From the car park in Val Venegia (near the mountain dairy with the same name or the Pian dei Casoni) follow the forest road slightly uphill along the side of the valley. Looking to the left you can see the huge west flank of Monte Mulaz, a majestic wall of Dolomitic limestone; looking south-east you can see the vertical flanks of Cimon della Pala, Cima Vezzana and Bureloni, arranged according to a spectacular succession of pinnacles, towers and walls.
Pass by the “Malga Venegiota” mountain dairy and, shortly after, leave the dirt road for trail No. 710 on the left, which, after a short stretch through a sparse wood, climbs steeply along the west flanks at the base of Monte Mulaz.
Climbing steeply, you reach the large gravel deposits at the foot of the enormous Campanile di Val Grande. Here, at about 2370 m, trail No. 710 bends sharply north-east towards Passo di Mulaz at 2616 m . The surrounding scenery here is impressive and very impactful. Beyond the pass it’s a short trek to Rifugio Volpi al Mulaz (2556 m); [NB: at the pass, you can take the alternative route to the summit of Monte Mulaz: see the notes below].
After a short rest at the mountain hut, continue gently downhill along trail No. 710 for a short stretch, being very careful to take trail No. 751 on the left (heading northwards) towards Passo di Focobon.
Trail No. 751 descends rather steeply, with several changes in direction, down to 2200 m , from where the oblique incline becomes gentler to the “Passo di Focobon” ( 2326 m ).
Continue along trail No. 751, which cuts through the inclined green slopes, to the nearby “Passo di Venegiota” (2299 m). Here you must be very careful not to continue along trail No. 751, but to take a usually well-beaten track that descends steeply from the pass to the foot of the south flank of Cima Venegiota. At about 2210 m ignore a trail branching off on the right and follow the straight trail (down into the valley – gps track) or the one on the left, both of which join trail No. 749 further down.
Once on trail No. 749 (at about 2050 m ) follow it along the left down to the initial trail in Val Venegia, tracing your steps back along the forest road to the departure point.
NB: the stretch between Passo di Venegiota and trail No. 749 is not difficult and is usually well-beaten; however, it is not SAT marked (a GPS navigating device can be of help here); if you have any doubts and are afraid of getting lost, from Passo di Venegiota continue along trail No. 751 up to Forcella Venegia, from where you can take trail No. 749 on the left. The route is slightly longer, but you certainly won’t lose your way.