Passo delle Ciavole

This rather remote mountain pass crosses the saddle between Serra Dolce Dorme and the southernmost extension of Serra delle Ciavole. The saddle is separating the central high plains of the Pollino massif (Piano di Pollino, Piano Toscano and Piana di Pollino) from the lower Piano di Acquafredda. The pass runs in a nortwest-southeast direction. The lowest point of this sattle – and hence the highest point of this pass – is almost completely submerged in vegetation and shaded by beautiful ancient beeches. In either direction a traverse is rewarded with a stunning view. From the vertex it is possible to try the arduous ascent of the northeast ridge of Serra Dolce Dorme.

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