Malga Fossetta

Passo Cereda - Malga Fossetta

Cereda Pass

blizzard • 11/01/2024

Details

Sport
Snowshoeing
Rating
Difficulty
Tourist
Duration
01:45 hrs
Length
4.1 km
Vertigo
No vertigo
Min. elevation
1368 m
Max. elevation
1570 m
Elevation gain
225 m
Elevation loss
225 m
Car park
View on Gmaps
Terrain
  • 80%
  • 20%
  •  Forest
  •  Grass
Seasons
  • jan
  • feb
  • mar
  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec
Signposts

Description

Very classic and rather popular winter itinerary, suitable for everyone and ideal, for difficulty and length, even for a first experience with snowshoes; experience which may well be enriched by the surrounding silence and a good snowpack, which often characterizes the Cereda Pass during the winter months, despite its rather low altitude. 

The walk starts from the gap of Cereda Pass (Passo Cereda – 1,369 m asl), at the junction with the road that leads to Malga Fossetta (during the winter a cross-country ski trail is also traced) in front of the restaurant called Rifugio Cereda. From the junction, the hike initially follows the signs to Malga Fossetta / Passo del Palughét, along the Signpost No. 801 (AV2). 

It is necessary to proceed with caution during this very first section, because the trail proceeds on the cross-country ski slope; needless to say, it is kindly asked to not disturb the (by staying on the side of the slope) and to not step on the tracks. After about 200 meters of non-demanding ascent on the access road to the hut of Malga Fossetta, the itinerary reaches a second crossroads at the location of Bastie, where it proceeds to the right, taking the steep ascent of trail of the Signpost No. 729 “Nico Scalet” to Malga Fossetta. 

The Signpost No. 729 “Nico Scalet” proceeds, immersed in the forest, up the slope, steep in places, and leads in less than a kilometer to the pasture of Malga Fossetta (1,570 m asl).  

A pleasant downhill on the access road to the building (Signpost No. 723), visible even when snow is plentiful, leads directly to the Malga (1,554 m asl). Opposite is the wide view offered by the natural terrace of the pasture, where the view sweeps from the nearby Dalaibòl (Pale di San Martino / Pala Group) to the N, to the entire Folga-Scanaiòl group with the more distant peaks of the Lagorai to the W, and to the Pale Alte and Cimónega groups to the S and SW. 

The return to Passo Cereda, in order to avoid the steep section of the Signpost No. 729 “Nico Scalet”  (that is rather uncomfortable to tackle with snowshoes), runs entirely along the access road to the Malga, which, in a little more than two kilometers, leads back to Passo Cereda.

Paths

  • From Passo Cereda (1,369 m asl), follow the Signpost No. 801; then, from the location of Bastie, take the trail of the Signpost No. 729 “Nico Scalet” to Malga Fossetta [1h 00],
  • From the hut of Malga Fossetta (1,570 m asl), descend along the main road towards Passo Cereda. [1h 45] ✓

Waypoints