Now the time has come. The ninth stage, the last stage of our mountain and via ferrata tour DOLOMITES WITHOUT FRONTIERS. From a personal point of view, the name doesn’t say it all, because you do reach your limits from time to time. All the nicer when you have overcome them. You are definitely rewarded for it on this trail!
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.
If you click on the picture, you can see the whole map:
So today we present to you the ninth 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 – Berti hut – Oberstansersee hut
Stage 7 – Obstanserseehütte – New Porzehütte
Stage 8 – New Porzehütte – Filmoor-Standschützenhütt
Stage 9 – Filmoor-Standschützenhütte – Kreuzbergpass
|Route length||16,2 km|
|Recommended season||July till October|
The last day takes a bit of a toll on us in terms of kilometres. At 16.2 kilometres, the ninth stage is one of the longest of the via ferrata circuit.
So we start from the Filmoor-Standschützenhütte over the border ridge of the Carnic Alps down to the Kreuzberg Pass.
From the Filmoor-Standschützhütte we hike downhill to the Filmoorsatttel and then uphill towards Große Kinigat. If you want to do a little extra mileage, you can make a detour to the Europakreuz.
We then follow the high trail in a westerly direction to the Pfannspitze at 2,678 m and once again enjoy the wonderful panorama over the Carnic ridge and the Sesto Dolomites in the south.
We then descend to the Obstanser Saddle and hike to the Frugnoni Saddle, which we already know from the sixth stage. Now we finally turn south and descend to the Kniebergsattel at 2,329 m and continue over the Quaderna Sattel and then along the old war road to Rif. Malta Rinfreddo at 1,887 m and Rif. We can stop at both of them for refreshments before finally descending to the Kreuzberg Pass via trail 149. You can now take the bus either to Sesto or to Dosoledo.
Finally, descend via trail 149 to the Kreuzberg Pass at 1,636 m. From here you can take the bus either to Sesto or Dosoledo. And then it’s time to rest, digest the impressions of the past nine days and relax.
Maybe you would like to tell your friends about your tour? Invite them to a real South Tyrolean evening? Everything you need, from the Brettljause to the nightcap, is available from us.
In any case, we had a lot of fun taking you on our DOLOMITES WITHOUT FRONTIERS tour and would be delighted if you also set off. Maybe just for one or two stages. Please let us know how you liked it.