Brenta Dolomite
​Circuit


Introduction

Welcome to the Brenta Dolomite circuit, a week long trek exploring the forests and high mountains of Limestone and Volcanic rock!  The Dolomite region is a unique mountain region in europe. It's majestic rock towers are formed from millions of years of erosion formed out of the coral reef that it used to be! It is perhaps one of the only places in europe where it is possible to find fosils of sea creatures two and a half thousand metres up the side of a mountain!

But that is not all that is great about this region. Steeped in history, it's pine forests used to supply the wood for the Venecian navy, during it's hay day. Nowadays tourism and environmental protection are perhaps the most important roles of this beautiful area of North East Italy. 

This trekking holiday is aimed at allowing you to experience the best that the Brenta Dolomite has to offer. Trekking in the nature park that is home to Brown Bears, re introduced into their natural habitat here in 1991. Spotting Ibex or Marmots as they forage, or eagle soring above the Limestone Dolorite rock towers. Or watching the stoats darting between the rocks outside the Pedrotti refuge in the evening.

So if this appeals to you, please have a look at the itinerary below and get in touch if you would like to experience the Brenta Dolomite this summer.
Rifugio Pedrotti, our high altitude accommodation on night 6.
Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Andalo and check in to Hotel*. At 5 pm meet your guide, who will run through the itinerary in more detail and answer any questions. A short stroll to a restaurant for dinner.

*Full details of how to get to Andalo, using public transport, from Verona, Venice or Milan Airports are supplied on booking.

Day 2 - Leaving Andalo we climb out of the forest and follow the mountain trail to the Passo Clamer (2,164 metres). Stunning views of the north Brenta range and the forest that is home to the bears that are being helped in this region. We follow the mountain trail down to our first Rifugio, Croz dell Altissima (1,430 metres). Distance 11 km, Ascent 1200m/750m, 7 hours with breaks.

Day 3 -  Today we are heading for Lago di Tovel. To get there we will climb to the Bocca Del Vallazza (2,453m). This pass offers fantastic views of the main Brenta range, which we will cross tomorrow. Descend to a lakeside Rifugio, 17 Kilometres, 1100m ascent/ 1200m descent, 8 hrs. You are now in the Nature Park Adamello. It's top attraction are the 20+ bears that are offered protection here.

Day 4 - We are climbing over the backbone of the Brenta Dolomite today. Beyond the forest we arrive at Monte Stoppani. Here is a good area for finding fosils, from the coral sea that this mountain range is decended from! On the way down to the village of Madonna di Campiglio is a great chance to spot marmots (see film clip, left).  14 km, 1,300m ascent/ 1200m descent, 8 hrs. First of two nights stay in hotel.

Day 5 - Today, we are climbing Volcanic roack to visit some of the lakes west of Madonna di Campiglio. The valley in which the village is situated forms the barrier between the pervious rock of the Brenta and the impervious rock to the west. return to stay at the same hotel. 12km, 600m up/ 1000m decent (or you can spend more time on high and get a cable car down!) 6 hrs.


 Day 6 - Back onto the Brenta! We are climbing through beech forest, then pines up onto the 'Luner landscape' and the Rifugio Pedrotti, perched on the summit of the Brenta's ridge. 12km, 1,000m ascent, 30m descent, 7 hrs 

Day 7 - Stunning views of rock towers as we make our descent down into the valleys and return to Andalo. 1,500 descent, 6 hrs.

Day 8 - Depart after breakfast. 

Fitness Level

Suitable for anyone who is a regular mountain walker. You will need to carry a medium sized rucksac, a maximum of 30 Litres in size and the total weight, based on the kit list provided, should not exceed 10 kilograms.

Time & Pace

5- 8 hours per day, based on a walking speed of 3 kilometres per hour, known to some as 'Alpine plod'. It's not a race and there is plenty of time for taking in the scenery and stopping for picnic lunches on route. The tracks and paths are rocky in places, but of good quality.


The regional map with Andalo and Madonna di Campiglio highlighted
cima toza, brenta dolomite
Cima Toza, 3,173m, part of the dramatic scenery on day 6 of our journey.
Marmot spotting on Monte Spinale, our descent on day 4. 
ibex sunbathing brenta dolomite

What's included in the price?

Guiding services each day
2 nights HB in 3*Hotel, Andalo

2 nights HB in 4*Hotel,  Madonna di Campiglio
3 nights half board in mountain huts, known as rifugio's in Italy


Not included:

Transfer to start point, Andalo, Italy.
Evening meal on the arrival day.
Lunches each day - picnics can be purchased at huts and hotels
Transfer from end of trip


Additional information

Information on how to arrive at Madonna di Campiglio from any airport/rail station will be included in your welcome instructions on receipt of booking. Likewise, return journey information will be included to get from Rovereto rail station to Verona. From here you can fly to UK and other European destinations or travel on to airports at Milan
Ibex sunbathing!
cima sella, brenta dolomite

2018 Dates

Saturday 21st July - Saturday 28th July -
12 Spaces

Saturday 4th August - Saturday 11th August - 12 Spaces


Prices

   £1,219.00 per person*

*price based on shared twin/double room on hotel nights & dormitory style accommodation (bunk beds) in huts. Single suppliments are only possible on the nights in hotels.​​
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Want to know more or book?

​Just press the button below to go to the contact page and get in touch, or call

+44 7955 280053

The Cima Sella, 2,917m, a similar shape to the Matterhorn. The snow covered pass below it was crossed by a group of Australian and British servicemen in World War 2. They made a successful 8 day trek across four mountain ranges to reach Switzerland in 1943.
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