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The most beautiful hikes in the Dolomiti Paganella

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Dolomiti Paganella

In the Dolomiti Paganella, you will find fantastic routes for every taste: panoramic mountain hiking trails, breathtaking via Ferrata, idyllic forest paths and enjoyable stretches along the lake shores. Whether you are looking for a mountainous challenge or a leisurely hike with the whole family, here you will find the right hike for you.

In this Collection, we have put together the eleven most beautiful hikes in the Dolomiti Paganella for you. On spectacular summit ascents and via ferrata, you will get up close to the rugged rocks and steep peaks of the Brenta Dolomites and the Paganella massif. Enchanted forest paths lead you into the midst of nature's tranquility where you can enjoy the view of the sparkling waters of Lago di Molveno on leisurely lakeside paths. The two Brenta crossings are the icing on the cake and will make the heart of every mountain hiker beat faster.

Along the paths, you will find Italian mountain huts and cozy alpine pastures, where you can take a break and tuck into classic Trentino cuisine. The two central towns of Molveno and Andalo, which you can easily reach from Trento, are the starting points for the hikes. Grab your rucksack and boots and discover the beautiful Brenta Dolomites and the Dolomiti Paganella.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    01:56
    1.84 mi
    1.0 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Eagle-Climbing Trail, Ferrata delle Aquile, is a new via ferrata on the almost vertical cliffs at the top of Paganella. The climb is very exciting, leads through steep rock faces, along narrow ledges and over breathtaking rope bridges - not for the faint of heart. As an experienced climber, you will enjoy the unique view of the Adige Valley and the mountains of Trentino. As a beginner, it is best to go with an experienced mountain guide who will guide you safely through the exciting passages.Take the cable car from Andalo to the Cima de Paganella and from there take the signposted Eagle Walk to get on the via ferrata.

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  • Difficult
    01:08
    1.73 mi
    1.5 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Great for any fitness level. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    If the challenging eagle climbing route is too much for you, you do not have to miss the fantastic panorama of the Paganella. On the brand-new Adlerweg you hike across the wide Paganellagipfel, enjoy the magnificent views and discover the unique alpine flora.The Adlerweg starts at the chairlift station on the Cima de Paganella. From there you follow the signposted path to the vertical cliffs on the eastern slope of Paganella. Incredibly steep fall the walls below you from the Adige Valley and the trail leads directly along the edge. At the steepest points, you can hold on to a wire rope. The Adlerweg leads you through a large, natural grotto and soon after you reach the eagle's throne. At this vantage point, the entire Adige Valley lies at your feet. Back to the cable car it goes over the botanical path, where you can admire the mountain flowers of the Dolomites.

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  • Difficult
    03:04
    6.16 mi
    2.0 mph
    600 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The Cima Canfedin is an offshore side summit of the Paganella massif and on this beautiful circular walk you can enjoy a 360 degree panorama of the entire Trentino.You take the gondola from Andalo to the middle station Doss Pelà and from there take the chairlift to the summit of Paganella. Here you start your hike and wander across the wide plateau over the pass S. Antonio to Cima Canfedin. Here, the view sweeps over the mountains of Trentino to Lake Garda. After a break at the summit, we will cross the plateau to the Passo S. Giacomo, where you will have a splendid panoramic view of the peaks of the Brenta Dolomites. From this point the path leads you steadily downhill. At the alpine hut Paganella 2, it's worth taking a rest before continuing the last part to the cable car station Doss Pelà.

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  • Difficult
    08:27
    11.6 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,775 ft
    5,400 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    This fantastic day tour takes you right up to the real heart of the Brenta Dolomites. The hike will take you from the Pradel plateau over natural mule tracks up to the Pedrotti hut at the foot of the Cima di Brenta. From there it goes down a long descent to Molveno.Take the gondola lift from Molveno to the Pradel plateau. Here begins your hike and you follow the trail no. 340 in the direction of Rifugio Croz dell'Altissimo. Already at the ascent you have wonderful views. After you have passed the Rifugio the way becomes steeper. Past the Rifugio Selvata, you climb up the path to the Rifugio Pedrotti. Here you will be spoiled with a breathtaking high mountain world. If you are still fit, you can take a short detour to Bocca di Brenta and enjoy the view to the west. After a well-deserved break, you first hike back to the Rifugio Selvata. From there you follow a forest path down to Molveno.If you are planning a hut tour through the Brenta Group, this tour is a perfect introduction. Just stay at the Pedrotti Hut and continue your tour the next day.

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  • Intermediate
    03:14
    6.03 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The village of Fai della Paganella is located on a small plateau at the foot of Cima Fausior. A beautiful and challenging mountain tour takes you up to the summit cross, where you can let your gaze wander over Fai de Paganella and the Adige Valley.Your tour starts at the trail parking lot at Pass Santel. There you take the signposted hiking trail 603, which leads you over forest roads in the direction of the summit. The easy trail winds slowly up the wooded slope. Once at the top, the eastern wall of the Cima Fausior falls steeply below you and the entire Adige Valley seems to lie at your feet. Satisfied, you eat your food up here and then make your way back. On the same route you descend again to the starting point of the tour.

