A granite island in the middle of the Dolomites: Cima d’Asta
28 -31 AUGUST
200 € per person
Discovering the eastern part of the Lagorai/Cimad’Asta group: theAlta Via del Granito.
Among porphyries and granites, surrounded by lush nature in water-rich environments.
Along ancient paths and military roads of the Great War, among alpine pastures, lakes and mountain pastures.
We will do the route in four days, clockwise, in order to make the stages more balanced and reserve time for the climb to Cima d’Asta on the last day.
From Malga Sorgazza to Rifugio Caldenave, we familiarize ourselves with the Alta Via.
We will start off immediately by climbing into the water-rich, pink rhododendron forest.
Halfway up we will find Costa Brunella Lake surrounded by the peaks of the Rava Group.
After a break we will climb to the Quarazza Fork, which will show us the panorama of the Rava Valley.
With an altitude traverse we will reach Forcella Ravetta from which we will see our destination, about 700 meters below.
After the descent we will enjoy the welcome of Guido, friendly manager of the refuge.
Elevation gain: 1,000 meters uphill, 700 meters downhill
Overnight stay at the Caldenave refuge at 1,790 meters above sea level
From the Caldenave Refuge to the Conseria Refuge, in the realm of porphyry.
The second stage will be entirely in the Lagorai Group, with beautiful forests, pleasant lakes and bivouacs.
We will encounter numerous testimonies from the front lines of the Great War.
We can choose a more athletic variant or a quieter one to reach the Conseria Shelter with a beautiful view of the Campelle Valley.
Elevation gain: max. 600 meters uphill, 600 meters downhill.
Overnight stay at the Conseria refuge at 1,840 meters above sea level
From Rifugio Conseria to Rifugio Brentari along the front line.
We will climb to the 5 Crosses Pass and then cross Socede Peak with beautiful views of the Lasteati Lakes.
At Forcella Magna we will enter the Cima d’Asta Group and see the rock change from dark porphyry to white granite.
A strenuous climb and a crossing over blocks await us to reach the beautiful lake on whose shores the hut stands.
Elevation gain: 900 meters uphill, 300 meters downhill
Overnight stay at the Brentari refuge at 2,460 meters above sea level
From Rifugio Brentari to Malga Sorgazza, the summit!
On the last day, early in the morning we will ascend the spectacular Cima d’Asta: a couple of hours for muscle awakening, before descending to the conclusion of our adventure along the Bualon di Cima d’Asta and then the upper Val Malene to the Malga.
Elevation gain: 0 meters uphill (350 meters to the summit), 1,000 meters downhill
Return to Malga Sorgazza.
An excellent level of training and habit of walking in the mountains is required.
COSTS AND RESERVATIONS
The service includes the guide for the 4-day excursion
Guide fee for the four days: €200/person
The cost does not include any expenses for lodging, meals, transportation, etc.
The cost of half board at the shelters is about 60€/night.
A deposit of 100€ is required to confirm the reservation
To book you can fill out the Form on this page or contact us directly:
Sergio Tel. 348 7037552
Equipment to bring
- Clothing suitable for the season (will be communicated) A 30/35 liter backpack is sufficient, to have a total weight of about 5kg, excluding food and drinks. Personal underwear replacement clothing. Rain jacket.
How can I pay for the trip?
The balance 10 days before departure
Is reservation required?
What happens in case of bad weather?
I will notify you in a timely manner to the references you will give me to contact you.
Can I cancel the reservation? By when?
if the cancellation takes place within 15 days of departure, 50% of the deposit will be returned.
If it takes place between 14 and 7 days from departure, 30% of the deposit will be returned.
Later than 7 days from departure the paid deposit cannot be returned.
- guiding service carried out by a mid-mountain guide
- accident insurance for participants
They are NOT included in the cost:
- all transportation
- half board service in the refuges
- lunches and extras
Who's your guide??
In dolomiti Beat we are all AMM Certified by the College of Alpine Guides of Veneto, to guarantee you maximum safety and professionalism and think only of your enjoyment!
Always "sick" of Mountains and Nature in general, born and raised in the countryside, just outside Verona and the Lessini Mountains.
Enrolled almost as a joke in the Medium Mountain Companion course organized by the College of Mountain Guides of Veneto.
During the challenging training, with wonderful and passionate colleagues we "discovered" a new way of going to the mountains: slower, more mindful.
For the past two years I have been accompanying people in "my" mountains and around Italy, with projects even across borders.
Most of all, I like to explore places outside the crowd and take advantage of all seasons to frequent both sea and mountains.
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