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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 - Wildre Kreuzspitze in German - is one of the highest peaks in the surroundings of Bressanone and thus a popular hiking destination with spectacular panoramic view. Well marked paths start at the Rif. Vipiteno al Picco della Croce mountain hut (2,344 m a.s.l.) in Borgone in the Val di Vizze valley, and at the Rif. Bressanone mountain hut (2,307 m a.s.l.) in the Valle di Valles valley, and end on the 3,135 m high top of the mountain.

Along the path from Borgone to the Rif. 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 Rif. Bressanone mountain hut, however, is steeper, but shorter - it proceeds along the Fundres High Route and via the Forcella 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.).

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 Rif. 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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