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Vacanze al Lago di Molveno, Dolomiti di Brenta

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Brenta Dolomites - The access valleys and paths. Val delle Seghe, path 319.

This is the main access valley to the central chain of the Brenta Group from the south-east and the Rio Massodi river flows through it, at times underground. The “Valle delle Seghe” or “Valley of Sawmills” takes its name from the numerous old sawmills that were once the main source of income for Molveno in the Middle Ages.
 From Lake Molveno until it forks into the Massodi and Perse Valleys, the valley is bounded to the west by the slopes of Monte Daino and the Croz dei Casinati peak, while in the north-east the sheer western rock face of the Croz Altissimo dominates the entire valley. 
To the north the imposing chain of the Cima Brenta and Sfulmini mountains give the Seghe Valley an enviable edge in terms of wonderful views. Path 319 climbs up from Molveno as far as the “Tabele” or Busa del Formai hollow: here it divides into two branches. The first, to the left, keeps the number 319 and goes up towards the Selvata Refuge; the second becomes no. 322 and goes to the Croz Altissimo Refuge and then turns right towards the Perse Valley.
 From the Croz Altissimo Refuge comes path 340 which to the east goes to the Pradel tableland and to the west goes to the Selvata Refuge, joining path 319 which climbs up to the Pedrotti Refuge. From the Selvata Refuge it is possible to get to not just the Pedrotti Refuge but also the Malga Andalo Refuge along path 332 (in part equipped with fixed rope supports).

La  Val delle Seghe vista dal sent. 340 : sullo sfondo il Lago di Molveno e il Monte Gazza, sulla destra in alto  i prati di Malga Andalo.
Val Seghe con Cima Brenta e Cima Roma vista da Monte Ranzo

The Seghe Valley seen from path 340: in the background is Lake Molveno and Monte Gazza, and top right are the Malga Andalo Refuge meadows

 Val delle Seghe  


starting point Molveno, parcheggio Via Dolomiti
Connections with public transport TRENTINO TRASPORTI
By motor vehicle not permitted
Nearest refuges or bivouacs Croz Altissimo Refuge, Selvata Refuge, Malga Andalo Refuge, Pradel Refuge, Montanara Refuge
main itineraries a) path 319 to Selvata and Pedrotti refuges. 4½ hours. Difference in height: 1,611 m.
- b) paths 319,322 and 340 for the Croz Altissimo Refuge and Pradel or Selvata or Montanara refuges (path 340b) and Andalo
- c) Donini path to the Malga Andalo Refuge
- d) path 322 to the Tuckett or Pedrotti refuges with detour along path 303
- e) paths 322 and 344 to the Clamer Pass and Malga Spora
- f) paths 322, 344, 344b (Lasteri Pass), 352b for the Montanara Refuge
- g) paths 322 and 314 for the Bocca Vallazza pass and Malga Flavona or Grostè Pass and Madonna di Campiglio
Il sentiero 340 tra il Rifugio Croz e il R.Selvata
Il sentiero 340 tra il Rifugio Croz e il R.Selvata
Val delle Seghe e Cima Roma, Gruppo di Brenta

Table of times between points and heights: Molveno Rifugio Pedrotti  along the  Seghe Valley

Route point


time between points in minutes time from start in hours possible route variations
Molveno,via Dolomiti 880 - - car_Molveno_Pedrotti.jpg (378561 byte)
Elaborazione su Cartina per gentile concessione Editrice la Giralpina
Baita Ciclamino, fork Sent.Donini 926 10 -
Busa del Formai, fork 319-322 1300* 50 -
Rifugio Croz Altissimo, fork 322,340 1430 30 -
Rifugio Selvata, fork 332 1630 40 2,10 to Malga Andalo
fork 319-303 2420 120 4,10 detour along the Sentiero Orsi path
Rifugio Pedrotti 2491 20 4,30 -

Visualizza Parco Adamello Brenta, Settore Brenta in una mappa