Before any excursion, always check the snow and avalanche bulletin. Beware of possible ice formations.
This snowshoe walk takes you to one of the most breathtaking and picturesque places in the Belluno Dolomites. In fact, the great South Tyrolean mountaineer, Reinhold Messner, once defined Mount Rite as “the most interesting observation point in the entire Dolomite area”, and who can blame him? From the summit of this mountain, the view stretches out across some of the most beautiful mountains in this UNESCO World Heritage site: Civetta, Pelmo, Croda da Lago, Antelao, Sorapis, Marmolada and Tofane, Lagazuoi, all the way to the Tauri and the Carnic Alps. At the top of Mount Rite, you’ll find a futuristic plate glass structure: the domes of the Messner Mountain Museum, the highest in Europe, telling the story of the first pioneers of mountaineering in the Dolomites.
During the winter, you can reach Mount Rite from Passo Cibiana. After parking near to the Remauro mountain lodge, follow the narrow military road marked by ‘CAI 479’ (this route has a difference in altitude of 600 metres and takes approximately 2-2.30 hours to complete).
This is an easy walk, with no steep sections, and offers extremely picturesque views along the way.
Cibiana, the town of murals:
A walk around the nearby "painted village” of Cibiana di Cadore is a must; get ready to be charmed by the stone houses decorated with large murals, telling the story of the inhabitants and their local crafts and traditions.