Nuvolau – only flying is better!

Posted August 29th, 2011 by touchthedolomites with No Comments

Last Thursday, the 25th August me, Silvia Kostner and 10 guests from the Posta Zirm Hotel took off for the magnificent hike on the Nuvolau.
This hike started at the Passo Falzarego that we reached by minibus from the Posta Zirm Hotel, taking first the path number 440.
Between all the high peaks in the Dolomites, the Nuvolau could be considered a dwarf but it is highly underestimated as it offers some of the best views ever! From the top, the scenery was simply breathtaking. As the eye wandered to the famous Cinque Torri and beyond to the Tofana di Rozes, a giant massif that we were observing during the whole hike from different angles. We saw the Tofana di Mezzo, the unusual Croda Rossa, the Cristallo, the Sorapis and the Antelao.
On the other side, our eye caught the Queen of the Dolomites, the Marmolada as well as the lonely giant the Pelmo and the Civetta over Alleghe. What a spectacular sight!
The path we followed before yes, getting lost, was quite narrow and the elevation was not to be underestimated.
The regular path is at times difficult and strenous and a really steep bus short pass needs to be crossed. Let’s say that taking the detour added some spices to the hike but all the guest managed bravely!
We enjoyed our picnic around the Cinque Torri before heading back along the path number 441 to the Pian dei Menís where the minibus was standing. But as in many other hikes, there is always time to take a Kneipp dip to our feet before getting in the car. What a bliss after 5 hour hiking in our hot boots!

Lenght: approx. 5 hours
Difficulty level: about 600 meters elevation, good physical condition required

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