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Crossing the Brenta Dolomites, Trentino: from Molveno to Massimeno (Rendena Valley)

Molveno – Massimeno (Rendena Valley), via the Pedrotti and Dodici Apostoli Refuges (Ideale path). Itinerary to be undertaken in 2 days.

Start from the top station of the cable car that goes from Molveno up to the Altopiano di Pradel tableland (open every day from the last week in May to the end of September and at weekends from the beginning of May and in the first three weeks of October (check times and dates by phoning 0461-586981 / 586924). 
An alternative access route to the Croz Altissimo Refuge (1,430 m.) is the Seghe Valley, starting from Molveno near the Via Dolomiti hairpin bend, on path no. 322 (time from Molveno to the Croz Altissimo Refuge: 1˝ hours). Starting from Pradel, on the other hand, you follow itinerary 340 up to the Croz Altissimo Refuge  which has the odd exposed stretch but you are protected by a metal barrier (a rope hand-rail). The route cuts across the western rock face of the Croz Altissimo peak and offers excellent views over the Sfulmini amphitheatre and over the peaks that bound the Perse Valley. From the Croz Altissimo Refuge it takes 30 minutes to get to the Selvata Refuge (1,630 metres).
 An alternative route to get from Molveno to this lovely refuge is to take path no. 322, or the Donini route which begins at the Bar Ciclamino in Pontesel, both of which go via the Malga Andalo Refuge (1,351 m.). From the Selvata Refuge you carry on along path no. 319 and after about 50 minutes, having passed two springs, you come to the former Baita Massodi alpine hut (1,985 m.). 
Crossing fields amid rhododenron and the last mountain pines you come to the Laghet depression; from here the peaks are so lovely that the view over the Sfulmini, Campanil Basso and Brenta Alta Group is quite breath-taking. The silence is broken now and again by the whirring noise of the Pedrotti Refuge cable way which stands out against the rocks, now close, now far away. 
In about 4 – 4˝ hours you come to the Pedrotti Refuge (2,491 m.). From here you take path no. 304 which goes around the Cima Brenta Bassa peak and in front of the Cima Margherita and then begins to climb the Tosa hanging glacier with the Pozza Tramontana hollow lower down on your left. Carry on to the Sella della Tosa saddle (2,859 m.) and the Bocca della Tosa pass where the Ottone Brentari route with fixed rope supports begins. At the bottom, on the snowfield, turn sharp right and head for the Ambiez hanging glacier. 
Climb up the steep pass (2,871 m.) and mind the icy stretches. The view to the west encompasses the permanently snow-capped peaks of the Adamello and Presanella mountains. As you go down from the Agola hanging glacier, the Ideale path meets path no. 307 which goes to the Brentei Refuge along the Camosci hanging glacier (Martinazzi path). 
Continue straight on and in about 45 minutes you come to the Dodici Apostoli Refuge (3˝ hours from the Pedrotti Refuge, 8 hours from Molveno). From here take path no. 307 to the Bregn de l’Ors Pass (1,848 m., 1 hour 40 minutes) and then paths 333 and 354 to the Gotro Pass (10 minutes); finally take path 354 and in less than 2 hours you will come to Massimeno (Rendena Valley).

starting point:  Molveno- Pradel  ( mt 1320)
finishing point: Massimeno
maximum height:  mt 2859  Sella della Tosa
difference in height 1750 m. 
time required  about 11 hours
main crossing valleys Val dei Massodi, Vedretta della Tosa, vedretta D’Agola, Val di Nardis
suggestions for overnight stays rifugio  Selvata, Rifugio Pedrotti (overnight), Rifugio 12 Apostoli, Malga Movlina
path numbers nr 340 , 319, 304*, 307, 354
Trentino bus connections Collegamenti autobus Trentino
recommended period june -september
difficulty level difficult, only for expert people

il non sempre semplice traverso da Bocca Ambiez a base  Ferrata Brentari

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 from  Molveno to Massimeno

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


Molveno,via Dolomiti 319 880 0 0 SEE MAP
Baita Ciclamino, fork Sent.Donini 319 926 0,10 0,10 selvata_e_croz_alt_or.jpg (49430 byte)
Busa del Formai, fork 319-322 322 1300* 0,50 1,00 seguendo il sent. 319 si arriva direttamente al Rif. Selvata
Rifugio Croz.Altissimo, fork 322,340 340 1430 0,30 1,30 s. 322 per Val Perse o  Passo Clamer
Rifugio Selvata, fork 332 319 1630 0,40 2,10 per Malga Andalo
fork 319-303 319 2420 2,00 4,10 s 303 per Sentiero Orsi
Rifugio Pedrotti 320 2491 0,10 4,20 304_panor.jpg (30916 byte)
Sentiero dell'Ideale,n.304
Base sud Cima Brenta Bassa, b. 320 304 2470 0,10 4,30 s.320 per R. Agostini
Bocca della Tosa 304 2845 1,20 5,50 can_tosa_e_ideal.jpg (29099 byte)
Bocca della Tosa, sud
Vedretta d'Ambiez,fork 358 304 2800* 0,15 6,05 s.358 per Rif. Agostini
Bocca d'Ambiez 304 2871 0,35 6,40 ideale_b sent_1.jpg (29656 byte)
Sent. dell'Ideale, 304
Rif. 12 Apostoli 307 2487 1,10 7,50 overnight
Vic.ze Passo Bregn de l'Ors 354 1848 1,40 9,30 vedr_pra_fiori1.jpg (30289 byte)
Vedretta Prato Fiorito
Passo del Gotro 354 1847 0,10 9,40 -
Malga Movlina 354 1781 0,10 9,50 movl b .pres1.jpg (34967 byte)
Malga Movlina e Presanella
Massimeno - 861 2,00 11,50 -

Visualizza Parco Adamello Brenta, Settore Brenta in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori
Panorama verso  Rifugio ai 12 Apostoli e  Gruppo Presanella Adamello



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