A spectacular walk through the Brenta Dolomites from the high point of Rifugio Pedrotti along narrow rocky paths with amazing views down to Rifugio Cacciatore on the tree line.
Distance 8.3 km
Follow the narrow rocky paths from the saddle below Cima Tosa and the site of Rifguio Pedrotti across slabby limestone and skirt the steep sided valley before a short climb out into the next valley over. Traverse the rugged terrain of this valley before descending on a zig zag path towards the tree line and Rifugio Cacciatore for your night’s stay.
The views on this walk are stunning, and the mountains here remote. Enjoy the peace of the environment and keep your eye out for chamoix and marmot, along with the many wildflower species littering the valley slopes.
Safety informationIf you are walking on a day with bad visibility pay special attention to the red and white markers on leaving the Rifugio because the way could be easily lost across the slabby limestone. Some of the day’s walk is on narrow paths (less than 1 metre) with steep drop-offs on one side, sometimes there are railings for your hands at these points (but not always). Take care on these exposed and rocky sections – poles can be very useful here.
Tips and hintsThere are no places to stop for food along the way except Rifugio San Agnostini, and this is may not be open. It is best to ask Rifugio Pedrotti to make a packed lunch for you or delve into the provisions you have brought with you.
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EquipmentThe weather in the mountains, as normal, can be very mixed so make sure to pack layers, and waterproofs for cooler, wet days. For warmers days remember sunglasses, hat, and suncream for protection. Normal hiking equipment in a 20-30 litre rucksack, and walking boots or sturdy walking shoes are needed. Walking poles for the ascents and descents are highly recommended.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- 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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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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