With its 2,564 m the Monte Pez is the highest mountain of the legendary Sciliar Massif.
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Near the Monte Castello (Burgstall) on the northern edge, the Gabels Mull and the Piccolo Sciliar (Jungschlern) the peak of the Monte Pez rises, with 2,564 m a.s.l. the highest point of the Sciliar Massif. The entire massif mainly consists of sedimentary rocks from the Middle Triassic.
From the Alpe di Siusi, numerous routes proceed up to the Sciliar. A very beautiful hike leads from the Pond of Fiè along the Prügelweg path up to the Sciliar Massif (3 hours). An alternative route proceeds from the alpine meadows of the Alpe di Siusi to the Saltnerhütte mountain hut and from there along the Touristensteig path to Monte Pez (approx. 5 hours). The panoramic view stretches from the Alpe di Siusi and the surrounding Dolomites as Latemar, Catinaccio, Odle and Sella Group until the Marmolada, the highest mountain of the Dolomites.
About 100 metres lower and 20 minutes beneath the Monte Pez, the famous Rif. Bolzano al Monte Pez mountain hut (Schlernhaus) is located. The entire region is part of the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park in the Dolomites, a World Heritage site.