Hike from Molveno to the Brenta Dolomites

This short and easy hiking tour leads us from the Pradel highlands of Molveno to the Croz dell’Altissimo Mountain Hut at the end of the Valle delle Seghe.

In Molveno we take the cable car, which takes us to the Pradel highlands at 1,350 metres a.s.l., offering breathtaking views on Molveno, its beautiful lake and the Paganella mountain range in the background. Having arrived at the Brenta Mountain Hut, we follow trail no. 340 towards the “Rifugio Croz dell’Altissimo”.

After leading through a dense wood, the trail offers a spectacular view on the Dolomites before it gets narrower and closer to the mountain cliffs. We even cross a small tunnel cut into the mountain. Despite a few clouds of fog, the view on the Dolomites is wonderful. After about one hour of hiking we arrive at the Croz dell’Altissimo Mountain Hut.

We are lucky enough to hear the last part of a concert of the Coro di S. Ilario, one of many bands performing at the “Suoni delle Dolomiti” music festival. Afterwards we taste some typical Trentino dishes in the mountain hut. From here, alpinists can follow many different mountain paths and trails into the heart of the Brenta Dolomites. After a short rest we decide to return on the same panoramic trail and enjoy the wonderful views before we take the cable car down to Molveno again.

This hiking tour is an insiders’ tip for all of you who want to enjoy a great and unspoiled natural landscape without too much effort.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Molveno, valley station of the Pradel Cable Car
Signposts: SAT 340, Rifugio Croz dell’Altissimo
Distance: approx. 3.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 1 hour (each direction)
Altitude difference: approx. 180 m
Altitude level: between 1,300 and 1,450 m a.s.l.
Suitable for families? Yes, this is an easy hiking tour not requiring too much effort. Some attention has to be paid at the section near the mountain cliffs! The path is not suitable for prams.
Experienced in: July 2011

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