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The valleys with access to the Brenta Dolomites Group, Trentino

The main access valleys to the Brenta Dolomites peaks, starting from the east and going anticlockwise, are:

 

·            Sporeggio Valley: starting from Spormaggiore follow the course of the River Sporeggio on path 302 up onto the Malga Spora plain between the Pizzo Gallina massif and the Doss Fibion peak as far as the former Malga Cavedago and the Malga Spora (overnight stays and refreshments available in season) (about 3½ hours).

From here there are a number of possibilities:

a)      Lake Tóvel across the Scura Valley. Head eastwards on path 338 towards the Cavai Valley and, past the Sella del Montoz saddle, you come to the Bocchetta di Val Scura pass mouth (2,376 m.). Go down the valley, passing mountain pines on your left in the last stretch, until you cross a fairly flat path (no. 330) which leads to the Malga Flavona and then to Lake Tóvel.

b)      Lake Tóvel (1,178 m.) following path 301 as far as the Gaiarda Pass and then to the Malga Flavona (path 330). Time: about 3 hours from the Malga Spora.

c)      The Grostè Pass and Graffer Refuge following path 301 (about 3 hours from the Malga Spora).

d)      The Croz Altissimo Refuge across the Clamer Pass on path 344, about 2½ hours.

e)      Pradel refuges and Molveno along path 353 crossing the Dagnola Pass (2,130 m.). About 2½ hours.

·          From Andalo (Altopiano della Paganella plateau) go across the Selva Piana along path 301 as far as the former Malga Cavedago (see the itinerary that starts in Spormaggiore). Or again from Andalo follow path 353 which passes the Malga Dagnola and joins path 352 near the Dagnola Pass. Again from Andalo, go towards the Biole Valley as far as the Val Biole car park at 1,183 metres where the itineraries for the Pradel plateau, the Pizzo Gallino peak and the Lasteri-Croz Altissimo Group start.

·          Cadino Valley. Starting from Lover (Non Valley), go up the Cadino Valley as far as the Malga Campa (also called Malga Campodenno), then cross the Campa Valley as far as the Busa dei Cadinei hollow and the Sella del Montoz saddle (path 338) (see itinerary “a” above).

·          From Sporminore (Non Valley) along itinerary 337 which leads to the Malga di Sporminore and then across the Goslada Valley to the Re Pass (also called Corona Pass); here turn right towards the Sella del Montoz saddle and the Bocchetta di Val Scura pass as far as the Malga Flavona or, turning left, follow the Cavai Valley towards the Malga Spora.

·          From Termon (Non Valley) up the Scalette (“steps”) along the steep Scalace gorge and then up the Arza Valley as far as the Malga d’Arza (path 330).

·          From Cunevo (Non Valley) along the asphalt road which leads to the Malga d’Arza (about 11 km from Cunevo).

·          From Tuenno (Non Valley) along the Tóvel Valley. From Lake Tóvel the following refuges are accessible: the Graffer and Grostè by climbing along path 309 as far as the Pian delle Fontanelle plain, then on path 312 as far as the Malga Pozzol and then on path 314 as far as the fork with path 301. From here turn north-west (turn right) and carry on as far as the Grostè Pass. If on the other hand you take path 301 in an east-south-easterly direction (turning left), you come to the Malga Spora and then to Andalo or Molveno.

·          From the Madris Valley which climbs up from Lake Tóvel as far as the Prà Castron Pass along path 310, past the Pinamonti Bivouac at Malga Tuena (1,736 m.). After the pass you come to the Costanzi-Albasini Bivouac.

·          From the Gelada di Tuenno Valley, a lateral valley of the Santa Maria Flavona Valley. About 2 km after Lake Tóvel, on the road for the Malga Flavona, on the right and going west is the Dena path, no. 312, which climbs up between the Livezza Grande and Livezza Piccola peaks as far as the upper part of the Gelada di Tuenno Valley. From this point the path is equipped with fixed rope supports and it is a hard and demanding climb up to the Gelada Valley Pass; on the way the path meets the Costanzi path, to the south of the Sasso Alto peak. Carrying on southwards you come to the Bocca dei Tre Sassi pass from where you can go down to the Malga Mondifrà and to the Campo Carlo Magno Pass by taking the Gelada di Campiglio Valley.  

