Vacanze al Lago di
Molveno, Dolomiti di Brenta
the Brenta Dolomites, Trentino: from Molveno to Lake Tovel
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).
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).
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).
||Molveno Pradel , mt 1320
||Lago di Tovel – Val di Non
||Passo della Gaiarda, mt 2242
Seghe, Val Perse, Val
Santa Maria Flavona
etc. along the way
||340, 322, 344, 301, 371, 314
route for early return to base
||from Malga Spora
to Andalo along the path n.301
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.
Panorama from Passo Lasteri
of times between points and heights:
|Rifugio Croz Altissimo,
|Passo Clamer, fork 344,344b
||take the left,
||take the left
|Malga Pozzol, fork 314
||take the right,
|Ponte Rio Tresenga
|Lago di Tovel
Visualizza Parco Adamello Brenta, Settore Brenta in una mappa