Passo Cerèda – Forcella Piz di Sagrón – Palughét – Malga Fossetta


Location Passo Cereda
Features Cimonega, Forest
Track Condition Sometimes not so well marked, it is needed to keep an eye open
Vertigo Level 3/5
Ground (Forest) 70%
Ground (Grass) -
Ground (Rock) 30%
Ground (Urban) -
Lenght 10,1 km
Duration 4h 30
Elev Gain 800m
Elev Loss 800m
Max Elevation 1,961m
Min Elevation 1,305m
Car Park 46.193317, 11.906493





This hike does not present any prohibitive length and meters of climbing, but crosses a rather unexplored corner of ​​the Cimonega dolomite group. The trek follows a route that is not so often well marked, around the Pale del Garfòl group. Additionally, the way through the gully leading to the top of the mountain gap called Forcella Piz di Sagrón is not trivial. So, despite the highest point of the route being right on the gap at 1.961 m a.s.l., the hike is definitely not recommended for beginners. Also, the way to the gap is facing the north, so there could be the presence of snow even during the early summer season.

The trek starts from Passo Cereda (1,347 m a.s.l.) and in the beginning it follows the asphalt road towards Malga Fossetta (1,554 m asl). After about 700 m, leave it and take the gravel road on the left hand side towards Malga Frattón. The stretch along the gravel road continues on a rather flat surface for about 1 km. From the end of the gravel road, take the mule track that will lead you to the pastures of the Casère dei Matiùz where, at 1.305 m. a.s.l., by a fountain, you will take another gravel road for about twenty minutes more. At the end, you will find the Signpost No. 801, aka Alta Via N. 2. The loop continues along the Signpost No. 801 path. After leaving the forest behind you, you will cross a gully covered with large and smooth boulders. Once in the gully, on your right side, a not-so-visible path will start, leading towards the gully which has a massive V at the top. The mountain gap of Forcella Piz di Sagrón will be the next destination of the hike. Sometimes landslides and with some stretches a bit more complicated to overcome, the gully should be climbed on its right side, where we advise keeping your eyes open allowing you to follow the marks and consequently to keep the easier route. Once at the top of the gap, you can enjoy a wonderful view on the Mis Valley to the north and the Giasinozza Valley to the south.

The trek then proceeds without clear signs on a marked path that leads you straight to Passo del Palughét (1.954 m s.l.m.). At Passo del Palughét, aka Paludét, you will find signs indicating the way to Malga Fossetta. There are two tracks that descend to the mountain hut of Malga Fossetta, both of them are clear and well marked. From the pastures of Malga Fossetta (always full of animals during the summer), all that remains is to go down along the asphalt road and return to the starting point, at Passo Cereda.




  • From Passo Cereda (1,347 m a.s.l.), follow the Signpost No. 801 – aka Sentiero Attrezzato Del Comedón – Intaiàda – until reaching a gully with big boulders standing right below the mountain gap called Forcella Piz di Sagron (fairly easy to spot, given the remarkable V on the top of it),
  • Climb up the gully by following the signs, keeping the right side of it,
  • From the mountain gap Forcella Piz di Sagron (1,961 m a.s.l.), keep following the path towards Passo del Palughét,
  • From Passo del Palughét (1,954 m a.s.l.), take the Signpost No. 729 – aka Nico Scalet – descending towards Malga Fossetta,
  • From Malga Fossetta (1,554 m a.s.l.), simply follow the asphalt road leading directly to 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.