Guide to the Dolomites

Sesto Mountain Group

Italiaoutdoors guide to the Sesto Dolomites

The Sesto Mountain Group (Dolomiti di Sesto/Sextner Dolomiten or Sextner Sonnenuhr) is located in the Belluno Province of the Veneto Region. The Sesto Group is bordered by the Trentino Alto Adige Region, Austria, and Friuli Venezia Region. The mountains get their name from the town of Sesto Pusteria/Sexten. The highest peak in Sesto Mountain Group is Punta dei Tre Scarperi at 3,152 meters a.s.l. The Sesto Mountain Group are inside the perimeter of the Parco Naturale Dolomiti di Sesto/Naturpark Sextner Dolomiten-Drei Zinnen, that was created in 1982. The mountain group is divided into eight subgroups, the Tre Scarperi, the Rondoi-Baranci, the Cadini di Misurina, the Tre Cima di Lavaredo, Monte Paterno, the Croda die Toni, the Popera, and Monte Piana.

Most of these sub-groups are equipped with vie ferrate that provides visitors spectacular excursions along 'Strada deli Alpini' or the Tunnels (Gallerie) of the Popera Group. The entire area is covered by the scares of battle from WWI. For climbings the towers of Tre Cima di Laverado offer some of Italy's classic alpine ascents as well as modern bolted multi-pitch routes. The views from the valley and at summit are some of the most suggestive in the Italian Dolomites. There are always more people discovering these mountains but since they are slightly off the beaten path compared to the western Italian Dolomites you can still find quite trails to walk or bike. The Sesto Mountain Group should be on top of your to visit list.



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Main Peaks of the Sesto Group

Gruppo dei Tre Scarperi

  • Passo Grande dei Rondoi (m 2.289)
  • Punta dei Tre Scarperi (m 3.152)
  • Punta Piccola dei Scarperi (m 3.095)
  • Punta Lavina Bianca (m 2.987)
  • Lastron degli Scarperi (m 2957

Gruppo Rondoi-Baranci

  • Rocca dei Baranci (m 2.966)
  • Croda dei Baranci (m 2.922)
  • Croda dei Rondoi (m 2.873)
  • Monte Rudo (m 2.826)

Gruppo delle Tre Cime di Lavaredo

  • Cima Ovest (m 2.973)
  • Cima Grande di Lavaredo (m 2.999)
  • Cima Piccola (m 2.857)
  • Croda dell'Arghena (m 2.252)
  • Torre di Toblin (m 2.617)

Gruppo del Monte Piana

  • Monte Piana (m 2.324)
  • Monte Piano (m 2.305)

Cadini di Misurina

  • Cadin di Nord-Est (m 2.788)
  • Cadin di San Lucano (m 2.839)
  • Cima Eötvös (m 2.815)
  • Torre del Diavolo (m 2.598)
  • Torre Wundt (m 2.517)

Gruppo Monte Paterno - Cima Una

  • Monte Paterno (m 2.744)
  • Croda Passaporto (m 2.744)
  • Torre Pian di Cengia (m 2.700)
  • Cima Una (m 2.698)

Gruppo della Croda dei Toni

  • Passo Fiscalino (m 2.519)
  • Croda dei Toni o Cima Dodici (m 3.094)
  • Croda Antonio Berti (m 3.029)
  • Cima Sud della Croda dei Toni (m 2.945)
  • Cima d'Auronzo (m 2.945)

Gruppo del Popera

  • Cima Undici (m 3.092)
  • Monte Popera (m 3.046)
  • Giralba di Sotto (m 2.995)
  • Cima Bagni (m 2.983)
  • Croda Rossa di Sesto o Cima Dieci (m. 2.965)
  • Cima d'Ambata (m 2.872)

Mountain Huts in the Sesto Group

  • Rifugio Antonio Locatelli (m 2.438)
  • Rifugio Auronzo (m 2.320)
  • Rifugio Zsigmondy-Comici (m 2.224)
  • Rifugio Pian di Cengia (m 2.528)
  • Rifugio Fonda-Savio (m 2.367)
  • Rifugio Lavaredo (m 2.344)
  • Rifugio Carducci (m 2.297)
  • Rifugio Tre Scarperi (m 1.626)
  • Rifugio Bosi (m 2.213)
  • Rifugio Berti (m 1.950)

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