nemeshuette nemesalm winter
nemeshuette nemesalm winter

Winter hike to the Alpe di Nemes

From Moso near Sesto to the Alpe di Nemes and the Passo di Monte Croce - a sunny winter walk along the Carnic mountain ridge which offers a great view on the Dolomites

The village of Moso di Sesto with its small but mighty St. Joseph Church is located in the south of the main village of Sesto (Sexten), along the road to the Monte Croce Pass. This is where our winter tour starts. From the village centre, we walk up the Via Nemes road, which already on the edge of the forest transforms into a snow trail. Steadily walking uphill, the villages in the valley can be observed from above, including also the entrance to the Val Fiscalina valley.

In the backdrop there is the so-called "Sundial of Sesto" (a natural mountain sundial composed of five Dolomite mountains), with Mt. Croda Rossa and Mt. Punta dei Tre Scarperi in the Dolomites. The wide trail stretches along the sun-drenched mountain slope for several kilometres, after some bends we reach the snow-covered meadows on the edge of the Sausbeerwald forest. Only a short walk is left to reach the Nemes Mountain Hut (Nemeshütte, or Nemesalm), located at 1,900 m a.s.l.

In this deeply snow-capped scenery, Mt. Quaternà rises like a pyramid. For descending, we take the route to the Monte Croce Pass, which approximately takes us one hour, that is to say half of the time we needed to walk up to the mountain hut. From the mountain pass, we take the bus to get back to Moso. Regular bus service from the Passo di Monte Croce to Sesto and back. Alternative descent: from the Alpe di Nemes via the Coltrondo Mountain Hut (Coltrondo Alm, paths no. 156 and 149) to the Monte Croce Pass, additional 75 minutes of walking.

Author: AT

suited for families difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Sesto, Moso (centre)
  • Time required:
    03:30 h
  • Track length:
    10,6 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.346 m to 1.884 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +598 m | -238 m
  • Signposts:
    "Nemesweg", 13, 131
  • Destination:
    Alpe Nemes, Passo Monte Croce di Comelico
  • Resting points:
    Malga Nemes Alm mountain hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    Winter hike to the Alpe di Nemes

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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