Trekking routes of the Treviso Hut
Treviso refuge, located in the high part of the Canali Valley, offers to the visitor a refuge in a mountain context wider than expected, in comparison with the quite easy and short way to hut. The exploration possibilities all around are massive and the paths marked on the map are a part only of the treasure waiting for you.
- Trekking tours
- Round trips
- Peak ascensions
Before starting a tour please remember to phone the hut to book, especially in the high season period (July and mid August) phone: 0039.0439.62311.
- Tour to the Pradidali hut (2278asl), through the Minazio bivouac and the Lede valley (Vallon delle Lede), then Lede pass (2695asl). Path 707 in the first part, than 711 until and after crossing the Lede pass, finally 709 descending to the Pradidali hut. This is a quite challenging trail, but that gives back a sure satisfaction thanks to the beauty of the environment. Negotiating a II grades passage at the pass (no exposure) and the 5 hours required for the whole do suggest a fair preparation before starting.
- Tour to the Pradidali hut (2278asl), through Prati d’Ostio and Malga Pradidali (now ruins). This excursion crosses a quiet wood of some larches and a multitude of firs coming out in the clearing facing Malga Pradidali 1428asl and dominated by the majestic view of the East wall of Sass Maor. We are nearby the Pradidali torrent, nearby its springs located not so far above and normally well feed. Now we ascend alongside the orographic left of Pradidali valley on the 709 path. The total time suggested is 4 hours for a quiet trek up to the refuge. The final part is somehow exposed and equipped with fixed steel ropes but do not present any specific danger, giving you a physical appetizer to best taste the refuge hospitality and rocky environment.
- Tour to the Rosetta hut (2581asl), through the highland of the Pale. This quite long trek drives you trough one of the most well know corner of the Pale massif. Five hours is the suggested time to do this stage. Following the path 707 you will be driven to Canali Pass, 2469 asl, Pass del Miel 2538asl and than the highland crossing coming out at the Rosetta hut to find the warm hospitality of Lott family.
- Tour to the Hut-hotel on the Cereda pass, or to the “Broch” farm house. This tour brings you on the Alta Via 2 (High Altitude Trail 2) on the path 718. The panoramas are inspiring and wonderful, from dolomites pinnacles down to the paved route. Crossing the d’Oltro pass 2094 asl you will get the Cereda pass through a wood of stone peaks. Once at Maso Brunet (so are called the local farm houses, “maso”) you will follow the small road going westward, surrounding Col Molinai (“col” means a minor prominence) and eventually at the Cereda pass (paved route for cars there). There you can trust the familiar hospitality of Iagher and Broch. Please phone in advance 0039.0439.65030/65118 for the hut or 0039.0439.65028 for the farm house. This trek requires about 3, 3 hours. So you can plan to go back to the Treviso hut, but it is advisable to do it the day after with a new route. A suggestion can be the Regade pass 2069asl, on the Regade path, this is a unmarked path.
- Tour to Col di Pra (843 asl) trough the Val D’Angheraz. This tour follows the 707 path to ascend the canali valley. Shortly before the top of the valley we keep rightside on the 767 path to go to the Orsa pass (named forcella dell’Orsa). Now we follow the path called “sentiero del Dottor” that has some fixed cables and requires the ferrata equipment (harness, helmet and set ferrata shock absorber). You are now in the val da’Angheraz and you are admiring a wonderful sequence of walls and peaks (Lastei D’Agner, Torre Armena, Agner north Edge). In six hours you are at the picturesque village of Col di Pra.
These are trips those start and end at the Treviso Hut.
- Ferrata del canalone. The first and the shorter of the trips is the ferrata del Canalone round trip (we remind that ferrata is an exposed path equipped with steel cables, stairs, and so on, requires dedicated equipment). We suggest to challenge this route in the fresh morning hours. It starts just behind the hut, nearby the winter bivouac stair and goes up under the west wall of the Punta della disperazione (“punta” means peak). It can be used as a way to approach the punta della disperazione summit or the Torre Chiara (torre means tower).
