Rifugio Pedrotti, the largest in the Brenta Dolomites
This is just one of those excursions that you will remember long after your holiday is over: a medium/high intensity route in terms of difficulty but also an extremely visually satisfying one!
From the Altopiano del Pradél (1,367 m) follow trail 340, which has a slight slope and passes under the Croz dell'Altimissimo's walls and reaches Rifugio Croz dell'Altissimo at 1,430 m, to find yourself suspended with a view overlooking Lake Molveno, the vertical wall of the Croz dell'Altissimo and the Campanil Bas.
From Rifugio Croz dell'Altissimo cross the torrent and climb on the left until you come out of the forest near Rifugio Selvata which is at 1,630 m.
There are a couple of spots which are a bit perilous in this stretch, so take particular care.
Continue along trail 319, zigzagging under the Fontane Fredde peak, crossing the Acqua della Dosola, a small stream, and passing through a grassy area where the ruins of the ancient Baito dei Massodi (1,994 m) lie.
Further along is Rifugio Tosa, with Rifugio Pedrotti just after that.
If you still have a bit of energy and you feel like continuing, carry on until you reach Bocca di Brenta to see the Presanella.
The return journey is along the same trail as far as Rifugio Selvata. From there, descend along a steep forest path until it meets the Valle delle Seghe forest road and then descend towards Molveno.
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