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Rifugio Nuvolau to Rifugio Citta di Fiume

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A day filled with wild flower meadows as you make your way to Citta Di Fiume

difficult
Distance 15.9 km
6:00 h
559 m
1,178 m
2,536 m
1,917 m

Start by returning to the road at Rifugio Averau, thereby avoiding the route that takes in a short section of via ferrata. Reach Rifugio Passo Giau (2236m) then enjoy a wonderful afternoon of truly lovely walks through flower-filled meadows.

If you are booked into Rifugio Passo Staulanza continue on the trail for another 4km (see the net days track) 

With any luck you’ll spot eagles overhead and hear the calls of marmots as you stroll through grassy fields and farmland strewn with impressive boulders.

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Callum Broad
Update: September 15, 2022
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,536 m
Lowest point
1,917 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 4.37%Path 67.85%Road 0.11%Unknown 27.65%
Forested/wild trail
0.7 km
Path
10.8 km
Road
0 km
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4.4 km
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Rest stops

Rifugio Nuvolau
Rifugio Averau
Scoiattoli Refuge
Rifugio Città di Fiume

Safety information

Today you may be walking past a few different areas where cows graze. Although generally very docile and used to walkers, keep your distance and never turn your back on a cow that is behaving strangely or aggressive. Be particularly vigilant around cows with calves.

Watch the short term local weather forecasts. Avoid high altitude hiking when the weather is bad. There are plenty of trails in the valleys, that allow you to reach a village quickly if bad weather sets in. 

Tips and hints

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WITDOLSOU

WITDOLCOM

Start

Rifugio Nuvolau (2,535 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.495783, 12.045339
DMS
46°29'44.8"N 12°02'43.2"E
UTM
33T 273270 5153376
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Destination

Rifugio Citta di Fiume

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
46.495783, 12.045339
DMS
46°29'44.8"N 12°02'43.2"E
UTM
33T 273270 5153376
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Such is the way of Alpine hiking that you need to be prepared for all seasons and weathers; sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required, as is plenty of sun cream and a healthy respect for the sun.

Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.

This walk is isolated with few opportunities to buy food or water so be sure to bring enough with you.


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Terry Roediger
July 15, 2019 · Community
Hi DD, We had the same recorded track as you on the MacsAdventure app. What I wished to convey was that we found that the MacsAdventure app accurately shows the trails which made it easy to find the route that avoided the Via Ferrata. The attached pic records the route that we walked....
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DD Dowden
July 14, 2019 · Community
Glad you had a different experience. I will attach the map that appeared on our app/phone. DD
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Terry Roediger
July 14, 2019 · Community
Strange! My comment posted before I had completed it?? I was about to say we had no trouble using the MacsAdventure app to locate the trail that avoids the Via Ferrata on the walk from Averau to Passo Giau.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.9 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
559 m
Descent
1,178 m
Highest point
2,536 m
Lowest point
1,917 m
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