Brenta Dolomites

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  • Brenta Dolomites - © By Flickr user Giustino
  • Brenta Dolomites - © By Flickr user Giustino
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  • Brenta Dolomites - © By Flickr user Giustino
  • Brenta Dolomites - © By Flickr user Giustino
  • Brenta Dolomites - © By Flickr user Giustino
  • Brenta Dolomites - © By Flickr user Giustino
  • Brenta Dolomites - © By Flickr user Giustino
  • Brenta Dolomites - © By Flickr user Giustino
  • Brenta Dolomites - © By Flickr user Giustino
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Key information: Brenta Dolomites

  • The Dolomites attract extravagances - spectacular, marvellous, outlandish - and have long been one of the world's most loved walking areas.
  • Huge, wildly eroded limestone cliffs and spires soar above meadows, forests and lakes. Walk through varied and always dramatic scenery. Revel in beautiful and rich plant and animal life. Contemplate the horrors of the high altitude World War I battlefields, then stay in comfortable and gemutlich refuges. The area is deservedly a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Brenta Dolomites are a separate group to the west, set apart from the main Dolomites. The two best-known walks are the North-South traverse, and the East-West crossing through the narrow Bocca di Brenta (detailed description of the walks are in preparation).
  • Sections may trouble people who have difficulties with heights.
     

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating93
  • Beauty37
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest3
  • Charisma36
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating93

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable: up to 4 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,552m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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WALK SUMMARY

The Dolomites are, in Walkopedia's opinion, Europe 's most thrilling mountains, arguably it's most beautiful and certainly it's most outlandish. The area is riddled with outstanding walks.

Everyone has seen pictures of the Dolomites, but the reality will always exceed your expectations. The vast limestone towers that soar, thousands of feet above the surrounding scree and high meadows, with beautiful, often virgin, mixed forest on the lower slopes, evoke the grandest serene majesty. They are not as high as the tallest Alps, but outdo all but the greatest the Mattterhorn, the Eiger and the like for sheer drama.

The Brenta Dolomites are a magnificent group, justly famous in their own right, separated from the main Dolomite groups by the Trento-Bolzano valley.

The variety of walks is endless, both in length and in scenery and interest, ranging from long distance paths to a sumptuous selection of day walks.

The two best-known walks are the North-South traverse, and the East-West crossing through the narrow Bocca di Brenta (detailed description of the walks are in preparation). These are described in Cicerone's Walking in The Dolomites.

Day Walks

There are many faboulous day walks. The most complete and perfect is what Cicerone (in Shorter Walks in The Dolomites) calls the Rif. Tuckett and ai Brenta Tour, 5-6 hours of surprisingly comfortably high level walking in the Brenta's best secenery. With excellent maps and generally well-marched paths, you can create your own menu.

Madonna di Campiglio to the west is a good base for walking, and the start-point of the East-West crossing.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

We have a lot of helpful practical information and tips about this walk, covering everything from the best books and maps, to timing and weather, geting there, possible problems, whether you need a guide and where to find them, and useful websites. This section is only open to members.

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Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

COMMUNITY COMMENTS AND PHOTOS

Name: Gaby
Posted on: 07/12/2013
Just discovered this website, what a fantastic resource . Time to plan some more walks!

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