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Col Alt to Pralongià

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Informationen zur Tour Col Alt to Pralongià

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  • Duration
    3:30 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    200 m
  • Altitude
    620 m
  • Max. height
    2116 m
This hike leads across the high alpine pastureland between Corvara and San Cassiano (St. Kassian). It features a large hilly upland meadow with vast mountain pastures and many old hay huts, a pretty group of trees at the edges of the meadows, and the beautiful shapes of the surrounding mountains, which include the Gruppo di Sella (Sellastock) Massif, Sassongher, Monte Cavallo (Heiligkreuzkofel), Cunturines and Lagazuoi.


Ascent: From Corvara in the heart of Val Badia (Gadertal) Valley at 1,555 metres, take the chairlift or opt to ascend eastward on foot, which takes about an hour along Trail No. 23, up to the Col Alt mountain refuge at 1,980 m; restaurant. High Trail: From Col Alt, start out towards the little notch to the southeast (1,917 m) and then, staying with markings for No. 23, go on the alpine pasture ridge, partly flat, partly easy ups and downs, along which you pass through gently undulating elevations (Braia Freida and Bioch); you’ll also pass mountain huts and lift stations here. Go southeast to the Pralongià (or Prelungié) buildings, at 2109 m in altitude (lodging); 2 hours from Col Alt. From there, we recommend a ten-minute detour to the cross on Mount Störes (2,181 m). Descent: from Pralongià, stay with markings for Trail No. 24 past the Marmotta-Hütte at Inzisa Joch and the Capanna Nera (Negerhütte) mountain hut, partly on a trail, partly on access road through mountain meadows and forest zones down to Corvara; about 1.5 hours from Mount Störes.

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Target point



Parking area in Corvara, near the valley station of the Col Alt cable car

Public transportation

Take the train to San Lorenzo ( St. Lorenzen) and then the bus to Corvara; or the train to Ponte Gardena (Waidbruck) and then the bus to Corvara.


Through the Val Gardena (Grödental) Valley through the Passo Gardena (Grödnerjoch) pass to Corvara.

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    Paolo Del Bianco

    Tutto bene fino al rifugio privato Pralongià (2109 m). Attenzione alla discesa: il percorso indicato fa passare nel primo tratto per prati accanto ad una seggiovia: facile all'inizio ma poi molto ripido specie se con bambini e anziani. Poi il percorso indicato fa entrare in un bosco: per me è da non prendere perché il percorso è accidentato pieno di radici sporgenti. In ultimo si arriva alla strada asfaltata che da Corvara prosegue al passo. Anche qui le indicazioni sono per fassare sul lato sinistro della strada asfaltata ed entrare nel bosco: anche qui difficoltà con radici sprgenti, ortica e nell'ultimo tratto strada franata. Passare per il lato destro della strada che porta a Corvara perché molto più facile e più bello.