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 Lake Tovel

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. At the refuge you turn right and climb the old river bed following path no. 322. After about half an hour you come to the fork with path no. 344 which heads for the Clamer Pass (2,164 m., 1˝ hours from the fork with no. 322). This pass is easy to recognise for the presence of a boulder of considerable dimensions, which is very thin at the base and which seems to be balanced rather precariously, given its size. 
From the Clamer Pass towards the west you have a wonderful view over the whole of the central chain of the Brenta Dolomites, without doubt one of the most attractive vistas in the whole of Trentino. ** Those who wish to return to Molveno without crossing the mountains can follow an alternative itinerary at this point. In about 3˝ hours you can get back to Pradel (cable car station) by taking path no. 344 bis which from the Clamer Pass climbs the slopes of the Lasteri to the Croz Altissimo peak (2,339 m.) to then go back down towards Molveno and Andalo along the grassy slopes of the Altissimo-Gallino subgroup of mountains, first to the Montanara Refuge and then to Pradel.
On the other hand, crossing the mountains involves going to the Malga Spora at 1,851 metres (45 minutes from the Clamer Pass). From here take path no. 301 northwards and turn left in the direction of the Gaiarda Pass (2,242 m.). You come to the pass after going over the last stretches of the scree of the imposing mountain side of the Croz del Fibbion.
 When you reach the fork with path 371, take this path to the Malga Flavona (1,858 m.) (50-60 minutes from the fork with path no. 301). Continue along  path no. 371 to the Malga Pozzol (1,632 m.) and at this point take path no. 314 which follows the course of the Rio Tresenda river to the Pian delle Fontanelle plain and to Lake Tóvel (1 hour 45 minutes from the Malga Flavona).

Il Gruppo di Brenta da Passo Clamer  Risalendo  il sentiero 344
Die Brentadolomiten vom Clamer Pass Auf dem Weg 344
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 Percorso Malga Spora Lago di Tovel, elaborazione su  gentile concessione Editrice La Giralpina

 Percorso Molveno Malga Spora, elaborazione su  gentile concessione Editrice La Giralpina

Grafico altimetria traversata Molveno Tovel

starting point: Molveno Pradel  , mt 1320
finishing point: Lago di Tovel – Val di Non
maximum height: Passo della Gaiarda, mt 2242
difference in height 1236 m.
time required 7-8 hours
main peaks crossed Val delle Seghe, Val Perse, Val Santa Maria Flavona
refuges etc. along the way Malga Spora
path numbers 340, 322, 344, 301, 371, 314
recommended route for early return to base from Malga Spora to Andalo along the path n.301
level of difficulty tiring, not difficult
recommended period june-october
Bus Connections Collegamenti autobus Trentino  You need your own transport from Lake Tóvel to Tuenno. Then a bus  takes you from the two centres in the Non Valley to Mezzolombardo where there is a connection several times a day with Molveno.

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Panorama from Passo Lasteri

Table of times between points and heights

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


Altipiano di Pradel 340 1320 0 0 SEE MAP
Rifugio Croz Altissimo, fork 322 322 1430 0,50 0,50
Vallazza, fork 322, 344 344 1600 0,30 1,20 turn  rightwards
Passo Clamer, fork 344,344b 344 2164 1,30 2,50
Malga Spora 301 1851 0,45 3,35 take the left, northwards
Passo Gaiarda 301 2242 1,15 4,50 -
Campo Flavona, fork 371 371 2196 0,10 5,00 -
Malga Flavona, fork 330 371 1820 0,55 5,55 take the left
Malga Pozzol, fork 314 314 1632 0,30 6,25 take the right, eastwards
Ponte Rio Tresenga 314 1560 0,10 6,35 -
Lago di Tovel 314 1189 1,00 7,35 -

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 ]