Visiting King Laurin
3-day tour crossing Catinaccio Mountain with overnight stay
Together with your bike you meet at the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi cable cars, and a bus will bring you to Carezza Pass. On the route to Roda di Vael Hut we will immerse in the beauty of the Dolomites, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views during the hike. The hut is located on the mountain saddle of Ciampaz at an altitude of 2283 m amidst the Catinaccio Mountain Group. High up above the hut thrones Roda di Vael Mountain with its impressive east wall and the Torre Finestra (Window Tower) with the impressive steep rock walls that border the rubble fields below.
We leave the hut in the direction of Mugoni Peak. At the fork we keep to the right and start the ascent below the impressive rock peak. Walking through a short and imposing rock tunnel, we will reach Cigolade Pass (2550 m) after about one hour. From here you can already spot Vajolet Hut (2243 m) in the distance. We will reach the hut after another hour. After a break in the hut we follow the Vajolet Valley to Grasleiten Pass until reaching Grasleiten Hut (2600 m). The descent occurs in the direction of Molignon Pass and on to the beautifully positioned Tierser Alpl Hut, where we will stay for the night.
First, the path is slightly downhill below Cima di Terrarossa Peak. After a while, the path turns into a serpentine trail with a few steeper ascents until reaching the highest point at about 2540 metres above sea level. Now, the trail leads over gentle meadows, down through a rocky landscape, and shortly before reaching Schlern House, there will be another short ascent. We cross Sesselschwaige (1919 m) and the renowned Prügelsteig trail, the Sciliar Gorge, and hike down to Peter Frag. From here, an easy panoramic trail leads to Tuff Hut and on to the starting point at the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi cable cars.