Lago Park Hotel Molveno in riva al lago di fronte alle  Dolomiti di Brenta

Vacanze al Lago di Molveno, Dolomiti di Brenta

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Crossing the Brenta Dolomites, Trentino: from Molveno to Stenico, Val Giudicarie.

The itinerary begins in Molveno at Croce Marocchi (near the entrance to the Spiaggio camp-site). The first stretch follows the same route as path 332 which goes up to the Malga Andalo. Soon you come to a fork where you turn left and go as far as the point where the path joins the forestry road which climbs up to the Malga Andalo. Carry on along this road until path no. 326 turns northwards along Vela and the Ceda Valley. 
Climb up as far as the ruins of the Malga Ceda Bassa (1,434 m.) from where, along traces of a path, you come to the Malga Andalo Refuge. Continue along path no. 326 and you will come to the ruins of the former Malga Ceda Alta (1,888 m.). On the right are the rocky slopes of the Cima Sparaveri peak and of Monte Cresole, while on the left are the rock spurs of Monte Dio and Dos di Dalum, between which the lonely San Lorenzo Valley winds its way, enclosed by the Rossati peak. 
Carry on along grassy expanses until you come to the Ceda Pass at 2,223 metres which encloses the dark Pozza Tramontana hollow. Further on, at the fork with path no. 320, turn left (i.e. westwards) and follow path no. 320 as far as the Forcolotta di Noghera pass (2,415 m.) and from here to the Silvio Agostini Refuge (about 6 hours from Molveno – break for overnight stay). From the Agostini Refuge you go up the Ambiez hanging glacier past some modest rocky outcrops. At the fork with path  no. 358 (Brentari fixed rope route) turn left onto path no. 321 (Castiglioni fixed rope route). After a few crags, you soon begin to climb up the Cima d’Agola rock face. 
A few daring diagonal ladders and numerous fixed ropes make the climb up to the Bocchetta dei Due Denti a little easier. Coming down along the Vedretta di Pratofiorito hanging glacier, with magnificent views over the Adamello-Presanella massif, you get to the Dodici Apostoli Refuge in about an hour. At this point you have two possibilities for the descent along the Algone Valley: 1) you can follow path no. 307 and come to the Bregn de l’Ors Pass (1,848 m., 1 hour 40 minutes), and then with paths 333 and 354 to the Gotro Pass (10 minutes), and finally with path no. 354 you carry on to the Malga Movlina (1,786 m.) (2  hours from the refuge) ** (see note); 
2) from the Dodici Apostoli Refuge you can follow itinerary no. 341 which leads to the Dodici Apostoli Pass (2,570 m., 20 minutes) and then go down the Sacco Valley to the Baita Cacciatori lodge (1,800 m., 2 hours from the refuge). Here you take path no. 341 bis which goes to the Namba Valley car park (1,450 m., 2 hours 45 minutes from the refuge). In less than an hour you come to the Ghedina Refuge (Algone Valley).

number of days required 2 days
suggestions for overnight stays Rifugio Agostini
starting point: Molveno  Camping mt 823
finishing point: Malga Movlina  Mt 1746 
maximum height: mt 2859 , Bocchetta dei due Denti
difference in height mt 2060
time required about 11  hours
main peaks crossed Val di Ceda,   valle di Ambiez, Val di Nardis,Val Algone
refuges etc. along the way Rifugio Agostini (overnight)
path numbers 332, 326, 320, 321*, 307, 354
Bus Connections **There is no public bus service between the Malga Movlina and Molveno (the public bus goes through Stenico). As far as the Malga Movlina access is permitted by car subject to the payment of a fee (there is an automatic ticket machine in the car park, but the number of permits issued per day is limited). The access road leads to the Algone Valley (turn-off on the Stenico-Ragoli road).  

Collegamenti autobus Trentino

level of difficulty Only for expert and fit climbers, route with fixed ropes
recommended period june - september
Il Rifugio 12 Apostoli dalla Bocchetta dei due denti  Un passaggio della ferrata Castiglioni
The 12 Apostoli refuge  from  the Bocchetta  dei due denti pass    Un passaggio della ferrata Castiglioni
car_movlina_pedrotti.jpg (333760 byte)

Cartina  Malga Movlina  Rifugio Pedrotti per gentile concessione Editrice La Giralpina

Cartina  Molveno Rifugio Pedrotti per gentile concessione Editrice La Giralpina

Table of times between points and heights

area path nr. height time between areas time from start notes, route variations


Molveno -Camping Strada  Ponte Romano 332 835 0 0 -
fork 332- 326 326 925 0,10 0,10 -
La Vela, fork forestry road, s.326 326 1174 0,25 0,35 The forestry road goes near the Malga Ceda di Vailla


rovine di Malga Ceda Bassa 326 1440 1,10 1,45 detour to Malga Andalo
rovine di Malga Ceda Alta 326 1888 1,20 3,05 mucche_b e_ceda_2.jpg (34120 byte)
Cima Ceda
Cresta est di Cima Ceda, fork 320 320 2414 1,40 4,45 turn left
Forcolotta di Noghera, fork 345 320 2423 0,15 5,00 -
Rifugio Agostini 358 2410 1,00 6,00 overnight
fork 321 321 2500 0,20 6,20 via ferrata Castiglioni
Bocc.ta dei 2 Denti 321 2859 1,30 7,50 b.2_denti_e_c.agola.jpg (28516 byte)
Bocch. dei 2 denti e cima d'Agola
Rif. 12 Apostoli 307 2487 1,00 8,50 -
Near  Passo Bregn de l'Ors 354 1848 1,40 10,30 C.Vallon_da_Movl1.jpg (43323 byte)
Cima Vallon da Malga Movlina
Passo del Gotro 354 1847 0,10 10,40 -
Malga Movlina  354 1781 0,10 10,50 -

Visualizza Parco Adamello Brenta, Settore Brenta in una mappa

from Andalo to Tovel lake ] from Dimaro to Tovel Lake ] From Malga Mondifrŕ to Lake Tovel ] From Groste Pass to lake Tovel ] from Molveno to Groste' pass ] from  Molveno to Massimeno ] From Molveno to San Lorenzo, along  V.Ceda ] [ From Molveno to Malga Movlina, Stenico ] from Molveno to Tovel Lake ] from Tovel lake to Dimaro ] from Groste pass to Malga Arza ] From Groste' to lake Tovel via B.Tuckett ] from Molveno to S.Lorenzo via Rossati ] from Molveno to Madonna di Campiglio via M.Spora ] from Molveno to Madonna di Campiglio via Val Brenta ] from Molveno to Campiglio via val Perse ] from Molveno to Seo ] from lake Tovel to Male ] Sentiero Costanzi ] Sentiero delle Palete ]