Rifugio Vedèrna – Malga Monsampián – Rifugio Dal Piàz – Col di Luna – Monte Pavione


Location Vedèrna, Monte Pavione
Features Forest, Pastures, Vette Feltrine
Track condition On paths, well marked
Vertigo Level 3/5
Ground (Forest) 40%
Ground (Grass) 60%
Ground (Rock) -
Ground (Urban) -
Length 18.5 km
Duration 6h
Elev Gain 1,147m
Elev Loss 1,147m
Max Elevation 2,334m
Min Elevation 1,324m
Car Park 46.121493, 11.794782





This trekking starts from Rifugio Vedèrna and explores the southern side of Monte Pavióne, a mountain situated within the Vette Feltrine range. It is possible to reach Rifugio Vederna either by walking from Imèr, going up the old military road that leads to Prati Vedèrna, or by driving along the ten-kilometers gravel road that starts near the Schenèr dam, in Pontét (Municipality of Imèr). By car, the road does not have any danger, however just be aware of the fact that it is not constantly maintained. Given the not-for-beginner length of the proposed track, we recommend arriving by car at the starting point, otherwise the return from Vederne to Imer after a day spent on the Vette Feltrine might seem endless.

As already said, the hike starts from Rifugio Vederna, following the Signpost No. 736A through the forest. The 736A path is an excellent and well-marked shortcut that will allow you to reach Malga Agneròla fairly quickly by avoiding the longer and boring gravel road. Once getting to Malga Agnerola, the path continues in a more demanding way, initially through the forest and then along pastures towards Passo del Pavióne. At this point you have already done about 700 m of climbing and after admiring the beautiful landscape around you, you can continue downhill along the path 817 towards the 1902 m a.s.l. of Malga Monsampián (a.k.a. Malga Monsampiano). Nowadays, the old Malga, belonging to the Municipality of Sovramonte, is used as a bivouac. From the hut, simply follow the old military road (Signpost CAI No. 810), which comfortably takes you in less than one hour to the Rifugio Dal Piaz, passing through Busa di Cavaren and Val Caneva.

At Rifugio Dal Piaz, you can enjoy a superb view over the pastures located in the Busa Delle Vette, before climbing up an aerial ridge that goes to the Vette Grandi and then, losing a bit of altitude, will allow you to descend towards the Sella delle Cavalláde. This will be the last relaxing stretch. From this point on, keep going up to the ridges of Col di Luna and Monte Pavióne for about one hour. From the top of Monte Pavione, you can see all the inhabited areas of the Primiero valley in addition to the Pale di San Martino group that will appear on the northern side. If time permits, do not rush to go back from the top of the hike, you are just on the summit of the highest peak of the Vette Feltrine. The way back, through the Sella del Pavione, will take you back to Passo del Pavione in just a few minutes. From here you can simply follow backward the path towards Malga Agnerola first and then to Rifugio Vederne.




  • From Rifugio Vederna follow the Signpost No. 736A throughout the forest, towards Malga Agnerola,
  • From Malga Agnerola take the Signpost No. 736 until reaching Passo del Pavione,
  • From Passo del Pavione, don’t go to the top of the mountain, but follow the Signpost No. 817 leading to the lower Malga Monsiampian (1902m a.s.l.),
  • From Malga Monsampian follow the Signpost No. 810 to Rifugio Dal Piaz,
  • From Rifugio Boz take the Signpost No. 817 heding to the top of Monte Pavione, passing through the gaps called Sella Cavallade and Col di Luna,
  • From the top of Monte Pavione, follow the marks downhill, through another gap, leading to Passo del Pavione,
  • Follow backward the Signpost No. 736 leading in to Malga Agnerola and then (No. 736A) to Rifugio Vederna. ✓




  • With the characteristic plateau called Pian Grand (tr. big plateau) at 1,330 mt of altitude, Alpe Vedèrna with its pastures has been historically the main reserve of hay for the livestock of the Primiero Valley.
  • Alpe Vederna is governed by a self-standing authority, called Consorzio Vederna. This institution is one of the few remaining examples of the Maso Chiuso law, where only the firstborn male child of each family would inherit the property, usually a small cottage and the right to use the surrounding land. This rules are surprisingly still effective nowadays and used for allocation of the small mountain huts you will see in the fields of Alpe Vederna.
  • At the edge of Pian Grand, the hut named Rifugio Vederna was built in 1970, between the farms and the church dedicated to Madonna della Neve.