A “not to miss” excursion from Madonna di
Campiglio to Andalo, Molveno along path 301. The excursion passes over the Grostè massif along campo Flavon to then
cross over the Gaiarda Pass and the Crosara del Fibion. From here across the
Pian della Spora and into the subgroup of the Campa, a south eastern section of
the Brenta Dolomites. From the Spora, the path descends the Val Sporeggio to
the Selva Piana and then Andalo. Alternatively path 301 coasts mount Dagnola
and brings to Maso Pegorar,Andalo.
This excursion is organized by the Adamello Brenta nature
park. At 7.05 am. the bus leaves from Molveno and arrives at Passo Campo Carlo
Magno two hours later. From here a cabin lift ( 2 sections) to the Stoppani
Refuge which is close by to the Grostè Pass. This is where this unforgettable
excursion begins. At first path 301 heads east south east along the rocky
slopes between the Grostedi and the Crosette.
After a 30 min. walk, near the
Turrion Sella, the path arrives at a fork with path 314 which goes south west
to the Bocca Vallazza, the Val Perse and then
Molveno. North eastwards, the path leads to the Val Flavona Alta and
Lake Tovel. Path 301 leads through the Turrion Basso and the Turrion Alto and
then onto Campo Flavona to where path 371 begins and leads toMalga Flavona. The path continues north around the Croz dei
Mandrini and the Crozzon di Spora as far as the Gaiarda Pass, 2242 m., which is
overhung by mount Fibion, (1,20 hrs from the Grostè Pass). The scenery here is
absolutely fantastic : the view sweeps from the Grostè group to the Cime della
Campa and then onto the northern chain of the Brenta. The path goes on in a
southwards direction and turns west around mount Fibion and then descends into
the green, isolated plain of Malga Spora, 1851 m.
This is the ideal place to
stop, have a picnic and recover one’s strength before facing the exacting final
descent. Malga Spora still functions as a summer alpine pasture and along with
the nearby Malga Cavedago and the Val dei Cavai, it is one of the few flat
grassy glades in the rough landscape of the southern Brenta. From the Spora, the path leads
east as far as Malga Cavedago where it turns south and descends for about 20
mins. as far as the fork between path 302, which leads to Cavedago and
Spormaggiore, and path 301, which goes around the Dagnola walls, crosses a
steep ledge and then passes through the woods down to Maso Pegorar, Andalo.
Total walking time: 4,30 hrs
not including pauses. From Andalo the local bus goes to Molveno.