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All around the Brenta Dolomites

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  • Andalo
    / Andalo
    Photo: ph. Modica, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / Lake Molveno
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, ph. Alessia De Bonis_@alixia88
  • / San Lorenzo in Banale
    Photo: Lorenzo Ventura, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / San Lorenzo in Banale
    Photo: ph. Joe Barba, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / Castel Stenico
    Photo: ph. Gaudenzio, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / Cascate Rio Bianco - Stenico
  • / Val Genova - Nardis Waterfall
    Photo: Archivio ApT Madonna di Campiglio-Pinzolo-Val Rendena, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • / Val di Non - Castle Thun
    Photo: Archivio ApT Val di Non, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • /
    Photo: Sestili Selecta, APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
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Unforgettable tour all arount the Brenta Dolomites, from the East to the West, from Andalo to Madonna di Campiglio.

 

 

difficult
Distance 136.1 km
11:48 h
2,942 m
2,942 m

Wonderful tour all around the Brenta Dolomites, UNESCO Natural Heritage, touching famous places: from Andalo to Molveno and then to Terme di Comano, Pinzolo and Madonna di Campiglio and forward to Campo Carlo Magno, 1700m.; then Dimaro, the Val di Sole and the Val di Non, before going up to Andalo again.

 

Author’s recommendation

  • Molveno Lake
  • the church in Tavodo
  • the Rio Bianco Waterfall and the Castle in Stenico
  • St. Antonio Abate Church in Pelugo
  • Pinzolo
  • the Nardis Waterfall and Val Genova (not directly reached from the main track)
  • Madonna di Campiglio
  • Dimaro
  • Tovel Lake (not directly reached from the main track)
  • Castle Thun (not directly reached from the main track)
  • Faunistic Park in Spormaggiore and Castle Belfort

 

 

 

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Author
Lorenzo Ventura
Update: August 10, 2021
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Highest point
1,683 m
Lowest point
261 m
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Safety information

The tour goes mostly along secondary roads with few traffic; from Ragoli to Carisolo and through the Val di Sole you can also bike on bicycle tracks. Emergency numer is 112.

 

Tips and hints

Touristboard Dolomiti Paganella

Start

Andalo - piazza Dolomiti (1,026 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.163896, 11.003409
DMS
46°09'50.0"N 11°00'12.3"E
UTM
32T 654668 5114208
w3w 
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Destination

Andalo - piazza Dolomiti

Turn-by-turn directions

The itinerary starts from Piazza Dolomiti in Andalo: take the SS 421 in direction of Molveno-Comano Terme-Riva del Garda. The first part of the track is very easy and suitable for all: going down to Molveno and walk straight on along the lake, then, restarting to descend until to San Lorenzo in Banale. Just before Tavodo we take the road on the right (SP 34), and we go up to Sclemo and Stenico; once we reach Stenico, we mantain the principal road,  crossing over the Rio Bianco waterfall, we cycle reaching for first, the little village of Coltura, then Ragoli, at the end Preore.

We remain on SP 34 and we proceed on the flat to Val Rendena until to take the bridge on the Sarca river near Javrè. Now we are on SS 239. We turn on the right and we proceed to Pinzolo and Madonna di Campiglio direction until the traffic circle situated betweeen Mortaso and Strembo inhabitants: here we take the second road on right. We leave the principal route choosing the ancient track going through Strembo and Caderzone Terme before to return on the SS 239. Overstepping the centre of Pinzolo and Carisolo we start the big rise of the journey which lead us to Madonna di Campiglio: the rise is regular with a beautiful views on the Brenta Dolomites and Adamello-Brenta group.

Arriving in Campiglio, we turn on the right (no tunnel), we across the town centre and then we return on the main route. The rise is not over yet but the end is really close, there is just Campo Carlo Magno to climb! Campo Carlo Magno is the highest point (1683 mt.) of the itinerary. From here we descend to Val di Sole, in direction of Dimaro: be careful with wet track. At Dimaro roundabout, we turn on the right (SS42), cycling easy until Mostizzolo, the boundary of Val di Non and Val di Sole. Here we turn on the right and we come back to climb to Cles, the county town of Anaunia. When we arrive at the roundabout near the Church and we take SP 73 to Tuenno, acrossing Cunevo and Campodenno; near Sporminore we come back on SS43, before turning on the right to Cavedago-Spormaggiore-Andalo. The second and the last long climb until Andalo is here for you! After that you could gloat … you did it !

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Public transport

Trentino Trasporti - line 611

Getting there

From the motorway exit Trento nord we drive direction val di Non and Altopiano della Paganella; just afer the long tunnel by Mezzolombardo, we turn right (SP 64), to Fai della Paganella and Andalo.

Parking

Andalo town centre and at the sport centre/football pitch.

Coordinates

DD
46.163896, 11.003409
DMS
46°09'50.0"N 11°00'12.3"E
UTM
32T 654668 5114208
w3w 
///exiled.frailer.experienced
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Technical equipment, gloves, helmet, water, snack, mobile phone.

 


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Distance
136.1 km
Duration
11:48 h
Ascent
2,942 m
Descent
2,942 m
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