The Cigot or Giogo di Tessa is a mountain that rises above Parcines and Lagundo.
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Only two metres would be missing to reach the 3,000 m mark. According to other sources, the Cigot (Tschigat or Tschigot in German) is exactly 3,000 m high. However, the summit rises in the southern Gruppo di Tessa and is a well-frequented destination for those who love mountaineering. Towards south the Cigot falls away sharply to Parcines and Lagundo, in the north east there are the famous Lakes of Sopranes, situated above the Valle di Sopranes.
Starting point for the ascent of the Cigot is the tavern Gasthaus Birkenwald in Parcines. From there, the trail n°8 takes you to the Rif. Cima Fiammante in about 4 hours. Behind the mountain hut, the trail n°7 starts, taking you to the Lakes of Tablà (2,677 m asl) and further on to the Passo Rodella (2,808 m asl). From there you continue via rocky terrain, reaching the north west ridge and to a striking rock, further on across a coloir. Before you reach the summit, you need to overcome a secured passage. From the Rif. Lodner to the summit, you have to schedule some 3 hours. Once reached the top, you can enjoy a breathtaking view on the Val Venosta and the surroundings of Merano, impressive above all with good weather.
We recommend you appropriate mountain equipment, helmet, climbing belt and a self-belay device, caution with wet or icy terrain. In winter the Cigot is popular with those who love ski mountaineering - the ascent takes you past the Malga di Lazins (1,860 m asl) via the Forcella del Lago and the northern flank.