The trekking to Passo Cigolade in the Catinaccio Range, is a renowned excursion to a beautiful isolated pass squeezed among powerful Dolomia walls. It offers an incredible view on the side of Mount Roda di Vael and on the characteristic Torre Finestra (“Window Tower”) that features a natural window in the rock. Places that are famous for the many Ladin legends such as the renowned story of the garden of King Laurino (he seems to be still guarding these peaks).

  • Torre Finestra, Roda di Vael, Catinaccio
  • 8 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the trekking to Passo Cigolade

The trekking to Passo Cigolade in the Catinaccio starts in the parking lot of the bottom station of the Paolina chair lift, between lake Lago Carezza and Passo Costalunga. From there, through some trails -rather steep at times-, the hikers will reach Rifugio Paolina (2’125 meters).

Now through trail number 539 the hikers will traverse all the way to the Christomannos Monument. From there the hikers will keep traversing and they will reach chalet Baita Pederiva (2’280 meters), characteristic family run rifugio. Now through trail number 541 the path passes under the majestic walls of the Torre Finestra and of Mount Roda di Vael before passing under a natural rock arch to go up to Passo Cigolade (2’552 meters). Then, the hikers will enjoy a spectacular view on valley Val del Gardeccia.

The descent takes place through the climb route.

N.B. it is possible to avoid the first steep stretch taking the cable car that leads to Rifugio Paolina. That would make the hike about two hours shorter.

Daily mountain guide price for the trekking to Passo Cigolade

€ 250 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 270 - Price up to 4 persons

€ 290 - Price up to 5 persons

€ 310 - Price up to 6 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the trekking to Passo Cigolade

  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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 trekking to Passo Cigolade from Carezza, in the Catinaccio Range, 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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