The most Classic: Vioz-Cevedale crossing

  • Join us for an high altitude crossing in Ortler-Cevedale group
  • Enjoy the crossing from Monte Vioz to Monte Cevedale in the heart of Stelvio National Park
  • Discover an itinerary that takes you along the ridge which dominates Forni Glacier

Duration 2 days



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Vioz - Cevedale crossing: Alpine trek

The best-known classic route among the Classics, one of the most beautiful itineraries in high altitude is set in the Ortles Cevedale group, traced on the ridge which divides Lombardy from Trentino, theater of the Great War, overlooking the largest glacial basin in Italy, Forni Glacier.

The itinerary goes from Monte Vioz (3.644 m) to Monte Cevedale (3.769 m) and it takes you to the summit of four peaks above 3.500 meters in the same day.

This crossing is also one of the “legs” of the famous “13 peaks' crossing” which offers a breathtaking view of all the peaks which form the amphitheater of the Forni Glacier.

Program details

  • 1° day - MONTE VIOZ
    Ascent: +1220m. Descent: -0m. Distance: 6km. Hiking time: 5h. 
    At 09:00 meeting with the Mountain Guide and short briefing on the program. Left the car in the village of Peio, you reach by lifts Rifugio Doss Dei Cembri (2.315 m), starting point of the tour. From here, following a military path, you gradually climb to Rifugio Vioz (3.535 m). Rifugio Mantova al Vioz is the highest hut in the eastern Alps and was the seat of the Austrian command during the White War. On easy rocks from the hut you can reach the summit of Vioz which offers spectacular views of the surrounding peaks of the Ortler-Cevedale group. Dinner and overnight stay in hut (3.535 m).
    Ascent: +750m. Descent: -2000m. Distance: 16km. Hiking time: 9h30. 
    Early in the morning you go up to Cima Vioz (3.645 m) from where our crossing begins. With crampons, you start walking along the ridge between Trentino and Lombardy following the glacier until Palon de la Mare (3.703 m) and from there to the Rosole bivouac (3.470 m). Admiring the view of the Forni glacier you continue for the last climb up to Cima Cevedale (3.769 m) and last but not least to the Zuffalspitze (3.757 m). At the end of the climb you continue downhill along Val de la Mare crossing wide valleys untiil you reach Malga Mare, the final point of your tour. Return to Peio with private transfer.

Additional clarifications

The program could be changed at the discretion of the Campo Base Team / Mountain Guide (UIAGM certified) based on weather conditions and snow levels, maintaining unaltered, however, the basic structure and the aims of the proposal.

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Included services

  • 1 night in mountain hut - dormitory with shared bathroom
  • Half board basis
  • 2 days with UIAGM local Mountain Guide - English speaking
  • Private transfer (day 2)
  • Rental of alpine equipment - on request
  • Instructions and assistance with logistics
  • 24-hour support

Excluded services

  • Beverages and extra
  • Sleeping bag liner - on request EUR 18 or it can be rented/bought in the hut
  • Lifts (day 1)
  • Traveler and cancellation's insurance
  • Everything not mentioned

Booking conditions

Group departures

The reservation request is considered a binding agreement. Availability of all services will be checked by our staff, who will provide confirmation by email within 48 working hours. 
If there is no availability on the selected dates, the option will be as follows:

  • To use the deposit to book another trip
  • To choose alternative dates
  • To cancel the trip with full refund of the deposit

Private departures

The reservation request is considered a binding agreement. Our staff will contact you withing 48 working hours to confirm the possibility to join the group.
The group departure will be confirmed on reaching the specified minimum number and clients will be informed not less than 21 day before the trip start date.
Should a group departure not reach the minimum number required, the option will be as follows: 

  • To use the deposit to book another trip
  • To confirm the departure with fewer participant possibly adding a supplement 
  • To use the deposit to book a Self-guided trip
  • To cancel the trip with full refund of the deposit

Payment conditions

All services will be confirmed only after having received a 30% deposit (or the full cost in case of “last minute” bookings) of the vacation.
Balance payment is due 21 days before the trip.
We accept the following payment methods: Bank transfer or credit card (Mastercard/ Visa).

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellation the following terms & conditions will be applied:

  • 30% of the total price of the trip for cancellations communicated up to 45 days prior to the trip start date
  • 70% of the total price of the trip for cancellations communicated from 44 to 30 days prior to the trip start date
  • No refund beyond these terms



Technical Gear

  • Backpack
  • Bottles for water
  • Crampons - free rental on request
  • Technical equipment - free rental on request

Technical Clothes

  • Light cap or bandana
  • Shirts or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Rainwear: waterproof jacket + trousers or a cloak or a poncho
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking boots (suggested hiking boots in Gore-Tex)
  • Light gloves 
  • Half finger gloves

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Face mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Towel
  • Sleeping bag linen + blanket or summer sleeping bag
  • Shower gel/soap, shampoo etc.


  • Slippers
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen with appropriate UV protection level
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Mobile phone and a charger
  • Torch headband 
  • Euros in cash  – credit cards are not accepted in mountain huts


  • Thermal underwear (in cold periods, and based on personal preferences)
  • First aid kit 
  • Knife
  • Light snack
  • Power pack for your mobile phone


  • Identification Document/ Passport
  • Campo Base Voucher­­­­



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