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DBT variant stage 5 : Rifugio ai Brentei - Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa

Mountain tour · Brenta Group
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  • Rifugio Pedrotti
    / Rifugio Pedrotti
    Photo: Frizzera, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Rifugi Maria e Alberto ai Brentei
    Photo: Foto Trentino Marketing, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Rifugio Brentei, lungo il Dolomiti di Brenta Trek
    Photo: Foto Trentino Marketing, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Chiesetta al Rifugio Maria e Alberto ai Brentei
    Photo: Enrico Veronese, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Route towards Brentei refuge
    Photo: Lucaz, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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 Variant of the fifth stage of the "Dolomiti di Brenta Trek" route, from Rifugio ai Brentei to Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa.  

Distance 3.2 km
2:00 h
509 m
223 m

The total walking time from Rifugio Brentei to Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa via Rifugio XII Apostoli and Rifugio Agostini is 8.30 hours along paths graded EEA-MD, that is requiring climbing aids and therefore suitable for expert hikers equipped with harnesses, helmets and crampons. The following alternative route permits you to avoid the mountaineering paths and vie ferrate and to shorten the time it takes to go from Rifugio Brentei to Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa.

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Update: August 02, 2020
Highest point
2,610 m
Lowest point
2,161 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Attention, before starting the trek check the glacier condition with either Rifugio Brentei or Rifugio XII Apostoli who will inform you about the equipment necesary to cross this small glacier!

Tips and hints

Here the updated information about the conditions of the route:

  • alpine guides Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo val Rendena and Paganella

Hospitality, refuges and bivouacs:


Rifugio ai Brentei (2,161 m)
46.175333, 10.876252
46°10'31.2"N 10°52'34.5"E
32T 644822 5115239


Rifugio Pedrotti Tosa

Turn-by-turn directions

From Rifugio Brentei you climb the path waymarked SAT 318 (EE in the section Rifugio Brentei – Bocca di Brenta) also called the Brentei path, to reach the Bocca di Brenta (2552 m) passing at the foot of Campanil Basso and going across wide screes. The Bocca di Brenta is a small detrital rock saddle that links Val Brenta (Rifugio Brentei) with Vallone dei Massodi (Rifugio Tosa). It is the most important and frequented pass in the Brenta Group and it was traversed for the first time way back in 1864 by John Ball. From Bocca di Brenta the path descends rapidly to Rifugio Pedrotti (2487 m). Walking time Rifugio Brentei – Rifugio Pedrotti 1.10 hours. 


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

In summer shuttle bus from the centre of Madonna di Campiglio (Brenta Alta square) down to Campiglio south and Vallesinella (from June to September). 

Getting there

The Brentei Refuge can be reached from Madonna di Campiglio, Val Rendena.  From the town, travel by car to Loc. Vallesinella and then ascend on foot following the SAT 317 trail signs to the refuge, a 2 1/2 hour walk away. In summer a shuttle bus service runs from Madonna di Campiglio to Loc. Vallesinella.


Pay and display parking at the departure of the Spinale cableway (connection with the shuttle bus towards Vallesinella).If you want to departure from Vallesinella refuge: there is a big pay and display parking (availability until full and limited Park transports).


46.175333, 10.876252
46°10'31.2"N 10°52'34.5"E
32T 644822 5115239
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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)

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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