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Circular hike around the Rosengarten | Catinaccio massif

Karersee, Welschnofen
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Difficulty
Difficult
Activity time
5:00
Duration in hours
Distance
11.5
Distance in km
Status
closed
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If you decide to go hiking in Val d'Ega, you can experience the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Dolomites with its striking mountains such as the Catinaccio and the Latemar in many different ways. Whether on leisurely walks along the alpine pastures, where the imposing mountain backdrop is visible on the horizon, or on challenging mountain tours, where you can experience the Dolomites up close and in the midst of it all.

If you want to explore the unique splendour of the region on your own, set out on the enchanting circular tour around the Rosengarten group. Following in the footsteps of the dwarf king Laurin, to whom, according to legend, the Dolomites owe their magical glow at dusk, the impressive high-altitude hike begins at the Kölner Hütte. Over a total distance of 12 kilometres, you will climb around 800 metres in altitude.

On the way, you cross the Tschagerjoch and the Cigoladepass as well as the Hirzelweg. On the way back to the starting point, there are always unobstructed views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, showing the beauty of the landscape in all its splendour.

Route info
Difficult
Distance
11,5 km
Activity time
5 h 00 min
Ascent
800 m
Descent
800 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
2.631 m
Lowest point
2.120 m
Directions
Directly from the centre of Nova Levante, the Laurin I cable car takes you to the Frommer hut (1743 m), from where you can comfortably take the cable car König Laurin I & II to the Fronza alle Coronelle hut (2337 m). Once at the top, the Laurins Lounge invites you to enjoy a splendid panoramic view before continuing on steep trails along the path [550] to Passo delle Coronelle (2630 m). Hikers march along the easy downhill slope before reaching the Passo delle Cigolade (2550 m) via the path [541]. In the middle of the bizarre rocky landscape, during the arduous ascent on the path [541] you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Val di Fassa. Following path [541] you reach the Roda di Vaèl hut (2280 m) & Pederiva hut (2.275 m). Here the Masarè trail [549] starts, and you reach the Christomannos monument, the 2.70 m bronze eagle. From there, follow the lower Masarè trail [539], [552] and [549], a much used, easy hiking trail that connects the Roda di Vaèl hut with the starting point at the Fronza alle Coronelle hut.

Alternative: Take the chair lift Paolina to the Paolina hut (2125 m), where the route starts. From here proceed along the signs [539] and [549] until you reach the Roda di Vaèl hut (2280 m) & Pederiva hut (2.275 m) Continue on path [541] past Passo delle Cigolade (2550 m) and then along path [541] and [550] to Passo delle Coronelle (2630 m). From Passo delle Coronelle go down to the Fronza alle Coronelle hut (2337 m) and the Laurins Lounge and then back on paths [549] and [552] to the Paolina hut.
public transportation

Getting to the starting point of the tour by public transport is easy and convenient.

By public bus line:
- 180 from Bozen | Bolzano, Birchabruck | Ponte Nova
- 180 or 184 from Karersee | Carezza, Karerpass | Passo Costalunga
- 184 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente, Stenk (or 181 and change 180)
- 184 from Obereggen, Eggen | Ega (or 184 and change 180)
- 187 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino (or 182 and change 180) - 180 from Val di Fassa

Bus stop: Welschnofen | Nova Levante centre (Despar); online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

How to get there

Getting to the starting point of the tour by public transport is easy and convenient.

By public bus line:
- 180 from Bozen | Bolzano, Birchabruck | Ponte Nova
- 180 or 184 from Karersee | Carezza, Karerpass | Passo Costalunga
- 184 from Weissenstein | Pietralba, Petersberg | Monte San Pietro, Deutschnofen | Nova Ponente, Stenk (or 181 and change 180)
- 184 from Obereggen, Eggen | Ega (or 184 and change 180)
- 187 from Steinegg | Collepietra, Gummer | San Valentino (or 182 and change 180) - 180 from Val di Fassa

Bus stop: Welschnofen | Nova Levante centre (Despar); online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

By car:
Destination: Welschnofen | Nova Levante
Parking: Parking lot cable car

With the public bus line 180 or 184; bus stop: Centre of Nova Levante; online bus timetables: www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

Where to park

Parking: parking lot cable car Welschnofen | Nova Levante Laurin I, https://g.page/Kabinenbahn?share

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