Hike through the Meledrio valley to the Mondifrà mountain hut

The Val Meledrio separates the Brenta Dolomites from the Presanella Group: along the way from Dimaro to the Passo Campo di Carlo Magno a stream with waterfalls, the Mondifrá mountain hut and several stations of the “Ecomuseo Val Meledrio” can be discovered.

The path through the Val Meledrio valley starts in Carciato (800 m a.s.l.), a district of the municipality of Dimaro in the Val di Sole valley. We follow the Via Acquaseri road until we reach the forest path towards the wood. It leads us to the streambed of the Meledrio stream and further to the Maglio picnic spot in the shadow of the trees. We are still in the lower part of the valley and can choose now either the forest path at the western side or the hiking path on the opposite valley side. After about 1 km both merge again. At the level of Folgarida an ascent with bends follows, here the little Pison Waterfalls are located in the middle of the forest.

At 1,600 m a.s.l., just before the Campo Carlo Magno, we reach the meadows of the Malga Mondifrà mountain hut (also rest point). From here it is only 1 more km until the golf course and the top of the pass. Those who want to save the trip back, can take the bus back to the Val di Sole valley from here. Along the way also the stations of the local museum “Ecomuseo Val Meledrio” are located, as the sawmill (Segheria Veneziana), the smithies, a lime kiln and remains of the Santa Brigida Hospice.

Please note: approx. at the halfway mark, the connection path to Folgarida can be found. So it would be also possible, to climb up the Campo di Carlo Magno from there or to descend to Dimaro. Also the road up to the Passo di Campo Carlo Magno is not far away, sometimes traffic noise can be heard. The forest path is also part of the “Dolomiti di Brenta Bike” mountain bike trail and therefore also used by mountain bikers. Please pay attention!

Author: AT

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

Starting point: Dimaro, hamlet of Carciato
Route: Carciato - Meledrio valley - Mondifrà mountain hut - Passo di Campo Carlo Magno
Distance: approx. 12.5 km (each direction)
Walking time: approx. 3.5 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 860 m
Altitude level: between 790 and 1,640 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: August 2012

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