Multi-Day hike from the Catinaccio to the Sciliar - 3. Stage

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Difficulty
Difficult
Activity time
4:23
Duration in hours
Distance
12.4
Distance in km
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The third stage starts with the crossing of the Passo Principe to the Alpe di Tires and to the Rif. Bolzano. The final effort to reach the peak of the Sciliar, the Monte Petz opens up a beautiful panorama to the surrounding mountains.

Attention: there are still some snowfields. For accessibility, mountain experience and the appropriate equipment are required (good hiking boots, hiking poles and possibly crampons).

Route info
Difficult
Distance
12,4 km
Activity time
4 h 23 min
Ascent
1.038 m
Descent
829 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
2.603 m
Lowest point
2.244 m
Safety guidelines
Attention: there are still some snowfields. For accessibility, mountain experience and the appropriate equipment are required (good hiking boots, hiking poles and possibly crampons).
Directions

Departure to the Passo Principe (path [584]) and to the same named hut (2601 m). To the right sight the Catinaccio d’Antermoia, with 3004 m the highest peak of the Catinaccio group. Descent to the Passo Molignon and to the Rif. Alpe di Tires; first junction to the right, path [554]. Ascent steeply over a gravel field to the Passo Molignon (2598 m) and continue your route to the Rif. Alpe di Tires (2440 m). From there take the path [4] to the Rif. Bolzano (2457 m). A last ascent to the Monte Petz (2563 m), the flat summit of Sciliar, is an absolute must.
View to Castelrotto, Siusi, the Valle d’Isarco and the surrounding mountains. Return to Rif. Bolzano, overnight.

Starting place: rifugio Vajolet, 2243 m
Overnight accommodation: rifugio Bolzano, Ph. 0471 612024
The highest point: Passo Principe, 2600 m
Restaurants/huts: rifugi Passo Principe, Alpe di Tires, rifugio Bolzano

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