The “Alpini Path”, Strada degli Alpini in Italian, is one of the highlights of the Dolomites of Sesto. During World War I it has been build by Italian mountain troops, called Alpini. It is not an easy trail, but a very narrow and very exposed mountain path which 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 the 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 a historic via ferrata. The ledge called “Cengia della Salvezza” during the 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 into Austrian territor from the south side.
The Alpini path was converted into a trail for experienced hikers since the 30’s.
It’s an easy via 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
- Price: 420 Euros.
- Length: 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 in order to guarantee availability of the Rifugio’s rooms. The price includes accommodation and breakfast at mountain hut, technical climbing gear.
PLACE OF GREAT HISTORICAL INTEREST
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