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Best trails in Alpi Carniche

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Looking for a great trail in Alpi Carniche, Friuli-Venezia Giulia? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Alpi Carniche ranging from 4 to 17.4 km and from 555 to 2,012 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Casera Fleons - Passo Giramondo - Lago Bordaglia
Alpi Carniche
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Length: 17.4 km • Est. 6 h 21 m
This excursion to the Fleons and the Giramondo Pass takes you through the first large valley close to the Insubrica Line in FVG (scar of the clash of the large plate between Goodwana and Laurasia that began about 280 million years ago) and through the first sector of the GEOPARK of the FVG which extends in Italy and in Austria up to the right bank of the Gail. The Insubrica Line extends across the Paleo-Carnic Alps and practically across the northern line of the Austrian border. From Avoltri, after the bridge over the Degano, you follow a paved road to the Cava di Marmo which offers the highly prized Fior di Pesco Carnico with a chromed carbonate composition. Here you leave your car and take the CAI path 140, reaching the Stretta dei Fleons. Continue on a steep, but comfortable mule track that crosses a pine forest spared by VAIA in October 2018. The Degano torrent is bordered by the track and the first offers a pouring background sound and also unusual views of waterfalls and cascades. Once at the Stretta dei Fleons a spring offers fresh water and shortly meet the junction for Sella Sissanis and leave the CAI path 142 on the right. Continue with the path still rolling on the CAI path 140 which turns left towards the Calvi Refuge until you reach Casera Fleons. From here, for a junction of the Sentiero Italia (CAI path 403), you go to the completely ruined Casera di Sissanis di Sotto (1680 m asl) and then go up the Sissanis valley and pass. Looking towards the west from the pass you have the complete panorama of the Val Fleons with the summit of Mount Oregone at the bottom and, further south, Mount Navastolt as a forerunner of the Avanza Group and then of M.ta Chiadenis; always to the west but just below the valley of the Rio Sissanis just up, which sees north Crete Verde (2520 m) and Mt Chiastronat (2251 m asl) both with "Silurian" traces; to the east the terminal vault of the Volaia and the Punta Giramondo under which the Passo Giramondo (2005 masl). Immediately under the Pera post-glacial lake (residue of a glacial lake that will disappear with the Climat Change) which can be reached in a few minutes for different sheep tracks caused by sheep grazing. The path to the Giramondo pass instead continues along the coast and crossing a scree with a path retraced annually on the large fan reaches the Giramondo pass (called "Quota Pascolo 2005"). From here, if you want, you can continue on the Austrian path 403 to reach the glacial lake Volaia and then to the Lambertenghi refuge. From the Pass you can see the Monti Coglians and Chianevate (2,769 m asl) which represent the most ancient reliefs in all of Europe or, better, the beginning of the great evolution of the western part of the great Laurasia Plaque. This Massif is: the oldest in the world of "organogenic" origin to be the most imposing Palaeozoic cliff visible today in Europe, older than the current Eurasian peninsula being 460-390 million years old, older than the entire Alpine-Himalayan (and Pyrenean) chain, rich in fossils from the Silurian-Devonian period with over 500 specimens. Descend along trail CAI 403 path for about half a kilometer and descend CAI path 142A to Lake Bordaglia; it is formed by a basin of glacial origin occluded and favored by a fault at the basin itself. During this last stretch there is the "Line of Val Bordaglia" listed as Geosite, an area 750m wide and 2.5km long that extends to Passo Giramondo. It is a bundle of fractures affecting rocks of different ages formed from the Devonian to the Middle Triassic reaching the Carnic Triassic. From Lake Bordaglia as well as to the upper lake Pera, you have the opportunity to observe in detail the great Giogaia Alpina which rises between the contiguous Degano-Piave Valleys and the Val Pesarina: from the top of Monte Tuglia to Terza Grande Once at the Casera Bordaglia di Sotto the path becomes a comfortable mule track which joins the CAI path n 141 and leads back to the starting point. Show more
#2 - Casera Costa Robbia Alta e Bassa
Alpi Carniche
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Length: 4.8 km • Est. 1 h 13 m
Please be mindful and considerate when hiking this trail as parts of it are on private property. The two mountain huts (Casera) take the name of a red rock (in Latin rubia) and are used for mountain pastures from the first week of June to the first week of September.Show more
#3 - Cercivento - Strata Romea (CAI 160)
Alpi Carniche
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Length: 6.9 km • Est. 1 h 45 m
This route is the continuation of the Strata Romea (ancient road of the Roman Empire) which reaches Cercivento from the border with Austria.Show more
#4 - Rauna - Monte Cocco - Cima Bella
Alpi Carniche
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Length: 13.8 km • Est. 5 h 29 m
On this route, part of the forest road and part of the path on pasture both follow cattle tracks. The spruce forests of the Fondo del Colto are a legacy of the Empress Maria Theresa of Habsburg to the Church of Rome. Here you will find high altitude pastures where cows and horses are left in the wild. Cima Bella is on the border line between Italy and Austria. The "Insubrica line" (or Periadriatica line) passes right under its northern slopes when the Cima itself is part of the Carnic Alps and Gail in accordance with SOIUSA. This tectonic line formed by a system of regional faults connected together with a prevalent east-west orientation which geologically separates the main chain of the Central Alps from the domain of the southern limestone Alps (including the Prealps and the Dolomites). Show more
#5 - Sorgenti del Piave
Alpi Carniche
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Length: 4.0 km • Est. 1 h 5 m
#6 - Avaglio and Easter Wood
Alpi Carniche
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Length: 2.9 km • Est. 1 h 2 m
#7 - Lauco Trava, Mount Seri, and Mount Cerantoni
Alpi Carniche
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Length: 10.5 km • Est. 3 h 41 m
#8 - Villa Santina - Casera Navas - Ovaro
Alpi Carniche
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Length: 40.7 km