719 / Rifugio Santa Maria
Following the same directions described for Hiking Trail no. 717, from Case Caldarera it is possible to reach the Pista Altomontana in two additional points, both located eastern of the Casermetta di M. Spagnolo. Trail no. 718 touches the Saletti Lodge (1,373 m) and ends on the aforementioned Pista at an altitude of 1,444 m, thus completing a route of 4,540 m and marking an increase of 94 m in altitude. The Pista Altomontana can be reached even further to the east, at an altitude of 1,615 m, near the M. S. Maria Lodge, through trail no. 719 departing halfway through hiking trail no. 718. A little earlier, a detour to the left allows hikers to visit Cisternazza, a cylindrical artefact with an octagonal roof that collects rainwater from the gutters of its roof and from that of a small nearby building.