Featuring an altitude of 2,781 m, Monte Cervina (Hirzer in German) is the highest summit of the Sarentino Alps.
High above Merano the peak of Monte Cervina rises up to the sky. Featuring an elevated altitude of 2,781 m, it represents the highest mountain peak of the Sarentino Alps. Monte Cervina is located in the heart of the mountain range, slightly in the north of Monte Ivigna. The tour onto Monte Cervina is of medium difficulty and does not necessarily require special skills, despite of the fact that you need to be in good shape and be fit as a fiddle. If so, you won't have any problems in arriving at the top.
The first part of the hike starts at Saltusio near Merano, from where a funicular takes you onto an altitude of 1,980 m. From the tavern Gasthof Klammeben you reach the refuge P.ta Cervina within a quarter only. Proceed on the trail leading from P.ta Cervina to the Giogo Piatto. This section is by the way part of the long distance trail E5. From the Giogo Piatto (2,699 m a.s.l.) follow the indications towards Monte Cervina.
The ascend to Monte Cervina is not difficult and for this reason sometimes rather overcrowded. Once reached the summit you can enjoy a great view on Monte Mutta, Cima Rossa, the Val Venosta, the valley basin of Merano and also the Dolomites. It seems that the whole world extends at one's feet!