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Malga Valcigolera

Snowshoeing · San Martino di Castrozza,Primiero,Vanoi
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A snowshoe walk not too demanding starting from San Martino di Castrozza and arriving to one of the most scenic spots overlooking the Pale di San Martino.
moderate
Distance 7.5 km
3:00 h
413 m
411 m
The route starts very gently to then accentuate the elevation gain in the final part, with an effort amply repaid by the breath-taking view of the Dolomite group.
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Update: October 19, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,888 m
Lowest point
1,475 m
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Rest Stop

OSTELLO SAN MARTINO
Malga Valcigolera

Safety information

Always read carefully the avalanche and weather bulletins before starting the hike;
evaluate and carefully plan your path and do not follow unknown tracks;
in case of need, call 112 and don’t move as you wait for the rescue team to arrive.

To be on the safe side, prior to beginning the hike, contact the local alpine guides: www.aquilesanmartino.com

 

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.

Tips and hints

www.aquilesanmartino.com

+39 0439 768795

Start

San Martino di Castrozza - Campeggio Sass Maor (1,475 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.262168, 11.791494
DMS
46°15'43.8"N 11°47'29.4"E
UTM
32T 715125 5126964
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Destination

Malga Valcigolera

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park of the Sass Maor campsite (1,488 m asl), just before the start of the Colbricon Express Cableway in the Ces – Interski area, take the Valcigolera Forest Road keeping the Agility Forest Adventure Park on your left. The forest road is generally beaten because it is an itinerary used by the Troika with the horses, so in this first stretch of the route you can walk even without snowshoes. After a few hundred meters, at the first fork keep the right following Malga Valcigolera: after two hairpins, at the fork continue straight along the forest road, which returns to be slightly uphill until the bottom of the valley. At the Valcigolera bridge (1,654 m asl), continue on the left following the forest road, then turn right after about 20 meters, thus entering the valley keeping the Rio Cigolera on your right. At the end of the valley, follow the road that climbs towards the Malga along three hairpins with steep slope, to finally reach the Malga Valcigolera (1,883 m asl).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.ttesercizio.it

 

Parking

Parking at the departure Cablecar Colbricon Express

Coordinates

DD
46.262168, 11.791494
DMS
46°15'43.8"N 11°47'29.4"E
UTM
32T 715125 5126964
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Warm and waterproof boots, gaiters, ski-poles, snowshoes

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
413 m
Descent
411 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly
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