Multi-Day hike from the Catinaccio to the Sciliar

Karersee, Welschnofen
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Difficulty
Difficult
Activity time
17:49
Duration in hours
Distance
49.3
Distance in km
Suggested period
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Challenging and unique multi-day hike from the area of the Catinaccio to the area of the Sciliar.

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
49,3 km
Activity time
17 h 49 min
Ascent
4.209 m
Descent
4.209 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
2.726 m
Lowest point
1.060 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

The starting place of the four-day hike is Nova Levante in the Val d'Ega. The hike takes to the Baita Messnerjoch Hütte then the signposted detour of path [1] goes to the famous Hirzelsteig trail (path masaré). The trail leads to the well-known Christomannos monument and the first overnight accommodation, the Rif. Roda di Vael.

The second stage of the multi-day hike leads to the Rif. Vajolet, the second accommodation. After the Check-in an ascent to the Passo Santner and the hut of the same name is possible.

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.

The fourth day begins with the descent from the sella Cavaccio trough the Orsara to San Cipriano. The valle Nigra path brings to the Passo Nigra and also back to the starting point Nova Levante.

General information:
The tour takes four days with three overnight stays. It is recommended to book the accommodation even before. The multi-day hike does not contain any fixed rope routes. 
Necessary conditions for the tour: good stamina, alpine experience, head for heights and an appropriate equipment. 
The indicated duration of the hike are an average value for small groups up to 4 people and indicate only the time for the route without stays. 
In bad weather periods the multi-day hike is not recommended.

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

Where to park

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

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