SUSPENSION BRIDGE - MALGA FRATTE
Rabbi Fonti (1.260 m) - Suspension Bridge (1.366 m) - Malga Fratte Bassa (1.482 m)
From the parking area, located near the Rabbi Thermal Spa Centre, in the hamlet of Rabbi Fonti, follow the dirt road on the left side of the main road with the directions «Ponte Sospeso/Malga Fratte». Follow this road uphill for about 1 km, until you once again see the directions on the right for «Ponte Sospeso/Malga Fratte Bassa». Follow the trail through the lovely larch wood until you are near the deep gorge of the Ragaiolo stream. The new suspension bridge crosses over the gorge with a length of 100 m at a height of 57 meters.
The Ragaiolo waterfall beneath the bridge is quite striking. On the other side of the valley, you'll clearly see the trail that reaches an old mule track, along a slight downhill slope, that rises upwards from the area below (be careful as there may be ice along the trail). Then follow this track upwards until you reach an unpaved road that quickly takes you to Malga Fratte Bassa (alpine dairy). A panoramic area within the Stelvio National Park. In order to return to the starting point, go back along the first section of the same road that continues down below, crossing over the Ragaiolo bridge, from where you can see the Suspension Bridge above you. From here, you'll quickly return to the starting point, as you walk alongside the cross-country skiing track and the Rabbies stream.
The Malga Fratte Bassa alpine dairy is also a restaurant that is open every day during the Christmas holidays and on weekends throughout the winter season (reservations are recommended). Call to book for snowmobile transportation mob. 339.2868811. Part of the itinerary leading to the suspension bridge may be closed due to ice. In that case, follow the return itinerary from Malga Fratte both ways.