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

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Crossing the Brenta Dolomites, Trentino: from Molveno to San Lorenzo, along Ceda valley

Description: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). At this point the long descent begins into the lovely Ambiez Valley, which is bounded at the top by the Cima Ambiez peak and by the Tosa massif. In about an hour you come to the Mughera area and in another 15 minutes to the Al Cacciatore Refuge (path no. 325). Yet another 2 hours and you can finish the excursion at the Ristoro Dolomiti bar in Baesa. Then follow the road open to traffic for 2 km until you come to San Lorenzo in Banale.  

starting point: Molveno – near the camping site 
finishing point: San Lorenzo in Banale 
maximum height: mt 2415 , Passo della Forcolotta di Noghera 
difference in height about 1600 m.
time required 9 – 10 hours 
main peaks crossed Val di Ceda, Val Ambiez
refuges etc. along the way Rifugio Agostini
path numbers 332, 326, 320, 325 
Alternative itinerary From the 325b fork from the Busa dei Magani hollow, Bregain route 351 with fixed rope supports * to the Bar Erica in San Lorenzo in Banale (near the Alpenrose Refuge) 10 to 11˝ hours overall. Total difference in height: 1720 metres
Bus Connections Collegamenti autobus Trentino
level of difficulty rather tiring and not always very well marked
recommended period giugno-ottobre
special remarks In the opposite direction, from San Lorenzo in Banale to Molveno, you can gain height by taking a taxi in the form of a jeep to the Al Cacciatore Refuge (1,819 m.) (for information and to book in advance, ask at the APT di Comano tourist office, tel. 0465-702626)

Alta Val di Ambiez con l'omonima Cima e il Rifugio Agostini     

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 Carrying on along path 322 you come to the Malga Andalo Refuge in about an hour
La Vela , fork strada for, 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
Cartina  su gentile concessione Editrice la Giralpina
rovine di Malga Ceda Alta 326 1888 1,20 3,05
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 325 2410 1,00 6,00 amb_v_noghera.jpg (39404 byte)
Rif. Agostini dal S.Castiglioni
Busa dei Malgani, fork 351 325 1960 1,00 7,00 -
Rif. Al Cacciatore, fork 348 325 1821 0,15 7,15 -
 ex Malga Prato di Sotto, fork 342 325 1710 0,15 7,30 -
Ponte di Paride,fork 351 bis 325 1557 0,20 7,50 -
Baesa-Ristoro Dolomiti, San Lorenzo in Banale - 860* 1,30 9,20 ambiez_b 5.jpg (49284 byte)
Val Ambiez

Il Monte Daino e il Passo di Ceda

Visualizza Parco Adamello Brenta, Settore Brenta in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori

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 ]