Berge Wilde Kreuzspitze
Berge Wilde Kreuzspitze

Picco della Croce

Mt. Picco della Croce is an imposing double peak in the heart of the Val di Vizze valley in the Fundres Mountains.

Mt. Picco della Croce is one of the highest peaks in the surroundings of Bressanone and thus a popular hiking destination with spectacular view. Well marked paths start at the Vipiteno al Picco della Croce Mountain Hut (2,344 m a.s.l.) in Borgone in the Val di Vizze valley, and at the Bressanone Mountain Hut (2,307 m a.s.l.) in the Valle di Valles, and end on the 3,135 m high top of the mountain. Along the path from Borgone to the Vipiteno al Picco della Croce Mountain Hut there's a protected natural monument, a 10 metres wide spring with stalactites and stalagmites.

The alternative path which starts at the Bressanone Mountain Hut, however, is steeper, but shorter - it proceeds along the Fundres High Route and via the Val di Fumo Wind Gap to the top. The summit cross has been established on the south-eastern summit which is 10 metres lower than the main peak of Mt. Picco della Croce (3,125 m a.s.l.) - Wilde Kreuzspitze in German. Once reached the top, you can look down on the Lago Selvaggio (Wild Lake), a small but mighty moutain lake glimmering in the sun. A two-day trip with overnight stay in the Bressanone Mountain Hut is possible by combining the tour to Mt. Picco della Croce with the hike to Mt. Cima di Valmala (3,022 m a.s.l.). In winter, it is a popular destination among ski tourers.

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