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                                                   DOLOMITI DI BRENTA  MOLVENO - HOTEL LAGO PARK
                     

 

From the Val di Sole to the Val di Genova: The Tonale Pass to the Bedole Refuge crossing

Uphill height differrence

Downhill height difference

Max alt.

Walking times excluding pauses

difficulty

m.410 c.

1400 c

m.2980, Maroccaro Pass

4,30  hrs. c

The height differences, snow and ice make this exc. quite demanding

Locality

path

Max. alt.

Partial time

Progressive time

note

Spiazzo Rendena, meeting time: 06,30

-

770

0,0

0,00

Transfer with own car

Tonale Pass

-

1884

0,00

0,00

Bus ride

Monticello o Paradiso Pass

-

2585

0,00

0,00

Tonale cabin lifts

Lake Monticello

209

2599

0,05

0,05

Fork 345 for Alpenrose Refuge

Maroccaro Pass

209

2980

1,15

1,20

 Path 326 southwards for Molveno and val di Ceda

Lake Scuro

209

2658

-

-

-

Mandron Refuge, forks 212 and 236

212

2442

1,00

2,20

Path 236 for Lobbia Alta Refuge

Glacialogical centre J.Payer

212

2425

0,05

2,25

-

The Crozzetti, fork 220

212

2253

0,20

2,45

Path 220  leads to Cercen Pass

Bedole Refuge

212

1645

1,10

3,55

-

Malga Bedole

strada

1584

0,10

4,05

-

Spiazzo Rendena

strada

-

-

 

By bus

Molveno

-

864

-

-

 Coach or own car

 

Route and description: This amazing route passes close by to the Gruppo Presena and Adamello glaciers. The excursion is organized by the Adamello Brenta Nature Park and it starts from the Tonale Pass and crosses over to the Valle di Genova along the shores of Lake Monticello up to the Maroccaro Pass, Lake Scuro and Lake Mandrone, the Città di Trento Refuge at Mandrone and from here the descent to the Bedole Refuge in Val di Genova. Total walking time: 4 hrs c. the excursion crosses glaciers and snow clad paths, therefore it is advisable to dress accordingly. Ice crampons will be supplied if necessary.

Rifugio Mandrone.jpg (118955 byte)  Lago Mandrone.jpg (123788 byte)    Lago Mandrone 2.jpg (114207 byte)   Lago Mandrone near.jpg (92070 byte) 
Mandrone Refuge                            Lake Mandrone and the Lobbie                                             Lake Mandrone 2,                              Lake Mandrone seen close up

From Molveno to Spiazzo Rendena by one’s own car or by group taxi. Meeting point: Pro Loco di Spiazzo office  ( a free car park is near by).  At 6,30 am the coach leaves for the Tonale Pass ( arrival at 9.00 am) and from here a cabin lift to the Paradise Pass and the beginning of the excursion which leads from north to south as far as the Mandrone Refuge passing via Lake Monticello. Path 209 climbs the Vedretta della Presena as far as the Capanna Presena and the Maroccaro Pass which is the highest point of the excursion ( 2980 m.)

Lago e Rifugio Mandrone.jpg (123713 byte)     Rif Mandrone da sud.jpg (143125 byte)    Cascate di Nardis.jpg (132450 byte)        Cascate del Lares.jpg (146683 byte)   
Lake Mandrone and the Mandrone Refuge,                South view of the Mandrone Refuge,                                      The waterfalls of Nardis,                                      The waterfalls of Lares

Then downhill in a south western direction between the Cime Payer to the west and the Cime Presena  and the Cime Zigolon to the east. The gradual descent arrives on the eastern side of Lake Scuro ( 2660 m.) and from here a 20 min. walk to the Mandrone Refuge. The refuge offers a breathtakingly beautiful view onto the Lobbie and the Val di Genova

 

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Val Genova 3 ,                                        Malga Bedole,                                           The hanging Glacier of the Lobbia,                                      Val Genova eastwards

The route proceeds eastwards across rocks and grassy glades and shortly arrives at the Julius Player Glacialogical Centre. From here an exacting descent, ( 90 hairpin bends), to the Bedole Refuge in Val Genova and then onto the homonymous Malga Bedole. From here by bus to Spiazzo Rendena.

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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

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: group taxi from Molveno to Spaizzo Rendena and back ( c 30.00 Euro per person) and the mountain lifts from Passo Tonale to Passo Presena ( about 10,00 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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