Sobretta-Gavia Group

The Sobretta-Gavia Group (German: Sobretta-Gavia-Gruppe, Italian: Gruppo Sobretta-Gavia) is a mountain massif that extends between the upper Veltlin and the upper Valcamonica in the Italian provinces of Sondrio and Brescia.

Sobretta-Gavia Group
Highest point
PeakMonte Sobretta
Elevation3,296 m (10,814 ft)
StateSondrio / Brescia, Lombardy, Italy
Range coordinates46°24′N 10°24′E
Parent rangeCentral Eastern Alps/Southern Alps


The Sobretta-Gavia Group is classified geologically with the Central Eastern Alps because it lies north of the geological fault of the Periadriatic Seam, but more regionally and geographically as part of the Southern Alps, because it lies south of the Veltlin (Adda)–Vintschgau (Etsch) longitudinal valley trough.[1] According to the Alpine Club Classification of the Eastern Alps (AVE) the group is bounded as follows:[2]

Until the new AVE classification emerged in 1984 this group was counted as part of the Ortler Group according to the Moriggl classification (ME) of 1924. According to Italian custom it is counted as part of the Rhaetian Alps.

Important peaks

PeakHeight (metres)
Monte Sobretta3,296 m
Monte Gavia3,223 m
Punta di Pietra Rossa3,212 m
Monte Vallecetta3,148 m
Monte Serottini2,967 m

Huts and trails

  • Albergo Bonetta, 2,610 m, 16 beds, private – ascent on the Monte Gavia, Corno dei Tre Signori (3,359 m)
  • Rifugio Berni al Gavia, 2,545 m, 41 beds, CAI – Corno dei Tre Signori, Punta San Matteo (3,684 m), Pizzo Tresero (3.606 m)


  1. Peter Holl: Alpenvereinsführer Ortleralpen
  2. Alpenvereinseinteilung der Ostalpen
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