·          From the Giare Valley, a lateral valley of the Flavona Valley. Near the bridge over the Rio Tresenica river (1,560 m.) you leave the path that leads to the Malga Flavona and take path 334 to the right which winds its way up across the Prà Castron di Tuenno meadow into the Giare Valley. On the way it intersects the Palete path, no. 306, and then, at the Bocca dei Tre Sassi pass, the Costanzi path, no. 336. Still following path 334 you come to the Malga Mondifrà after going down the Gelada di Campiglio Valley.

·          From Cles (Non Valley, 658 m.) towards the Peller Refuge (2,022 m.) along an unmetalled road about 17 km long, which passes Lake Verde and the Fraine Pass (1,706 m.). Path 313, about 4¼ hours on foot.

·          From Malé (Sole Valley, 738 m) following itinerary 308 which starts in the outlying district of Molini and then climbs up across the Prà della Selva expanse (1,475 m.) as far as the Malga di Croviana and Malga di Cles (1,899 m.). From here a small road leads to the Peller Refuge. About 3¾ hours.

·          From Malé to the Mezol Valley on path 374. Cross the River Noce in Malé to come to the small village of Regazzini. Go past the rock-climbing practice wall, the forestry road from Plaz and the great fir wood until you come to the right bank of the Mezol Valley. When you get to the Refuge, follow a stretch of the road open to traffic as far as the meadows around the Malga Roi and then carry on as far as the Peller Refuge.

·          From Dimaro (Sole Valley, 772 m.). Path 365 as far as the Malga Selva Nera di Carciato (1,515 m.). Carry on along path 365 up the Cornai Valley with the Dosso Scrinzi peak on your right until you come to the Prà Castron meadow and the Costanzi-Albasini bivouac, a short distance away from path 336 (Costanzi or Brenta Northern Crest path)

·          From Carciato, an outlying district of Dimaro (Sole Valley, 772 m.), up to the Vento Valley along path 329 and, for a short stretch, path 365. After passing the Dosso Scrinzi peak on the left the path comes to the former Malga Scale. Here it turns eastwards as far as the Bait de l’Oto and then northwards towards the Dosso Scrinzi peak to then turn southwards again near Acqua dei Tartari (1,924 m.), climbing the left bank of the Vento Valley and approaching the northern face of the Cima del Tov peak. The path then turns eastwards along the Scale Valley with the main branch of the Vento Valley to the south (on the right). Near the Prà Castron Pass path 329 intersects path 365 which goes to the Costanzi-Albasini Bivouac.

·          From Carciato, an outlying district of Dimaro (Sole Valley. 772 m.), take path 335 towards “La Gnoca” and go into the Cavai Valley as far as the former Malga Cavalli (2,061 m.). Here you take path 308 and turn northwards as far as the Fontane Fredde spring and then eastwards keeping close to the Palon peak as far as Lake Salare (2,012 m.) and then to the Forcola Pass (2,105m.). Near the pass the path intersects path 336 (the Costanzi path). Turning north-eastwards the path then passes to the east of Monte Pellerot. Carrying on along path 336 you come first to the Malga Tassulla (Pinamonti Bivouac) and then to the Peller Refuge.

·          From the Meledrio Valley at the Ristorante Genziana take path 355 in a north-easterly direction towards the Malga Scale. From here path 329 along the Vento Valley takes you near the Prà Castron Pass (2,503 m.) and to the fork for the Costanzi Bivouac (2,365 m., path 365).

·          From the Campo Carlo Magno Pass at 1,681 metres along path 334 towards the Malga Mondifrà. Then the path wends its way up the Gelada di Campiglio Valley as far as the Bocchetta dei Tre Sassi pass (2,614 m.). From here you can go down the Giare Valley until you come to the cart-track which goes from the Malga Pozzol to Lake Tóvel (path 314).

·          From the Campo Carlo Magno Pass at 1,681 metres to the Graffer Refuge (2,261 m.), 2 hours on path 315 and carrying on towards the Stoppani al Grostè Refuge (2,438 m., a cable car operates in season). From here numerous itineraries lead: a) to the Peller Refuge along the Palete path (no. 306, 7 hours); b) to the Peller Refuge along the Costanzi path (path 336, 10 hours); c) to the Malga Spora (path 301, 3 hours) and then to Andalo and Molveno (5½ hours overall); d) to Lake Tóvel following the previous itinerary as far as the fork with path 314 and then turning left towards Malga Flavona - Malga Pozzol – Pian delle Fontanelle; e) to Molveno following the previous direction (path 301) as far as the same fork with path 314 where you turn right, keeping Monte Turrion Alto on your left. After the Bocca Vallazza pass at 2,410 metres you go down into the Busa dell’Acqua hollow to the Croz dell’Altissimo Refuge (1,430 m.). From here it takes an hour to get to Molveno; f) to the Tuckett and Sella Refuges along path 316 (easy route, 1½ hours); g) to the Tuckett Refuge along the Alfredo Benini route with fixed rope supports – 4 hours. The path goes around the Grostè peak to then carry on up amid the Campanile dei Camosci, Cima Falkner, Campanile di Vallesinella, Cima Sella peaks and Bocca del Tuckett pass. From here in 30 minutes you get to the Tuckett Refuge. Alternatively, take path 322 southwards to come to Molveno via the Croz Altissimo Refuge or, after coming down from the Bocca del Tuckett pass in a south-easterly direction and taking path 303, you get to the Pedrotti Refuge along the Osvaldo Orsi path (3 – 3½ hours from the Bocca del Tuckett pass).

