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

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Difficulty
Difficult
Activity time
5:36
Duration in hours
Distance
13.7
Distance in km
Status
closed
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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.

Route info
Difficult
Distance
13,7 km
Activity time
5 h 36 min
Ascent
1.364 m
Descent
1.145 m
Technical skills
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
2.842 m
Lowest point
2.238 m
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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