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Snowshoe trek to Monte Cola

Snowshoeing · Valsugana, Lagorai, Tesino
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  • le baite nei pressi del Rif.Serot
    / le baite nei pressi del Rif.Serot
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
  • il M.Fravort visto dalla strada che sale alle baite Clavin
    / il M.Fravort visto dalla strada che sale alle baite Clavin
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
  • la cresta finale che conduce in vetta al M.Cola, in fondo a destra
    / la cresta finale che conduce in vetta al M.Cola, in fondo a destra
    Photo: Ale Beber, VisitTrentino
Map / Snowshoe trek to Monte Cola

Overlooking the Valsugana valley, we propose a sunny and panoramic route along gentle slopes with a final stretch leading along a crest which gives the entire excursion a truly Alpine feel.

difficult
10.4 km
5:00 h
814 m
814 m

The slopes above the town of Roncegno are amongst the most beautiful of the entire Valsugana, with dozens of farmsteads and mountain lodges dotting the land between the pastures and chestnut forests.

This is a very popular itinerary and takes you, without too much difficulty, to a truly rewarding and panoramic summit.

On your return trip you can always stop at the “Serot” mountain hut or the “Le Pozze” bar and restaurant, both of which offer fine food.

Author’s recommendation

At an elevation of 1,900 metres, once you’ve entered the Val d'Ilba, you’ll come across an abandoned mountain lodge which is the ideal spot for a short break.

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Updated: July 08, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2240 m
Lowest point
1429 m
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Safety information

The route is not completely free from avalanche risk so current local conditions must be checked before departure. It’s better to avoid the upper reaches of the itinerary (above 1,800 metres) in the case of fog or low cloud cover as it presents very few reference points and orientation may become a problem.

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche bulletin (www.meteotrentino.it or any other service that suits your needs) before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides (www.mountime.it). GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions.

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Equipment

For all snowshoe treks, suitable apparel is strongly recommended. Temperatures can dip quickly and so garments should be warm and also be suitable for snowy conditions (such as waterproof Gore-Tex jackets). Furthermore, every group member should pack gloves, a cap, sun glasses and sun cream.

It’s also important to bear in mind that tight-fitting or insufficiently waterproof footwear can lead to frostbite.

We also strongly recommend that all members of the group pack an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel (this is also available for rent).

Ski poles can also come in quite useful and are therefore recommended.

In the case of icy snow, it is recommended adding a pair of crampons to your gear.

Tips, hints and links

https://www.rifugioserot.eu/#myPage

Start

The car park beside the "Le Pozze" bar and restaurant (1,431 m a.s.l.) (1431 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.068705, 11.380521
UTM
32T 684099 5104436

Destination

Monte Cola (2,262 m a.s.l.)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park, go back along the same road for about 50 metres and you’ll find the start of trail no. SAT 372B which will take you to the Serot mountain hut in about 10 minutes. From there, follow the trail that climbs up towards the farmhouse in the Calvin locality and then continue in a north-easterly direction until you come across the path that leads west to the Val d’Ilba. Continue along the valley towards the saddle that joins Hoabonti peak and Monte Cola, once you reach the crest, turn sharply right and continue as far as the cross on the mountain’s summit.

Public transport

Public transport is unavailable

Getting there

Take the SP65 road from Roncegno in the direction of Ronchi Valsugana until you reach the fork with sign-posts for “Le Pozze” restaurant and “Rifugio Serot”. The road that takes you up is paved butu rather narrow and can be particularly troublesome in the case of snow: make sure you have snow chains on board.

Parking

In the large car park beside the "Le Pozze" bar and restaurant

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10.4 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
814 m
Descent
814 m
Scenic Summit route

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