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Cristo Pensante

· 10 reviews · Mountain tour · San Martino di Castrozza,Primiero,Vanoi
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  • Cristo Pensante
    Cristo Pensante
    Photo: R. Gaia, APT Val di Fiemme
m 2400 2300 2200 2100 2000 1900 5 4 3 2 1 km CAPANNA CERVINO

Find time to think, find time to pray, find time to smile.

This is the invitation addressed to hikers who reach the statue of the Thinking Christ.

moderate
Distance 5.4 km
2:30 h
420 m
100 m
2,300 m
1,960 m

The itinerary is proposed as a spiritual ascent, as well as hike; once the summit is conquered, the hiker is greeted by the emblematic exhortation at the foot of the statue of the Thinking Christ. The Christ, carved from a block of white marble from Predazzo, bears a crown of thorns on his head created with barbed wire from the Great War.

The excursion, extremely rewarding from a naturalistic point of view, offers an atmosphere of meditation.

From the peak of Monte Castellazzo you can enjoy a privileged view of the grandiose walls of the Pale di San Martino and the entire valley.

Author’s recommendation

You can see trenches, mule tracks, tunnels, barracks and other artifacts from the First World War along the way.

Specific descriptive signs placed by the Paneveggio Pale di San Martino Natural Park helps you to understand this remains.

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Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme
Update: June 29, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Cima Castellazzo, 2,300 m
Lowest point
Rolle Pass, 1,960 m
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Track types

Dirt road 12.14%Forested/wild trail 29.73%Path 58.10%
Dirt road
0.7 km
Forested/wild trail
1.6 km
Path
3.1 km
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Rest stops

CAPANNA CERVINO

Safety information

THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS

  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. 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.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - info@visitfiemme.it - www.visitfiemme.it   

www.trekkingdelcristopensante.it 

Start

Passo Rolle (1,960 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.297921, 11.789200
DMS
46°17'52.5"N 11°47'21.1"E
UTM
32T 714808 5130930
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Destination

Monte Castellazzo

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car-park just beyond Passo Rolle (1.980 m) take the unsurfaced road leading up, through the meadows, to Capanna Cervino.

From here follow the directions for “Trekking del Cristo Pensante” trail, first on an track and then on a mule path.

The track becomes a trail (passing through a 50 metre wartime walkway) and then reaches the summit of Monte Castellazzo (2.333 m) with its statue of Cristo Pensante – the Thinking Christ).

The summit gives a better perspective of the impressive rock walls of the Pale di San Martino and a wide view of the Lagorai range and Val di Fiemme.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Summer time bus from Predazzo to Passo Rolle

Getting there

From Predazzo drive until Passo Rolle

Parking

At Passo Rolle

Coordinates

DD
46.297921, 11.789200
DMS
46°17'52.5"N 11°47'21.1"E
UTM
32T 714808 5130930
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Pale di San Martino N° 22

Kompass – Pale di San Martino N° 622

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.

Equipment

Hiking shoes, rain-jacket, hiking poles, water, sun cream

Questions and answers

Question from Franca Favalesi · June 20, 2020 · Community
3 ore si intende andata e ritorno?
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Answered by Luca Ghirardi · June 20, 2020 · Community
Dipende dal giro, quello che ho fatto io si

Rating

4.4
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Giulia Tamborra
August 22, 2022 · Community
Una bellissima camminata che parte in mezzo ai pascoli, sale per una mulattiera e arriva in cima, dove si trova la statua e la croce. Molto emozionante la vista lungo tutto il tragitto. Consigliatissimo! :)
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When did you do this route? August 22, 2022
ivan Galeazzi
August 10, 2022 · Community
Vale la pena, bel giro!
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When did you do this route? August 10, 2022
Mirko Ropelato
August 13, 2021 · Community
Bel trekking che consente di raggiungere una cima con panorama a 360 gradi. Suggestiva in particolare la vista verso il Cimon della Pala, Lagorai, Valle del Travignolo e Lago di Paneveggio. Numerosi "segni" della Grande Guerra, illustrati da pannelli informativi lungo la salita. Consigliato!
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When did you do this route? July 02, 2021
Photo: Mirko Ropelato, Community
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Photo: Mirko Ropelato, Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
420 m
Descent
100 m
Highest point
2,300 m
Lowest point
1,960 m
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