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.
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.
If 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.
The 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.
There 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.