MOENA - CAREZZA PASS (Jouf de Ciareja)
Excursions in the side valleys
Leave Moena on Strada di Molign and cross the first bridge over the stream Rio Costalunga (Rif de Costalongia). Go upstream through the picnic area, and then cross the stream again to reach an old paved lane, which then bends round to the right to skirt an eroded area with stunted pines. Then you will see the stream’s gully on the right, after which you will reach a bench. After that the path levels out. After crossing a small bridge you get to the forest road that leads to the Carezza Pass (45 mins). The road goes uphill to the left, through large clearings, patches of young trees and also enormous fir-trees. Joining from the left is the path from Malga Panna and Sorte (Sort), and the Cima Pope mountain is in front of you. You will notice path no. 524 for Sforcela Toac and then you will come to a carved wooden waysign indicating a right turn for Carezza Pass. The path is flat for a while and then goes downhill to cross the Ruf de Peniola, which it then follows upstream. There is a right turn and then you follow the white gravel path for a fair distance. During a particularly steep climb you will meet a forest road and then there is a flat section before leaving the woods. You will now be in a vast area of meadow with occasional larch trees, and the path climbs very slightly. You will pass a dairy (Malga Secine) and then you reach the main road not far from the pass (1,752 m). Turn left along the road to reach the various hotels and cafés (2 hrs; 2 hrs 45).