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Dolomiti Brenta Trek: a 11-stages loop trail around the Brenta group

Alpine tour · Brenta Group
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  • / Rifugio Tuckett, lungo il Dolomiti Brenta Trek
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The DBT hiking route is a loop route around the Brenta dolomitic group with an average elevation of 2000 meters. The trail covers 96 km of well-marked routes and SAT ferrate.

difficult
92.2 km
40:00 h
7381 m
7386 m

Dolomiti di Brenta Trek is a unique and suggestive trekkinkg-experience in the heart of the Brenta Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage. The route gives the chance to know the most hidden spots of this imposing mountain chain where the contrast between the grey Dolomia rocks and the green habitat of the bear is striking.

The Brenta Dolomites are part of the Adamello Brenta Natural Park and include six famous tourist destinations. Here you can find the whole trail divided in 11 stages and 7 additional variants that allow you to shorten the route or to avoid ferrate or technical trails. The minimum time necessary for covering the whole DBT route is 6 days, but everyone can organize his own route choosing where to start, how many stages to do in a day and if including or not the more technical trails of the route.

Author’s recommendation

The DBT addresses to different targets of walkers: it can be made entirely by the expert and trained walkers or only partially by people who like walking softly.

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2781 m
Lowest point
1427 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
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May
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Dec
Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

Safety information

Organize well the stages as not arrive too late where staying overnight.
The Dolomiti di Brenta Trek is a loop hiking route, so the starting point always corresponds to the arrival point. The trekker can choose his favourite access point among Val di Non, Val di Sole, Val Rendena, Valli Giudicarie, Terme di Comano or Altopiano della Paganella areas.

Tips, hints and links

Parco Naturale Adamello Brenta: www.pnab.it

ApT Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena: www.campigliodolomiti.it

Consorzio per il turismo Giudicarie Centrali: www.visitgiudicarie.it

ApT Terme di Comano: www.visitacomano.it

ApT Dolomiti Paganella: www.visitdolomitipaganella.it

ApT Val di Non: www.visitvaldinon.it

ApT Val di Sole: www.valdisole.net

ApT Trentino: www.visittrentino.info

Start

The DBT is a loop hiking route, so the starting point always corresponds to the arrival point. (1978 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.322189, 10.952619
DMS
46°19'19.9"N 10°57'09.4"E
UTM
32T 650314 5131698
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Destination

The DBT is a loop hiking route, so the arrival point always corresponds to the starting point.

Turn-by-turn directions

Difficulty: EEA (expert hikers with equipment) 

 

STAGE 1. RIFUGIO PELLER - BIVACCO COSTANZI
Distance: 9,4 km
Ascent: 684 m
Descent: 316 m
Duration: 4:20 hours
Difficulty: E / EE

STAGE 2. BIVACCO COSTANZI - RIFUGIO GRAFFER
Distance: 14,4 km
Ascent: 1057 m
Descent: 1155 m
Duration: 7:15 hours
Difficulty: EE / T

STAGE 3. RIFUGIO GRAFFER - RIFUGIO TUCKETT
Distance: 5 km
Ascent: 252 m
Descent: 267 m
Duration: 2:15 hours
Difficulty: E

Stage 3 variant: Rifugio Graffer - Malga Spora
Distance: 7,4 km
Ascent: 272 m
Descent: 678 m
Duration: 3:15 hours
Difficulty: E

Stage 3 variant: Rifugio Graffer - Malga Flavona
Distance: 8,0 km
Ascent: 224 m
Descent: 623 m
Duration: 3:15 hours
Difficulty: E

Stage 3 variant: Rifugio Graffer - Agritur Malga Tuena
Distance: 10,5 km
Ascent: 557 m
Descent: 1080 m
Duration: 4:40 hours
Difficulty: E / EE - D

STAGE 4. RIFUGIO TUCKETT - RIFUGIO AI BRENTEI
Distance: 4 km
Ascent: 238 m
Descent: 318 m
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: E

STAGE 5: RIFUGIO AI BRENTEI - RIFUGIO XII APOSTOLI
Distance: 5,8 km
Ascent: 925 m
Descent: 611 m
Duration: 3:15 hours
Difficulty: EEA - MD

Stage 5 variant: Rifugio ai Brentei - Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa
Distance: 3,2 km
Ascent: 509
Descent: 223
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: EE

STAGE 6: RIFUGIO XII APOSTOLI - RIFUGIO S. AGOSTINI
Distance: 2,8 km
Ascent: 310 m
Descent: 408 m
Duration: 2:40 hours
Difficulty: EEA - MD

STAGE 7: RIFUGIO S. AGOSTINI - RIFUGIO TOSA PEDROTTI
Distance: 6,2 km
Ascent: 491 m
Descent: 410 m
Duration: 3:10 hours
Difficulty: EE

STAGE 8: RIFUGIO TOSA PEDROTTI - MALGA SPORA
Distance: 11,2 km
Ascent: 1272 m
Descent: 1866 m
Duration: 6:40 hours
Difficulty: E / EEA - D

Stage 8 variant: Rifugio Tosa Pedrotti - Rifugio ai Brentei
Distance: 3,2 km
Ascent: 509 m
Descent: 223 m
Duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: EE

STAGE 9: MALGA SPORA - MALGA FLAVONA
Distance: 15,9 km
Ascent: 830 m
Descent: 812 m
Duration: 6:50 hours
Difficulty: E / EEA

STAGE 10: MALGA FLAVONA - AGRITUR MALGA TUENA
Distance: 8,1 km
Ascent: 548 m
Descent: 683 m
Duration: 3:40 hours
Difficulty: E / EE

Stage 10 variant: Malga Flavona - Rifugio Graffer
Distance: 8,0 km
Ascent: 623 m
Descent: 224 m
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: E

STAGE 11: AGRITUR MALGA TUENA - RRIFUGIO PELLER
Distance: 9,2 km
Ascent: 663 m
Descent: 417 m
Duration: 4:10 hours
Difficulty: E / EE

Stage 11 variant: Agritur Malga Tuena - Rifugio Graffer
Distance: 10,5 km
Ascent: 1080 m
Descent: 556 m
Duration: 5:10 hours
Difficulty: E / EE - D

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.322189, 10.952619
DMS
46°19'19.9"N 10°57'09.4"E
UTM
32T 650314 5131698
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Bibliografia: Per i GRANDI SENTIERI DELLE DOLOMITI: il BRENTA di Alessandro Cristofoletti, contributi scientifici a cura di Efrem Ferrari

 

Author’s map recommendations

 

Cartografia: CARTOGRAFIA 4LAND, CS-139, GRUPPO DI BRENTA. Edizioni 4Land, Formato: 100x132 cm, Formato chiuso 11x20 cm

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Equipment

Necessary equipment 

  • technical mountain clothing
  • mountain boots with Vibram sole or similar

 If the route has equipped parts, brings with you:

  • ferrata set
  • harness
  • helmet
  • ferrata gloves
  • a piece of rope (suggested)
  • ice-axe and crampons (where necessary)

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Difficulty
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Distance
92.2 km
Duration
40:00h
Ascent
7381 m
Descent
7386 m
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