BRENTA MOUNTAIN GROUP | DOLOMITESbrenta mountains

The Brenta Dolomites (‘Dolomiti di Brenta’ in Italian) are in the westernmost extremity of the Dolomites region, in the Trento Province of the Trentino Adige Adgie Region. The Brenta Group is on the western side of the Adige valley, and bordered on the west by the Giudicarie fault-line; a tectonic fracture that marks the separation between the Dolomites and the Adamello (3,539 m) and Presanella (3,558 m) groups of the Italian Alps, which border the area to the north and west respectively.

The range runs north to south for about 40 km and is about 12 km wide east to west. This  Brenta Group consists of calcareous and Dolomite rocks, displays majestic but austere forms with sharp angles of varied shapes. Various processes of erosion have shaped the massive banks of Main Dolomite bedrock, carving out the bold and agile pinnacles which form the heart of the Brenta Dolomites, in front of Cima Tosa (the highest elevation; 3,173 m) and the Campanil Alto (‘Upper Bell Tower’), at the top of the Brenta valley.The Campanil Basso (literally ‘Lower Bell Tower’) is a tower formation that best represents the beauty of the Group and inspired mountaineers and enthusiasts who have come to the area.

Map of Brenta Dolomites

TRAVEL PLANNING FOR THE BRENTA MOUNTAIN GROUP

TOWNS NEAR THE BRENTA GROUP

  • Madonna di Campiglio
  • Pinzolo
  • Molveno
  • Cles
  • Trento
  • Pagnella

PRIMARY PEAKS OF THE BRENTA GROUP

Within Brenta Mountain Group, there are several peaks above 3,000 metres; Cima Brenta (the second highest, 3,150 m), Crozzon di Brenta (3,118 m), Cima Vallesinella (3,114 m), Cima d’Ambiez (3,102 m) and Cima Mandron (3,040 m). Summits just below 3,000 metres include Cima Falkner (2,999 m), Cima Vallon (2,968 m), Cima Brenta Alta (2,960 m), Cima Agola (2,959 m), Cima d’Armi (2,951 m), Campanile Alto (or ‘di Brenta’; 2,937 m) and Campanile Basso (2,883 m).

BIKE TOUR ROUTES IN THE BRENTA GROUP

  • Passo Campo Carlo Magno
  • Bicycle Tour Around the Brenta Mountain Group to Bolzano
  • Bike Touring Italy's Val di Sole Bike Path

VIE FERRATE IN THE BRENTA GROUP

  • Sentiero Ettore Castiglioni
  • Sentiero Livio Brentari
  • via delle Brocchette Centrali
  • Sentiero Oliva Detassis
  • Sentiero delle Bocchette Alte
  • Sentiero Claudio Costanzi
  • Sentiero delle Palete
  • Sentiero Gustavo Vidi
  • Sentiero dell'Ideale
  • Sentiero Osvaldo Orsi
  • Sentiero Sosat

RIFUGIO (MOUNTAIN HUTS) IN THE BRENTA GROUP

  • Rifugio Croz dell'Altissimo, 1.430 m
  • Rifugio Selvata, 1.630 m
  • Rifugio Stoppani al Grostè
  • Rifugio Graffer al Grostè, 2.261 m
  • Rifugio Tuckett, 2.272 m
  • Rifugio Brentei, 2.182 m
  • Rifugio Angelo Alimonta, 2.580 m
  • Rifugio Tommaso Pedrotti, 2.491 m
  • Rifugio Silvio Agostini, 2.405 m
  • Rifugio Dodici Apostoli, 2.487 m

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