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Tour of Brenta Dolomites Shelters (Casinei, Brentei, Alimonta)

Mountain tour · Naturpark Adamello-Brenta
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  • Vedretta degli Sfulmini e Rifugio Alimonta, Dolomiti di Brenta
    / Vedretta degli Sfulmini e Rifugio Alimonta, Dolomiti di Brenta
    Photo: P. Geminiani, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Vedretta degli Sfulmini e Rifugio Alimonta, Dolomiti di Brenta
    Photo: P. Geminiani, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Vedretta degli Sfulmini e Rifugio Alimonta, Dolomiti di Brenta
    Photo: P. Geminiani, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Rifugio Alimonta
    Photo: Apt Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena FA, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Rifugi Maria e Alberto ai Brentei
    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
  • / Vallesinella refuge
    Photo: fototeca ApT Madonna di Campiglio Pinzolo Val Rendena, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
  • / Rifugio Alimonta
    Photo: Alessandro Beltrami, APT Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Val Rendena
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A challenging climb through the heart of the Dolomites and past some of Brenta’s most famous alpine shelters: Rifugio Casinei, Rifugio Maria e Alberto ai Brentei, and Rifugio Alimonta.
difficult
15.2 km
8:00 h
1,505 m
1,508 m
The most challenging variant of the traditional route of alpine shelters all the way to Rifugio Alimonta and Conca degli Sfulmini, one of the Brenta Dolomites’ most stunning amphitheaters of rock. Situated atop a rocky, lunar plateau, the shelter, the highest of all the Brenta Dolomites’ shelters, is the central point of the Via delle Bocchette beneath Vedretta degli Sfulmini and about 40 minutes from Bocca d’Armi. This constant, challenging climb offers an amazing view of the Adamello-Presanella group that makes all the effort well worth it.

Author’s recommendation

You can also access Via delle Bocchette from Rifugio Alimonta (via ferrata gear required).
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Updated: August 31, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,594 m
Lowest point
1,522 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Head out very early in the morning if you intend to finish the trip in one day.

Tips, hints and links

Lifts:
www.ski.it
Shelters:
www.vallesinella.it
www.dolomitibrenta.it › Rifugio Casinei
www.rifugiobrentei.it
www.rifugioalimonta.it
Alpine Guides:
www.guidealpinecampiglio.it
www.alpindays.com

Start

Vallesinella parking (1,527 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.206753, 10.852102
DMS
46°12'24.3"N 10°51'07.6"E
UTM
32T 642876 5118686
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Destination

Rifugio Alimonta

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Vallesinella parking area, take trail SAT 317 to Rifugio Casinei.
From the lodge, continue on to Rifugio Maria e Alberto Ai Brentei along trail SAT 318. From here, follow trail SAT 323 to Rifugio Alimonta. As you gain altitude, the landscape around you will gradually change from dense forest to low shrubs and then to bare rock.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

In summer, shuttle bus from the center of Madonna di Campiglio down to Campiglio south and Vallesinella (from June to September).

  • Check the summer transport timetables and rates online or get a brochure in the tourist office in Via Pradalago, 4.

Getting there

From Madonna di Campiglio, follow the signs for Campiglio south. From here, you can take the Spinale gondola lift (parking available and connection with the shuttle bus to Vallesinella) or, from Palù, continue by car in the direction of Rifugio Vallesinella, taking care to observe the timetables and rules of summer transportation.

Parking

Paid parking at the departure of the Spinale gondola lift (connection with the shuttle bus to Vallesinella).
If you want to start from Rifugio Vallesinella, there is ample paid parking (availability until full and limited park transportation).
If you want to leave from Grostè, there is ample paid parking at the departure of the Grostè gondola lift.

Coordinates

DD
46.206753, 10.852102
DMS
46°12'24.3"N 10°51'07.6"E
UTM
32T 642876 5118686
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Necessary equipment 

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

 If the route includes via ferratas, bring:

  • via ferrata gear
  • harness
  • helmet
  • via ferrata gloves
  • a length of rope (suggested)
  • ice-axe and crampons (where necessary)

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.2 km
Duration
8:00h
Ascent
1,505 m
Descent
1,508 m
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