Overview and historyBosconero Group
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Very close are the more famous mountains Monte Pelmo and Monte Antelao
The east branch, starts from "Spiz de S. Piero” 2084m, untill the "Sfornioi nord”.
The east branch starts from "Sfornioi north" and hosts the "Sassolungo di Cibiana" 2413m and the “Sass de Mezdì" 2202m.
On the north side of the E/W branches there is a road pass called Passo Cibiana 1530 m. It connects the valleys “Zoldo” and “Piave”. It is the most confortable starting point and allows to reach easily the huts, crossing the notches “Forcella Ciavazoles” 1994m (for the west side of the group) and “Forcella Bella” 2078m (for the east side). Otherwise, the approach would be longer. Other two important notches located on the South branch are: the "Forcella del Matt" 2063m and "Forcella Toanella" 2150m.
From the valley of Zoldo, start from the hamlet of “Pontesei” 700m and the path n. 485 goes up along the “Bosconero valley”.
From the valley of Piave, from the village of “Ospitale di Cadore” (train) the path n. 483 goes across the “Val Bona”.
The world “Bosconero” means “dark wood” or “dense wood” and has very ancient origin.
The climbing interest started in the end of the 19th century, with two english guidebooks: “The Dolomite Mountains” 1864 and “Untrodded peaks and unfrequented valleys” 1873.
But the first real rock climb routes were opened only in the 60’s, thanks to climbers like: Albino Michielli (also known as "Strobel"), Pietro Sommavilla, C.Angelini, Giuseppe da Damos, the polish Andrzey Mirga and Krzysztof Zurek, and many more.
Same huts are placed in the area. They are called in dialect “casera”. Casera in this region are called the ancient shelters for animals made of wood or stones, reused today as bivouacs with beds, and fireplace. Most of them are open permanently. Few of them required keys to get previously from the owner. An important landmark for hikers and climbers in this area is the Casera Bosconero hut that is reached from the Pontesei resort in the Mae Valley.
Major and minor peaks of the group:
“Spiz de S.Piero” 2085m
“Cime de la Pala Anziana” 2023m
“Sfornioi nord” 2410m
“Sfornioi nord” 2410m
“Torre Campestrin” 2241m
“Sassolungo di Cibiana” 2413m
“Crode Sora Rustordo” 2199m
“Al Cavaleto” 2131m
“ Sass de Mezdì” 2202m
“Sfornioi Nord” 2410m
“Sfornioi di Mezzo” 2425m
“Sfornioi Sud” 2409m
“Sasso di Bosconero” 2468m
“Sasso di Toanella” 2430m
“Rocchetta Alta di Bosconero” 2412m
“Rocchetta Bassa” 2047m
“Spitz de la Serra” 2140m
“Cima dell’Albero” 2018m
The group is located into the “Dolomiti di Zoldo” region. For who came from “Pianura Padana”, the fastest way is reach the village of "Longarone". Not far from the city of "Belluno".
From Turin or Milan or Venice: motorway A4 - Mestre - motorway A27.
Otherwise, reach the village of "Zoldo". It isn't the easiest way but very panoramic.
From "Feltre" or "Belluno": road n.203 – Agordo – Passo Duran – Zoldo.
The nearest international airports are "Treviso", used for many low-cost flights, and "Venice" "Marco Polo".
The nearest railway station is Longarone; Belluno station can also be used as the DolomitiBus service leaves from there for Longarone/Pecol.
Various buses of the DolomitiBus service leave from the Belluno bus station (opposite the railway station) and reach Val Zoldana in approx. 1hour.
Casera di Bosconero 1457m
Open from: 20/06 - 20/09
Keeper: Monica Bagatin tel. +393383713870
Property: CAI sez. Valzoldana tel. +39 0437 78100
Places: 28 winter 4
From lake of Pontesei 858m, path 485, 2 hours E
From Passo Cibiana, path 485, 2 hours EE
Casera Darè Copada 1856m
Open from: permanently
From Passo Cibiana, path 483, 1 hour E
From Lake of Pontesei, path 485, 3 hours EE
Casera Campestrin 1649m
Open from: permanenly
Property: CAI sez. San Donà di Piave
From Passo Cibiana, path 483, 2 hours EE
From Ospitale di Cadore, path 483, 3,30 hours E
Bivacco Osvaldo Tovanella 1688m
Open from: permanenly
Property: CAI sez. Longarone tel +39 0437 576561
From Podenzoi 600m, 3 hours T
Nature and climateThe Bosconero group includes the wild Val Tovanella in its territory, since 1971 become a Natural reserve with an extension of 1040 hectares. This forest is the ideal habitat for deer, chamois, roe deer, lynx, royal eagle, cedar rooster.
MeteoARPAV Dolomiti Meteo
Guidebooks and maps
"Pelmo e Dolomiti di Zoldo" - Guida dei Monti d'Italia - G.Angelini & P.Sommavilla - 1983
"Il Bosconero" - Tamara edizioni montagna - De Zordo Vittorio
"La Val di Zoldo" - Cierre edizioni - Bonetti Paolo/Lazzarin Paolo - 2009
Other informationTourist Office/Ufficio Turistico Provinciale di Zoldo Alto
Viale Dolomiti, 4
32010 Zoldo Alto (BL)
Tel. 0437 789145
Fax 0437 788878