Today we are embarking on stage 6 of the total of nine stages of the DOLOMITES WITHOUT FRONTIERS mountain and via ferrata circuit.
2 countries – 9 stages – 12 via ferratas – 17 huts – 108 kilometres
The 12 via ferratas connect Italy and Austria. Each one is special: either from a historical or an alpinistic point of view.
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Source reference: https://www.dolomitisenzaconfini.eu/deutsch/touren/
So today we present to you the sixth stage.
Stage 1 – Rifugio Lunelli – Rifugio Berti/Rifugio Carducci you find here.
You can get to stage 2 – Rifugio Carducci – Dreizinnen hut – this way.
Click here for stage 3 – Dreizinnen hut – Zsigmondy hut.
Stage 4 – Zsigmondy hut – Rotwandwiesen
Stage 5 – Rotwandwiesen hut – Berti hut
Stage 6 – Bertihütte – Obstansersee hut
|Route length||16,0 km|
|Recommended season||July till October|
Stage six is a stage without via ferrata. It is longer than the previous routes but not as demanding. On the other hand, you cross the border to Austria on the Carnic Main Ridge. The destination of this 16 km long stage is the Obstansersee hut at 2,304 m.
But now let’s go!
From the Berti Hut, follow trail no. 122 northwards. It goes up to the dilapidated Rifugio O. Sala and then continues on trail no. 124 down to the Kreuzberg Pass.
Cross the road and walk up the SI past the chapel. At the spider trail, keep straight on or to the right and follow trail no. 131 – along the nature trail for a while – until you branch off to the right to the Nemes Alpe.
From the Alpe Nemes hut, trail no. 146 continues through the Vallorera. After the shepherd’s hut, the wide path ends and a trail leads upwards in numerous serpentines to the Knieberg saddle at 2,329 m.
Here you keep left in the direction of Sella dei Frugnoni, trail no. 160, where you cross the border with Austria at 2,539 m on the main Carnic ridge. The trail then descends comfortably to the Obstansersee hut on the lake of the same name.