There are two possible routes of the Rosengarten circular hike: a challenging one via Tschagerjoch-Cigoldepass, and an easy, but slightly longer route via Cigoladepass-Ciampedie-Fassaner Höhenweg-alta via.
We opt for the more challenging, but also more interesting hike over the Tschagerjoch in the Eggental/Val d'Ega. You can test your climbing skills on a few rope-protected passages and get a little glimpse into what Via Ferrata feels like. If you suffer from height, we advise you not to go on this hike. Your dog will certainly be happy on this hike.
We take the chairlift to the Kölnerhütte at the Rosengarten and iit's about a 45 minute hike up to the steeply rising, rocky wall cut to the Tschagerjoch. The short climbing sites require a little upper body strength and some higher steps. To make the climb a bit easier, some steel ropes have been anchored, which allow for a safe ascent and descent. We are now in the middle of the mountains – so be aware that safety and mindfulness is always a prerequisite for a safe hike in the Dolomites. A table and some seats were anchored into the rock on the Tschagerjoch side, which already makes part of the Fassa Valley, where we will have a short break and enjoy the view of the Val di Fassa. Then we descend over a short rocky slope until we reach the hiking trail to the Cigolade pass. After a strenuous ascent, our round-trip of the Rosengarten reaches its climax - we find ourselves at the Felsentor at the Cigolade pass. The panorama overlooking the most beautiful Dolomite mountains is out of this world. We have now overcome the demanding part of the hike, fronow on it's all walking downhill and looking forward to a well-deserved, late lunch and a cold beer at the Pederiva hut. Blessed are our mountains- it was a wonderful hiking day in the Dolomites!
Valley station gondola lift Kölnerhütte Laurin.
Please bring enough to drink! We eat on the way or later at the Pederiva hut.
Total time 6h - 7h, incl. Breaks. Difference in altitude 700m.