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Around Roda di Vaèl (Rotwand)

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  • Start of the tour in Catinaccio aerea is the lift to Paolina haven. 
    Start of the tour in Catinaccio aerea is the lift to Paolina haven. 
    Photo: Maurizio Capobussi
Distance 6.7 km
2:37 h
499 m
499 m
2,574 m
2,123 m
Dramatic rocks
This beautiful circular hike in the centre of the Catinaccio/Rosengarten Group leads from Paolina Alpine Hut across Vaiolon Pass to the Rifugio Roda di Vaèl/Rotwandhütte mountain cottage and back on Sentiero del Masaré/Hirzelweg Trail.

The valley station of a fairly modern chair lift, which takes you up to Rifugio Paolina (2,127 m), is located a few hundred metres below the Passo di Costalunga (Karer) Pass. From here, well-marked Trail No. 552 leads north. The trail crosses three consecutive valleys. At a small waterfall (2,175 m) there is a junction, and the trail begins to ascend. At the next junction (2,190m), avoid Trail No. 9 to Moseralm, and stay on the trail you've been following so far.  The path takes you up through  rocky terrain until, at 2,200 metres, you reach Trail M549, marked Hirzelweg. The path now goes steeply up the mountain and leads in narrow switchbacks across pebbles and scree up to Vaiolon Pass.  Right before the pass, you have to cross a rocky ledge: this poses the only technical challenge of the hike, but is easily crossed using the fixed iron ladder. After another stretch, you'll arrive at Vaiolon Pass (2,560 m); walking time from Rifugio Paolina up to this point is approximately 1 3/4


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