The main access
valleys to the Brenta Dolomites peaks, starting from the east and going
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:
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.
The Grostè Pass and Graffer Refuge following path 301 (about 3 hours from the Malga
The Croz Altissimo Refuge
across the Clamer Pass on path 344, about 2½ hours.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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 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.
Concept by Maurizio Giordani--all rights reserved