alpenmohn und drei zinnen
alpenmohn und drei zinnen

Mountain tour from Sesto to the Rifugio Locatelli

The mighty Three Peaks of Lavaredo are the most famous pinnacles of the Dolomites: We walk to the Locatelli alle Tre Cime Mountain Hut, providing a breathtaking view on these natural stone giants.

In the Val Fiscalina, strictly speaking at the Hotel Dolomitenhof (bus station, parking place subject to fee) our tour to the Rifugio Locatelli alle Tre Cime (Drei-Zinnen-Hütte) starts. We follow the course of the valley towards the Rifugio Fondovalle mountain hut (Talschlusshütte), where we take the path no. 102. Walking along the Val Sassovecchio valley, the path becomes steeper and stretches up to the Locatelli alle Tre Cime Mountain Hut.

On our left, the Cima Una and the Croda Fiscalina, on the right Mt. Torre di Toblin with its popular via ferrata and Mt. Sasso di Sesto. When we reach the tree line, we can admire a rocky landscape of scars vegetation, honeycombed with Alpine flowers. The path leads continuously the way up, until we reach an altitude of about 2,300 m a.s.l. We've almost walked 3 hours now and we reach a high plateau with two lakes, reflecting the blue sky. These lakes are called Laghi dei Piani (Bödenseen) and stretch at the foot of the striking Monte Paterno, or Paternkofel.

From here the roof of the Locatelli alle Tre Cime Mountain Hut is already visible, in the background there are the impressive pinnacles of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo - "Tre Cime" in Italian, "Drei Zinnen" in German. Once the mountain hut is reached, we can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view. For the way down on the same route, we schedule about 2 hours of walking.

Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Sesto Val Fiscalina (parking space Hotel Dolomitenhof)
Signpost: no. 102
Altitude difference: about 960 m
Altitude level: between 1,460 and 2,410 m a.s.l.
Trail length: about 6.9 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 3 hours (ascent), 2 hours (descent)
Experienced in: July 2013

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