Piz Boe is the highest point on the Sella Massif and the highest point in the Dolomites. The massif lies in the middle of the eastern Dolomites, and dominates the surrounding area. There are four major passes around the massif.
The walk begins with a cable car ride from Passo Purdoi to the Refuge Forcella Purdoi. From there you can see the refuge on Piz Boe and the route is obvious. The climb gets steeper as you progress, and there are a few hands-on sections, but nothing too difficult or strenuous. When you get to the peak you can get a meal and drink at the refuge.
When you have had your fill of the view from Piz Boe you can either return by the same route, or take one of the many paths which run across the top of the massif. One returns to Passo Perdoi via Gran Valacia junction and a World War 1 ossuary.
Further information – Shorter Walks in the Dolomites by Gillian Price. Published by Cicerone , UK. ISBN 1-85284-351-9.