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Malga Sass and Monte Cogne

Snowshoeing · Val di Fiemme
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  • Cima Cogne
    / Cima Cogne
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Malga Sass
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / On the way
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Malga Sass
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Vasoni Pass
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Towards Malga Sass
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
m 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Agritur Fior di Bosco
Pleasant long excursion from Sicina, with a nice halfway stop at Malga Sass.
moderate
Distance 7.4 km
4:00 h
920 m
7 m
The panoramic route on "the border" of Val di Fiemme allows you to reach the top of Monte Cogne. From up there you can admire the amazing view of the Lagorai chain, the Cembra Valley and the Pinè Plateau.

Author’s recommendation

Once reached the peak, you can make a circled walk descending along a classic itinerary used for ski touring.
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Author
Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme
Update: January 28, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Monte Cogne, 2,144 m
Lowest point
Agritur Fior di Bosco, 1,226 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Agritur Fior di Bosco

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

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche bulletin before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides. GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions. Correct orientation may be a problem at times along the higher stretches of this route due to fog or low cloud cover.

Tips and hints

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

www.guide-alpine.it or www.guidealpinevaldifiemme.it   

Start

Sicina - Valfloriana (1,231 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.228029, 11.362438
DMS
46°13'40.9"N 11°21'44.8"E
UTM
32T 682174 5122096
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Destination

Sicina - Valfloriana

Turn-by-turn directions

WAY UP Walk up on the forest road, sometimes covered with snow, that going south leads to the plain of Bait del Manz (1290 m). Crossed the bridge, keep walking south on the forest road in the wood with some ups and downs and several hairpin turns. Ignore on your right-hand the two tiny roads to Malga Vernera and on your left-hand the path to Malga del Coston. Go on to the main forest road, with steeper parts, until Malga Sass (alpine diary) (1970 m 2,5 hours walk), already a good achievement.

From the Malga walk southern for a few hundred meters, then turn right in the wood on a track which leads to Passo di Mirafiori (passo Vasoni or la Bassa 2047 m). From this wide passage, between Monte Cogne and Pala delle Buse, climb up on the right side of the ridge, looking for less steep parts, and reach the cross of Monte Cogne, better known as Cimatti (2171 m).

WAY DOWN On the same itinerary (2,5 hours). Otherwise, from the peak go north, avoid walking along the crest, and descend down the ridge to the wood’s edge where you will find the path nr 468, coming from Malga Vernera. Descend toward north along a track which lowers into the wood and reaches first Malga Vernera Alta (1783 m), then a little church and right after Malga Vernera Bassa (1671 m, 1,5 hours). From here walk down to Baita del Monte Pat (1520 m), then leave the main forest road and turn right towards east in the wood. You will get to Bait del Manz: follow the road and you will return to the Fior di Bosco Farm House (1,5 hours).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From the road that connects Val di Fiemme with Segonzano, take the road that goes up to Valfloriana. After passing the village of Sicina, follow the road until where the snow clearing ends. 

Parking

Along the road.

Coordinates

DD
46.228029, 11.362438
DMS
46°13'40.9"N 11°21'44.8"E
UTM
32T 682174 5122096
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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.

Equipment

Warm and waterproof winter clothes. Spare shirt, gloves, wool cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks, hiking shoes and hiking poles.

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
920 m
Descent
7 m
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