It opens onto a vast and exciting theater of cliffs, screes and pinnacles bordered by small glaciers. It is one of the most precious “pearls” in the treasure chest of the Park. Up here, at the foot of daring peaks, are the alpine refuges and a wide network of trails. Val Brenta can be reached from the village of S. Antonio di Mavignola.
How to reach it
From Sant’Antonio di Mavignola follow the signs for Val Brenta. Down the road that, after the bridge over the Sarca di Campiglio, leads to the forest nursery. So we arrive at the entrance of Val Brenta, where we leave the car to continue on foot.
Discovering the valley
Val Brenta: one of the most evocative alpine sceneries that can be admired in the Adamello Brenta Nature Park. Going up from Sant’Antonio di Mavignola towards Madonna di Campiglio you will see the magnificent dolomitic amphitheater: the Fracingli del Crozzòn peaks, Tosa, Cima Margherita, Cima Brenta Bassa, the carving of the Bocca di Brenta, Cima Brenta Alta, Campanil Basso and Campanil Alto , Sfulmini, Cima Armi, Torre di Brenta, Cima Molveno and Cima Mandròn.
Main access to the heart of the dolomitic group, it is separated from Vallesinella by the Costa del Gras d’Oven and from Valagola by the Fracingli. In the upper valley there are five small glaciers: the Vedretta della Bocca di Brenta, the Brentei, the Sfulmi and to the left the spectacular Vedretta del Crozzòn and the Camosci. From the Vedretta dei Camosci it originates the Sarca di Brenta that runs through the valley then flowing into the Sarca di Campiglio.
The environment of the valley still preserves the characteristics of the pastoral life of the past, which revolved around the two alpine huts Brenta Bassa and Brenta Alta, now abandoned. “Right in the center of so much beauty, imposing in front of us stood a colossal rock, one of the most prodigious monuments of the forces of nature”. So the English alpinist D.W. Freshfield described the Crozzòn view from the pasture of the Malga Brenta Alta.