The emotion of reaching the highest peak of the Lagorai.
The summit cross that awaits you on the top is like a vision, after a very long but extremely satisfying excursion. In the initial part of the route there are two beautiful lakes: the basin of Lake Cece, and the picturesque lake Caserina, with an emerald green color. Once you reach the Forcella di Cece, you will go along the path of the legendary Translagorai until you reach the Paolo and Nicola bivouac. The detour quickly leads to the most coveted peak of the Lagorai. The path is of rare beauty. The wild Lagorai reserves glimpses of stone and rocks, panoramas as far as the eye can see, the emotion of being on the remains of the walkways of the First World War. You can find many tunnels dug into the rock by soldiers. From Caserina lake onwards it is likely that you will meet few hikers: you will be immersed in the silence of nature. Important: during the summer 2020 the bivouacs will remain closed.
The 360° view over the Dolomites (Pala group, Tofane, Marmolada, Sella group, Sasso Piatto, Rosengarten group, Latemar) and the Cima D’Asta, the Lagorai range, Fiemme valley and the mountains of Western Trentino.
Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
Choose suitable clothes and equipment
Check the weather forecast
Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
In case of emergency call 112
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.
Valmaggiore (Bridge before the Malga Valmaggiore) (1,583 m)
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Valmaggiore (Bridge before malga Valmaggiore)
From Predazzo drive up to Valmaggiore. From the bridge just before Malga Valmaggiore (1.570 m) take trail No. 336 to Lago di Cece (1.879 m).
Continue along the same trail first to the beautiful Lago della Caserina (2.087 m) and then up to Forcella di Cece (2.393 m).
Take trail No. 349 and after one hour’s walk take the left turn which soon leads up to the summit of Cima Cece (2.754 m). Continuing along trail No. 349 descend to Forcella di Valmaggiore (2.180 m) along an ancient paved path, still perfectly preserved, that leads to Bivacco Paolo e Nicola.
Follow trail No. 335 to return back to the car-park.
all notes on protected areas
From Predazzo drive 7 km up to Valmaggiore
Before the bridge of Malga Valmaggiore
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14
Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618
Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.
Hiking shoes, rain-jacket, hiking poles, water, sun cream