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        ESCURSIONI DOLOMITES WALKING HOTEL -
                                                   DOLOMITI DI BRENTA  MOLVENO - HOTEL LAGO PARK

The Grostè Pass to Andalo crossing via the Gaiarda Pass and Malga Spora

Uphill height difference

Downhill height difference

Max. altitude

Walking time, excluding pauses

difficulty

Route with few climbs

m.1400

m.2442, Passo del Grostè

Hrs.4,30

Easy,only a short part is exposed

 

place

path

Alt.

Partial time

Progressive time

note

Passo del Grosté

301

2442

0,0

0,00

-

Sella del Turrion,fork 314

301

2206

0,35

0,35

-

Campo Flavona,fork 371

301

2196

0,30

1,05

-

Passo Gaiarda

301

2242

0,15

1,20

-

Malga Spora

301

1851

0,50

2,10

 

Campo della Spora, fork 353

301

1850

0,20

2.30

 

Malga Cavedago,fork 302-338

301

1848

0,10

2,40

 

Fork 301-302

301

1700

020

3,00

 

Fontana Fredda

301

1675

0,05

3,05

 

Fork 353 for Dagnola

301

1355

0,50

3,55

 

Maso Pegorar  - Andalo

-

1053

0,35

4,30

 

Route and description: A  “ not to miss” excursion from Madonna di Campiglio to Andalo, Molveno along path 301. The excursion passes over the Grostè massif along campo Flavon to then cross over the Gaiarda Pass and the Crosara del Fibion. From here across the Pian della Spora and into the subgroup of the Campa, a south eastern section of the Brenta Dolomites. From the Spora, the path descends the Val Sporeggio to the Selva Piana and then Andalo. Alternatively path 301 coasts mount Dagnola and brings to Maso Pegorar,Andalo.

This excursion is organized by the Adamello Brenta nature park. At 7.05 am. the bus leaves from Molveno and arrives at Passo Campo Carlo Magno two hours later. From here a cabin lift ( 2 sections) to the Stoppani Refuge which is close by to the Grostè Pass. This is where this unforgettable excursion begins. At first path 301 heads east south east along the rocky slopes between the Grostedi and the Crosette.

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          Campo Flavona, fork 314-301                                               Alta Val Flavona                                                 The Turrion seen fron path 301                                 The climb to the Gaiarda Pass

 After a 30 min. walk, near the Turrion Sella, the path arrives at a fork with path 314 which goes south west to the Bocca Vallazza, the Val Perse and then  Molveno. North eastwards, the path leads to the Val Flavona Alta and Lake Tovel. Path 301 leads through the Turrion Basso and the Turrion Alto and then onto Campo Flavona to where path 371 begins and leads toMalga Flavona.

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   Path n. 301                                                                                                

 The path continues north around the Croz dei Mandrini and the Crozzon di Spora as far as the Gaiarda Pass, 2242 m., which is overhung by mount Fibion, ( 1,20 hrs from the Grostè Pass). The scenery here is absolutely fantastic : the view sweeps from the Grostè group to the Cime della Campa and then onto the northern chain of the Brenta. The path goes on in a southwards direction and turns west around mount Fibion and then descends into the green, isolated plain of Malga Spora, 1851 m

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                                                                                         From the Gaiarda Pass towards the Grostè                      

This is the ideal place to stop, have a picnic and recover one’s strength before facing the exacting final descent. Malga Spora still functions as a summer alpine pasture and along with the nearby Malga Cavedago and the Val dei Cavai, it is one of the few flat grassy glades in the rough landscape of the southern Brenta. 

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Flowers and butterflies,                                                                                                                                   Val dei Cavai and Malga Cavedago,                                         Malga Spora                   

From the Spora, the path leads east as far as Malga Cavedago where it turns south and descends for about 20 mins. as far as the fork between path 302, which leads to Cavedago and Spormaggiore, and path 301, which goes around the Dagnola walls, crosses a steep ledge and then passes through the woods down to Maso Pegorar, Andalo.

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Total walking time: 4,30 hrs not including pauses. From Andalo the local bus goes to Molveno.

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 Map of the route on kind permission of the publishing house Giralpina, via A Zardini 12 – 3034 Fagagna, Tel. 0432-800870 ( clic to blow up)

Further information and prices costi partecipazione

The excursion is free if it is included in the formula “in the heart of the Dolomites”, see programme, and if the holiday is booked with the excursion package. The only costs not included in the package are those of  the mountain lifts from Passo campo carlo Magno al Passo Grostè ( about 18,00 Euro per person). Food and drinks in the refuges are also not included.

 If for circumstances beyond one’s control ( bad weather, impracticable paths, unavailability of guides) or for causes not dependent on the hotel, the excursion should be cancelled there will be no refund but there will be an substitute excursion only if it is already in the weekly programme.The hotel management declines any responsibility for inefficiency or inconveniences in the transfers managed by third parties.

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