28. Climbing route Bonacossa (an easy via ferrata)

Starting point: Rif. Col de Varda, 2115 m, 22 km from Dobbiaco at the south-est shore of the Misurinasee. Funicular from Middle June until middle September, daily from 09:00 till 17:00. Parking place at the valley station Col de Varda.
At a quick view: Rif. Col de Varda - Sent. Bonacossa - Rif. Fonda Savio - Lago di Misurina
Difference in altitude: ca. 510 m up and 920 m in descent
Highest point: Forcella Misurina, 2395 m
Time of walking: ca. 4,5 hours (Rif. Col de Varda – Rif. Fonda Savio 2 ½ - 3 hours, Rif. Fonda Savio – Lago di Misurina 1 ½ hours)
Trail: Nr. 117 to the Fonda Savio hut and then the 115 going down.

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Rif. Col de Varda ( End of June till middle September open) and Rifugio Fonda Savio (End of June till the end of September open), lying in a wonderful position in the middle of the Cadini group.

Physical requirements

An easy ferrata where you need a bit of equilibration and not to be high shy – presence of ladders.


Wonderful views at the Misurina Lake and when you proceed to the Auronzohut you have the Tre Cime very close in front of you.

Hiking map: The sentiero Bonacossa in the Dolomites


From the Fondo Savio hut you con finish the entire Bonacossa (trail nr. 117) until the Auronzo hut at the Tre Cime. It becomes a wonderful day filling tour – back to the starting point by bus or hitchhiking!!!

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