Catinaccio Trekking Traverse

Fantastic trekking excursion in "XXL size" that crosses all the Mount Catinaccio Range starting from Passo Costalunga and going all the way to valley Val Duron and to the village of Campitello.

Incredible dolomia pinnacles, cols, alpine lakes and amazing views on all vallley Val di Fassa make this hike one of the most sought after and complete trekking excursions that can be done and that should be part of every dolomitic hiker’s “resume”.

Overnight at the characteristic Rifugio Passo Principe at an elevation of 2'600 meters. Not to be missed!

  • Catinaccio
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the Catinaccio trekking traverse

Catinaccio traverse - 1st day

The Catinaccio trekking traverse starts in the parking lot of the bottom station of the Paolina cable car, between lake Lago Carezza and Passo Costalunga. From there, through trails number 6 and 552 -both rather steep at times-, the hikers will resch Rifugio Paolina (2'125 meters). Now through trail number 539 the path traverses and it gets to the Christomannos Monument and it keeps going until chalet Baita Pederiva (2'280 meters), characteristic family-run rifugio.

On trail number 541, then, the path of the Catinaccio trekking traverse passes under the majestic walls of the Torre Finestra ("Window Tower") and of Mount Roda di Vael, before passing under a natural rock arch and going up to Passo Cigolade (2'552 meters). From there the hikers will enjoy a spectacular view on valley Val del Gardeccia.

From the pass the path goes down heading north through trail number 541 that almost touches the rocks of the east side of Mount Catinaccio (Rosengarten). After reaching Rifugio Vajolet (2'243 meters) the hikers will go up the valley through trail number 548 until Passo Principe (2'600 meters) and to the namesake rifugio where they will stay for the night.

Catinaccio traverse - 2nd day

The Catinaccio trekking tour resumes the morning after and it passes under the walls of Mount Catinaccio d’Antermoia that –with its 3'004 meters– is the highest peak in this mountainous range; the hikers will keep going up on trail number 548 and they will reach Passo Antermoia (2'770 meters).

From the pass, through trail number 578, the hikers will go down to valley Vai Duron and, after walking through the whole valley heading east on trail number 532, they will reach the village of Campitello di Fassa.

From Campitello di Fassa a bus will take everybody back to Passo Costalunga and to the starting point.

Mountain guide price for the Catinaccio trekking traverse

€ 600 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 640 - Price up to 4 persons

€ 680 - Price up to 5 persons

€ 720 - Price up to 6 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the Catinaccio trekking traverse

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Carezza Dolomites Parking Area (starts of the ski area)
    Via Carezza, 165
    39056 Carezza - Nova Levante, BZ
  • Meeting time 8.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°24'27.5"N 11°35'28.2"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Trekking boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with any level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Price not includes The price does not include: overnight in a refuge, lunches and dinners, drinks, travel and accommodation expenses, taxi, rental of equipment
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for the spectacular Catinaccio trekking traverse, in the Dolomites of Val di Fassa, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide and all the contact information.

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