Along this panoramic path you will see an eagle made of bronze – this is to commemorate Theodor Christomannos, who built the legendary Dolomite road from Nova Levante/Welschnofen to Cortina.Route: Paolina chairlift (1620m) – Malga Paolina (2125m) – path n.539 – Christomannos monument – path n. 549 – Rifugio A. Fronza (2339m) – path n. 549 e 552 – Paolina chairlift
- Elevated between 2,127 m and 2,690 m, the hike is among the 5 highest elevated hikes in Italy. You're facing an uphill climb of 919 vertical meters on this hike.
- You're traveling a distance of 11 km on this strenuous trail. Average length of all hikes in South Tyrol is 12 km.
- You shouldn’t forget to bring your hiking boots. There are some sections on the trail where sturdy footwear is required. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.
Where to eat
Rifugio Paolina, Rifugio Roda di Vael, Rifugio A. Fronza
From Nova Levante with the cable car – Malga Frommer – Re Laurino chairlift – Rifugio A. Fronza – the round in the opposite direction
Take highway's exit “Bolzano Nord/Eggental”, turn right direction Bolzano/Bozen, after about 0,5 km on roundabout keep left and head towards Val d’Ega (SS 241). Keep driving up to Ponte Nova. At Ponte Nova’s crossroads, turn to the left and continue to Nova Levante and Carezza (about 20 min. from highway toll booth).