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Hike to Rifugio Brentei

Mountain tour • Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo and Val Rendena

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Hike to Rifugio Brentei

Mountain tour · Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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m 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 10 8 6 4 2 km MARIA E ALBERTO AI BRENTEI Rifugio Vallesinella (1513 m) CASINEI

Walking among the peaks of the Brenta Dolomites.
moderate
11.2 km
5:00 h
700 m
700 m
Discover the superlative views of the most famous pinnacles of the Brenta Dolomites, in a picture-perfect environment.

This mountain hut, which has an iconic status in the Dolomites, represents the starting point for the most important climbs in the Brenta area. You will find numerous mountaineers busy on the surrounding cliffs, or as they approach/return from their climbs.

Author’s recommendation

During summer 2020 there will be some renovations therefore the mountian hut will be open only as a refreshment point.
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Updated: August 12, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rifugio Brentei, 2182 m
Lowest point
Loc. Vallesinella, 1522 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

MARIA E ALBERTO AI BRENTEI
CASINEI
Rifugio Vallesinella (1513 m)

Safety information

1) Prepare your itinerary

2) Choose a route that is suitable for your skill level

3) Choose suitable equipment and gear

4) Consult the snow/weather bulletins

5) Heading out on your own is more risky

6) Leave information on your itinerary and on the approximate time you expect to return

7) Do not hesitate to seek the support of a professional

8) Pay attention to the information and signs that you find along the trail

9) Do not hesitate to follow your steps backwards

10) In case of an accident, sound the alarm by calling the emergency number 112.

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

 

The section between Sella del Fridolin and Rifugio Casinei can be particularly slippery in wet conditions.

 

Start

Loc. Vallesinella (1522 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.206624, 10.851571
DMS
46°12'23.8"N 10°51'05.7"E
UTM
32T 642835 5118671
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Destination

Rifugio Brentei (2182m)

Turn-by-turn directions

The route begins in Vallesinella, at the mountain hut of the same name. You take trail 317, which passes a wooded section partially characterised by roots and stairs. After walking for about 45 minutes, you reach Rifugio Casinei (1825 m). After a necessary break, you continue, taking trail 318 with directions for Rif. Brentei. The path begins to climb above the vegetation and follows a diagonal route leading to the “Valle del Fridolin” fork (2043 m).

You continue to follow trail 318, with directions for “Rifugio Brentei”. You walk on “Sentiero Bogani” (still marked 318), which continues on a slight downhill slop, and then a few alternating uphill/downhill sections. In this part, the path is partially dug out of the rock, with a few walkways and tunnels: truly picturesque. The path then climbs once again and, passing beneath the incredible western cliffs of the “Punte di Campiglio”, you reach a panoramic ledge located on the river’s right of Val Brenta Alta, where Rifugio Maria e Alberto ai Brentei is located. The mountain hut is very pretty, and panoramic: the scenario is fairytale-worthy, dominated by the immense east face of the Crozzon di Brenta, and the massive Cima Tosa, the most important peak in the Group, together with Cima Brenta.

You return along the same route.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Madonna di Campiglio via road SS239 della Val Rendena (coming from the Giudicarie and from Val di Sole). Entering the town from the south (below the tunnel), follow the signs on the right for Vallesinella. At the rundabout, turn right again towards Vallesinella - Loc. Palù. The road to the mountain hut is managed by the Parco Adamello-Brenta authorities, who manage access (open before 07:30).

Parking

Ample parking in Vallesinella. N.B.: the road and parking lot are managed by Parco Adamello Brenta.

Coordinates

DD
46.206624, 10.851571
DMS
46°12'23.8"N 10°51'05.7"E
UTM
32T 642835 5118671
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking boots/shoes, raincoat, a change of clothes. Telescopic hiking sticks are useful.

Similar routes nearby

  • Hike to Rifugio Casinei
  • Tour of the Brenta Dolomites refuges
  • Tour of Brenta Dolomites Shelters (Casinei, Brentei, Alimonta)
  • Brenta Dolomites
  • Madonna di Campiglio - Rifugio Vallesinella - Rifugio Casinei - Rifugio Brentei - Bocca di Brenta - Rifugio Pedrotti - Baito dei Massodi - Rifugio Selvata - Molveno
  • Trek to Rifugio Alimonta
  • Easy path from Monte Spinale to Rifugio Graffer
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.2 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
700 m
Descent
700 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available

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