Alpini path

PLACE OF GREAT HISTORICAL INTEREST

FANTASTIC PEAKS – POSTCARD VIEWS

DEMANDING EXCURSION ON OLD WAR TRAILS

The “Alpini Path”, Strada degli Alpini in Italian, is one of the highlights of the Dolomites of Sesto. During World War I it was built by Italian mountain troops, called Alpini. It is not an easy trail, but a very narrow and very exposed mountain path that leads through a wonderful landscape with canyons and high walls.

The Alpini path is a long mountain hike along old paths that were used in WW1 (First World War). The actual via ferrata does not have great differences in altitude. Anyway, the hike along these narrow mountain crests, secured perfectly with steel ropes, is very exposed.

The Alpini Path, a historic Via Ferrata

This “strada” (road in Italian) is historic via Ferrata. The ledge called “Cengia della Salvezza” during WW1 was used as a fast and efficient connection between the “Giralba pass” and the “Sentinella pass”.
It was decided to build this road because the Italian troops could not penetrate Austrian territory from the south side.

The Alpini path was converted into a trail for experienced hikers since the 30’s.
It’s an easy Ferrata with unforgettable lookouts but in any case a serious mountain adventure. Some variants are possible, to be decided according to your skills and shape.

  • Where: Dolomites of Sesto.
  • Difficulty: medium.
  • Duration: two days – one night.
  • Note: a minimum of two people is required for the above. The price decreases with the increase of subscribers (maximum four). It would be advisable to book as early as possible to guarantee the availability of the Rifugio’s rooms. The price includes accommodation and breakfast at the mountain hut, and technical climbing gear.
  • Price per person: 490 Euros.