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Multi-day Hike - Alpine Pearls

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moderate
Distance 86.1 km
28:32 h
3,606 m
3,606 m

The hike “Perlenweg” links the four villages Nova Ponente (Deutschnofen), Nova Levante (Welschnofen), Collepietra (Steinegg) and Tires (Tiers). Those surround the mountains Rosengarten and Latemar. They are part of the Dolomites and count to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.   

Among 80 km (49miles), divided into 5 stages, for each considering 1 day, this hike allows an insight in this breathtaking area.

The Perlenweg is very attractive for professionals or for free time hikers. Easily it can be chosen the level of difficulty. There are few possibilities to take public transport and stops in the traditional hovels. The curiosity of this hike is that it can be mounted from both directions.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,993 m
Lowest point
284 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.493838, 11.393632
DMS
46°29'37.8"N 11°23'37.1"E
UTM
32T 683686 5151702
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Turn-by-turn directions

Start of the hike take place in Cardano. Passing through breathtaking viewing platforms it’s reached Collepietra and Tires al Catinaccio. Tires lies in front of the beautiful mountain Rosengarten.

The second stage leads from Tires to the mountain pass Passo Nigra. Going through wide meadows and forests is reached the next mountain pass called Passo di Costalunga.

Third stage, the Trail guides the hikers to the lake, Lago di Carezza, with his amazing colors. From the lake the Trail leads to Obereggen, where are few possibilities for accommodation.

Next stages Trail is ascending until the meadows of Val d’Ega.  Consequent Trails lead to the mountain passes Passo di Pampeago and Passo di Lavazé. Last stop of this day take place at Nova Ponente.

Last but not least, the 5th stage starts at Nova Ponente, descending until Cardano, the initial starting point.

 

General information’s:

Among 80 km (49miles), divided into 5 stages, for each considering 1 day.

It is important to have a sportive endurance, experience in nature and convenient equipment.

Recommended is a map of trails (1:25.000), available in the tourism bureaus for € 5,-.

The indicated time for each stage is calculated for small groups and there are not included the breaks.

 

 

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Cardano is situated in the nearness of Bolzano in the direction of Brennero.

With the public bus line 180, 181, 184, 185 or 170; bus stop: Cardano; online bus timetables: www.suedtirolmobil.info/en/

Paid parking in Cardano.

Coordinates

DD
46.493838, 11.393632
DMS
46°29'37.8"N 11°23'37.1"E
UTM
32T 683686 5151702
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
86.1 km
Duration
28:32 h
Ascent
3,606 m
Descent
3,606 m

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