The first part of the most spectacular via ferrata of Brenta Dolomites.



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Work on this famous via ferrata was initiated by SAT back in 1936.

The remarkable beauty of the landscape, the daring nature of the route and the undeniable elegance of the Dolomites peaks explain the great fame of this itinerary.

The first part of the trail, dedicated to Otto Gottstein, gets underway just below the Bocca di Brenta.

Numerous stairs of varying length and slope allow you to get around the Cima Brenta Alta from the west along a natural ledge that leads to the Campanil Basso notch (2620 meters).

Here begins the part of the trail dedicated to Arturo Castelli.

The steep slopes of Campanil Bas begin to rise up to the Campanile Alto notch and the small Sentinella plateau.

From here continue along the ledge to the Bocchetta Bassa degli Sfulmini.

Here the section of the Bocchette named after Carla Benini de Stanchina begins.

From the ledge carved into the rock, remaining on the eastern side, the Torri degli Sfulmini are crossed up to the Bocchetta Alta degli Sfulmini, where the Figari Trail begins.

The Torre di Brenta is bypassed from the south-east, on terraces excavated in the rock (this is perhaps the most adrenaline-filled stretch of the via ferrata).

You then reach the characteristic rocks that tower over the Bocca Armi.

You descend through a series of metal stairs alternating with a sling.

In about 30 minutes you reach Rifugio Alimonta, by going down the Vedretta degli Armi.

There are two routes you could take back to Molveno: - go down to the Brentei hut and from there go up to the Bocca di Brenta and then the Pedrotti hut.

- take the via ferrata Felice Spellini, returning to the Pedrotti hut.