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The chromatic contrast of Corno Nero and Corno Bianco

· 2 reviews · Mountain tour · Bolzano and environs
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  • Corno Bianco
    / Corno Bianco
    Photo: N. Delvai, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Corno Nero
    Photo: Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Corno Nero Peak
    Photo: Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme ND, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Catinaccio - Rosengarten
    Photo: Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Latemar
    Photo: Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Corno Bianco and Corno Nero
    Photo: F. Modica, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Oclini Pass
    Photo: N. Delvai, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Isi Hütte
    Photo: Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme ND, N. Delvai
  • / Weißhorn am Abend von Weißenstein aus gesehen
    Photo: Fabian Foppa, AVS Sektion Unterland
  • / GEOPARC Bletterbach - Auf der Rückseite des Weißhorn
    Photo: Fabian Foppa, AVS Sektion Unterland
  • / Weißhorn
    Photo: Fabian Foppa, AVS Sektion Unterland
  • / Sonnenuntergangsstimmung am Weißhorn
    Photo: Fabian Foppa, AVS Sektion Unterland
  • / Schwarzhorn und Weißhorn von Lavaze aus gesehen
    Photo: Fabian Foppa, AVS Sektion Unterland
  • / Rosengarten und Latemar am Abend
    Photo: Fabian Foppa, AVS Sektion Unterland
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Passo Oclini and its geological "secrets"...
Distance 12.6 km
6:00 h
950 m
950 m
2,440 m
1,834 m

Extremely panoramic hiking loop, which allows you to admire the Lagorai chain, the lower Val di Fiemme and to see the Val di Cembra in the distance. We are in Passo Oclini, where the road stops and you can only aim upwards towards the sky. The itinerary proposes the ascent of both peaks that frame the pass, but it is possible to go up just on one of them.

The names of the two peaks say a lot about their composition: the Corno Nero is made of porphyry and dark rocks of volcanic origin, while the Corno Bianco stands out with its white dolomite. For this reason the two peaks are so different.

Author’s recommendation

From the summit of Corno Bianco there are views over the extraordinary Bletterbach gorge, a veritable geological treasure showing us the story of the evolution of the earth. This gorge is the result of disintegration and erosion. From the time of the Ice Age (about 15,000 years ago) through the various geological eras, the Bletterbach/Rio delle Foglie has cut a route 8 km long and 400 metres deep.
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Update: December 24, 2021
Highest point
Corno Nero, 2,440 m
Lowest point
Malga Cugola Bassa, 1,834 m
Best time of year

Safety information


  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

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Passo Oclini (1,991 m)
46.347447, 11.453642
46°20'50.8"N 11°27'13.1"E
32T 688795 5135578


Passo Oclini

Turn-by-turn directions

At Passo Oclini (1.989 m), just behind Hotel Schwarzhorn, take trail No. 502 first rising steeply and then continuing on a more even scenic route along the ridge to the summit of Corno Nero (2.491 m).

From the summit take trail No. 502, with its spectacular route along the crest, to Monte Palone, and then descend to Baito di Cugola (1.900 m).

A brief ascent to the right leads to Passo Cugola.

From here take trail No. 14 in the direction of Malga Cugola Bassa (Alpine dairy). A good forest road (with markings for trail No. 14), leads to Malga Corandin – Gurndin Alm (1.952 m).

From here there are two options: return to Passo Oclini on the easy unsurfaced road to the right (30 minutes), or turn left on this same track after 100 metres and take trail H, following directions for Corno Bianco continuing along this path to the summit of the mountain (2.317 m).

From the top of Corno Bianco, backtrack down the route taken on the way up and then branch left, still on trail H, descending directly to Passo Oclini (1 hour 30 minutes from Malga Corandin – Gurndin Alm).


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Public transport


Bus from Cavalese to Passo Oclini.

Getting there

From Cavalese take first the road to Passo Lavazè and then continue to Passo Oclini.


Parking possibility at Passo Oclini


46.347447, 11.453642
46°20'50.8"N 11°27'13.1"E
32T 688795 5135578
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

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massimo siboni
September 20, 2020 · Community
Escursione abbastanza semplice ma di bell'impatto panoramico, richiesta solo un minimo di attenzione nella prima parte della discesa dallo Schwarzhorn nel passaggio su cresta. Sul Corno Bianco si incontra un'ampia messe di turisti saliti direttamente dal passo Oclini. Percorso coperto il 18/09/2020 in 4 h scarse.
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Christina Sieber
September 12, 2016 · Community
Wir haben die Tour nur bis zum Gipfel des Weißhorns gemacht. Es war eine kurze Strecke, jedoch sehr steil bis oben. Vom Gipfel aus hat mein ein überragendes Panorama auf die Dolomitenberge. Wahnsinn! Wir werden die Strecke auf jeden Fall nochmal gehen!
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When did you do this route? September 03, 2016
Photo: Christina Sieber, Community

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12.6 km
6:00 h
950 m
950 m
Highest point
2,440 m
Lowest point
1,834 m
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