14. Monte Piano – Ferrata Capitano Bilgeri (2,305 m)

Difficulty: 2
Total rating: 2

 

Via ferrata in detail: 95% steel ropes, 5% exposed tracks
Total duration: ca. 5.5 hours
Difference of altitude: 1,000 meters
Duration ascent: ca. 2 hours
Climbing time: ca. 1 hour – 130 meters
Duration descent: ca. 2.5 hours
Orientation: northwest

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Arrival and starting point

Until Dobbiaco and there to the left into the Val Landro Valley (direction Cortina) until the hotel “Vista Tre Cime”. There on the left is a big parking lot, where trail number 6 starts, which also leads to the ascent.

Difficulty and general information

Easy and short Via Ferrata through the northern Peak wall of the Monte Piano. The entire route leads trough a historically seen special landscape. Already on the way uphill you run into remaining from World War 1. The ample borrow of the hill., was transformed into an open-air museum, also the round view from the one-time battleground is breath-taking. At the Monte Piano there are a lot of tourists, oppositely the Bilgeri trail is a calm affair. The descent from the Monte Piano is cliffy and long.

Ascent

From the parking lot, you follow the gravel road into Rienzvalley. After 300 meters, you take the deviation at the right and follow the trail Number 6. You cross the streambed of the Rienza and you arrive the foot of the Monte Piano or the Pioniersteig number 6. Above a terrace (small soldier cemetery) you find the divergence to the via ferrata (continue this way until you see a sign with the indication “Via Ferrata”).

Route-Information

Relatively long tour with remarkable difference of altitude and long, cliffy descent. The Via Ferrata itself, constitutes only a small part of the route. In total, more a beautiful hiking and a requiring mountain tour, than a Via Ferrata. Exposed spots at the ascent are saved by steel ropes, regardless a good foothold is required.

Characteristic and technical Details

Short and relatively simple Via Ferrata with longer ascent. The way uphill, except from a short walking passage is completely saved with ropes. The trail was restored just a few years ago. Even if some parts are saved with steel ropes, foothold is absolutely necessary.

Descent

From the peak of the Monte Piano (2.305m) taking the well market path (alta via number 3, respectively path number 6) across the plateau with its funk holes until you arrive at a fork. From there following the path number 6A to the “Forcella dei Castrade” and descending through the tourist trail (number 6A) back to the valley and upstream, passing the Lake Lago di Landro, back to the starting point.


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