This walk takes us from the mountain village of Caerne above Velturno to the summit of the Monte Pascolo in the Sarentino Alps.
Image gallery: From the Garner Wetterkreuz to the Monte Pascolo
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Today we decided to do a mountain tour in the Sarentino Alps. The starting point for the tour to the Monte Pascolo starts at the so-called Garner Wetterkreuz, located above the eponymous mountain village above Velturno. From this place we we follow the gravel path towards the Monte Pascolo and branch off on a more narrow path in the forest.
First we walk up the forest, then we reach beautiful Alpine meadows and our path is lined by rushing mountain rivers. The path leads to the Brugger Schupfe mountain hut, a possibility to stop, as well as the Glanger Kasolm, but we stay on the path no. 10.
Leaving behind the forest, the view becomes more and more impressive. The Odle mountains, the Sciliar, the Catinaccio and many more Dolomite peaks rise up in front of us, only 10 km of linear distance away. Also the view down to the Valle Isarco is highly impressive.
We walk on on a narrow mountain path, up the Alpine meadows, following the path no. 10. We reach a junction where you have the possibility to take the route to the Rifugio Lago Rodella/Radlseehütte, but we take the path no. 10A towards the summit, which is reached after a two hours’ walk. This is where we enjoy the fantastic panoramic view and our packed lunch, before we walk back on the same route.
Variant: way down on path no. 7 via the Lago Rodella and the eponymous mountain hut (2,284 m), ideal for a stop.
If you would like to to this tour, please inform yourselves about the current conditions.
Starting point: Garner Wetterkreuz (1,410 m)
Route: Garner Wetterkreuz - Monte Pascolo - Garner Wetterkreuz
Altitude difference: 1,026 m
Walking time: about 2 - 2.5 hours
Experienced: August 2011
Family-friendly? for families with kids who are used to mountain walks yes, otherwise not recommendable
Further information: tourist office Velturno, phone +39 0472 855290, firstname.lastname@example.org