Trentino by car in the valleys around the Brenta Group
tour starts in Pinzolo
. The church of San Vigilio has the famous Danse
Macabre painted by Simone Baschenis. Immediately after the bridge over the
River Sarca, turn left and take the road for the Genova Valley and the famous
Nardis waterfall (the journey up and down this lovely valley is 12 km).
the Nardis waterfall, it is possible to go to the Bedole Refuge, a not-too-steep
walk of about 10 km through fields and woods. Back on main road no. 229 head for
Madonna di Campiglio: the road begins to climb and just before it comes to
Sant’Antonio di Mavignola, on the left near a hairpin bend, is the turn-off
for the Nambrone Valley through which the River Sarca di Nambrone flows.
di Campiglio (1,522 m.) lies 65 km from Molveno. Here there
are various opportunities for excursions into the Brenta Dolomites (Vallesinella,
Casinei, Grostč) or into the Adamello-Presanella Group (5 lakes tour). After
Madonna di Campiglio you come to the Campo Carlo Magno Pass (1,681 m.) which
comes out in Dimaro (776 m., 81 km from Molveno), a resort famous for winter
sports (part of the Folgaria-Marilleva ski complex) and for river sports (canoeing
and rafting) on the River Noce.
In Dimaro turn left to go along the Sole Valley.
After 7 km you come to Malé, the main town in the Sole Valley (738 m.). An
interesting option here is a detour into the Rabbi Valley (1,095 m.,
12 km from Malé), one of the most attractive in Trentino with its many villages
on the banks of the River Rabbies. In addition to the spa baths, the Visitors
Centre of the Stelvio National Park and the little museum of traditional
cheese-making (Somrabbi) are well worth a visit. 20 km from Cles (and 108 km
from Molveno), after the Mostizzolo bridge, you come to Cles.
Keeping to the
right you come onto main road 43 bis for Tuenno where the road for Lake Tóvel
begins. From Tuenno follow itinerary no. 8 backwards: after 15 km you come to
the Rocchetta turn-off and after 20 km you come to Molveno. From
Molveno follow main road no. 421 towards San Lorenzo in Banale (11 km), Dorsino,
Ponte Arche (18 km) and Tione (33 km). In Tione turn right and take main road
no. 229 to Madonna di Campiglio. After the villages of Iavrč, Villa Rendena,
Pelugo, Borzago, Spiazzo, Strembo, Caderzone and Giustino, you come to
whole itinerary, including the visit to the Nardis waterfall and Lake Tóvel,
covers a total of 184 km