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Borca di C. - San Vito di C. - Colle S. Lucia - Livinallongo del Col di Lana
M. Pelmo - Croda da Lago - Nuvolau - Averau - Col di Lana
Biotopo di Mondeval
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Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
B20 Rif. Città di Fiume » Pieve di Livinallongo
  |   8h00   |   22.2 km   |   309 m   |   786 m

This is rather a long stage and mostly downhill. Along the way is an important archaeological site from the Mesolithic period, the burial place of the Mondeval man. The trail goes over the Giau pass. The long descent towards Pieve di Livinallongo affords fine views over Marmolada.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Rif. Città di Fiume
1917 m
| D  6.4 km / 1h45
Forcella Ambrizzòla
2277 m
| D  2.5 km / 1h50
Passo Giau
2236 m
| A  2.2 km / 0h40
Rif. Fedàre
2000 m
| AD  10.2 km / 2h15
Castello di Andraz
1726 m
| AD  0.9 km / 1h30
Pieve di Livinallongo
1470 m
Detailed route description
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
The Alta via n. 1 trail. Climbs to the peak and the Nuvolau hut 2575m (E). Climb to the Col di Lana pass 2452m (E).
Useful topographic maps
  • foglio 025 - 07 ~ Tabacco (1:25.000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Guida dei Monti d'Italia - Pelmo e Dolomiti di Zoldo ~ CAI-TCI (ISBN )
  • Dolomiti della Valle del Boite, ~ Edizioni Panorama (ISBN )
  • Via Alpina Gelber Weg, Evamaria Wecker ~ Bruckmann (ISBN 978-3-7654-4858-7)

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  • Socrate Georgiades - 2019-09-06
    Etape pas vraiment intéressante et polluée par tous les motards qui empruntent cette route panoramique et se retrouvent au café du col de Giau. C'est d'ailleurs souvent le problème des Dolomites, le bruit causé par les motards et les voitures de sport quand on longe ces routes panoramiques. Autre souci, les indications du topo guide pas très claires au niveau de Federe mais ça nous a conduit à établir le bivouac quelques centaines de mètres plus bas dans un petit hameau abandonné et à voir le lendemain matin des chamois.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Step not really interesting and polluted by all the bikers who take this scenic route and find themselves at the cafe of the Giau pass. This is also often the problem of the Dolomites, the noise caused by bikers and sports cars when walking along these scenic roads. Another concern, the indications of the guidebook not very clear at Federe but it led us to establish the camp a few hundred meters lower in a small abandoned hamlet and see the next morning chamois.
  • Starchy - 2019-08-22
    To confirm Werni's comment, it looks like it might take years to clear the trail from Again to Castello. It took me several hours to go two kilometers crawling over trees. Take the road instead.
  • Werni - 2019-06-22
    The Way from castle Andraz to pieve is this time (June 2019) very difficult. There are lying a Lot of broken trees. Better to Take another Way. Werni
  • Werni - 2019-06-22
    The Way from castle Andraz to pieve is this time (June 2019) very difficult. There are lying a Lot of broken trees. Better to Take another Way. Werni
  • jean-Louis GIRAUD - 2014-03-08
    Partir tot.Trés belle etape qui traverse le site archéologique ou a été trouvé la sépulture de l'Homme de Mondeval...A proximité un randonneur fataliste et déçu a ecrit en italien sur un panneau "il n'y a plus rien" !
    Arivé au Passo Giau, passer au refuge Fadare puis rejoindre un plateau fait de prairies et ou poussent mélèzes et pins cembro. Traverser la route S 48 pour rejoindre Castello di Andraz. Peu aprés, le sentier monte fortement et l'absence de balisage rend l'itinéraire particulièrement délicat du fait de nombreuses pistes forestières...Par une piste plane qui part vers le sud, rejoindre les hameaux de Daghé-Agai, puis de Pale avant d'atteindre Pieve di Livinallongo par une petite route.
    Hébergement avec petit dejeuner ***:
    Albergo ALPINA
    Plazza 7 Novembre
    32020 Piève di Livinallongo
    Tel +3904367189
    email :

    Automatic translation [Google]
    From tot.Trés beautiful stage that crosses the archaeological site or found the tomb of the man of Mondeval ... Nearby fatalistic hiker and disappointed wrote in Italian on a sign "there was nothing"! Passo Giau arive, go to the shelter Fadare then reach a plateau or is meadows and larch and stone pines grow. Cross the road S 48 to reach Castello di Andraz. Soon after, the trail rises sharply and the lack of lighting makes it particularly difficult route because many forest paths ... For a flat track that heads south, joining the villages of Daghe-Agai and Pale before Pieve di Livinallongo reach a small road. Accommodation with breakfast *** Albergo ALPINA Plaza November 7 32020 Pieve di Livinallongo Tel 3904367189 email:
  • Thierry M - 2014-01-26
    rifugio Citta di Fiume can be avoided...if you got enough time to try to reach rifugio San can shortcut to San vito by a trail near Malga Prendera 2150m (about half way in between forcella Ambrizzola and rif Citta di Fiume)

    San Vito - rif san Marco should be about 1h30
  • Thierry M - 2014-01-26
    Monaco - Trieste
    rifugio Fedare (by the road) to passo Giau is on the road, chapel is opened there
    about 30m to reach Forcella Col Piombin 2239m.Following trail #436. down and up for 30min to reach Forcella Giau and then the beautiful Mondeval area for about an hour until Forcella Ambrizola
    Possible to reach Cortina d'ampezzo from Forcella Ambrizola by trail #434.1h20 from there to get to rifugio Citta di Fiume on trail #436
  • Thierry M - 2014-01-26
    Monaco - Trieste
    Trail is poorly marked.Left Pieve by a small road up until it reach hamlet Pala 1690m (Col di Lana direction)
    After about an hour walk following the road it reaches last hamlet called Daghe Agai 1750m
    From there, a trail is going up left (no markers).Castello di Andraz is then later marked in the woods (a piece of trail is gone by landslide on the way)
    Kept going flat/slightly up, reached 1910m before going down to castello di Andraz (Col di lana marked in the other direction)

    Pieve - Castello di Andraz 2h30
    Public toilets by the castle ruin
    shortly after castello di andraz crossing SS48 road and going up trail towards Forcella Nuvolau (no time markers but from there rifugio Fedare should be about 3h30)
    in between castello di andraz and rifugio fedare few huts but all closed, sheeperd have a shack at 2150m
    another rifugio Averau (guess an hour from Fedare) is in the vincinity (to stay up and not going down by the road)
  • stephane daumas - 2012-07-28
    attention et à éviter si possible : l'hotel PASSO GIO meme vide vous facturera une chambre double si vous etes seul au motif qu'ils n'ont pas de chambre individuelle disponible : cout 68 euros pour une chambre basique
    Automatic translation [Google]
    attention and to avoid if possible the same empty hotel PASSO GIO will charge you a double room if you are alone because they have no single room available: cost 68 euros for a basic room
Last update : 2009-12-03