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    6.80 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Small break between the summit tours complacent? The Lake Molveno is picturesquely situated between the steep mountain ranges of the Brenta group and the Paganella and can be completely surrounded on this wonderful hike.The cozy family hike starts on the outskirts of Molveno and always leads you along the shore around the lake. You always have a clear view of the surrounding mountains and in summer the glittering water lures you to jump into the cool water. It is especially beautiful on the pebble beaches on the north shore of the lake. So do not forget your swimwear and enjoy your day off between the mountain tours.

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  • Difficult
    08:33
    11.9 mi
    1.4 mph
    3,400 ft
    5,675 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    If you want to get to know the Brenta Dolomites in all their beauty, you should definitely plan a crossing. This day tour takes you on good mountain trails from Rifugio Vallensinella on the western slope over the dramatic Bocca di Brenta up to the Predotti hut. From there, the long, but promising descent down to Molveno.Either you spend the night directly at Rifugio Vallensinella or travel by public transport from the valley in the morning. From there you hike steadily uphill and follow the trail through a beautiful mountain forest. With each step, the surrounding landscape changes and soon you cross the tree and then the vegetation border. At the top you are surrounded only by the red-gray rock walls and the view down into the valley is breathtaking. You pass the mountain huts Casinei and Alberto e Maria dei Brentei. Between the rocky peaks you cross the Bocca di Brenta and stand in front of the Pedrotti hut. Here you have earned a long break before you begin the descent. When you are well rested, you will descend through the Valle dei Massodi to the Selvata hut and from there follow the forest path to Molveno.

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  • Difficult
    07:33
    10.7 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,625 ft
    5,850 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    From the picturesque Val Ambiez, the Palmieri Basso hiking trail leads through the heart of the Brenta Dolomites down to the sparkling Lake Molveno. Of all Brenta Crossings, this day tour is the least frequented and so a lonely high mountain world and dreamlike silence awaits you.The tour starts at Rifugio Cacciatore. Either you climb up to the cabin the night before, or book a seat in a SUV that drives up to the cabin. Along an uncultivated alpine hut you ascend leisurely over an open mountain meadow. The trail slowly becomes steeper and leads up the rocky slope to the pass Forcolotta di Noghera. Here you already have a magnificent view of the main Brenta peaks. You follow the narrow mountain trail below the steep slopes and enjoy the untouched mountains. After about three hours you will reach the Pedrotti hut, which is perfect for a rest. The cozy break is followed by the long but leisurely descent to the valley. You walk down to the Selvata hut and enter a dense mountain forest. From there you follow the forest trails down to Lake Molveno.

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  • Difficult
    02:22
    2.05 mi
    0.9 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,000 ft
    Expert mountaineering route. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The "Felice Spellini" via ferrata is the newest via ferrata in the Brenta Dolomites. He is classified as difficulty level C and is therefore aimed primarily at experienced and perseverance via ferrata. It leads you from the Molveno side to the Bocchette Centrali and Alte and connects the path number 303 (Sega Alta) with the Bocca degli Armi.At the hut Pedrotti it starts. From here you descend briefly to the hut Tosa. Here you keep left and continue downhill through a valley to the foot of the Brenta Alta. After a short distance you will reach the Busa degli Sfulmini, framed by the most beautiful peaks of the Brenta Dolomites.After a difficult cross passage and ladders, you will reach Bocca degli Armi at 2,749 meters, where the via ferrata ends. Now it goes downhill again slightly and if you keep to the right, you will soon reach the hut Alimonta, where you can spend the night.

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  • Difficult
    02:38
    4.94 mi
    1.9 mph
    850 ft
    900 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

    The interesting and impressive hike to the heart of the Brenta Dolomites runs on a medium difficult route that is also suitable for children.On the Alpe Pradel it starts. Here you can easily reach by gondola from Molveno. You keep to your right and go towards Malga Tovre, where you can see the preparation of fresh cheese. Shortly afterwards you will reach the Rifugio La Montanara at 1,520 meters altitude. Here you can enjoy an unforgettable view of the Brenta Dolomites from the terrace.You will reach the Val delle Seghe via the Grotto path and finally the Rifugio Croz dell'Altissimo at 1,430 meters, where you can take a well-deserved break. Afterwards, you first walk the same way back through the valley. Then keep to the right and get on a forest road to the starting point Pradel.

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  • Easy
    01:39
    3.27 mi
    2.0 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Start the panoramic hiking trail in Fai della Paganella. From here you walk up Via Pradonec, which leads you out of the village and down past green meadows to the forest. Through the wild and romantic forest you run a nice loop. You come along a stream and past small waterfalls.On the way back, you will also pass beautiful viewpoints from which you can look into the Adige Valley. After leaving the forest behind, it then goes through a residential area back to the starting point in Fai della Paganella.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    67.0 mi
  • Duration
    43:32 h
  • Elevation
    16,775 ft
The most beautiful hikes in the Dolomiti Paganella
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Dolomiti Paganella