Rugged mountain massifs and dolomite characterise the landscape
The Gruppo Carega is a mountain massif which belongs to the Piccole Dolomiti and includes the territory from Passo delle Tre Croci to Passo Campogrosso. This mountain range, also called Gruppo del Carega, is bounded by the Monte Zugna in the northwest, the Recoaro basin in the east and the Valle di Revolta valley in the south as well as the Valle dei Ronchi in the southeast.
The highest peak of the Gruppo Carega is the homonymous Cima Carega, a 2,259 m high summit which is situated in the Province of Trento and is at the same time the highest peak of the Piccole Dolomiti. Slightly below the summit, there is the Rifugio Mario Fraccaroli mountain hut, a well-known mountain hut among hikers and climbers.
The mountain range is particularly popular with alpinists, who love this chain due to the rugged pinnacles and precipitous rock faces. As far as climbing is concerned, above all the south and northeast face are to be recommended, in case you are looking for challenging climbing routes. These rock faces are, however, quite hard to crest and therefore only recommended to experienced alpinists.
Other known peaks are the Cima della Neve, Cima Posta, Cima Mosca as well as Monte Obante.