. 20A (signpost for Schildspitze/Punta dello Scudo) until the next junction. Path no. 20 towards Schildspitze/Punta dello Scudo and Plattenspitze/Punta delle Laste takes you upwards along the Peder stream until a new wooden bridge with signposts (it’s the first bridge over the river). Cross the bridge and continue upwards on the newly built path full of serpentines until you reach the former path no. 33 (partially still recognizable path numbers). Continue left to the viewing platform with benches and go down to reach path no. 151 through Val Madriccio. Continue right at the junction to start the long but rather easy ascent through Val Madriccio. The last part up to Madriccio Pass (3123 m) is steep but in good conditions. At Madriccio Pass, you can decide if you would like to climb the easy Beltovo di Dentro peak (3325 m; see description below) or immediately follow the clearly visible and signed path through the skiing area to descend to Rifugio Madriccio (2813 m). There you leave the skiing area and continue on a nice signed path down to the valley station of the cable car. If you want, you can end your day here and take the cable car to Solda. Alternatively, you go down to near Rifugio Città di Milano (2581 m) and take the service road (signed but partially very monotonous) down to the middle station. You can leave the road soon afterwards, turn right and take the path to the valley station (1910 m) on your right. At the valley station, you can take the bus to the train station in Spondigna and return to Merano by Val Venosta train.