Seghe Valley      Molveno Brenta Dolomites Trentino Italy

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Val delle Seghe  ( Seghe Valley)

This is the main access valley to the central chain of the Brenta Group from the south-east and the Rio Massodi river flows through it, at times underground. The “Valle delle Seghe” or “Valley of Sawmills” takes its name from the numerous old sawmills that were once the main source of income for Molveno in the Middle Ages.

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La Val delle Seghe  vista dal Lago di Molveno (ph:M.Giordani)

 From Lake Molveno until it forks into the Massodi and Perse Valleys, the valley is bounded to the west by the slopes of Monte Daino and the Croz dei Casinati peak, while in the north-east the sheer western rock face of the Croz Altissimo dominates the entire valley. To the north the imposing chain of the Cima Brenta and Sfulmini mountains give the Seghe Valley an enviable edge in terms of wonderful views. Path 319 climbs up from Molveno as far as the “Tabele” or Busa del Formai hollow: here it divides into two branches. The first, to the left, keeps the number 319 and goes up towards the Selvata Refuge; the second becomes no. 322 and goes to the Croz Altissimo Refuge and then turns right towards the Perse Valley. From the Croz Altissimo Refuge comes path 340 which to the east goes to the Pradel tableland and to the west goes to the Selvata Refuge, joining path 319 which climbs up to the Pedrotti Refuge. From the Selvata Refuge it is possible to get to not just the Pedrotti Refuge but also the Malga Andalo Refuge along path 332 (in part equipped with fixed rope supports).

Starting point Molveno, car park  Via Dolomiti
Connections with public transport   Autolinee Trento-Malé
By motor vehicle not permitted
Nearest refuges or bivouacs  

Croz Altissimo Refuge, Selvata Refuge, Malga Andalo Refuge, Pradel Refuge, Montanara Refuge

Main itineraries   a) path 319 to Selvata and Pedrotti refuges. 4½ hours. Difference in height: 1,611 m.
- b)paths 319,322 and 340 for the Croz Altissimo Refuge and Pradel or Selvata or Montanara refuges (path 340b) and Andalo
- c) Donini path to the Malga Andalo Refuge
- d) path 322 to the Tuckett or Pedrotti refuges with detour along path 303
- e) paths 322 and 344 to the Clamer Pass and Malga Spora
- f)paths 322, 344, 344b (Lasteri Pass), 352b for the Montanara Refuge
- g) paths 322 and 314 for the Bocca Vallazza pass and Malga Flavona or Grostè Pass and Madonna di Campiglio

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The Seghe Valley seen from path 340: in the background is Lake Molveno and Monte Gazza, and top right are the Malga Andalo Refuge meadows

Table of times between points and heights: Molveno Pedrotti Refuge  along the  Seghe Valley
area height  time between areas time from start notes, route variations
Molveno,via Dolomiti 880 - - SEE MAP
Baita Ciclamino, fork Sent.Donini 926 10 -

climb to the Malga Andalo Refuge along a route in part equipped with fixed rope supports, about 1 hour 20 minutes

Busa del Formai, fork 319-322 1300* 50 -

following path 319 you come to the Selvata Refuge

Rifugio Croz.Altissimo, fork 322,340 1430 30 - path 340 per Pradel, path 322 to Val Perse or  Passo Clamer
Rifugio Selvata, fork 332 1630 40 2,10 to Malga Andalo
fork 319-303 2420 120 4,10

detour along the Sentiero Orsi path

Rifugio Pedrotti 2491 20 4,30 -

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Path 340 from  R.Croz to  R.Selvata

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