Tour of Nèva

Buse - Rifugio Boz - Cadin di Neva - Colle San Pietro

Cimonega Group,Lower Primiero

aaron • 13/09/2019


06:00 hrs
15.5 km
A little
Min. elevation
1157 m
Max. elevation
2212 m
Elevation gain
1400 m
Elevation loss
1400 m
Car park
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This beautiful hike develops in a fairly sunny and unknown corner of Primiero, within an environment of untouched nature offering surprising sights. The route starts in Val Nagaóni, at the end of the road of Val Noana, about 2 km after the hut of Rifugio Fonteghi (1,100 m asl). The starting point is located by the parking lot, at the beginning of the limited transit stretch, in a location called Buse / El Bèlo (1,157 m asl).

From the small parking lot, there are two paths, both leading to Rifugio Boz: the Signpost No. 727 and the Signpost No. 727A. Among the two of them, we suggest taking the second one, along Signpost No. 727A “Pinteri”, although it is also still possible to reach the hut along Signpost No. 727 (on a gravel road), on the other side of the stream of Rio Nèva. The trail climbs the wooded ridge and then joins a gravel road that first leads to the location of Pìnteri and then continues on the orographic left of the valley, rising gradually through the forest, until it reaches the pasture of Nevette, where it joins again on main path of the Signpost No. 727, shortly leading to Rifugio Boz.

Once arrived by the hut of Rifugio Boz (1,718 m asl), in the territory of the Municipality of Cesio Maggiore (BL), the itinerary continues uphill for a short stretch following the Alta Via delle Dolomiti No. 2 (Signpost No. 801) toward the mountain gap of Pass de Mura (1,887 m asl). From the gap, which offers a beautiful view towards Val de Canzói, Val D’Alvìs and the eastern ridge of Sass de Mura (where the Alta Via No. 2 continues), the trail continues along the Signpost No. 748, gently descending until crossing the stream of Rio Nèva, for then climbing on the opposite side towards W, until reaching a relatively wide path supporting an aqueduct, at an altitude of approximately 1,820 m asl. At this point, a path towards the Cadin di Nèva starts climbing in the N direction. The path leads to the water source named Sorgente Nèva, where Rio Nèva starts, with its pretty waterfalls and small pools.

Once past the water source, the paths proceeds to the suggestive place called Cadìn di Nèva; a flat basin that leaves its visitors with an incredible feeling of peace, together with an unexpected and spectacular view of the Pale di San Martino that can be enjoyed from the gap of Forcella Nèva (2,148 m asl), located just above the basin. A place definitely worth discovering, with a natural balcony overlooking the Giasinozza Valley and the entire Dolomite group of the Pale di San Martino (Pala Group).

From the mountain gap, the trek resumes returning to the crossroads, where the small path to the Cadin di Nèva started. From the crossroads, it joins back the Signpost No. 748, continuing S for a short while, after which the wide track (which would lead directly to the hut of Malga Nèva) is left, in order to take a smaller one. The small track (still marked as Signpost No. 748) leads directly to the top of Colle San Pietro (1,954 m asl). Immersed in its rough pasture, Colle San Pietro, also known as Col de San Piero, dominates the Giasinozza Valley and the green basin of Malga Nevetta. From the hill, the route proceeds by starting a long descent along the Signpost No. 748 with ridges and stretches of forest offering views of the Pale di San Martino and the Nèva Prima and Nèva Seconda huts every now and then. After passing the locations of Casera Scaorin and Segadure, just upstream from the pastures of a place called Vaticano, at an altitude of about 1300 m asl, the Signpost No. 748 (which would arrive at Rifugio Fonteghi) is left to cross the stream of Rio Nèva and converge along the gravel road of the Signpost No. 727. After a few hundred meters along the Signpost No. 727 towards the SE, the route returns to the starting point.

At last, as a note, the loop can be adjusted and, with about 3 km more, it is possible to start and close the route at Rifugio Fonteghi.


  • In the end of the Noana Valley, from the location of El Bèlo / Buse (1.157 m slm), take the Signpost No. 727A toward Rifugio Boz [2h 00],
  • From the hut of Rifugio Boz (1.718 m asl), take the Signpost No. 801 (marked as AV2) towards the mountain gap of Pass de Mura [1h 20],
  • From Pass de Mura (1.887 m asl), take the Signpost No. 748 towards Colle San Pietro,
  • [VARIANT] Ascend towards Cadin di Neva / Forcella Neva [4h 30],
  • Follow the Signpost No. 748 until reaching Colle San Pietro [4h 45],
  • From the top of Colle San Pietro (1,954 m asl), keep walking downhill along the Signpost No. 748 for about 4 km, until reaching a location called Vaticano, where the Signpost No. 748 is left behind for descending, crossing the river and head back to the starting point along the Signpost No. 727 [6h 00].