Hiking tour to Mount Piz da Peres
The 2,507 metres high Piz da Peres in the Valdaora Dolomites offers great panoramic views and lies directly opposite of the famous ski mountain Plan de Corones.
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This mountain tour offers very beautiful views of the Plan de Corones and the entire Fanes-Sennes-Braies nature park. Starting at the reservoir lake at Passo Furcia, we follow the road for some metres until we branch off to the left, following trail no. 3 in the direction of “Piz da Peres“, a wide forest road leading us towards East. On a narrower trail we hike steeply upwards through the forest until we reach a gravel pit , from where we follow trail no. 3 leading along the foot of the northern slopes of Piz da Peres. This trail is partly narrow but very well maintained.
Getting closer and closer to the north-east foot of Piz da Peres, we hike through a sparsely-wooded coniferous forest and follow the trail which leads us in the direction of the mountain pass between Piz da Peres and Cima Tre Dita. On many serpentines we hike steeply upwards through a scree slope, which can be slippery and difficult to pass after heavy rains or in case of snow. We highly recommend hiking boots and hiking poles! Arrived at the Forcella Tre Diti we enjoy a wonderful view of the Sennes mountains and the Braies Dolomites.
Branching off to the right we follow trail no. 12 across beautiful meadow slopes and finally arrive at the peak cross after about half an hour. From here, we admire the ski mountain Plan de Corones in the North, the Dolomites and Mount Cima Tre Dita in the East and San Vigilio di Marebbe in the South-West.
The descent is very exciting, too, and requires a good physical condition. Trail no. 12, which presents some steep rock stairs and is slightly exposed at some sections, leads us along impressive rock walls in the direction of San Vigilio di Marebbe. Reached the so-called „Wetterkreuz“, a wooden cross, we turn right into trail no. 12B, which leads us to the Ücia Picio Pre ski lift. From here, we hike through the forest back to Passo Furcia.
Please note: This is a very varied hiking tour leaving nothing to be desired: an interesting ascent through the forest and a scree slope, meadow slopes and a breathtaking 360° mountain panorama at the peak and an interesting descent through cliffy rocks. This hiking tour is of medium difficulty, a good physical condition and some mountain experience are recommended. If you want, you can also climb the neighbouring Cima Tre Dita. This mountain tour to the Piz da Peres can also be done in the other direction. However, the ascent from the west side is more exhausting.
Please note: When you plan to do this hiking tour, please inform yourself on the conditions of the trail!
Starting point: Passo Furcia (1,758 metres asl), reachable from San Vigilio di Marebbe or Valdaora
Trail route: Passo Furcia - Forcella Tre Dita - Piz da Peres - Wetterkreuz - Ücia Picio Prè - Passo Furcia
Trail numbers: 3, 12, 12B
Walking time: approx. 4 hours
Altitude difference: 750 (ascent)
Mountain restaurants: Ücia Picio Prè (descent), restaurants at Passo Furcia
Experienced in: July 2010
Suitable for families? Yes, but not for small children or older children without any mountain experience.
More information: tourist board San Vigilio di Marebbe, tel.+39 0474 501 037, e-mail: email@example.com