If you would like to have a relaxing walk of approximately one hour around Passo Cereda, that completely combines a nice landscape with forest and pastures, this hike might be the right one. The hike suits very well for families and inexperienced hikers.
Despite being a really nice walk in the summer, we suggest to do this loop during the winter season, with snowshoes. Yet, if you are not afraid of darkness, walking along this track during the night might well give you something more unique.
The hike starts from Passo Cereda along the popular path E718 leading to Rifugio Treviso (Alta Via No.2) and develops around Col Molinài, a rather small hill on the northern side of the mountain pass. The top of the hill is one of the most quiet place you could ask for, with a small pastures and couple of traditional mountain cottages.
Along the track, you are going to constantly face the Cimonega group (Dolomites) on the South. It will be easy to recognize the main peak (Pìz de Sagrón – 2,479m a.s.l.), as well as Cima Palughét and Pale del Garfól.
- From Passo Cereda, head North and follow the gravel road (Signpost No.718) across Brunét pastures,
- Once entering the forest, keep following the gravel road until the next pasture (i.e. Fràta Nòva),
- From Fràta Nòva, take to small path leading to Padreterno (forest),
- Once reaching the next small pasture, the small path ends, turning into a gravel road, keep following the road toward Passo Cereda for 500m, then turn right and reach the top of Col Molinài (1,461m a.s.l.),
- Head back 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.