Trekking in the Dolomites
Discover the Dolomites by walking from mountain hut to mountain hut, far from noise and people, surrounded by unspoilt, wild nature. This is the aim of this trek. Following the paths under the massifs of Pelmo, Civetta and Moiazza, we immerse ourselves in the wildest area of the Dolomites, under impressive walls that inspire climbers from all over the world. The refuges are simpler than in other areas of the Dolomites, but the welcome is always excellent and leaves nothing to be desired. The views during this week are breathtaking, the Civetta above us with its long wall, the Pelmo with its throne shape, and nearby the Marmolada, also known as the ‘Queen of the Dolomites’. Day 1 – Arrival in Pecol (Zoldo Alto). Meeting with the guide and briefing on the programme for the following days; Day 2 – Pecol – Rifugio Venezia – From Pecol, the last village before Passo Staulanza, we ascend to Rifugio Venezia (1946m), one of the three refuges around Monte Pelmo (the other two are Rifugio Città di Fiume and Rifugio Passo Staulanza). The view of Monte Pelmo accompanies us throughout the day. Mount Pelmo, also called the ‘throne of God’ due to its characteristic chair shape, is the first Dolomite mountain whose summit was climbed. John Ball in 1857 reached the summit via the Ball ledge, named in his honour. Day 3 – Rifugio Venezia – Rifugio Coldai. From Rifugio Venezia we head to Rifugio Coldai (2132m) located below the Coldai peak (2413m) of the Civetta (3220m). The Civetta is an imposing wall about 4km long with walls up to 1000m high. It is not by chance that it is called ‘the wall of walls’. Day 4 – Rifugio Coldai – Rifugio Vazzoler. From the Rifugio Coldai we reach the strategically located Rifugio Vazzoler at the entrance to the Val Cantoni, at the bottom of which is the Tomè bivouac and from where it is possible to climb to the Civetta via the historic route (III, 1500m ascent). Above the hut are the Cantoni di Pelsa, an authentic paradise of spires and minute pinnacles on which numerous routes have been traced. The most important peaks are: Campanile Pian di Lora, Punta Agordo, Cima dell’Elefante, Cima del Bancòn, Torre and Gnomo di Babele. Guarding Val Cantoni are two grandiose towers, massive and well known throughout the mountaineering and dune climbing world: Torre Venezia and Torre Trieste. Day 5 – Vazzoler Refuge – Carestiato Refuge. Traverse from Rifugio Vazzoler to Rifugio Carestiato, the ideal starting point for the Via Ferrata Costantini, known as the longest and most difficult Via Ferrata in the Dolomites. On the terrace in front of the hut you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. Day 6 – Carestiato Refuge – Pecol. From the Carestiato Refuge we descend to Pecol. Day 7 – Breakfast and departure. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Equipment: 50/60 l backpack. – Medium-weight sleeping bag (0/+5 °C). + polyurethane mattress. Harness, snap hook, headlamp. Cup, plate, cutlery. Water bottle. Tried and tested hiking shoes, sandals, 3 /4 T-shirts, socks and underwear three spares. Swimming costume. Sturdy canvas trousers + shorts. light fleece. Lightweight wind jacket. Cloak, hat, cream and sunglasses. Insect repellent. Towel. Toiletries. Telescopic poles are not recommended (not prohibited) due to the nature of the terrain. Registration fee deposit: € 150.00 The price includes: Mountain Guide UIAGM for the entire duration of the programme, overnight stay in a double room in a B&B in Pecol, overnight stay in a mountain hut with half board (dormitory), meals as per programme. The price does not include: Individual transfers, eventual optional insurances (ask for information), lunches, expenses of a personal nature (calls, drinks, laundry etc.) and everything not mentioned in “The prices include”.