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Park2Trek Dolomites - 2nd stage

Park2Trek Dolomites - 2nd stage

Photo from: ApT San Martino

Two mountain ranges, two regions, two parks: different environments for structure and nature, both World Heritage Sites, united by the continuous line of the Alta Via n. 2

Alta Via n. 2 connects the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park and the Paneveggio Pale di San Martino Natural Park, places where biodiversity manifests in all its beauty. The great richness and rarity of the flora makes the former a botanical jewel, while the latterexalts the geological and forestry beauties.

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Hard
  • straighten distance 12.48 Km
  • schedule duration 5:30 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 887 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 1150 m
  • skip_next highest point 2172 m
  • skip_next lowest point 1655 m

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Safety information:

Choose the route according to your experience and your physical preparation: start with short distances first!

The more, the merrier: leaving alone for a hike can be risky, travel with at least one other person, the experience of a Trekking is better when shared with friends and family!

Program your Trekking in advance, check trails and paths on the maps, have a look online to find out more about your itinerary, ask somebody who already walked the same route.

Prepare your backpack: have a look at our check-list to be sure you already packed all the equipment you may need during the Trekking!

Don’t forget to check the weather forecast.

If you really want to try the experience of a Trekking but you don’t feel ready to do it by your own,  just ask one of our Alpine Guides!

Try to estimate an average journey-time of every route, considering the physical condition of each member of the group.

Inform the Hut owner or who is waiting for you at home about your time of arrival and the itinerary.

Keep your eyes open: while you’re walking, check the number of each footpath, but don’t forget to enjoy nature and its magic!

A plan B is always a good idea! Organize an alternative route in case of bad weather or unforeseen event: go back if it’s necessary, play it safe!

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.

Start

Rifugio G. Dal Piaz

Coordinates

DD 46.089594 , 11.842382 DMS46° 5' 22.5384'' N 11° 50' 32.5752'' E

Destination

Rifugio Boz

Turn-by-turn directions

At about 5 minutes from the refuge you reach Passo delle Vette Grandi and you enter the wonderful Busa delle Vette, also known as Busa delle Meraviglie due to the great variety of flowers it has during the summer period (some even very rare).

Up to Passo Pietena (50-60 minutes from the Dal Piaz refuge) the itinerary winds along an old mulattiera and it is not uncommon, especially in the early morning, to see chamois and marmots wake up.

Once past Passo Pietena, the path goes beyond the head of Busa di Pietena and heads straight towards Piazza del Diavolo, recognizable by the presence of huge rock boulders created by what was probably the collapse of a mountaintop. At the end of the climb that allows you to cross Piazza del Diavolo, you reach a magnificent panoramic balcony over Primiero, Pale di San Martino, and the eastern Lagorai; from this point the path briefly climbs up a grassy ridge and then, for a few dozen meters, leads to the north side of the Vette until reaching the southern slopes of Mount Ramezza (huge repeater near the top).

From the Ramezza area the path slightly loses altitude and crosses a scree until it reaches the foot of the Sasso Scarnia where the rocks suddenly become calcareous and the view opens toward Valle di San Martino and Val Belluna.

The passage from the Scarnion (a fork leading to the CAI path toward Val Canzoi or Val di San Martino) marks the approach to the most sloped section of the itinerary, the one that through a stony and difficult segment leads to the eastern slopes of the Scarnia; the passages are very suggestive, amongst calcareous rock boulders, and accompany you to the descent towards Zoccarè Alto, on a stony ground full of small insidious stones that require attention to avoid slipping. Little by little you then reach the most delicate passage of this excursion: the "scalette" (little ladders), a series of steps sculpted on the rock with pickaxes that bring you on a ridge of about 10 m overhanging on both sides. With due attention you go along the ridge and find yourself on the southern slopes of Zoccarè Alto, where on the sides of the path meadows and flowers make a comeback; a couple of other exposed passages (always on a wide and well-marked path) lead you up to Passo Finestra, near which there is another escape route toward Val Canzoi (CAI path 805).

The descent from Passo Finestra to Boz refuge takes place on mostly grassy terrain while the unmistakable profile of the Sass de Mura and the Cimonega Group begins to rise on the horizon.

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Equipment

Strong and snug Trekking backpack Trekking boots or Trekking shoes, possibly Gore-Tex
Fleece Wind-stopper jacket and light Wind-stopper trousers
T-shirts, underwear and socks
Lightweight long trekking trousers
Heavy fleece jacket or pullover
Sun hat, warm beanie and lightweight termal gloves
Towel, sleeping bag liners
Basic First Aid Kit, blister patches
Water bottle or Thermos
Head lamp and pocketknife
Information material and map
Telescopic trekking poles (optional)
Sunscreen, photocamera

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[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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