- Bivouac (Bivacco) Reali (2550asl). On a longer route and surely a more rewarding one we suggest reaching the bivacco R. Reali (2550m). This trek requires a good training and is partly exposed and equipped (ferrata). It starts with the path 707 up to the Cima del Coro (cima means summit) where it bends right side (marked) into the Coro valley climbing this latter side to a relevant tower building. Once on a large flat plateau we are at the beginning of the ferrata Fiamme Gialle. In the spring it is often covered by snow and ice. Here the marks are simple red dots, no more the usual numbered white and red flags. The ferrata drives up to the “marmor” pass (2519m) nearby the bivouac Reali. The due time up to this point from the refuge is 4 hours. The bivouac lies on a widely panoramic point: Angheraz Valley, Marmor peaks, East wall of Coro chains and west side of the Croda Granda (literally “big stone”) is under the trekker’s feet. If conditions allow it we recommend the short climb to the summit of Croda Granda (2837m): from the bivouac descending eastward we can reach pass (forcella) Sprit (2550m), under the west wall of Croda Granda, letting this latter at your right side we reach the “Miniere” pass that divides the two summit of the mount. To climb the main summit we go back westward on an easy stair-like wall. On the summit you enjoy one of the more interesting panoramas of the valley (2 hours to go up and back to the bivouac).
To go back from the bivouac to the Treviso hut you have two chances:
Through the “Vani Alti” path with II grades passages, which brings back to the Canali valley joining the 707 path. This way descends the Vani Alti valley and goes to the pass “Sasso di Campo”, which drives to the high part of the valley, where there is a soft curved bowl. Here a path (not numbered) goes to the Gosaldo village; this is not the one to keep. Instead, on the right side in the direction of the Canali valley (marked with red dots and some small dry stones pyramids) we follow a small couloir, ending on a ledge. This ledge will drive you to the valley and requires descending a challenging and exposed section, there are no fixed protections on the place. The time required to be back to the hut is 7-8 hours (9-10 if the Croda Granda was climbed too)
Alternative to Vani Alti option, and avoiding their alpine challenges, you can keep the way to Geraldo we mentioned earlier in the text. Once at 2000asl you start again going up to the “Mughe” pass (2261asl, also named “delle Grave”). The path numbered 720 will be now straightforward, down to the refuge. This way requires 8-9 hours (10-11 if the Croda Granda was climbed too).
- The Southern tip of the Pale mountain region (2094asl). This round tour covers one of the less frequented part of the pale mountain region. The tour implies the d’Oltro pass crossing, the Regade pass, the homonymous path and eventually the path 718, that brings back to the hut. The route starts
at the hut with the path 718 (called “Troi dei Todeschi”), we are now on the Alta Via 2 (high Altitude 2) mountain trail route, and we are crossing a wonderful beeches wood. In 20 minutes we are nearby a clearing in the wood, we find the path coming up from Malga Canali parking place. Now we ascend up to the Forcella d’Oltro (2094m; 1,30 hours). Once on the other side of the pass we are on the Gosaldo (it’s a village you may locate front of you down in the valley) side. Going southward up and down on this route we are shortly on the Regade Pass (2069m), at the crossroad keeping the right side we will ascend to the pass and then down and northward under the mt Feltraio, the Rocchetta and the CIma d’Oltro. in some point the path is rough and requires a bit of attention more. The route will end on the same path 718, crossing the above mentioned wood we go back to the hut. Overall 6 hours from beginning to the end.
- The Fradusta summit (2937asl). The tour places sequence: Rifugio Treviso – Passo Canali – Passo alto del Ghiacciaio – climb to Cima Fradusta – Passo Fradusta – Passo delle Lede – Bivacco Minazio – Rifugio Treviso.
