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Multi-Day hike from the Catinaccio to the Sciliar

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  • Catinaccio - Rosengarten
    / Catinaccio - Rosengarten
    Photo: Eggental Tourismus - Valentin Pardeller, Eggental Tourismus Genossenschaft
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Distance 49.3 km
17:49 h
4,209 m
4,209 m
Challenging and unique multi-day hike from the area of the Catinaccio to the area of the Sciliar.
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,726 m
Lowest point
1,060 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.431506, 11.544569
DMS
46°25'53.4"N 11°32'40.4"E
UTM
32T 695491 5145138
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Turn-by-turn 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.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Take highway's exit “Bolzano Nord/Eggental”, turn right direction Bolzano/Bozen, after about 0,5 km on roundabout keep left and head towards Val d’Ega (SS 241). Keep driving up to Ponte Nova. At Ponte Nova’s crossroads, turn to the left and continue to Nova Levante until the parking at the cable car (about 20 min. from highway toll booth).

With the public bus line 180 or 184; bus stop: Centre of Nova Levante; online bus timetables: www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

Coordinates

DD
46.431506, 11.544569
DMS
46°25'53.4"N 11°32'40.4"E
UTM
32T 695491 5145138
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
49.3 km
Duration
17:49 h
Ascent
4,209 m
Descent
4,209 m

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