·          From Madonna di Campiglio (Rendena Valley, 1,551 m.) towards the Capanna Spinale Refuge on foot (also by cable car) along path 384 or 385 and then along path 352 as far as Lake Spinale and finally along path 315 as far as the Graffer Refuge.

·         From Madonna di Campiglio (1,551 m.) along the Vallesinella Valley and to the Vallesinella di Sotto Refuge at 1,514 metres (path or road 375), then from here to the Casinei Refuge on path 317 and finally to the Tuckett Refuge (2,272 m., 1¾ - 2 hours).

·          From Madonna di Campiglio (1,551 m.) follow the previous itinerary as far as the Casinei Refuge and then climb up the Mogani path (no. 318) along the Brenta Alta Valley as far as the Alberto e Maria ai Brentei Refuge (2,182 m., 2 hours).

·          From Sant’Antonio di Mavignola (Rendena Valley) along the Brenta Valley. Path 323 leads to the Baito Brenta Alta where it joins path 391 coming from the Casinei Refuge. Going via the Malga Mandron it takes a little less than 4 hours to get to the Brentei Refuge.

·          From Sant’Antonio di Mavignola (Rendena Valley) along the Agola Valley. Take the road for Lake Agola (1,595m., about 9 km) and then follow itinerary 324 until it joins path 307 which comes up from the Malga Bregn de l’Ors. Follow the Nardis Valley as far as the Dodici Apostoli Refuge (about 3 hours from Lake Agola).

·          From Giustino (Rendena Valley, 770 m.) to the Dodici Apostoli Refuge. Itinerary 307 runs along the crest which bounds the Flanginech Valley in the north, passing Mezzana (1,328 m.), as far as the Malga Bregn de l’Ors (1,630 m.). The Sentiero Tartarotti path (no. 307 bis) also comes to this point up from Prà Rodont (Pinzolo cable car station). Continue towards the Bregn de l’Ors Pass (1,836 m.) near which is the Baito Cacciatori Stenico hunting lodge. From here carry on over the Pala dei Mughi peak to the start of the Agola Valley which leads to the Piana di Nardis plain, passing the Tof Rondolan massif, the Scala Santa crag and the terraced slopes of the Creper di Nardis, arriving finally at the refuge (2,489 m., about 5 hours).

·          From Pinzolo – Doss del Sabion (Rendena Valley), top station of the cable car which starts in Pinzolo. Follow itinerary 357 downhill until you come to the Bregn de l’Ors Pass (1,836 m.) where you then take path 307 which leads to the Dodici Apostoli Refuge (about 3 hours).

·          From the Algone Valley (Stenico – Giudicarie Valley) to the Ghedina Refuge and the Malga Nambi. Take path 341b to the right (a short distance further on it joins path 341) and climb up the Sacco Valley past the Dodici Apostoli Pass (2,620 m.) to reach the Dodici Apostoli Refuge. Alternatively you can head for the Malga Movlina (1,746 m.) and here take path 354, which passes close to the Bregn de l’Ors Pass, and then carry on along path 307 as far as the refuge. Turn into the Algone Valley from the road which links Stenico and Ragoli-Preore. It is possible to get to the Malga Movlina by car, too, provided you get a permit for the stretch of road after the Ghedina Refuge. (This permit can be obtained on site from an automatic ticket machine and in 2000 it cost Itl 5,000 (€ 2.58) for the day. In order to keep traffic to a minimum, only the first 40 cars per day are allowed to drive up to the Malga Movlina). A short distance after the Ghedina Refuge, near the Malga Vallon (1,210 m.), you can take path 359 which climbs up the Vallon valley to the Busa Fonda hollow; from here the path winds between the slopes of the Cima Vallon peak in the west and Corno di Senaso peak in the east and crosses the Busa di Vallon Inferiore hollow. Continue climbing between the Le Tose and Cima Padaiola peaks as far as the Busa di Vallon Superiore hollow and then the Vallon Pass. From here the route passes the Dodici Apostoli hanging glaciers to join path 341 which comes up from the Sacco Valley. (Warning: after the Busa Fonda hollow the path becomes less and less clearly marked and it is easy to miss your way). *** path 359 which climbs up the Vallon valley is no longer marked on Italian Alpine Club CAI-SAT maps because the area it goes through has been declared a nature reserve. Its existence is indicated here but hikers are requested to use this path only in emergencies.