From Rifugio Treviso, along the Val Canali (path 707), on the right you can see the walls of the Pala Refuge, the spur St. Anna, the Cima del Coro, Cima dell’Alberghetto; on the left the majestic peak Lastei and walls of the two Manstorne mounts dominate the valley. The path goes first up into the forest to the North, it exits at the bottom of the coluar of St. Anna. With some steep hairpin bends the path goes up to the walls of Coro peak, then continues in the direction North-west, reaching Canali pass (2469asl). Here with a small deviation to the east you can reach the Colle Canali (2530asl), panoramic point on the wild and majestic Valle d’Angheraz. From the Treviso hut 2:30h. From Canali pass, keep on the path 708 in direction West, beyond the large and characteristic area of “Buse Alte” (kind of very large pothole) and hence shortly to pass Fradusta (2744asl). With a deviation on the easy Est ridge, we will reach the top of mt Fradusta (2937asl). Here in 4:30 hours from the hut. Now back to the pass “passo alto della Fradusta”, crossing the namesake glacier, we arrive at the Pass Fradusta (2610asl). From here, taking the left orographic side, go down for a while in Val Pradidali on the path 709 up to the junction with 711, this latter, on the Via n.2 climbs to Passo delle Lede (2698asl). Now is a beautiful panorama descent across the Vallon of Lede from Minazio bivouac (2250m) to the bottom of Val Canali. With 15 minutes only of easy ascent into the wood we are back to Treviso hut at dinner. Forecasted time 7,30 – 8 hours.
- Short Reti‘s ring. Here is the famous “Anello corto dei Reti” (Reti’s short round tour), one more fantastic daily tours in Cima dei Lastei. It passes through one of the least popular, perhaps the less frequented part of a well know zone. It climbs up a series of channels invisible from below, from the normal paths, starting from the bottom of the east wall, in the coluar immediately southward of Cima Finestra. It cuts the base of the wall SE and S themselves to achieve, taking the direction westwards, the line of rare beauty of the alto Vallon de la Caza. The view is open to South only and one cannot not see any building: only woods, rocks, pastures for deer, chamois and Mughi. If you plan on bivouac there there is a “comfortable” place. Do it with the full moon that moonless. Is there a perfect dark for astronomical observations and a rare silence. The only con is that it is a path with alpine passes with grade II sometimes on slopes dirty with earth and requires abseiling for about 30 meters to overcome a friable jump. We begin we start from Rifugio Treviso along path 707 up to 200m after the helicopter parking place (marked with “H” stone made). Where the path begins to raise sharply we cross direction NE going into the woods towards the outlet of the first big scree. We climb the scree up to 1720 asl, we are in the Cima dei Lastei rocks and right under the Cima della finestra. Here you pass on the left or directly the bottleneck of a big boulder stuck (II+) and then gradually to the left always in the scree up to a first pass (2000asl). Descend slightly at an opening towards the south then climb up a another vertical canyon that leads to the second pass (2100asl), again a very short descent to ascend soon to the third pass (2230asl) passing under a giant boulder. From here we glimpse the top of the steep conca (basin) de Valon the Caza. A short descent mostly on the left side of the channel brings to the bottom of this basin. (here in 2.20 hours from the refuge). The descent goes down directly into the Valon de la Caza. Please held the right edge of the channel that runs along the Pala dei Colombi and descend until some Mughi (kind of bunches) obstruct the passage. We go on in the Mughi for 15 meters to a opening in the rock ridge. Even if the left side of the valley seems easy to descend here we do use the rope abseiling for 27-30 meters and facilitates entering into the main canyon. Here we go down overcoming several small jumps. When the jump is “impossible” to overcome please keep on the left wall climbing and go down (or abseiling again). After this latter jump we reach quickly the exit to the upper wall of the beech wood. keeping the channel direction we will soon reach the path 711 back to the refuge after 5 hours of ‘navigation’ into the rocks
- Long Nibelung‘s ring. You thought that we had no more ideas? Here’s the most challenging new and already become famous Ring of the Nibelungs. You can shorten this in the, no fantasy, short Nibelung’s Ring. In this ring, with reference to the previous description, instead of descending into the Valon de Caza, one goes westward in the the coluar that leads to pass “Forcella de la Caza” between Campanile (campanile means bell tower and defines a tower indeed) Elma and the Pala dei Colombi. Of the two cols in the field of view it is the one on the right. The coluar needs some climbing abilities and has a section equipped with a fixed rope (not to rely on it too much). Once on the col difficulties are finished. Descending with a large tour the Vallon dei Colombi to take the path 711 ending in the Canali valley and then, with a short uphill finish, you will be in the refuge after 7 hours of up and down.
