Brenta Dolomites: what to see and do Brenta Dolomites: what to see and do


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Brenta Dolomites: what to see and do

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Brenta Dolomites: what to see and do

Cristina & Fausto

Madonna di Campiglio is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the entire Alps. The Brenta Dolomites are what makes it special, surrounded by the unspoilt scenery of the Adamello Brenta Nature Park.

These mountains are true paradise for hikers and mountaineers, and they were included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2009. In this article, we would like to tell you more about the Brenta Dolomites, recommending some ways to explore them responsibly and sustainably.

  • Brenta Dolomites

The Brenta Dolomites border Val di Sole to the north, the Giudicarie Valleys to the south, Val di Non, Lake Molveno and the Paganella Plateau to the east, and Val Rendena to the west. Within the Brenta Dolomites, you’ll find lots of well-known locations like Pinzolo, Dimaro, Cles, Molveno, Andalo, San Lorenzo in Banale, Folgarida, Marilleva and our very own Madonna di Campiglio.

  • Adamello Brenta Nature Park

Adamello Brenta Nature Park is the largest protected area in the whole of Trentino. It includes the Adamello and Brenta mountain groups, it is crossed by the Val Rendena and surrounded by the Non, Sole and Giudicarie valleys. Its altitude ranges from 477 to 3,558 meters, with an incredible variety in terms of flora and fauna. In 2008, the Adamello Brenta Geopark became part of the UNESCO Global Geopark Network.

  • Paths and via ferratas in the Brenta Dolomites

The Brenta Dolomites offer several trails and via ferratas. The Sentiero delle Bocchette, divided into Central and High, is perhaps the best-known route in the Dolomites. It develops over 800 meters altitude difference, taking about 10 hours to cover, and leading up to an altitude of 2,500 meters. There are also many alternatives, with routes of different length and difficulty. It is also good to remember that all these routes should be tackled with appropriate equipment, and under the supervision of an expert mountain guide.

  • Cycling and eBike on the Brenta Dolomites

Bicycles, and specifically mountain bikes, are certainly one of the best ways to discover the beauty of the Brenta Dolomites. Countless bicycle paths, designed for cyclists with different training levels, cross the valleys and forests – there are paths for families, with long flat stretches and gentle ups and downs, and thrilling options for expert riders, to be done with the right protections and a suitable bike.

  • Brenta Dolomites mountain huts

Rifugio Pedrotti, Agostini, Tuckett, Cacciatori, Brentei, Alimonta, Dodici Apostoli: the Brenta Dolomites offer many larger and smaller mountain huts, where you can find rest and refreshments during your excursions. Some are easier to access, others require more experience and specific equipment. To reach them, you often need to walk several hours along paths or via ferratas, so it is advisable to only start walking in optimal physical conditions. Don’t forget that safety in the mountains is always the most important thing.

  • Skiarea Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta

With its 150 kilometers of slopes and 60 ski lifts, the Skiarea Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta – which also includes the Sole and Rendena valleys – is the largest ski area in Trentino. The slopes are constantly covered in snow and well beaten, all accessible with a single ski pass. It’s a real winter sports paradise, dedicated to skiers of all ages.

We are sure you will find something for you, to enjoy your break in the Brenta Dolomites at the fullest! We will be waiting for you, as always, with open arms.

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