The trail of porphyry
A wonderful trekking in a ring shape, with starting point at Palù dei Mocheni/Palai en Bersntol, which takes to the various peaks of this mountainous chain over a four-day journey. During the stops of the itinerary, which are usually done on the ridge, a breathtaking landscape can be admired which includes the peaks of Trentino form various perspectives. The trail develops in part along the front of the First World War, that from 1915 to 1918, took palce on this mountains.
Refuges to stop: Rifugio Spurgio "G. Tonini", Rifugio Sette Selle and Rifugio Erterle.
Difficulty EE: Expert Excursionist Route
Departing from Val dei Mocheni, car park Palù del Fersina/Palai in Bernstol loc. Lenzi (m 1350) go up following path 462 to Polpen Pass (m 1937), going then down to Malga Stramaiolo (m 1733) where the path 443 is taken that leads to Rifugio Sprugio "G. Tonini" (m 1906).
Average time: 3.30h - Difference oin height: uphill m 800, downhill m 200
Alternatives: From Polpen Pass possible deviation going up the soithern ridge of Monte Ruioch (m 2432) and down to Rifugio G. Tonini (additional 1.30 h).
Departing from Rifugio Sprugio "G. Tonini" (m 1946) take path 340 that goes up to Val Mattio Pass (m 2298) and follow the ridge between Passo Cagnon di Sopra (m 2121), Monte Conca (m 2301) and Garofani Pass (m 2158), to go down to Rifugio Sette Selle (m 1978).
Average time: 3.30 h- Difference in height: uphill 520 m, downhill 530 m
Alternatives: From Passo Val Mattio, possible deviation with climbing of Monte Croce ( 2489m and additional 2.30h). From Passo dei Garofani, uphill to get to the equiped path 340A "Delio Pace" to Cima d'Ezze (additional 2.40h; difficulty EEA).
From Rifugio Sette Selle 8m 1978) with the path 343, walk along the southern side of Sasso Rotto and of Sasso Rosso, reaching Forcella delle Conelle (m 2197). From here the ridge of Cima Cavè is passed (m 2152) and from the pass the walk goes down to path 371 and 372 to get to Val Portela up to Località Cinque Valli, where Rifugio Erterle is located (m 1418).
Average time: 5.30h - Difference in height: uphill 350m, downhill 920m.
Departing from Rifugio Erterle (m 1418), go up with path 372B to Forcella La Bassa (m 1834) and from here following path 325, walk along the panoramic ridge of Monte Fravort (m 2347) and Monte Gronlait (m 2838), going down to Passo Portela (m 2152). From the Pass, path 371 goes a bit down to Val Cava (m 1770) to come back up with 324 to Erdemolo Lake (m 2024), where path 325 will take back to the starting point.
Average time: 6.30h - Difference in height: uphill m 1300, downhill m 1450.
Alternatives: Possible deviation as shortcut to Passo Portela ( 5h- Difference in height: uphill m 1000, downhill m 1150).