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Hike to the heart of the Catinaccio massif – Passo Vajolon

Karersee, Welschnofen
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Difficulty
Difficult
Activity time
3:50
Duration in hours
Distance
10.7
Distance in km
Status
closed
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An attractive hike around the centrepiece of the Catinaccio massif, the Roda di Vaèl. For excitement this tour is hard to beat, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

Route info
Difficult
Distance
10,7 km
Activity time
3 h 50 min
Ascent
918 m
Descent
918 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
2.574 m
Lowest point
1.754 m
Directions

Route: starting from the Passo Costalunga (1752 m), follow trail [552] via the Masarè trail, continuing on trail [9] to the Passo Vajolon. Head on to the Roda di Vaèl hut & Pederiva hut on trail [551] and [541]. Return via trail [548] to the Passo Costalunga (challenging mountain hike, a good head for heights and good equipment are essential).

Caution: (old) snow fields in places on the west side - danger of slipping and falling! Only for hikers with surefootedness and appropriate equipment.

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
- 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: Karer Pass | Passo Costalunga; the rental is directly next to the bus stop. 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
- 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: Karer Pass | Passo Costalunga; the rental is directly next to the bus stop. Online timetable search at www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

By car:
Destination: Welschnofen | Nova Levante
Parking: Parking lot Karer Pass | Passo Costalunga

Where to park

Parking: Parking lot Karer Pass | Passo Costalunga: https://goo.gl/maps/fEKaHiNBt874UHzF8

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