Via Ferrata Rotwand | Roda di Vael

Karersee, Welschnofen
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Category
Difficulty
Intermediate
Activity time
5:00
Duration in hours
Distance
6.4
Distance in km
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Technically not very hard, with some difficult spots. Famous for its beautiful scenery and stunning panoramic views.

Attention: Due to weather events, the path to the via ferrata entry has been damaged. Therefore, the ascent to Vajolon Pass is more challenging and suitable only for experienced hikers.

Route info
Intermediate
Distance
6,4 km
Activity time
5 h 00 min
Ascent
985 m
Descent
985 m
Physical effort
Scenary
Highest point
2.802 m
Lowest point
2.125 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 tour begins at the mountain station of the Paolina chairlift (Paolina hut 2,125 m). From here take the Masarè path [552] and then path [9] to the Vajolonpass | Passo Vajolon. The via ferrata to the peak of Rotwand | Roda di Vael begins here (2,806 m).

Descent is on the via ferrata to the Torre Finestra (Window Tower) and the Parete del Diavolo (Devil’s Wall) and on to the Rotwand | Roda di Vael hut (2,283 m), Pederiva hut (2,275 m). From here, continue the descent on trail [549] and [539] back to the starting point.
Less experienced hikers take the ascent route for the descent.

Difficulty: medium (B/C) - only for sure-footed climbers with climbing equipment and experience.

public transportation

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

Bus stop: Welschnofen | Nova Levante, Paolina; online timetable search at: https://www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ugq1MsuY1T68PnPW8

How to get there

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

Bus stop: Welschnofen | Nova Levante, Paolina; online timetable search at: https://www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ugq1MsuY1T68PnPW8

By car:
Destination: Welschnofen | Nova Levante
Parking: Parking lot Paolina
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ugq1MsuY1T68PnPW8

Where to park
Parking: Parking lot Paolina
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ugq1MsuY1T68PnPW8
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