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

Vacanze al Lago di Molveno, Dolomiti di Brenta

Natural Park
the valleys
refuges connections
circular tours
route fixed rope
crossing routes
Trentino hotels
tours by car







Crossing the Brenta Dolomites, Trentino: from Molveno to Madonna di Campiglio via Bocca di 

A classic route across the Brenta Group which winds through the Brenta, Massodi and Seghe valleys. This itinerary in the opposite direction is advisable if you wish to start high up from the Grostč Pass and go to the  Tuckett Refuge and then on to the Brentei Refuge. Up until the Croz Altissimo Refuge the itinerary is the same as the one described in the preceding section. 
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.). 
After the Bocca di Brenta pass, at 2,552 metres the highest point on the itinerary, you begin to go down towards the hanging glacier, with the start of the Via delle Bocchette way on your left. Continue along path no. 318 and in less than an hour you come to the Alberto and Maria Brentei Refuge (marvellous views over the Cima Tosa and Crozzon del Brenta peaks). 
From here carry on down the Brenta Valley, past the Bogani tunnel, to get to the Casinei Refuge (1,825 m., 1 hour 15 minutes). From here continue along path no. 317 to the Vallesinella Refuge (1,513 m., 50 minutes) and then take the road into Madonna di Campiglio (about 4 km).

Vecchio Rifugio Tosa con alta Val Massodi e, tra le nebbie, Cima Lasteri e Piz Galin

suggestions for overnight stays

Rifugio PedrottiRifugio Brentei

starting point:

Molveno Pradel o Molveno Via Dolomiti

finishing point:

Madonna di Campiglio –Rifugio Vallesinella (mt 1513)

maximum height:

Bocca di Brenta mt 2552

difference in height

mt 1232 ( 1688 se si parte da  Molveno paese)

time required

7 – 7,30 hours

main peaks crossed

Val delle Seghe, Valle dei Massodi , Val Brenta

refuges etc. along the way

Rifugio Croz.Altissimo, ( o Rifugio Malga Andalo) Rifugio Selvata, Rifugio Pedrotti, Rifugio Brentei, Rifugio Casinei

path numbers

Path no. 340 (319 if you leave from Molveno itself, 332 if you go towards Malga Andalo – Sevata Refuges) as far as the Selvata Refuge, and then path 319 to the Pedrotti Refuge, 318 to the Casinei Refuge and 317 to the Vallesinella Refuge.

Bus Connections

Collegamenti autobus Trentino

level of difficulty

tiring but not difficult

recommended period

june - october

special remarks

Much less demanding in the opposite direction

 vistas of the upper Massodi Valley: the Pedrotti Refuge is high up and to the left of the Brenta Alta

Table of times between points and heights

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  
Busa del Formai, fork 319-322 322 1300* 0,50 1,00 path 319 directly to Rifugio Selvata
Rifugio Croz.Altissimo, fork 322,340 340 1430 0,30 1,30
Cartina  su gentile concessione Editrice la Giralpina
Rifugio Selvata, fork 332 319 1630 0,40 2,10
fork 319-303 319 2420 2,00 4,10
Rifugio Pedrotti 318 2491 0,10 4,20
Bocca di Brenta 318 2552 0,10 4,30
Rifugio ai Brentei 318 2182 0,50 5,20 Val_brentab _oben.jpg (37788 byte)
La Bocca di Brenta
Valle del Fridolin, fork 328 318 2048 0,50 6,10 parete_croz_alt.jpg (38712 byte)
Croz Altissinmo
Rifugio Casinei, sent 318 317 1825 0,25 6,35 take path 317
Rifugio Vallesinella, Madonna di Campiglio - 1513 0,45 7,20 vecchio_tosa.jpg (38597 byte)
Il vecchio Rif.Tosa

Chiesetta Brentei e Crozzon di Brenta con il Canalone Neri


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 ]