Monte Pieltinis

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Mountain/Rock
Location:
Belluno, Italy, Europe
Activities:
Hiking
Season:
Summer, Fall
Elevation:
6650 ft / 2027 m
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Monte Pieltinis
Created On: Nov 18, 2009
Last Edited On: Mar 25, 2013

Overview

Tackling the east ridge of Monte PieltinisMonte Pieltinis seen from its east ridge

Monte Pieltinis is the central mountain of the Pieltinis - Gentile Subgroup of the Southern Carnic Alps. The subgroup consist of a single ridge which separates Val Pesarina in the north from Val del Lumei in the south. In the latter valley you find Lago di Sauris, a big reservoir and one of the main attractions of the area. The villages of Sauris di Sotto (lower Sauris) and Sauris di Sopra (upper Sauris) form a German speaking exclave, since a couple of hundred years ago Carinthian miners moved south from their homeland in Austria and settled in the area. Names still reflect this heritage though over the years a very special kind of dialect formed which is barely distinguishable as having German roots. Naturally, Italian and the Friulan dialect, also have influenced the local speak.
Looking down the east ridge of Monte PieltinisLooking down the east ridge towards Col Gentile (far right)

Monte Pieltinis is considered to be the trademark mountain of Sauris, though it is not very impressive to look at. Still it is some 800m higher than the villages and directly reachable by several routes. Moreover, the whole area - i.e. the ridge, of which Monte Pieltinis is the central formation - is one huge pasture and in summer it turns into a giant flowerbed. Animals of all kinds graze here. Among the pastures there are several farmsteads, which in return means access to the mountain is easily possible via the support roads.
Monte Siera and Picolo Siera
Creton di Clap Piccolo, Creton di Clap Grande
Cresta di Enghe

The mountain itself resembles a grass-covered hill. It posesses four ridges, roughly directed in the for compass directions. Three ridges combine at the summit, while the west ridge joins 20m underneath. Thanks to the fact that Monte Pieltinis is the highest mountain of its vicinity, views in general are excellent. It is a perfect lookout for the rocky Terze - Siera and Tiarfin - Bivera - Tinisia Groups of the Southern Carnic Alps. On fine days the southern views reach as far as the Adriatic Sea.

360° Summit Panorama

The 360° "panorama" from Monte Pieltinis

Getting There

Looking across Malga Pieltinis towards Monte PieltinisMalga Pieltinis underneath Monte Pieltinis, Monte Torondon and Monte Novarza

From Venezia
  • Take motorway A27 from Venezia (Venice) to Ponte nelle Alpi
  • Take SS51 (Alemagna) to Pieve di Cadore
  • Take SS51bis to Lozzo di Cadore
  • Take SP619, direction Comeglians to Sella di Razzo
  • Take an unnamed (very narrow) mountain road to Sauris di Sopra


From Udine
  • Take A23 north to exit Carnia.
  • Turn off onto SS52 to Ampezzo.
  • Turn north into Via Sauris, which leads through Sauris di Sotto to Sauris di Sopra.


From Südtirol / Alto Adige
  • Take Brenner motorway A22 to Bressanone (Brixen)
  • Take SS49 through Val Pusteria (Pustertal) until you reach Innichen (San Candido)
  • Take SS52 (Carnica) to Lozzo di Cadore
  • Take SP619, direction Comeglians to Sella di Razzo
  • Take an unnamed (very narrow) mountain road to Sauris di Sopra


From Austria (Lienz)
  • Take B100 from Lienz to the Austrian / Italian border
  • Take SS49 to Innichen (San Candido)
  • Take SS52 (Carnica) to Lozzo di Cadore
  • Take SP619, direction Comeglians to Sella di Razzo
  • Take an unnamed (very narrow) mountain road to Sauris di Sopra

Red Tape

Colias Croceus
Miramella alpina

No red tape in this area. Some of the pastures are privately owned. You'll have to cross private property so stay on the marked hiking trails.

Accommodation

Monte BiveraMonte Bivera above Sauris di Sopra

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Maps & Books

Maps


  • Tabacco Map 002
    Forni di Sopra - Ampezzo - Sauris - Alta Val Tagliamento
    1:25000
    ISBN: 978-8883150029

Maps Online



Books


  • Friulanische Dolomiten & Karnische Alpen
    Ingrid Pilz
    Carinthia Verlag
    ISBN: 978-3853785959







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