An easy and family-friendly tour on the feet of the impressive walls of the La Crusc mountain group, which leads among woods and wonderful flowers of the Armentara meadows.
The tour leads through the Natural Park of Fanes-Sennes-Braies and ends at the pilgrimage church and the mountain hut of La Crusc.
A legend tells, that Count Ottwin of Lurngau and Pustrissa had been staying here as a hermit to do penance. Later, about the year 1039, even his son Diakon Volkhold must had been living in devoutness in the same place.
The pilgrimage church of La Cursc has been consecrated in 1484. But some say, that there was a chapel even before.
The sight from the „col dai paternostri“ (praying hill), an interesting crucifixion group on the vertical walls of the Sasso Santa Croce, is quite impressive. The world most famous climbers are gone in history here. Best period
From spring to fall. In winter, track nr. 15 will be cleared, and track nr. 15A from the hamlet of Furnacia. The hike
From the parking place at the old sawmill of Spëscia (1536 m), take the track nr. 13 to Ciamplorët, where the track branches off on the right to nr. 16, which leads to La Crusc (2043 m). To go back take track nr. 15 (via Crucis) to the parking place of Spëscia. Another way goes over the Armentara meadows on track nr. 15A; on the left the Ranch „da Andrè“, on the high ground of Armentara, welcomes you for a rest. The entire track is signed. Back to track nr. 15 to return to the parking place of Spëscia. Time to go
2 hours to go and 2 hours back. Resting points
Mountain hut La Crusc (open summer and winter) and Ranch „da Andrè“ at Armentara (open in summer only) Difficulty
No difficulty. Family friendly
Especially for families with children. Hiking maps
Tabacco Nr. 07, 1:25.000
Natural Park Fanes-Senes-Braies (4), 1:25.000