You can arrive To Sappada from the Veneto side: take the Venice-Belluno highway and then go towards Pieve di Cadore. If you come from Friuli leave the Udine-Tarvisio highway at the Carnia exit and drive towards Villa Santina and Forni Avoltri (45 km. ) Those who travel by train stop at Calalzo, end of the line from Venice and Padova or Carnia on the Udine Tarvisio line. Train stations are about 40 kilometers from Sappada, to which they connect by frequent bus lines that meet the main trains. The closest airports are the international airports in Venice (180 km) and Trieste (140 km).
THEN TO THE RIVER PIAVE RISES
From Cima Sappada (a small village near Sappada, not distant from Austria) by car or by foot through a path that follows river Piave, to the sources of river "Piave" (30 minutes by car, 3 hours walking).
THEN TO REFUGE CALVI
When you arrive to the parking (1800 meters), left the car and by foot turn right. You see above you refuge Ref. Calvi (2167 meters) from the parking: go there on a easy path in wich it's possible to go also by jeep (only for the local people that have the authorization).
From Ref. Calvi to "Sesis" mountain pass (2300 meters - near the border with Austria). When you reach the pass, turn left on a path with red signals (scramble, some passage - I level).
Through a part of easy passages on a rocks, you go up until the ridge; when you are on the ridge, turn right and walk until the peak (not exposed - 2694 meters - three hours and half from the parking).
Subject: Not 3h 30min
Author: Vid Pogachnik
Date: Dec 07, 2005 2:33 PM
For less than 900m of ascent you need in average some 2h 30min.