The Anello Zoldano
- Length: 70 km
- Precision time: 6 giorni/days
A 6 day excursion around the mountains of Val di Zoldo.
The Anello zoldano was devised in 1985 by Paolo Bonetti and Paolo Lazzarin connecting original paths with the aim of visiting all the mountains which crown Val di Zoldo.
Characteristically, the circuit remains at the altitude of inhabited centres, which in case of necessity can be reached in a short time. It has its own route markings, even though they are not always present. The direction are however clear and the route is well signposted. The indicated route durations are approximate, referring to a not too loaded averagely fit walker. Each leg is limited (4 to 6 hours) allowing a fitter hiker to make trail variations and summit ascents. The rises in altitude are never excessive except for an over 1000 metres climb on the first leg.
The itinerary progresses almost always below 2000 metres in altitude, touching the height of 2300 metres at Forcella delle Crepe di Moiazzetta and has a total rise in altitude of just more than 4000 metres. General mountain hiking gear is necessary. Not high mountain or rock climbing gear: the two short equipped sections can be avoided by extending the route around them, Mountain huts (rifugi) are found at the end of each leg and are open during high season when an overload of food supplies is superfluous.
I day: the Mezzodì range
Ascent: m 1150
descent: m 370
duration: h 5
Forno di Val di Zoldo (840 m), casera di Col Marsang (m 1290, h 1.30), forcella di Col Pelos (m 1800, h 3.30), Belvedere (m 1964), rifugio Angelini Sora 'l Sass di Mezzodì (m 1588, h 5).
II day: Tamer - the San Sebastiano range
Ascent: m 750
descent: m 750
duration: h 5.30-6
Rifugio Angelini (m 1588), Val Pramper (Pian dei Palui, m 1480, h 1.30), Col del Mechiel (m 1491, h 2.30), Baita Angelini (m 1680), forcella di Val Barance (m 1688, h 4.30), passo Duran (rifugio San Sebastiano, m 1601, h 5.30).
III day: Moiazza Civetta
Ascent: m 1000
descent: m 450
duration: h 6-6.30
Passo Duran (1601m), Grisetti bivouac (1980 m), sentiero Angelini, forcella delle Crepe di Moiazzetta (m 2300, h 3.30-4), Tappa del Todesco (m 2281), sentiero Tivan, rifugio Sonnino al Coldai (m 2132, h 6.30).
IV day: Pelmo
Ascent: m 300
descent: m 500
duration: h 4
Rifugio Sonnino (m 2132), malga Pioda (m 1815, min. 30), casera del Vescovà, forcella Staulanza (m 1715, h 1.30), rifugio De Luca al Pelmo (or rifugio Venezia, m 1946, h 4).
V day: Col Dur - Rite
Ascent: m 470
descent: m 900
duration: h 5
Rifugio De Luca (m 1946), rifugio Talamini (m 1582, h 2), forcella di Val Inferna (m 1784, h 3), forcella Deona (m 2055, h 3.45), passo Cibiana (rifugio Remauro, m 1530, h 4.30-5)
VI day: Sfornioi - Bosconero range
Ascent: m 500
descent: m 1200
duration: h 5-5.30
Passo Cibiana (m 1530), forcella Ciavazole (m 1994, h 1.30-2), rifugio Casera di Bosconero (m 1475, h 3), casera del Mugon (m 1024), junction between provincial road 251 and 347, Forno di Val di Zoldo (m 840).
N.B. Organise in the best way your trip in the Dolomites. During your personal organisation of the itinerary before your start, please verify the weather forecasts, the opening and the availability of the refuges.
ATTENTION PLEASE: as the communication of Cai Veneto (Italian Alpine club), after the bad weather of October 2018, some paths could be damaged. For updates on the state of the trails please ask at the tourist office in Pecol (Val di Zoldo - via Monte Civetta 4B - firstname.lastname@example.org).