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DBT Stage 1:  Rifugio Peller - Bivacco Costanzi

DBT Stage 1: Rifugio Peller - Bivacco Costanzi

Photo from: Fototeca Visitvaldinon

First stage of the "Dolomiti di Brenta Trek" route, from Rifugio Peller to Bivacco Costanzi.    

The path SAT 336 "Claudio Costanzi" connects Pian della Nana with Rifugio Graffer and is described as via Ferrata. The section actually fitted with cables and ladders is not included in the DBT route and it goes from Passo di Pra Castron, below Cima Sasso Rosso, to Rifugio Graffer: here via ferrata equipment must be used and the path turns out to be difficult because of the wildness and the very few trekkers along the way. However, the section of the path SAT 336 followed by the DBT is a very normal path without any technicl difficulty.

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Hard
  • straighten distance 9.44 Km
  • schedule duration 4:20 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 684 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 316 m
  • skip_next highest point 2515 m
  • skip_next lowest point 1862 m

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Rifugio Peller


DD 46.322189 , 10.952619 DMS46° 19' 19.8804'' N 10° 57' 9.4284'' E


Bivacco Costanzi

Getting there

Peller Refuge can be reached by car from Cles, Val di Non.From Cles head to the upper part of the village following the signs for Loc. Bersaglio-Peller Refuge. At Loc. Bersaglio turn right and follow the gravel road with short sections of asphalt for 15km, leading to the base of Monte Peller where DBT Expert passes on the SAT 313 trail. Here there are 3 free car parks where you can leave your car for several days. To drive along this road you need a jeep-type car and no transit permits are required. The first car park is located at the Durigat Lake and has parking for 25 cars. From the carpark the refuge is a 10-minute walk.To reach the second car park, continue from here uphill to the left towards Malga Tassulla until you get to the “no entry” sign: here there is another car park with 30 parking spaces. From the car park the refuge is a 20-minute walk.The third car park can be reached by continuing from Lake Durigat uphill to the right towards Peller Refuge. Under the refuge there is a small carpark with 10 parking spaces. The refuge is a 5-minute walk from the car park.


Three car parks are available near Lake Durigat.

Turn-by-turn directions

From Lago del Durigat (1860 m) you follow the forestry road SAT 313 that in 20 minutes leads to a crossway: Rifugio Peller (1990 m) is just 5 minutes walk from here. You continue on the same forestry road  for 40 minutes until you reach Malga Clesera (1889 m).

From Malga Clesera you follow the waymark SAT 308 (E) directed to Lago delle Salare. The path climbs smoothly and it becomes steeper below Passo della Forcola. Here you abandon the waymark SAT 308 that leads to Lago delle Salare and you follow the path on the left with sign to Malga Tassulla. This path quickly climbs up to Passo della Forcola (2105 m) from where you will appreciate a wonderful landscape over Monte Peller just left behind. Walking time Malga Clesera - Passo della Forcola 40 minutes.

Here you descend keeping on your right side in order to connect to the clear track of the path SAT 336 (EE) that crosses the green Pian della Nana valley where you can often see marmots. After 1 hour you reach Passo della Nana (2195 m) and from here after 1:10 hours the path SAT 336 leads you to Selletta della Nana (2530 m) where a path descends in 30 minutes to A. Costanzi Bivouac (2365 m). Near the Bivouac there is a fresh water spring.


Necessary equipment 

  • technical mountain clothing
  • mountain boots with Vibram sole or similar

  If the route has equipped parts, brings with you:

  • ferrata set
  • harness
  • helmet
  • ferrata gloves
  • a piece of rope (suggested)
  • ice-axe and crampons (where necessary)


[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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