very difficult (via ferrata!)
8 to 12 hours
Up/Down: +/- 2000m
Highest point: Passo Santner 2730m (8950ft)
This beautiful trail takes through to
the so called “Kingdom of King Laurin” situated between the summit of
the Rosengarten and Vajolet towers. However it is only recommended for
well equipped and trained people with via ferrata experience and good
This very strenuous circular route
starts at the Paolina hut. First take path no. 552 in northerly direction
and then path no. 549, which takes to the Fronza hut.
The via ferrata starts behind the hut (mark S) and leads to King Laurin's
rose garden. The via ferrata is equipped with steel-ropes and lathers
and is sometimes exposed and steep. Via ferrata equipment is absolutely
necessary. After going over the Santner pass (Passo Santner) at the
end of the via ferrata and also highest point of the route at 2730m
head on along path no. 542 and walk past the Santer and Re Alberto hut
situated between the Rosengarten and the Vajolet towers before reaching
the Vajolet hut after a steep descend.
At the hut take path no. 541 in southerly direction to the Cigolade
pass (Passo Cigolade) and descend to the Roda di Vael hut (Rifugio Roda
di Vael). After reaching the hut head on along path no. 549 in westerly
direction towards the Christomannos Monument and finally take path no.
539 which takes back to the Paolina hut.