A total distance of 46km with a total elevation gain of 3000m. The route is divided into 8 road sections; for each section, length and difference in level are indicated. Hydration/feed stations will be located along the route and stocked with liquids and solids). There will be a number of timing control checkpoints (CP) on the route, not all marked, , 3 timing control gates with 2 intermediate cut-off timing . Click here to download the route map in the KML format (Google earth/Maps).
1st Route Section: 4.85km, A(scent)+510m, D(escent) -100m The course starts from the open ground adjacent to Tita Piaz mountain hut (1417m). The route runs on paved road for the first 400m , then deviates from the main road to the left and takes on a marked forest road path . After the pastures of Casera Tintina the route narrows in a hiking trail path and climbs up to the saddle Forca di Montôf (1822m). Click here to download the road section profile in the KML format (Google earth/Maps).
2nd Route Section: 5km, A+300, D-430 From Forca di Montôf (1822m), the route quits path , and proceeds westwards for a few metres to reach another small saddle and continue along path . 3km further (2006m), just under Passo Zauf, the trail meets path and from here proceeds on a long downhill track across marvellous alpine moorlands, until it reaches Casera Giaveada (1684m). Click here to download the road section profile in the KML format (Google earth/Maps).
3rd Route Section: 6.8km, A+810, D-800 From Casera Giaveada, along path the route ventures through pleasant larch woodlands and across flowered meadows. Farther on, the ascent becomes more testing leading to Pian delle streghe, a morainal upland at the foot of Mount Bivera. It is strongly recommended to carefully follow the trail signs tracing the route in this section. Irregularly flat at first, the track then descends and finally steeps up a scree, until it joins path (the way up from Forni di sotto). Once the saddle Forca del Bivera is gained (2330m), the route turns left and proceeds along the dramatic ridge leading to the summit of Clap Savon (2462m), the highest point of the Trail of Orchids - a via ferrata with permanently fixed safety cables for protection and the assistance of the Alpine Rescue Volunteers -: be careful! Descending from the summit on the easy scree along the West face of Clap Savon, the route reaches the saddle Forca Chiansaveit (2025m), where it comes across path this is to be followed northwards on the long, continuous descent to Casera Chiansaveit (1702m). Cut-off time: 1:00 p.m.. Click here to download the road section profile in the KML format (Google earth/Maps).
4th Route Section: 4.5km, A+200, D-100 From Casera Chiansaveit the route continues on a bridleway -path near km 3, it deviates to the right and follows the marked trail route taking to the main road leading to Sauris di Sopra. An ambulance (CRI - Italian Red Cross) will be available on the carriageway and a vehicle to collect and bring the possible drop-outs to the start, Tita Piaz. 1km and the main road is quitted turning to the left near Sella di Rioda (1809m) to continue on path . Click here to download the road section profile in the KML format (Google earth/Maps).
5th Route Section: 5km, A+290, D-230 From Sella di Rioda, the route keeps going along path bypassing Mount Palone: at the junction keep to the right. After a time, the route meets the gravel road coming from Sauris di sopra, only a small distance from Sella Festons (1860). Click here to download the road section profile in the KML format (Google earth/Maps).
6th Route Section: 7.2km, A+230, D-690 Just before Sella Festons, the route resumes path , to the right and progresses on a slight climb to Sella di Malins (1860m); ups and downs bring close to the summit of Mount Pieltinis and then slowly down to Casera Pieltinis. Cut-off time: 4:00 p.m. From here, the route continues on path past Mount Rinder Perk. A descent takes some 100m lower, whence route signs give indications to an easy single-track. At 1440m, the route meets the local road connecting Sauris di sotto to the hamlet of Lateis (1440m). Click here to download the road section profile in the KML format (Google earth/Maps).
7th Route Section: 7 km,A+210, D-650 Leaving Eimblatribm Hut to the right-hand, the route continues on the local road for 200m, then deviates off the main road to the left and takes on a forest road. After 300m the route takes to the left again and follows the indications “Baita Minigher” running on a rather flat track then gentle rise until it meets the hamlet of Lateis 2km farther. From the feed station, through paved road and woodland single-tracks, the site of La Maina is quickly gained (981m). The lake's dam is to be reached less than 2 km away, contouring along the lake's shoreline. Click here to download the road section profile in the KML format (Google earth/Maps).
8th Route Section: 6km, A+470, D-20 Once the dam crossed, the route continues via the 300m long tunnel illuminated by electric lights and loopholes. At the exit, only a few metres ( Cut-off time: 6:00 p.m ) and the route resumes the course on marked paths. 1km of scrambling through the wood Bosco Flobia to a forest road that leads to a junction with the main paved road (1300m): THE PAVED ROAD IS NOT PART OF THE TRAIL! From this point the route follows the Didactic Trail of the Bosco Flobia, continues on the Trail for the Blind and in less than 500m it finally gains the Tita Piaz Hut. Click here to download the road section profile in the KML format (Google earth/Maps).