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Ortles-Cevedale Epic Tour

Category
Difficulty
Difficult
Activity time
6:00
Durata in ore
Distance
37.4
Distance in km

A longer and more demanding version of the Tour Val di Pejo.

This tour takes place in the sight of the majestic peaks of Ortles-Cevedale.
A dive into the unspoilt environment that is the Stelvio Natural Park, with its varied scenery and profiles.

Route info

Difficult
Distance
37.4 km
Activity time
6:00 h.
Uphill Elevation
1581 m
Downhill elevation
1581 m
Physical effort
Highest point
2032 m
Lowest point
1154 m
Height difference
878 m

Responsabile del contentuo

APT Valli di Sole, Peio e Rabbi

Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Starting point

Cogolo di Peio

Directions

From the village of Cogolo (the car park next to the church) move on to Celledizzo (with its chapel of S. Antonio and murals by Giovanni and Battista Baschenis dating back to 1473 and the Museum Etnografico del legno housed within the reconstructed saw-mill) where after having bypassed the centre of the village take the dirt road through the surrounding fields in the direction of Malga Borche (a sharp eye will see the track on the road of the antique iron-mine active between the XIV and the XVIII centuries). A few kilometres of steady road through the woods lead to a junction with signposts on the left to Cornaccia-Malga Pontevecchio. This wooded road, through Pine trees and Spruce trees goes past many small streams of water coming down from the mountains becoming a pathway down to Malga Pontevecchio (1.762 m). From here you can often see the eagles circling in the sky looking for the young of the deer grazing on the mountainside. A short ride downhill from here to Malga Mare (2.031 m) until arriving on the tarmacked road used by the hydro-electric station. From here continue crossing the bridge and follow the signs for SAT n. 127. This road which is easily visible is extremely technical requiring a very good sense of balance due to its undulating surface through this rhododendrum filled terrain. This area is often used by walkers, it is therefore necessary to pay attention and to keep an eye on your speed.
Reaching a wider flatter road above the water pipes coming from the south of Monte Vioz. Bypassing the road whcih goes from Peio village to Malga Saline follow the signs for Rifugio Scoiattolo, the road becomes a path and descends rapidly (we suggest getting off your bike here) you arrive at the rifugio. After a short pause another downhill stretch on a dirt road along a ski slope. Close to a sharp bend take the path on the right to SAT n. 125 to the Cadini waterfall. This path goes on and finally crosses a dirt road. The road was built by the Austrians before the 1914-1918 war and is an example of solidity and building knowhow.In the vicinty are the recently discovered ruins of a military fortification known as ‘stoi’. Here you cross the Val degli Orsi to reach Malga Giumella, which takes its name from the mountain immediately above it. This malga is situated in such a position as to provide a view of the blue-green Pian-Palù (dating back to the 1930s). Downhill from here towards the lake on a stoney road until reaching the dam. An easy road from here you will take you to Fontanino with its highly valued natural spring mineral water (don’t miss the Fontanino di Celledizzo to the right of the torrent). From here there is a singletrack leading to the fortification Barba De Fior (a spectacular sight dating back to the First World War). The tarmacked road from here goes back down to Peio Fonti, when arriving at the ski-lift station go left on to an uphill dirt road which joins another singletrack botanic path and which takes you immediately to S. Bartolomeo (admire the frescoe of S. Christopher on the church of Pegaia on the site of an old mine which probably disappeared before 1500) and the village of Cogolo.

We recommend always carrying a repair kit: inner tube, pump, mastic, patches and an emergency repair kit.