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Rifugio Scotoni to Rifugio Nuvolau

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If you are staying at Rifugio Scotoni instead of Rifugio Lagazuoi, follow this route. Today is a long day but can be shortened by taking an alternative route, and/or taking the chair lift to Rifugio Scoiattoli. Please see your route notes for more information. 

difficult
Distance 16.3 km
6:56 h
1,590 m
1,042 m
2,573 m
1,973 m
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Sarah Stone
Update: July 25, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,573 m
Lowest point
1,973 m

Track types

Asphalt 0.12%Dirt road 15.36%Forested/wild trail 15.49%Path 67.60%Road 1.41%
Asphalt
0 km
Dirt road
2.5 km
Forested/wild trail
2.5 km
Path
11 km
Road
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Rifugio Averau
Rifugio Nuvolau
Rifugio Dibona
Scoiattoli Refuge

Safety information

Some of the path is on rocky steps; be careful as these may be slippery, especially when wet.

There are some exposed edges; be sure to read instructions carefully, stick to the main path, and don’t wander close to the edge. Use handrails where provided.

In early spring/summer there may still be patches of snow. Walk around where it is possible, and otherwise place your feet carefully and use walking poles if you have them.

This route is above 2,500 metres so bear in mind you may feel a shortness of breath and additional muscle fatigue associated with the altitude.

Tips and hints

Transport 

Cable Car from Lagazuoi to Passo Falzareggo

Please see the notes for the previous day regarding the cable car from Lagazuoi down to Passo Falzarego (Day 4 standard route)

Chairlift from Rif. Bain de Dones to Rif. Scoiattoli

See timetable at http://www.dolomiti.org/dengl/Cortina/laga5torri/info/impianti.html   Operates from beginning June to end September

Tel: +39 (0) 436 4010

Departs very regularly, first run departs at 09:00, last run (uphill and downhill) departs 17:00

Start

Rifugio Scotoni (1,988 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.553012, 11.998283
DMS
46°33'10.8"N 11°59'53.8"E
UTM
32T 729834 5159861
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Destination

Rifugio Nuvolau

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.553012, 11.998283
DMS
46°33'10.8"N 11°59'53.8"E
UTM
32T 729834 5159861
w3w 
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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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.3 km
Duration
6:56 h
Ascent
1,590 m
Descent
1,042 m
Highest point
2,573 m
Lowest point
1,973 m

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