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B16 Forni di Sopra » Rifugio Pordenone
  |   6h30   |   14 km   |   1599 m   |   1244 m

Having followed the right bank of the Tagliamento River for a time the trail then climbs the Vale of Suola and enters the Friuli Dolomites Nature Park. Once through the Mus Pass, the trail follows the Guerra, Postegae and Meluzzo valleys to finally reach the Pordenone hut.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Forni di Sopra
894 m
| E  4 km / 2h00
Rifugio Flaiban-Pacherini
1587 m
|   8 km / 4h00
Val Meluzzo
1195 m
|   2 km / 0h30
Rifugio Pordenone
1249 m
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Useful topographic maps
  • 02 ~ TABACCO (1:25000)
  • Foglio B ~ TABACCO - Carnia Trekking (1:25000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Andar per monti in Friuli Venezia Giulia ~ Istituto Geografico de Agostini (ISBN 88.402.9640.9)
  • Dolomiti di Sinistra Piave e prealpi carniche ~ Edizioni Dolomiti (ISBN 88.85080.04.9)
  • Alpi Carniche, vol. II ~ CAI - TCI (ISBN 88.365.0807.3)
  • Via Alpina Gelber Weg, Evamaria Wecker ~ Bruckmann (ISBN 978-3-7654-4858-7)

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  • sahibvoyageur - 2023-07-07
    Le côté Est du Pas de l'âne est très raide et instable. Dans le sens de la descente, je passerai plutôt par le petit détour vers le Nord.
  • Po & Ju - 2018-11-06
    Spectaculaire étape marquant le début d'un univers sauvage et élancé. Le pas del mus (pas de l'âne) est en effet très raide a la fin. Nous y avons trouvé des bouquetins. La via ferrata cassiope part de la et semble tres impressionnante. Nous vous conseillons de passer par le mus di brica , ca se fait très bien dans la journée et le point est encore plus beau. Super accueil au refuge Pordenone. Possibilité de bivouaquer en contrebas.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Spectacular stage marking the beginning of a wild and slender universe. The step of the mus (not the donkey) is indeed very steep at the end. We found ibexes there. The cassiope via ferrata starts from here and seems very impressive. We advise you to go through the mus di brica, it is done very well in the day and the point is even more beautiful. Great welcome at the Pordenone refuge. Ability to bivouac below.
  • Vaeltava tohtori - 2018-07-13
    There's an alternative route ( in E.Wecker's book ) which I took. Slept in Rifugio Giaf, excellent food and friendly keepers. I was the first overnight guest this year, ealy June. Next day continued to R. P. Galassi.
  • Jean-Louis Giraud - 2014-03-06
    La montée vers le Passo del Mus est rude et raide...mais l'environnement magnifique fait vite oublier les pierriers instables et la chaleur.
    Pas de douches dans cet environnement sévère au pied du Val Montanaia...Il est necessaire de préparer une bonne provision d'eau pour l'étape du lendemain
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The climb to the Passo del Mus is rough and steep ... but the beautiful environment is quickly forgotten unstable scree and heat. No showers in this harsh environment at the foot of Val Montanaia ... It is necessary to prepare a good supply of water for the next day's stage
  • Thierry M - 2014-01-27
    Monaco - Trieste
    in between Val Meluzzo and rif Flaiban-Pacherini there is a high point called Passo del Mus 2030m
    The way down from Passo del Mus to rif Flaiban is steep and unstable
    Val Meluzzo - Passo del Mus about 2h
    Passo del Mus - rif Flaiban about 1h down (water there).
    Forni di Sopra marked 1h45 down
    There is an open hut (fireplace+wood) just before arriving Davost/Forni
    on the other side about 1h30-45 up it can reach an opened alpine shelter called Casera Aip at 1598m (nice and clean, fireplace + wood (no water)
  • jobard - 2011-02-14
    hello, qui à FORNI DI SOPRA peut m'indiquer ou dormir ,svp; merci
    Automatic translation [Google]
    hello, which in FORNI DI SOPRA sleep or can tell me, please, thank you
Last update : 2009-12-03