High Routes

Hight Route n.2

Difficulty:

Medium

Length:

185 km

Hours:

01:00

Route: From Bressanone to Feltre, through some places very rich in history.
Altitude: between 2000 and 3000 metres
Lenght: 185 km
Medium duration: 15 days
Difficulty: medium/high

Notes:This route is suggested to trained excursionists, who do not suffer from vertigo and have a good sense of direction. A minimum knowledge of mountaineering is reqired in order to afford some difficult stretches.

This great alpine route unwinds along ridges, between the Isarco and Piave Rivers. It goes from the northern tips of the Dolomites to the Pre-Alps that overlook the Venetian plain and it connects two wonderful alpine towns: Bressanone and Feltre. This route goes through three provinces - Bolzano, Trento and Belluno - and eight chains of the Dolomites. This long route, which takes about two weeks, can be undertaken by experts who are well trained and have a good sense of direction and a minimum knowledge of mountaineering technique.

The "via delle leggende" ("legend route") starts from the vicinity of the Plose Group - Dolomites of Bressanone - and crosses Poma, Gardena, Pordoi, S. Pellegrino and Cereda Passes. Here begins the last part of this route: the great traverse of the Dolomites of Feltre.

Rifugio Città di Bressanone alle Plose - Rifugio Genova
Five - six hours walk.
Rifugio Bressanone can be reached by Valcroce cableway too: the sight is among the Plose and Putia groups.

Rifugio Genova - Rifugio Puez
Five - six hours walk.
Majestic landscape on the Odle, the mountain group where Reinhold Messner began to train.

Rifugio Puez - Passo Gardena - Rifugio Cavazza al Pisciadù
Five hours walk.
From Passo Gardena the via ferrata Tridentina starts: difficult and very crowded.

Rifugio Cavazza al Pisciadù - Rifugio Boè
Three hours walk.
From Rifugio Boè, in about 45 minutes, you can easily reach Piz Boè peak.

Rifugio Boè - Passo Pordoi - Lago Fedaja
Three hours and a half walk.
This pass is well-known by the mountain lovers and the bike lovers (since it is often coverd by the Giro d'Italia).
At the lake, at the foot of the MArmolada, there are several hotels and rifugios.
The climb to the "Queen of the Dolomites", the Marmolada, requires the crossing of the glaciers and is recommended only to well equipped excursionists.s

Lago Fedaja - Malga Ciapela - Forcarossa - Rifugio Fuchiade
Four - five hours walk with a possible change in nine - ten hours walk (along the glacier adn the ferrata).
You can decide to face the longer, but also more panoramic journey, which crosses Forcella Marmolada, Passo Ombretta and Passo delle Cirelle.

Rifugio Fulchiade - Passo San Pellegrino - Forcella Predazzo - Rifugio Passo Valles
Four - five hours walk.

Rifugio Passo Valles - Rifugio Mulaz
Three - four hours walk.
The path which crosses the Pale di San Martino, whith an interesting itinerary, from the geolocical, faunal and panoramic: rock towers, grassy slopes, old moraines and the whistle of the marmots welcome the guests of the Dolomites.
In only 45 min, from Rifugio Mulaz you can reach the peak of the homonymous mount, while the laziest can reach Sasso Arduini in only ten minutes.

Rifugio Mulaz - Rifugio Pedrotti
Four hours walk along the Sentiero delle Farangole equipped with a metal wire to cross dangerous ridges.

Rifugio Pedrotti - Rifugio Pradidali
Two hours and a half walk.
Short stretch, equipped with metal ropes, just below the Pale walls.

Rifugio Pradidali - Rifugio Treviso
Four - five hours walk.
A varied stretch of this High Route, among woods and scree, wit hteh peaks of the Sass Maor and the Cima della Madonna in the landscape.

Rifugio Treviso - Passo Cerèda - Rifugio Cerèda
Five hours walk.

Rifugio Cerèda - Bivacco Feltre
Five - six hours walk.
You cross the DolomitesFeltrine where the majestic Sass de Mura overhangs. For the rest at Bivacco Feltre, unattended, it is encessary to have food, water and a camp stove with you.

Bivacco Feltre - Rifugio Bruno Boz
Three hours walk.
The non excellent stone quality can impression the less expert excursionists. However the path is safe and solid enough.

Rifugio Bruno Boz - Rifugio Dal Piaz
Five - seven hours walk.
The green Valle del Piave, the wild rock of Sasso Scàrnia and the Pale di San Martino pay back the effort of the excursionist, who, in this stretch, cannot find water to refresh.
From Forcella Scàrnia a change is possible towards a natural goerge: the Busa del Giazz, where once the ice, which served the Ancient Pedavena Brewery and the town of Feltre, was collected.

Rifugio Dal Piaz - Passo di Croce d'Aune - Feltre
Three - four hours walk.
The descent from the Pass to Feltre can be undertaken both through the signed paths and among the woods and meadows.
The arrival is in Pedavena, three km far from Feltre.