The Bozzetti Aided path is an easy aided route that leads to Monte Zeledria above Madonna di Campiglio. The trip is also suitable for beginners and is developed in areas of high landscape interest. The view of the Brenta Dolomites is wonderful and repays the climb.
The starting point of the itinerary is Cascina Zeledria in the municipality of Madonna di Campiglio. From Madonna di Campiglio we continue towards Folgarida and at the Passo Campo Carlo Magno (1682 m) we continue until we see Via Zeledria on the left, which we will climb up to Malga Zeledria.
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The itinerary we propose is a long ring-route that includes a tour of the various lakes in the area and then up Monte Zeledria (2427 m) with the Bozzetto Aided path and return to Cascina Zeledria.
Starting from the parking lot of the farmhouse we climb onto the CAI 265 with moderate slope towards the Viviani hut on the shore of the stupendous Lake of Pradalago (40 'from the parking lot). Let's stay on CAI 265 which proceeds under the north coast of Monte Zeledria, slightly downhill towards the Lago delle Malghette and of the homonymous hut (1890 m - 1h 30 from the parking lot). We skirt the lake and, going around it from the north, we first follow CAI 201 on the left and then the CAI 267 in the direction of the 3 Lakes. The path initially extends in the woods and then exits and reaches an increasingly interesting environment before Lago Alto and then the 3 Lakes (2282 m) where we will meet both the Lago Medio that the Lower Lake (1 h from Lake delle Malghette - 2h 30 'from the parking lot). The path is very pleasant and up to this point it presents no difficulty.
We continue on a stretch of ridge from which we will notice on the left at the bottom of the valley the indistinct shape of the Lago Scuro. We ignore the path that goes down towards this lake. We are now close to the start of the Bozzetti Aided path signaled by one metal slab (2h 45 'from the parking lot).
We continue for a few minutes in a southerly direction until we meet a series of debris on our left, while on the right there is a crossroads for CAI 226 / B which proceeds towards Lake Seredoli. We hold the right and begin a go up the ridge which connects Monte Zeladra with the Monte Nambino at the back rising 150 meters in altitude. This stretch is a bit tiring to climb and in some places we meet some metal cords on a ladder to help the climb. We are now in view of the summit with a feature Italian flag to signal the highest point. From the summit we have a magnificent view of the Brenta Dolomites and gods underlying lakes. After a well deserved break we begin the downhill section of the Aided Bozzetti Path.
We now go down to the eastern side of Zaladria and soon we find some stretches always aided with ladders and wire ropes to protect in particular from the steep southern ridge that quickly descends to Lago di Nambino 500 meters below. After this stretch, the metallic equipment ends and this is indicated to us by a classic red sign which indicates the start of the equipment for those who follow this path uphill towards Monte Zeledria. We continue to the right going down without any problems easy rocks the coast as far as Lake Pradalago where the Bozzetto Aided path ends (1h 30 'from the start of the path slab - 4h 15' total).
At this point we cover the path following the approach between Cascina Zaladra and Lake Pradalago downhill to the parking lot (30 'from the end of the Aided Walkway - 4h 45' total).
This aided path does not present particular difficulties and is an excellent itinerary for bringing neophytes and people with little experience of climbing to this type of itinerary. The path is a ring and landscape is very interesting. It does not present particularly difficult points and the few points exposed are optimally protected.
The Bozzetto Aided path is a very pleasant itinerary but quite long with a good gap. If you want to take a new itinerary, the area of Madonna di Campiglio and Brenta offers many beautiful ones (to name a few, the Ferrate of the Bocchette Centrali and Alte, the Via Ferrata Benini and Sosat Aided Path) but with long approaches that are difficult to marry to be traveled on the same day.
If you want to take a ferrata you could go down towards Tione and go along the next one Via Ferrata Preore or along the Giudicarie Valleys the short and easy Ballata of Ballino. Going instead along the road that goes down towards Riva del Garda we meet the Via Ferrata Che Guevara, the Via Ferrata Pisetta, the Casteldrena ferrata and the Via Ferrata of Somator. Moving instead towards Andalo you can go along the Via Ferrata Aquile.
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Approach: 2:45 h
Ferrata: 1:30 h
Itinerary: 4:45 h
Via Ferrata gap: 70 m
Route difference: 646 m
Max altitude: 2426
Length: 11 Km