Fossetta

Baita del Vècio – Malga Fossetta – Passo Cereda

Details

Location Passo Cereda
Features Primiero, pastures
Track Condition Well marked
Vertigo Level 0/5
Ground (Forest) 70%
Ground (Grass) 30%
Ground (Rock) -
Ground (Urban) -
Length 8.3 km
Duration 2h
Elev Gain 750m
Elev Loss 750m
Max Elevation 1,560m
Min Elevation 1,085m
Car Park 46.185582, 11.874082

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Description

This simple and extremely relaxing hike develops on the Northern part of Primiero, around Cereda pass.

The hike was used to be a great classic and allows anyone to escape from the daily routine, without any extraordinary physical effort. The route begins at Bàita del Vècio, an old restaurant. In the proximity of the building, there is a bridge crossing a small stream (Rivo Cereda). Once crossing the bridge, after a series of hairpin bends on a paved road, you will quickly climb up to 1,200 m a.s.l., reaching Cenguéi. Here you will be amazed by the pastures (particularly during late spring time), the sightseeing and the traditional mountain huts. Ahead of you, it is possible to have complete overview of the central block of the Pale di San Martino (Dolomites).

Leaving Cenguéi behind you, you will leave the paved road behind by following the Signpost No. E744, which will plunge into a forest of firs and larches while approaching Colspìz hill at 1,523 m a.s.l. From Colspìz, you will quickly reach Malga Fossetta and its splendid pasture.

From Malga Fossetta, it is possible to have a view of Cima Palughét (Paludét), as well as a broader view of Vette Feltrine mountain chain and the eastern part of the Pale di San Martino. In order to reach the nearby Cereda pass, there are two possibilities: the path No. E729 or the paved road.
Right before getting in Passo Cereda, you can have a look on the Cereda’s church. Yet, the landscape will open up a view of the Mis valley.

The route continues heading back to its starting place, by simply following the stream on the bottom of the valley.

This hike can be done both during summer and winter season. When done during the winter, we strongly recommend the experience with snowshoes.
At last, it is worth mentioning that from Malga Fossetta, following the Signpost No. E729, it is possible to cross the Palughét pass for then reaching Giasinozza valley and Rifugio Caltena.

 

Paths

 

  • From Baita del Vecio, follow the paved road on the Southern side until reaching Cenguei (1200 m a.s.l.),
  • From Cenguei, follow the Signpost No.744 leading to Malga Fossetta,
  • From Malga Fossetta, take to downhill towards Passo Cereda, either by following the Signpost No.729 or through the paved road, serving as main access to Malga Fossetta,
  • From Passo Cereda, head back to the starting point (Baita del Vecio) by simply following the stream on the bottom of the valley (Rio Cereda). ✓

 

PASSO CEREDA

 

  • The little church of Cereda was built in name of St. Anthony of Padua. After WWI kicked in, only one year after the building was finished, it was immediately closed with the purpose of being used as a ammunition storage. It remained closed through the whole course of WWI. The church was once again open in June 1920. Inside, it is possible to see an altarpiece representing St. Anthony of Padua, made by the artist Pomo from Trieste.
  • Passo Cereda is crossed by one of the most famous Dolomites route, namely the “Alta Via n. 2 delle Dolomiti” (a.k.a. “Altavia delle Leggende”), that connects Bressanone (Alto Adige Südtirol) with Feltre (Province of Belluno)
  • Cereda pass hosts the most important cross-country ski track of Primiero Valley. It was also used to have a beginner level downhill ski track that has been recently dismissed.

 

References

 

  • VV.AA. (1994). Primiero l’arte sacra, Tipolitografia Temi.
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