If you are looking for an easy walk to do with the whole family in a very suggestive setting, the Empress’ path is right for you. Bring light boots with a clawed sole, sunglasses, backpack and a light jacket in case of possible rain.
The Empress’ path is a path that is covered in about 4 hours of walkingand extends for about 9.4 km. The departure is from the Church of “Santa Maria Antica” in Madonna di Campiglio. Follow the path of the “Canticle of the Creatures”, pass the ski slope at the arrival of the ski lift and move just above it on the asphalt road. Take the path to the “Piazzetta Imperatrice”, go up into the spruce forest, cross the ski slope that goes down to the “Monte Spinale” and reach the panoramic point recognizable by the smooth stone engraved in memory of the visit of the Princess Sissi. This point indicates precisely the place where the Princess stopped to admire the splendid panorama over the basin of Madonna di Campiglio. On this stone the writing “A memoria-Erinnerung 6 – 14 sett. 1889 “as evidence of the real presence of the Sovereign in this area of Trentino.
Continuing along the forest path (constantly sloping) you will have the opportunity to appreciate unique landscapes and views of Madonna di Campiglio and its basin. Passing through “Malga Fevri” you will continue on the path through extensive pastures and after a last climb you will reach the top of “Monte Spinale”. The top of “Monte Spinale” is an extraordinary panoramic point.
It is also possible to vary the itinerary by reaching the “Monte Spinale” with the ski lift and descending the route described above to always reach the “Malga Montagnoli” on the forest road. Continue downhill to the right towards “Campo Carlo Magno”, reach an intersection where the road becomes asphalted and then abandon it after a few hundred meters, turning left take the path that leads to the altitude until the departure of the “Grostè cableway “. Keeping to the left, continue along the “Path of the Caves” downhill towards Madonna di Campiglio, thus returning to the starting point at the Church.