- Summit of Mt “Sass D’Ortiga” (2631asl). The road to the top of Mt Sass d’Ortiga (2631asl) is certainly the most interesting ascension because it’s easy (grade II), widely panoramic and has a fine quality of rock on all its walls. The west edge is equal to the more famous veil’s corner (“Spigolo del Velo” nearby the Velo refuge) of the veil and the west and Nord walls are vertical and ideal for rock climbing due to the above mentioned good rock quality. The east wall, which descends more gradually has its own personality: the grasslands are separated by compact rock cliffs and among the grass grow the most beautiful edelweisses of the Alpine Dolomites. The Sass d’Ortiga summit is bold, elegant and lonely, being surrounded by peaks notably lower. The Pala del Rifugio, which is the more important top in the surroundings, is some 300m lower. The Sass d’Ortiga was climbed the first time on July 22, 1892 by D. Diamantidi, with G. Zecchini and P. Kötter, following the current normal route.
The Trek description: Starting from the refuge, the total ascension to the peak is exactly 1000 meters requiring 3 hours for the go and 2 for the return. Firstly climb all valley “Vallon delle Mughe” on the path 720. Once on the col “Forcella delle Mughe” (2261asl) you turn northward to bring yourself under the East wall. Traces are evident and marked with some dry stone made pyramids (called “ometti” in Italy), the only notable passage is a steep rock wall which has a very intuitive and easy way up, worn by several passages, it is self evident. The route keeps itself on the right of the South ridge up to the top and has no more difficult passages, requiring only pacing. Laziness is not a sin when the summit is reached in good and sunny days: take your time, relax and enjoy the show that nature offers. Descent: From the summit toward East-Southeast, and then follow traces gradually bending South, keeping on the left side of the ridge. Do take care when descending the wall we mentioned earlier and continue on easy rocks up to the Forcella delle Mughe (1 hour). One hour is required on the path 720 to return to the refuge.
- Summit of Cima dei Lastei (2844asl). Cima dei Lastei offers an interesting route, both for the athletical and orienteering challenge on a majestic mountain. This trek is longer than the precedent one but with the same grade (II). The first ascent was of P. Müller and G. Zecchini June 26 1897 on the route reported here. To make it more interesting, the way up and the way down are divided in two so that to build a roundtrip. From Rifugio Treviso with the path 707 we reach the Canali Pass to take the direction on the path 708 side to the Manstorna peaks up to the center of the basin “Buse Alte”. Here we leave the marked footpath to keep left (southward) to the col named “delle Buse Alte”. From the pass we ascend the coluar up to the Manstorna col, between Manstorna peak and Cima dei Lastei. From the pass it self evident on the left of the Cima dei Lastei ridge the starting point of a ledge that goes up on a unstable terrain (loose rock). Here goes the route as well, on a series of ledges reaching the summit (the route is marked with red dots). From Rifugio Treviso it takes 5 hours to get here. The Manstorna col, mentioned earlier can be reached from the namesake coluar on a more climbing-like route (graded II). The way down we suggest is indeed on this coluar. As told the difficulties do not go above grade II and are concentrated on the high part of the gully. Nevertheless, as always, do not forget to pay constant attention to your moves. This descent does not have any orienteering problems, due to the fact that once in the coluar it is hard to get out sideways: from the summit northeast on a ledge that bring to to Manstorna col. We abandon the ledge to descend into the coluar. This latter is to be followed up to the more comfortable terrain West to Canali Pass, from here we gain the 707 footpath back to the hut.
- Summit of The main Manstorna’s peak (“Cima Principale di Manstorna”, 2816asl). This is a classic route for the trekkers those rely on the Treviso refuge hospitality. It is a quite simple route, we can grade it grade I, which once again requires getting the Canali pass (2469asl) on the footpath 709. From here we go for a while on the 708 direction West Southwest toward the basin “Buse Alte”. Here we leave the footpath and go toward the rounded summit of the west peak (of the Manstorna group, this is the main summit). The summit requires a few steps over easy gravel. From the summit we can appreciate the marked edge from which the summit plunges into the vertical wall of the Manstorna coluar. From the hut to the summit 3 hours are required, back on the same way, 2,2 hours to reach the hut.
Contents of this page have been provided by the alpine guide Tullio Simoni, present ruler of the Treviso hut.
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