·          From Massimeno (Rendena Valley, 861 m.) take itinerary 354 to the Malga Movlina from where first path 354 and then path 307 lead to the Dodici Apostoli Refuge.

·          From Seo (outlying district of Stenico in the Giudicarie Valley, 832 m.) you come to the Al Cacciatore Refuge. Take path 348 along the Angol Valley which leads to the slopes of Monte Brugnoli and Monte Pizzo via the former Malga Valandro and which then carries on to the Malga Sgorbia (2,006 m.). From here continue towards the Malga Asbelz (1,956 m.) and, past the Colmalta pass, to the Malga Senaso di Sopra and finally to the Al Cacciatore Refuge (1,820 m.). From the Al Cacciatore Refuge the path climbs up to 2,410 metres to the Silvio Agostini Refuge. This is a little used route through unspoilt scenery that is demanding and recommended only for the fittest hikers.

·          From Stenico (Giudicarie Valley) along path 346 (Garda-Brenta itinerary). With the Laone Valley, the Capitel della Spina shrine and the Arca di Fraporta arch to your east, go through the Gelada Valley until a little way north of the I Salti peak the path intersects path 348 which climbs up from Seo (see the previous itinerary).

·          From San Lorenzo in Banale (Baesa bridge) along itinerary 349. Going up into the Jon Valley you come to the Malga d’Asbelz where the path intersects path 348.

·          From the Ambiez Valley starting from Senaso, an outlying district of San Lorenzo in Banale (750 m.). Follow the road to the Dolomiti Refuge in the small village of Baesa (about 3 km). Then follow path 325 (mule-track) which goes along the Ambiez river, past the Scale bridge, the Broca bridge and the Paride bridge, to come to the Al Cacciatore Refuge. In another 90 minutes you come to the Agostini Refuge (2,410 m., about 4½ hours from San Lorenzo in Banale).

·          From San Lorenzo in Banale along the Doré Valley and the San Lorenzo Valley as far as the Rossati peak and the Forcolotta di Noghera pass on path 345 which starts from the Bar Erica and Alpenrose Refuge and goes via the village of La Rì and the Prada meadows. Near the Forcolotta di Noghera pass it joins path 320 (the Palmieri path) which links the Agostini Refuge with the Pedrotti Refuge. Taking path 320 to the left, you come to the Agostini Refuge.

·          From Molveno (864 m.), the town closest to the highest and most important peaks in the Brenta Dolomites, along the Ceda Valley to the Pozza Tramontana hollow and on to the Pedrotti Refuge (path 326, 4½ - 5 hours).

·          From Molveno along the Seghe Valley (path 319) as far as the Selvata Refuge (1,630 m.) and then up along the high Massodi Valley to the Pedrotti Refuge (about 4½ hours).

·          From Molveno along the Seghe Valley to the Croz Altissimo Refuge and then the Tuckett Refuge along the Perse Valley following itinerary 322 (5 – 5½ hours).

·          From Molveno via the Croz Altissimo Refuge, going around the Croz Altissimo peak as far as the Clamer Pass (2,144 m.) and going down to the Malga Spora (path 344, 4 hours from Molveno).

·          From Molveno towards Lake Tóvel – Grostè Pass going up along the Seghe Valley to the Busa dell’Acqua hollow (path 322); turn right towards the steep Bocca Vallazza pass (2410 m.) and take path 314 which, after the Crosette, joins path 301 which links the Malga Spora to the Grostè Refuge (5 – 5½ hours).

·          From the Altopiano di Pradel plateau (1,320 m.) which is accessible by cable car from Molveno (open from Easter to the end of October and at weekends in winter) or by road from Andalo (permit required) or along path 352 from Molveno again. From Pradel the following refuges are accessible: Croz Altissimo, Selvata, Pedrotti and Tuckett along path 340 in the direction of the Croz Altissimo Refuge.

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